“Good For Me” – Child Care Provider Training

With Sponsorship from Wal-Mart, BCDI – Milwaukee is happy to provide child care providers the opportunity to attend “Good for ME!”, a training that promotes health practices, and teaches children about healthy eating and diversity. Join us on: Saturday, August 2, 2014 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at: Fresh Start Family Services 1720 West Florist … Continue reading

“Being Black is Not a Risk Factor: A Strength-Based Look at the State of the Black Child” ( A Wisconsin Perspective)

Similar to the national report, the goal of the Wisconsin report is to provide data-rich information on how our children are doing, and to address the needs of state policymakers, principals, teachers, parents and others by highlighting successful programs and policies; identifying cutting-edge research about Black children’s strengths; and developing recommendations for a future research … Continue reading

Pathways to Quality Conference and Resource Fair – September 13, 2014

BCDI – Milwaukee is partnering with several Milwaukee-based organizations to host the 3rd Annual Pathways to Quality Conference and Resource Fair.  This local event is an opportunity for early care and education professionals to learn new and exciting information about child care, child care topics, and to network with other professionals in our community.  BCDI … Continue reading

Milwaukee Affiliate – 8th Annual Recognition Banquet

Join us on Thursday, November 13th, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn for the Milwaukee Affiliate – 8th Annual Recognition Banquet.  Come celebrate those who have: Moved up a YoungStar Level, OR Is a LEADER working in/or to advance early care and education, OR Completed an Associate/Bachelor Degree, OR Received a Registry Credential, and so much … Continue reading

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor

From the foreword by Barbara Bowman of the Erikson Institute to a closing essay by David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child is designed to challenge the prevailing discourse about Black children–one which overemphasizes limitations and … Continue reading

Dads and Postpartum Depression

Dads and Postpartum Depression

Every day, more than 1,000 new dads in the U.S. become depressed. It’s a serious condition, but it’s also very treatable. Read “Dads and Postpartum Depression,” to learn more about the issue. Courtesy of Aurora Women’s Pavilion.

Love to Read placed over 14,000 Books!

  Milwaukee’s children will be doing lots of reading this year thanks to the Milwaukee affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (BCDI Milwaukee).  At African World Fest on August 4-5, BCDI Milwaukee placed over 14,000 books into the eager hands of children.   New books made the day for Jasmine Johnson’s son:  “We just … Continue reading

BCDI Milwaukee’s Child Care Forum

BCDI Milwaukee’s Child Care Forum

On August 11, 2012, Milwaukee child care providers had the opportunity to learn more about the State of Wisconsin’s YoungStar program thanks to the Milwaukee affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (BCDI Milwaukee).  The “Child Care Quality Improvement and YoungStar:  What You Need to Know and Do” Forum shifted the focus of child … Continue reading