TEACH Talk E-News June 2014  
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JUNE 2014

"Love the Webinars!"

That’s the feedback we got from our last online training.  Now we're offering more! And you can save $5 with the promotional code discount5 when you register for the “Achieving Your Professional Development Goals” webinar.



In this issue:

+ Achieving Your Professional Development Goals
+ Save the Date
+ T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Eligibility
+ Notes from Your Counselor

  Achieving Your Professional Development Goals (Webinar)
Price: $10 (Special Offer: Use the promotional code discount5 to save $5)

> Tuesday, June 17 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM | Register Now >>
> Tuesday, June 24 (in Spanish) | 6:30 - 8:00 PM | Register Now >>

Registry credit is provided after participants complete an evaluation.  In this webinar you'll learn about YoungStar requirements for advancing star levels, WECA’s Professional Development service, the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program, and new opportunities for receiving college credit for knowledge you already have, i.e. "credit for prior learning."
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Save the Date: Friday, November 14, 2014

Join us for the Professional Development Luncheon at the WECA Conference. Guest speaker at this year’s event, Marcy Whitebook, co-authored the groundbreaking National Child Care Staffing Study, which documented the link between quality care for children and teacher compensation.  You won't want to miss what she has to say! 

And if you want to nominate a colleague for an "Above & Beyond" award, it’s not too late—nominations will be accepted until July 15, 2014.

Announcing a Change in T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Eligibility

Regarding your place of employment, eligibility guidelines now read as follows:  To be eligible you must “work at least 25 hours per week in a full-time program that is a licensed and/or a YoungStar participating group child care program, OR in a licensed or certified family child care program.” 

his requirement applies to part-time programs and those serving school-age children as well. There may be exceptions to the number of hours worked. Call the WECA office to find out more.

Notes from Your Counselor

> Inform your counselor of changes in employment and/or address. Keep us informed! Sometimes a change that is not reported to your counselor – for example, a switch from family to center-based care – can result in withdrawal from scholarship if certain eligibilities are no longer met, or a scholarship model may need to change that requires new paperwork. On-going communication with you depends on up-to-date address information. 

> Return Information Update Form.   Sent with your first bonus, this form is important for documenting T.E.A.C.H. success, keeping our database up-to-date, and helping us stay connected to you.  Please return it promptly.

> Check your forms B & C to make sure they are current.  If you’re copying forms that you’ve used in the past, please check our website to see if you are using the most current versions







T.E.A.C.H. Talk is published once per month by the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association.
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