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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 3/4/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 3/4/2023 12:01 AM
Agency: Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction
Agency Contact: Sherry Kimball
Location Facility Date Time Notes
Virtual-Zoom Virtual-Zoom 3/8/2023 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Virtual-Zoom Virtual-Zoom 3/9/2023 08:30 PM - 04:00 PM


Promoting Early Childhood (PEC) 2023 Virtual Conference **

Cultivate Thriving Communities

Sharing strategies, positive practices, and innovative ideas where early learning communities connect and collaborate to grow and thrive.


PEC is an early childhood collaborative event sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in partnership with the Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners (WECCP).

Who Should Attend? Early childhood leaders from schools, child care, Head Start, home visiting, environmental education and other related programs and services such as: principals, 4K coordinators, special education directors, program support teachers, school board members, child care directors, Head Start directors and coordinators, professional development trainers, community teams, Early Childhood faculty at two- and four-year colleges.

Virtual Conference Platform: Zoom

Conference connection information (links) and instructions will be emailed to FULLY-PAID registered participants on March 3, 2023. NOTE:  PEC participants' email addresses MUST be included in the registration to receive connection information. 

**Virtual Sessions will be recorded and available for registered participants until April  21, 2023. Some sessions may not be recorded for later viewing. 

Registry Credits: Registry Credits will be only for participation during the LIVE event. 

Keynote Presenters:

March 8, 2023: Juliana Urtubey

Juliana is a National Board-Certified Teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in bilingual elementary education and a master’s degree in special bilingual education from the University of Arizona. In September 2022, President Biden appointed Ms. Urtubey to the President's Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics. She is a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Board of Directors member and Teacher Fellow. Ms. Urtubey has been featured on the cover of People Magazine representing educators as the 2021 People of Year and on Telemundo’s 2022 Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Juliana has used her platform as 2021 National Teacher of the Year to advocate for a “joyous and just” education for all students, one that is inclusive and celebratory of all students’ identities, families, and communities. A bilingual, first-generation immigrant, Juliana has worked throughout her teaching career to serve as a mirror for her school community, helping students to be proud of their identities and families, and to acknowledge their strengths and contributions to the community

March 9, 2023: Judy Jablon 

Judy is the founder and Executive Director of Leading for Children (LFC). After over 40 years in the field of early learning, Judy has developed a groundbreaking model of early education that focuses on community and the collective wisdom of its members. Her work centers around the great passion and determination of all the different individuals who dedicate their lives to leading for children. She is the author of many publications and videos including 11 Simple Rules to Create Thriving Communities for Children, The Five Commitments of Optimistic Leaders for ChildrenPowerful Interactions, and Coaching with Powerful Interactions. Judy encourages all the adults in the young child’s ecosystem to draw on their wisdom and experience to have more meaningful interactions and opportunities for learning with each other and children.

Sample Schedule: 

8:30-8:50      Fill Your H.E.A.R.T Colleague Connections 

9:00-11:00     Welcome & Keynote

11:00-11:15   Break

11:15-12:30   Session 

12:30 -1:45    Lunch

1:15-1:35       Fill Your H.E.A.R.T Colleague Connections 

1:45-3:00       Session

3:00-3:15       Break

3:15-4:00       "Watch Party" 

Breakout Session Topics:

Developmentally Appropriate Practice  Early Literacy 
Leadership and Collaboration  Relationship Building (Children and Adults)
Intentional  Educational Planning  Equity and Anti-Bias Curriculum 
Family Engagement  And More...

DPI Contact:

  • For questions about the conference, registration and/or needed virtual conference accommodations - contact Sherry W. Kimball,, 608-267-9625

Registration and Payment: Registration Closes on March 3, 2023 (11:59 pm)

Conference Fee: $70

NOTE: Only fully-paid registrants will receive the conference zoom log information. All payments must be received before the start of the Conference. 

Payment Methods: 

  • Preferred payment is by credit card at the time of registration. 
  • If an attempt to pay with a credit card isn't successful for any reason, you may need help from us to "reset" your payment to allow you to try again. 
  • The person registering needs to have a myQuickReg (MQR) account here, at the Wisconsin DPI version of MQR. If you already have used MQR for CESA events but not for DPI events, you do need to create an additional account here. This can be confusing, because the sites look identical but are distinct, with separate calendars and user accounts.

Mailing address for check payment (Must be received before the start of the conference). 

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Attn: Accounts Receivable

PO Box 7841

Madison, WI 53707-7841