CCR&R Monthly Newsletter March 3rd, 2022
Project Growth: Partner Up! Grant Program
CCR&R is working in collaboration with SFTA and Wisconsin DCF through Project Growth to establish a new program called Partner Up! designed to help local businesses secure affordable child care slots for their employees.

Businesses can participate by reserving slots in local child care programs and contributing at least 25% of the cost of care for each slot reserved. (Partner UP! will contribute remaining amount.)
  • More info for businesses can be found HERE

Child Care Providers can participate by signing up to accept children through Partner Up.
  • More info for providers can be found HERE
  • An info packet for provider to share with child care families can be found HERE

Save the dates for these additional Partner UP! information webinars coming soon.

For questions about Partner Up! please contact CCR&R at 920-886-1211 or visit our Partner Up! news page HERE.
Resources for Providers
In Person -
Math Matters

Date: March 15, 2022
Time: 6:00- 9:00 pm
Location: CCR&R, Kimberly
Registry Tier Level: Tier 2
Hours: 3

Cost: $15.00 for Child Care Providers residing in Calumet, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Winnebago Counties.

More info and registration HERE:
In Person- Strengthening Families through Early Care and Education- with Mandated Reporter

In this 3-hour training, participants will learn about the 5 protective factors which are demonstrated to strengthen family function. 

Date: March 29th, 2022
Location: CCR&R, Kimberly
Time: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Cost: $10.00

Registration and more info available HERE
Family Child Care
Provider Cafe
Date: March 31st 2022
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm
Location: Zoom Platform
March Speaker:
Amanda Schuler,
Quality Coach ~Nutrition

ALL Family Child Care Providers are welcome to attend our free Provider Cafes!

Register online HERE or call 920-886-1211.
Online- Art in Action: Tools to Support the Creative Process in Young Children

Self paced course- complete the assignments and discussions by the end of the time period.

Dates: March 28- April 4, 2022
Hours :3
Registry Tier Level: 2
Cost: $15.00 for providers residing in Calumet, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Winn. Counties, $20.00 for providers in all other counties.
DisABILITY Awareness & Etiquette with SOAR Fox Cities

Learn how SOAR Fox Cities empowers people with different abilities through programming for youth and adults with disabilities and their families.

Attendees will also learn about disability etiquette as well as how to work with challenging behaviors. Presenters will provide knowledge, tools and skills that will help attendees work more confidently with people with disabilities.
Choose from one of 2 dates:
Date: March 17th, 2022
Time: 1:00- 3:00 pm

Date: March 23rd, 2022
Time: 6:00- 8:00 pm

For registration and more information, visit our website HERE
Tax Information for Child Care Providers-
The 2021 Family Child Care Tax Companion and the 2021 Family Child Care Tax Workbook and Organizer are now available from Red Leaf Press.

Check out these and more of the latest Tax Resources from Copeland here:
Upcoming Conference Opportunities
Promoting Early Childhood (PEC) 2022 Virtual Conference
The H.E.A.R.T of Early Childhood :
The Importance of Nurturing Connections
Dates: March 16 & 17, 2022
Conference Cost: $40
Registration is open until March 11, 2022

**Recorded virtual Sessions will be available for registered participants until May 1, 2022. 
For registration and more information visit the DPI website here:
WFCCA Family Child Care Conference  
Dates: Thursday- Saturday April 28-30, 2022.
Location: Hyatt Regency & KI Convention Center- Green Bay

Featuring keynote “Play is Learning” by Penny Chase, SFTA.

More info and registration Here:

*Register before March 15th for early rates
Community Resources
AASD Birth to Five Outreach
March In-Person Playgroups

Playgroups are held in person at the CELC on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Advance registration is REQUIRED. To register contact (920) 832-6470 or

"Play with Purpose"
Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 AM and again at 10:30-11:30 AM.

“Learning Through Play”
Thursdays 9:00-10:00 AM and again at 10:30-11:30 AM.

Week of the Young Child is coming in April!

Dates: April 2nd-8th, 2022.

Learn more about the annual Week of the Young Child and find fun ideas for celebrating on the NAEYC website HERE.
Save the date for the
April 9, 2022 from 9am- 2pm
at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. (355 W. Lawrence St. Appleton)
Admission is free!
DCF Cost of Child Care Survey Reminder

On January 27th and again on February 24th the DCF Cost of Child Care Survey was emailed to child care programs in our 8 county service delivery area. DCF will use information gathered from this survey to better understand the costs associated with providing quality child care. To date, over 23% of providers have completed the survey – THANK YOU!

By completing every question in the survey that applies to your program by April 30, 2022 you will receive a $15 Amazon gift card!
Contact Connie Frey at or 920-886-1211 with any questions you may have about the survey.
Child Care Resource & Referral