Professional Guidance: WI Professional Development Initiative

The WI Early Childhood Cross Sector Professional Development Initiative (PDI) is comprised of diverse organizations, agencies and people who are dedicated to strengthening high quality, aligned professional development for the early childhood workforce.

Enhanced coordination of the Cross-Sector Early Childhood Professional Development System




PDI Snapshot - May 14, 2017 - To address the complexities of this cross sector effort, the PDI has created a document to explain the PDI system, structure, sectors, partners, contributing organizations, committees, funding, member commitments & commitment to excellence.

For More Information contact the PDI Co-chairs
Sherry Kimball, Sr Outreach Specialist, EC, UW Madison Waisman Ctr: [email protected]
Jeanette Paulson, WI Early Childhood Association: [email protected]

Collaboration with other Wisconsin Systems

WI Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC). This Council is building upon the work of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners (WECCP), the Children's Trust Fund Board, and the Partners for Wisconsin Economic Success, and the Governor's Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council. PDI is a project team within the ECAC. For more information:

Maternal and Child Health Early Childhood Systems: The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program is addressing eight priority areas identified from the MCH 2010 needs assessment by using a systems-building approach and the Life Course Framework. MCH Program defines Early Childhood Systems as local public health departments working with community partners to build and integrate services and supports that promote optimal physical, mental, and social health and development of all children and their families.

Wisconsin Common Language

Listing of Early Childhood Agencies and Services - July 11 2013 (pdf)
A handy guide to Early Childhood Abbreviations and Acronyms (pdf)
Early Childhood Education Professional Development: T & TA Glossary (pdf)

Wisconsin: Related Professional Development Reports

2016 Professional Development Mid-Year Consolidated Report (pdf) Jan-Jun 2016
2015 Professional Development Consolidated Report (pdf) Jan-Dec 2015
2014 Professional Development Consolidated Report (pdf) Jan-Dec 2014
WI Professional Development Policy Scan - Sept 2013
WI Professional Development Scan--Executive Summary - Sept 2013
WI Higher Education Scan - Dec 2011
WI Higher Education Scan--Executive Summary - Dec 2011
WI State Personnel Development Grant, Early Childhood Hub Final Report, 2007-13


Updated 5/22/17