CCR&R Monthly Newsletter February 3rd, 2022
Nominations are now open for the third annual Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Shining Star Awards. Online nominations are being accepted online HERE until February 25, 2022 in eight categories.

One award each will be presented in the following categories: 
• Excellence in Early Childhood Education
• Excellence in K-12 Education
• Inclusive Excellence in Education
• Excellence in Special Education
• Excellence in Student Services
• Excellence in Higher Education
• Excellence in Career and Technical Education
• Educator of the Year
Save the date! Awards will be presented Thursday April 7, 2022 at the Red Lion Hotel, Appleton
Resources for Providers
Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)

Date: Tues .Feb. 8th, 2022 Time: 6:00pm- 8:00 pm

This is a live training- it is NOT recorded! Registration is required HERE.

Question on SBS/AHT Training updates? View the updated FAQ document HERE: 
Virtual- Family Child Care
Provider Cafe
Date: February 24, 2022
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm
Location: Zoom Platform

February Speaker: Brenda Vander Zanden- Essential Oils 101 & Stress Support
Looking for a new way to connect with other Family Child Care Providers? ALL Family Child Care Providers are welcome to attend our free Provider Cafes!

Register online HERE or call 920-886-1211.
A coupon for FREE Registry membership and renewal is now available through funding provided by the WI Department of Children and Families. Follow the steps HERE to use the coupon code PDG2022.
Upcoming CPR/AED Training Dates IN PERSON-
Register early- space is limited!

Tuesday February 8th, 6:00 pm- 9:00pm Saturday Feb 19th, 8:00 am-11:00 am

Location: CCR&R Kimberly
Cost: $20.00 per person

How to Register: Call/Text/Email instructor with name and date you would like to attend.
Pre-registration required, no walk-ins!

To register contact Joni Kerwin 920-231-7825 or email

For more info visit our website HERE
Be Trauma Aware
FREE in person training opportunity! 

In this training, participants will learn about what trauma is & how trauma impacts the brain, child development and life functioning.

Date: February 8th, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Hours: 3
Location: CCR&R, Kimberly

All child care providers are welcome!
Register online HERE.
Employment Opportunities
CCR&R is seeking full-time Early Childhood Quality Support Specialists to support regulated child care programs in Calumet County.

Early Childhood Education or related field 3-5 years minimum working in a child care setting required. Travel may be required (must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation).

Please submit a resume with cover letter describing interest, relevant qualifications, salary requirements and at least three professional references no later than
Friday, February 4th, 2022, 4:00 pm to:
Judith Olson, Executive Director,
Child Care Resource & Referral,
Providers- are you looking to fill positions in your program? The CCR&R JobLine is available to all regulated group and family child care programs- for the second year in a row membership will remain FREE!

Our goal at CCR&R is to assist the local child care community with staff shortage issues by offering advertising through the Child Care JobLine.

For more information, you can access the JobLine Membership Brochure on the CCR&R website. To connect with qualified candidates, fill out the position description form found on our website HERE and email your form and questions to
Welcome Baby Virtual Community Event

sponsored by Building For Kids

Date: February 12th, 2022, 9:00 am-11:00 am

New and expecting first time parents are invited to join local experts in conversations on various parenting topics. Register HERE,

All who attend the event and join the Community will receive a FREE membership to the Building for Kids.
Join the 2022 Wisconsin Chili Lunch!

Celebrate Wisconsin-grown foods and farm to institution efforts by joining the 2022 Wisconsin Chili Lunch.

Join K-12 schools, early care and education programs, hospitals, colleges, and more by cooking and serving a chili recipe made with local ingredients on National Chili Day—Thursday, February 24th, 2022!

Register online HERE.
Have you checked out the CCR&R Resource Lending Library?

The library contains a variety of theme boxes, literacy bags, big books, flannel board stories and other early childhood resources for families and child care providers to borrow- at no cost to you!

Laminating is available for a small fee (.75 per foot), and die cut machines are also available.

The library is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visit the website link HERE for more information.
Child Care Resource & Referral