Formerly known as DCAEYC, Beyond Dane has taken a new name to reflect its status as a chapter of WECA.  

Beyond Dane serves and acts on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of all young children by supporting the early childhood professionals of Dane County and beyond.

We are committed to providing professional development opportunities that foster collaboration between early childhood programs and practitioners and encourage advocacy for early childhood issues.

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What’s New

Beyond Dane Members – Check your Email for the link to VOTE!

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Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tours and Trainings

  • October 13, 2018
  • Time: 7:45am Registration; 8:00am-5:15pm Tours and Trainings
  • 5 Hours of Registry Credit
  • More info to come, stay tuned!

2018 Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Conference

  • October 26-27, 2018
  • Madison Marriot West
  • Registration opens August 15

NAEYC Annual Conference

 

PAST EVENTS:

Ice Cream and Inspiration

  • June 26, 2018
  • Training 6:00-8:00
  • Madison College Truax Campus

Night at the Museum

  • April 18, 2018
  • Check in and museum exploration 5:30-6:00
  • Training 6:00-8:00
  • Madison Children’s Museum

Week of the Young Child

Beyond Dane Annual Board Meeting

  • November 28, 2017
  • Open to Beyond Dane Chapter of WECA Members

TNT Tours and Training

  • October 7, 2017
  • $40 for Beyond Dane members, $50 for non-members
  • 6 hours of Registry credit, lunch, breakfast, admission to Horicon Marsh Explorium is included in price
  • Schedule:
    7:45-8:00 Registration and Breakfast at Respite Center
    8:10-9:00 Tour Respite Center
    9:00-9:20 Bus ride to Isthmus Montessori
    9:20-10:20 Tour Isthmus Montessori
    10:20-11:40 Bus ride to Horicon Marsh
    12:30-2:00 Tour Horicon Marsh Explorium
    2:00-3:30 Bus ride to Madison
    3:30-4:30 Tour The Playing Field
    4:30-5:00 Return to Respite Center

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Membership

Join Us!

Get Involved

  • Increase your advocacy for young children by serving on an Affiliate committee, or volunteer for a special event.
  • Enhance your professionalism by serving on the Governing Board.
  • Promote best practices, and support children’s learning by networking with other early childhood professionals in Dane, Sauk, and Columbia county.

How to Join

Visit WECA or NAEYC to  Join Beyond Dane Chapter of WECA for Connecting to your local, State, and National Early Childhood Community, Networking and Advocating for Quality Early Care and Education.

ADVOCACY

Your voice, joined with many others, can help keep the needs of young children well-understood and appropriately funded.  Our collective impact is greater as a result.

Please Check WECA Advocacy 

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Board Members

2017 Governing Board Members

Joan Mrkvicka

President

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Jenee Jerome

Vice President

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Amanda Ehlert

Treasurer

Mary Catherine Green

Secretary

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Abby Abrisham

Member-at-Large

Heidi Heller

Member-at-Large

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Allison Kaplan

Member-at-Large

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Emmi Lohrentz

Member-at-Large

Sue Rowe

Member-at-Large

Contact

 

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