Professional Development

Current Opportunities for Campus Early Childhood Professionals

Early Childhood Education Community of Practice

Connect to and learn from early childhood professional peers on campus experiencing similar challenges. Together we ask deeper questions, seek out new solutions, enjoy a rich compilation of knowledge and elevate our profession. No matter your title, we are all considered equal and our viewpoints of the same merit. We all stand to gain from this collective endeavor.

The Greater Dane County Early Childhood Care and Education Director’s Caucus

The Greater Dane County Early Childhood Care and Education Director’s Caucus is a community of administrators and stakeholders working to elevate the quality of care and education of all children in Dane County, Wisconsin. Anyone in Madison or the surrounding areas working in child care administration or related fields may attend.

Free ECE Foundational Courses with Madison College

Madison College is offering several noncredit and foundational courses for free to recipients of the Wisconsin Innovation Grant (WIG). Scholarships are also available for students pursuing Early Childhood Education. Call 608.243.5400 for more information on how to apply.

UW-Madison Professional Development Opportunities

UW-Madison offers professional development opportunities through the Office of Human Resources that are open to campus child care center staff.

Browse OHR Catalog

UW also offers several conferences that may be open to UW and non-UW participants, including the Diversity Forum, the Women and Leadership Symposium, the Wisconsin Idea Conference, etc.

See UW Conferences