CCR&R Monthly Newsletter October 7, 2021
Resources for Providers
Virtual Training Opportunity- 
Creating & Supporting Inclusive Spaces for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LBGTQ) Adults and Children 

Join CCR&R and guest speaker Katie Hamm, Consultant with Diverse & Resilient, for a two hour presentation on how child care teachers, child care program support staff, and family child care providers can be more diverse and inclusive within their child care programs

Choose one of the two following opportunities to attend:  

October 8, 2021 from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm: This session will be for Child Care Directors, Program Administrators, and Child Care Leadership Team Members. Register HERE

October 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm: This session will be for Child Care Teachers, Support Staff and Family Child Care Providers Register HERE, for questions please email
In-Person Training Opportunity  
Art in Action: Tools to Support the Creative Process in Young Children

Date: Oct 21, 2021
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: CCR&R office, Kimberly
Registry Tier Level: 2
Hours: 3
Cost: $10.00 for Child Care Providers residing in Calumet, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Winnebago Counties, $25.00 for Providers residing in ALL OTHER COUNTIES

Register on our CCR&R website HERE
Virtual- Family Child Care Provider Cafe
Date: Oct 28th, 2021
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm
Location: Zoom Platform
October Topic: presentation by Barb Tengesdal, First Five Fox Valley

ALL Family Child Care Providers are welcome to attend our free Provider Cafes! Register on our website HERE or call 920-886-1211.
Upcoming CPR/AED Training
Register early- space is limited!

Date: Tuesday Oct 12th, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Location: CCR&R Kimberly
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.
A free virtual event

Date: Oct 14, 2021
Time: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

All professionals working with the Birth-8 population in WI are invited to attend the WI Developmentally Appropriate Practice Summit, featuring special guest Ann Terrell, NAEYC Governing Board President.

View flyer HERE
Register online by Oct 11th, 2021 HERE
WCCAA Early Childhood Mini-Conference

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn, Pewaukee, WI

Join top-notch speakers, including Pam Boulton, Ann McClain Terrell, and Erin Arango-Escalante, along with WCCAA members to discuss trending issues, supportive Early Care and Education information, and more.

The conference is open to WCCAA members only. Watch your WCCAA email for details. Registration deadline is November 1, 2021.

Congratulations to Oshkosh area Child Care Provider Kathleen Schulz, Tender Hearts Family Child Care, for being presented with the WFCCA 2021 Provider of the Year Award!
Community Resources
Thank you to all those who attended our drive-thru event to drop off their shoe donations! We will continue to collect shoes until November 19, 2021. If you couldn’t make it to the event, shoes can be donated at our CCR&R office or dropped off at one of the following community locations:
Abby Bank- 1500 N Casaloma Drive, Suite 103, Appleton
Menasha City Center Building- 100 Main St., Menasha
Combined Locks Rec Department- 405 Wallace St, Combined Locks
Compassionate Connections Center- 26 10th Street, Clintonville
Vanderloop Shoes- 1861 Casaloma Dr, Appleton or 400 Moasis Drive, Little Chute

*For questions on the fundraiser please email
BIF Kwik Trip Card Winners!

Congratulations to the following child care programs chosen from all those entered in the $50 Kwik Trip card drawing by submitting their Business Information Form (BIF) by August 2, 2021! Two programs were chosen from each of our 8 counties – 1 family child care provider and 1 child care center program.
1.   Calumet ~ Bunnies and Bears Child Care (Appleton) & Small Beginnings CCC LLC – (Chilton)
2.   Fond du Lac ~ Comforts of Home Child Care LLC (N. Fond du Lac) & Mary Linsmeier School – (Fond du Lac)
3.   Green Lake ~ Sues Sweeties LLC (Berlin) & Berlin Community Day Care and Preschool (Berlin)
4.   Manitowoc ~ Small Steps Family Child Care (Kiel) & The Peanut Gallery Child Care (Valders)
5.   Outagamie ~ Fiesta Family Daycare (Appleton) & Buddy Bear Group Care Inc. (Kaukauna)
6.   Sheboygan ~ Darla’s Family Child Care (Sheboygan) & Big Steps Little Feet LLC (Sheboygan)
7.   Waupaca ~ Little Lambs Family Child Care (Waupaca) & Five Finger Academy (Marion)
8.   Winnebago ~ Green Apples Academy LLC (Oshkosh) & Early Learning Center LLC (Neenah)

Thank you to everyone who has updated your program profile by completing the 2021 BIF! Our data collection is vital to the child care profession and to support the work you do! Links to complete the BIF were emailed on July 6, August 3 and September 7. If you have not completed your BIF and need the link re-sent, contact Connie Frey at or call 920-886-1211. BIF Deadline: November 1, 2021 
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