Early Childhood grant



This project provides Early Childhood program support to the CESA 7 region with an emphasis on professional development in relation to early childhood indicators. Teacher support especially in the field of Early Childhood is a statewide need in Wisconsin. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires states receiving federal funds to focus on a number of areas, including improving teacher quality, options for parents and greater accountability. Wisconsin identified 20 indicators in its State Performance Plan which was submitted by OSEP. Several indicators are especially important to Early Childhood special Education.

Primary Services:

  • Early Childhood program support to the CESA 7 region.
  • Training and support related to the state plan indicators (especially SPP#6 Preschool Education Environments, #7 Preschool Outcomes, and #12 transition from Part C.
  • Liaison role between early childhood systems (B-3, Head Start, child care, 4K-5K, ECSE) and the CESA 7 agency as a whole.
  • Networking opportunities for Birth to 6 professionals and families in the CESA 7 region.
  • Statewide initiatives, such as Transitions and Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, Preschool Options, and Child Outcomes.
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners regional network.
  • Provide SEFEL (Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning) training.


Click on underlined areas to view the resources:



  • Resource and online community for parents, administrators, and staff of Early Childhood Education and Care Programs:


Resource Library

  • Here is a list of items in our Early Childhood Library. If you would like to borrow resources please email Nancy Misfeldt, or Becky Broderick. Contact information is below.


  • Click here for the Wisconsin Child Find Materials order form


  • Click here to see a flyer for the 4K Leadership Forum




CESA 7 Pupil Services Department

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Fran Renn-Malcheski, Ed.D.

Project/Dept. Director

(920) 617-5627


Becky Broderick

Project/Dept. Assistant

(920) 617-5626



Nancy Misfeldt

Early Childhood Special Education – Program Consultant


(920) 492-5960



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