Why a Registry? Registries are a tool for the early childhood and school-age/after-school profession. They stand ready to do the following: • Bring recognition and professionalism to the field • Do the exacting work of data collection
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Registries are a tool for the early childhood and school-age/after-school profession. They stand ready to do the following:• Bring recognition and professionalism to the field
• Do the exacting work of data collection
• Inform policymakers about the early childhood and school-age/after-school workforce
(i) Certificate. Each administrator, center director and child care teacher shall obtain a certificate from The Registry (the Wisconsin early childhood professional recognition system) within 3 months after assuming the position. An administrator, a center director and teachers in a school-age only program shall obtain a certificate from The Registry within 6 months after assuming the
position. Persons holding a teacher license issued by the department of public instruction are not required to obtain a Registry certificate.
The certificate from the Registry does not need to be renewed in order to meet the licensing rule.
Prior to the receipt of the Registry Certificate, new employees must have evidence qualifications on file.
Students enrolled at a technical college, private college or university who work in a child care program operated by the college, private college or university have an additional 3 months to obtain a registry certificate.Who Needs to Join the Registry?
1) On-line application options$50.00 standard $25.00 1-year renewal 2) Mail in application options$60.00 standard$35.00 1-year renewal$100.00 enhanced application (mail in only)
List of past and current employers including license number if worked at a licensed facility, address and start and end dates of each employment. And if applicable:2. Copy of Entry Level postcards 3. Copy of CPR and First Aid card4. Copy of High School diploma (if you did not attend college)5. Copy of official transcripts (internet copies not accepted)6. Training certificates from the past year7. Certificates of attendance from the Registry and any barcodes – not matter the date of the training8. Professional Contribution documentation – membership cards, accreditation verification, cooperating teacher verification, etc.
Your Learning Record reflects:*an itemized listing of all credit, CEU and tiered training submitted to the Registry*total number of informal continuing education hours *a list of hours in core knowledge areas so you may plan your professional development plan for future trainings
The Registry Program Profile collects information that highlights program strengths and helps determine the areas that may need improvement as well as provided a concise look at staff’s qualification and work history.Registering your program for the first time?Be ready with your:
DCF facility number (printed on your license).ORDepartment of Work Force Development (DWD) CARES number
Federal Employee ID number (EIN)
YoungStar is the Department of Children and Families (DCF) new five-star quality rating and improvement system for child care in Wisconsin
Teacher education is considered one of the most consistent predictors of quality in an early childhood setting. Staff and provider early childhood education qualifications will be verified by the Wisconsin Registry. Your Registry application will be a clear and easy way for you to verify all YoungStar staff qualifications including:
Credit based training
Strengthening Families TrainingYoungstar and the Registry
Program Profile Self Evaluation. Areas to evaluate include: Capacity, Program Type, Staff Benefits, Program Curriculum, Business & Professional Practices, Child Outcomes, Parent/Family Involvement and Health and Wellness.
There is now a classroom detail section where you can identify each classroom, and assign staff members. Per YoungStar guidelines, each classroom must have one lead teacher.YoungStar and Program Profile