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Career Development

Career development is the process of individuals managing their careers over time within and between employment settings. It includes the individual taking responsibility for gaining training and knowledge, which improves skills and ability to work in a chosen field.

Purpose

STARS Career Development is a voluntary statewide program that documents early child care professionals’ educational and professional accomplishments. Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance (WCAA) administers this program. Early child care professionals may use the program to accumulate an accurate record of their education and to receive recognition for their professional commitment.

The Career Development program may also be used in the following ways.

  • Employers may recruit staff for positions based on their career ladder level (levels are one through nine).
  • As an opportunity to pursue continued professional growth and adequate compensation
  • WCAA may publicize the education, training and experience of participants, thus informing parents and the public that their children are being cared for and educated by trained professionals

Application

A simple on-line Career Development application must be filled out, accompanied by a résumé documenting educational and professional experience.

For more information, please contact Rose Kor rkor@wykids.org or call (800) 400-3999 or (307) 635-2272.

Career Development Tools

Here are some of the tools available to Wyoming early childhood professionals include

Providers Earning a CDA!

Congratulations to the following providers who have earned a CDA in the last year.

  • Deann Allee from Gillette earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Kim Alley-Cody from Gillette earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Karyn-Ann Atkins from Jackson earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Melinda Ballard from Byron earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Amy Bingham from Green River earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 04/01/2011
  • Susan Blair-Smith from Thermopolis earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 06/01/2011
  • Karyn Bloom from Sheridan earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Abby Brennan from Cheyenne earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 06/01/2011
  • Lydia Brungardt from Cheyenne earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 04/01/2011
  • Melissa Callender from Gillette earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Adrianne Cavey from Laramie earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 01/01/2012
  • Karalee Cederholm from Torrington earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 04/01/2011
  • Margaret Culhane from Laramie earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 01/01/2012
  • Alta Davis from Powell earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 07/01/2011
  • Jennifer DeBerard from Laramie earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 01/01/2012
  • Athena Dixon from Laramie earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 01/01/2012
  • Jodi Eatherly from Cody earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Susan Erpelding from Cheyenne earned a CDA Renewal for Family Child Care on 08/01/2011
  • Pamela Felt from Lovell earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 10/01/2011
  • Heather Flom from Powell earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 11/01/2011
  • Cherie Flores-Hernandez from Jackson earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 12/01/2011
  • Courtney Fraley from Laramie earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 01/01/2012
  • Kara Harrison from Rozet earned a CDA Family Child Care Certificate on 12/01/2011
  • Patricia Harvey from Thermopolis earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 06/01/2011
  • Shelley Hein from Gillette earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 12/01/2011
  • Janell Hergert from Jackson earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 06/01/2011
  • Jana Ingerman from Laramie earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 01/01/2012
  • Lynette Jahner from Gillette earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 10/01/2011
  • Tammie King from Kemmerer earned a CDA Renewal for Preschool on 07/01/2011
  • Marilyn Lee from Laramie earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 04/01/2011
  • Tiffaney Lemoine from Cheyenne earned a CDA Renewal for Infant Toddler on 04/01/2011
  • Heather Menke from Jackson earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Barbara Menzies from Riverton earned a CDA Family Child Care Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Tammy Mohr from Torrington earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 09/01/2011
  • Christopher Philbin from Jackson earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 12/01/2011
  • Ashli Porter from Cheyenne earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 12/01/2011
  • Jamie Provost from Gillette earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Diane Rex from Evanston earned a CDA Renewal for Family Child Care on 11/01/2011
  • Robin Roberts from Kemmerer earned a CDA Renewal for Family Child Care on 06/01/2011
  • Margaret Robertson from Rock Springs earned a CDA Renewal for Preschool on 10/01/2011
  • Lisa Romsa from Cheyenne earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 04/01/2011
  • Nikki Schmaltz from Rock Springs earned a CDA Renewal for Infant Toddler on 08/01/2011
  • Nicole Schrock from Gillette earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Theresa Schultz from Gillette earned a CDA Renewal for Preschool on 05/01/2011
  • Casey Shiver from Laramie earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 01/01/2012
  • Laura Stadtfeld from Casper earned a CDA Renewal for Family Child Care on 08/01/2011
  • Tawna Stewart from Moorcroft earned a CDA Renewal for Preschool on 06/01/2011
  • Glenna Sumsion from Kemmerer earned a CDA Renewal for Preschool on 07/01/2011
  • Denise Tabatt from Gillette earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 12/01/2011
  • Linda Torres from Cheyenne earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 05/01/2011
  • Mitzie VanBuskirk from Lusk earned a CDA Family Child Care Certificate on 10/01/2011
  • Ashley Wilken from Laramie earned a CDA Infant Toddler Certificate on 12/01/2011
  • Doreen Woodward from Riverton earned a CDA Renewal for Preschool on 11/01/2011
  • Kyalonni Zierke from Cody earned a CDA Renewal for Infant Toddler on 10/01/2011
  • Candice Zumbrennen from Green River earned a CDA Preschool Certificate on 07/01/2011

Career Development Advances!

Congratulations to the WCAA Career Development Participants who have moved up the Career Ladder. We applaud you for your accomplishment!

  • Anne Clark of Cody to Entry Level
  • Donna Hermann of Cheyenne to Entry Level
  • Vern Stanton of Rock Springs to Entry Level
  • Madori Presley of Cheyenne to Entry Level
  • Patricia Smith of Sundance to Entry Level
  • Cynthia Haverlock of Casper to Entry Level
  • Ami Atencio of Cheyenne to Entry Level
  • Nicole Schmidt of Cheyenne to Entry Level
  • Heather Voigt of Gillette to Entry Level
  • Tara Goltermann of Casper to Entry Level
  • Kayla Brown of Riverton to Entry Level
  • Jill Richter of Gillette to Entry Level
  • Shallon Peterson of Sheridan to Entry Level
  • Lori Geisler of Cheyenne to Entry Level
  • Delilah Linch of Rock Springs to Entry Level
  • Jennifer Leonhardt of Lovell to Entry Level
  • Katherine Fink of Lovell to Entry Level
  • Kindra Schliffke of Cheyenne to Entry Level
  • Cassandra Gammel of Banner to Entry Level
  • Maria Serna of Cheyenne to Entry Level
  • Lori Corcilius of Gillette to Entry Level
  • Bonnie Goodyear of Cody to Entry Level
  • Ashley Marshall of Cheyenne to Entry Level
  • Kandi Jo Stanton of Rock Springs to Entry Level
  • Amy Loraditch of Casper to Level 1
  • Kathleen Ditty of Cheyenne to Level 1
  • Tanya Marie Hansen of Bar Nunn to Level 1
  • Donna Hermann of Cheyenne to Level 1
  • Jodie Koenigs of Cheyenne to Level 1
  • Madori Presley of Cheyenne to Level 1
  • Jennifer Wiederhoeft of Cheyenne to Level 1
  • Melissa Walker of Gillette to Level 1
  • Dustin Ruppert of Cheyenne to Level 1
  • Rex Allen of Lovell to Level 1
  • Graciela Corona-Lopez of Jackson to Level 1
  • Wendy Gleave of Cheyenne to Level 1
  • Megan Suzuki of Casper to Level 1
  • Stacy Ballard of Casper to Level 1
  • Courtney Fraley of Laramie to Level 2
  • Hollie Berger of Cheyenne to Level 2
  • Lindsy Huston of Cheyenne to Level 2
  • Misty Filer of Cheyenne to Level 2
  • Jill Richter of Gillette to Level 2
  • Shallon Peterson of Sheridan to Level 2
  • Janet Stockwell of Saratoga to Level 2
  • Kimberly Smith of Casper to Level 2
  • Angela Yanez of Cheyenne to Level 3
  • Jamie Nicholson of Green River to Level 4
  • Brenda Stouffe of Cheyenne to Level 4
  • Karyn-Ann Atkins of Jackson to Level 4
  • Rhonda Winsor of Cody to Level 4
  • Maria Vassar of Gillette to Level 4
  • Cassandra Gammel of Banner to Level 4
  • Anne Clark of Cody to Level 4
  • Evonne Tucker of Buffalo to Level 4
  • Nicki Bjorkquist of Cheyenne to Level 4
  • Heather Flom of Powell to Level 5
  • Alicia Stafford of Mountain View to Level 5
  • Kim Sweet of Powell to Level 5
  • Twila Smith of Torrington to Level 6
  • Donna Pierce of Cheyenne to Level 6
  • Jodi Eatherly of Cody to Level 6
  • Nikki Schmaltz of Rock Springs to Level 6
  • Jodie Foster of Cheyenne to Level 6
  • Amy Loraditch of Casper to Level 6
  • Abby Brennan of Cheyenne to Level 6
  • Renee Sells of Cheyenne to Level 6
  • Tara Goltermann of Casper to Level 7
  • Angela Parks of Cheyenne to Level 8
  • Kandra Bingham of Green River to Level 8
  • Andrea Sedgley of Green River to Level 9