Super Saturday - November 4, 2017

Fox Valley Chapter Super Saturday Mini-Conference

Join us for a day of fun workshops and educational presentations at our Super Saturday Conference! This conference is designed to fit into your busy life - most workshops are available before noon so you can get your continuing education hours without giving up your entire Saturday. If you're not ready for the fun to end at noon, an afternoon session offers several more workshops for an additional fee. Be sure to register before the deadline because registrations will NOT be accepted at the door! See what attendees say about their conference experience.

Conference Information

Conference Brochure

The Conference Committee is finalizing details for the 2017 Super Saturday Conference and will post the brochure as soon as possible.

Download the 2017 Super Saturday Conference Brochure for complete information.


"Busy Brains"









Check In

Keynote - Busy, Busy Brains

Session B Workshops

Break for door prizes

Session C Workshops

Standard Conference Ends

Extended Conference Lunch and Roundtables

Messy Make & Take


Fox Valley Chapter's Super Saturday Conference will be held at the Kimberly Municipal Complex at 515 W. Kimberly Ave, Kimberly WI 54136.


Standard ConferenceBefore October 21After October 21
FVCW/WECA Members$30.00$40.00
Extended Conference$15.00$20.00

In order to get the member discount, member status must be recorded by October 1 for verification. Register before the Early Bird deadline for a discount on both the Standard and Extended fees!


To register, simply print the last page of the Conference Brochure, complete the Registration form, and mail the completed form with your payment to the address listed on the bottom of the page. You will receive registration confirmation via email.

Conference Keynote - Busy, Busy Brains

Begin your Super Saturday experience with a dynamic keynote presentation by Deborah McNelis."The human brain is an amazing organ that allows each of us to think, feel, act and learn. Experiences in the early years have a critical impact on the way a brain develops and effects well-being in life. You have the wonderful opportunity to gain greater confidence in the way you contribute to optimal development. This insightful presentation provides you with an easy to understand and fun overview of your positive influence. You will be inspired by how much more you understand about the ways you significantly impact behavior and learning for the children you care about!"

About the Presenter

As an Early Brain Development Specialist and owner of Brain Insights, Deborah is the award winning author of The Brain Development Series. She has been seen in several publications, heard on numerous radio shows, and receives rave reviews for her enlightening and engaging presentations. Deborah is overjoyed with the response to all that her company is achieving due to her passion to create awareness of the critical importance of the early years. In addition to the brain series she has also created a brain packet called, Naturally Developing Young Brains. Deborah has additionally created a valuable newsletter and the Early Childhood Brain Insights blog.

Her goal through this work is for everyone to gain an understanding of early brain development, and the ways we can all easily make a REAL difference. She also collaborates with Redleaf Press Publishers to provide a Brain Development Series for early childhood professionals. Kaplan Learning Company also includes her popular, Love Your Baby packet in their new parent kit. She is making a dramatic difference in the medical field, early childhood care and education, parenting and influential companies, organizations and communities. Since 2008, Deborah has successfully grown Brain Insights to be a company that is having a very real influence in contributing to healthy brain development worldwide.

Conference Workshops

Sessions B & C offer a variety of fantastic workshops, each presented by an expert in their field. This year's workshops include:

  • Breastfeeding Friendly Center Training" – Jess Moyle, BSN, CLS and Becky Lindberg, BSN, RN, Public Health Nurses, Appleton Health Department
  • "Emergency Preparedness" by Gina Heling – Owner and Provider, Gina's Little Gems
  • "Power to the Profession" by Laura Simkin – Membership Services Coordinator, WECA
  • "Math in Early Childhood: Everyday in Everyway" by Stephanie Winkel – Owner and Provider, Twinkeling Stars Childcare and Preschool
  • "STEAM'N" by Angel Stoddard, M. S. – Instructor, UWMilwaukee

Extended Conference

Once again we are offering an optional Extended Conference session for attendees who can't get enough of a good thing!

Lunch and Roundtables

Extended Session attendees are invited to enjoy a light lunch included in the Extended Session cost. This year's lunch will be box lunches from Panera Bread and will consist of deli sandwich with pickle and chips, or a salad with baguette. Both meals come with a cookie and drink

During lunch roundtable discussions will offer casual conversation, the exchange of ideas, and the chance to earn more continuing education.

Extended Conference

Following lunch, join us for a Messy Make and Take! Explore messy sensory stations and make some messy sensory activities to take back to your centers. All materials are provided and the Make & Take fee is included in the Extended Session cost, however space is limited in this workshop.


Here are some of the comments we've received from past attendees:
"This was my first time here, and what great ideas I got!! Great job!"
"Love the mini-conference – will be back!"
"Thank you for your wonderful ideas and info!"
"Great conference, I always look forward to coming, well organized, thank you."
"Awesome job! Great attitude! Loved it!"
"I had a very good time and learned a lot!"
"Fun ideas, great resources, excellent handouts."
"Great conference, wonderful!"
"Always informative & fun. Excellent!!"
"I was so tired this morning and said "I don't want to go" but I was really pleased and like how the whole day went."
"Thank you to all the volunteers and presenters who made this mini-conference possible, great job! It was great!"

We hope to see you at our Super Saturday Conference!