Patricia A. Dischler



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Patricia A. Dischler


S11280 Fox Road

Sauk City, WI 53583

(608) 588-5633

pdischler@wildblue.net

www.patriciadischler.com


Work Experience:
KIDBIZ Resources: 2005 – Present. Author, professional speaker and consultant for organizations and companies that care for and about children. Providing keynotes and trainings for early childhood organizations, schools, universities, adoption agencies and non-profits. Author of seven published books and hundreds of articles on child development, curriculum and parenting. Regular contributions include two KIDBIZ Blogs and the Birthmother’s Perspective column in Adoption Today magazine. More information available at: www.patriciadischler.com.
Teaching Strategies®: July 2014 – Present. Contracted Professional Development Trainer for Teaching Strategies® facilitating full day trainings on the Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system for both teachers and administrators.
WFCCA Accreditation Project Coordinator: 2008 – Present. Grant writing to support program, technical assistance and training for family child care providers working towards NAFCC Accreditation.
Patty Cake Preschool, Licensed Family Child Care Provider: October 1989 – June 2007. Nationally Accredited by National Family Child Care Association 2005.

KinderCare Learning Center: January 1989 – October 1989. Head Teacher.

The Learning Center: August 1988 – January 1989. Assistant Teacher.

Published Books:
Tea Party Celebrations, KIDBIZ Resources, 2012

Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity & Courtesy, Corwin Press, 2009.

Pieces of Me, Who Do I Want To Be? EMK Press, 2009

The Patty Cake Kids & The Lost Imagination Cap, KIDBIZ Books, 2007.

Because I Loved You: A Birthmother’s View Of Open Adoption, Goblin Fern Press, 2006.

From Babysitter to Business Owner: Getting The Most Out Of Your Child Care Business, Redleaf Press, 2005.

Published Short Stories:
My Legacy, 2002, Three Days.

Dreams and Visions, 2002, Dad’s Golden Gloves.

The Healing Inn, 1999, Dad’s Golden Gloves.
Published Articles:

Numerous articles in international, national and local magazines, newspapers, blogs and newsletters. See complete list on Media page of website.


Awards:

-2007 Wisconsin Governor’s Award for excellence in the field of child care.


-1997 First Prize Winner of the C.O.S.A. Award in fiction for the short story “Dad’s Golden Gloves”, presented by Edgewood College, Wisconsin.
Education:

Brandman University: 2012 – 2013. Early Childhood Development Bachelors Degree.
Edgewood College: 1995-1997, 2003 - 2005. Associate of Arts Degree with emphasis in writing, Madison, WI.
Child Development Associate Credential: 1995. Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC.
Madison Area Technical College: 1989-1993. Certificates received: Program Director, Child Care Teacher, Assistant Child Care Teacher, Infant/Toddler.
Clarke College: 1982-1983. Corporate Communications Degree Program, Dubuque, IA.
Early Childhood Continuing Education Hours: 1989-Present. Training from workshops and state and local conferences, total hours: 517.

Professional Contributions:

-Keynote speaker/workshop presenter for local, state and national early childhood conferences and other trainings.

-Keynote speaker at adoptive parent trainings and birthparent support groups at adoption agencies and adoption conferences nationwide.

-Motivational speaker for schools, colleges and universities, and for a variety of organizations that care for or about children.

-Member of:

National Speakers Association – Professional Member


National Family Child Care Association

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Wisconsin Family Child Care Association

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
-Current Volunteer Positions:

National Association for Family Child Care President 2012-Present

Wisconsin Family Child Care Association Board Member



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