What is The Registry?
The Registry is Wisconsin’s quality improvement and registry tool. The Registry makes quality professional development opportunities available to members of the early childhood workforce throughout Wisconsin. As a participant creates an account for The Registry, the participant is placed at a specific career level. The Registry helps participants to gain more knowledge and skills by taking courses specific for their career level.
The Registry offers professional development and quality improvement tools in one centralized website in order to support members of the early childhood and education workforce of Wisconsin. On The Registry, a wide variety of childcare training listings are provided. Develop manages all of your trainings and keep the records all in one place. The system allows you to locate training by a specific trainer or by specific keywords. AIR Child Care Training Solutions has multiple courses listed on The Registry.
Wisconsin Childcare Training Tools
While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.
‘Search For Training’ tab in The Registry allows users to search for trainings and trainers. Users can look through the training calendar or the course catalog to find trainings interesting to them. Users can also search by location, date, event ID, or subject if they know a specific area that they are interested in. If a user is interested in a particular trainer, they can search using the Trainer Directory. Users can narrow the search by selecting expertise areas, language, competencies, and so much more.
Saved Events allows users to find events they are interested in and save them in a specific area. If you walk away from the computer, see one that’s interesting but do not need hours currently, or want to keep looking, the Saved Events tool can become very handy.
How many in-service training hours are required in Wisconsin?
According to Wisconsin Child Care Licensing Regulations, each administrator, center director, and child care worker who works more than 20 hours a week shall complete at least twenty-five (25) hours of professional development training annually.