Fulfilling the Promise Conference


March 6-8, 2017
Wilderness Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Fulfilling the Promise is an annual conference for early childhood professionals providing support and education to parents; home visitors, program managers, and parent educators who provide home-based, group-based, and center-based support and education to parents of young children. Participants work in Family Resource Centers, Head Start and Early Head Start, private agencies, health departments, hospitals, Birth to 3 programs, Even Start Family Literacy schools, county and tribal social service departments, and Early Childhood centers. Annually the conference averages about 375 participants from across the state. The first day will provide a variety of full day Institutes, day 2 will be a daylong session focused on Family Engagement and day 3 will provide workshops for participants to learn more on specific topics. The Fulfilling the Promise conference seeks to provide participants with a rich learning experience covering a wide variety of topics that provide participants with evidence-based practices and programs and best practices within the field of parent education and family support.


Registration for Fulfilling the Promise 2017 is now live! We’re so excited to bring you a great line up of amazing presentations and speakers, and a great keynote session with Cailin O’Connor and Jim McKay, all centered around the theme of “Building Strong Families and Communities.Please see this brochure for complete information, presentation listings, conference schedule outline and hotel details.

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Session Materials

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Do you know a home visitor or family support staff member, supervisor, or program that deserves to be recognized for great work? Now is your chance to self-nominate or nominate a colleague/program for recognition at the 2017 Fulfilling the Promise conference! All winners will receive a recognition plaque and a prize to honor their commitment to quality services to families. Please note that there are three award categories: Family Support Worker/Home Visitor, Family Support/Home Visitor Supervisor, and two program awards. The Family Support Program award is specific to those programs who use evidence-informed practices and not are model- based. The Home Visitor program award is specific to model-based home visiting programs. Please make sure you choose the right category for your nomination.

Judges will be looking for specific examples under each nomination criterion, so this is not the time to generalize! Tell us WHY you think the nominee excels in each of the nomination criterion. Winners will be notified prior to the Fulfilling the Promise conference, so that they can be present to accept the award.

Here are the categories and the nomination links: