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WECA: Leading the charge for bold change in early care and education.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) advances positive change for children by focusing on the professionals who provide child care for well over 70% of Wisconsin’s youngest children. Simply put, WECA exists to support the well-being of children and the early care and education workforce.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Wisconsin: Provides scholarship opportunities for early childhood educators to pursue higher education.

REWARD Wisconsin Stipend Program: Offers stipends that reward educational achievements and commitment to the early care and education field.

WECA Food Program: Delivers Wisconsin's largest family child care food program that partially reimburses the cost of healthy food for children.

Wisconsin Early Education Shared Services Network: Connects family and group care programs by pooling resources and leveraging economies of scale.

WECA Membership: As the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), WECA membership connects providers to a professional association that provides opportunities for local, state, and national professional development, networking, and other benefits.

WECA Annual Conference: This is a key training and professional development opportunity for early childhood educators through engaging keynotes, breakouts, and other workshops.