<div>WECA Food Program. 3 out of 4 family child care providers in Wisconsin belong to a Food Program. You can help make it 4 out of 4! Join the WECA Food Program and give the children you care for a healthy start in life. Join today and receive a free Lakeshore Learning book set while supplies last!</div>
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<p class="p1">When you invest just $1 into early childhood education, studies have shown it can return up to $17, creating opportunities for children that last a lifetime. </p>
</p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">A stronger workforce, one scholarship at a time! In 2011, the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship program awarded 1,175 scholarships to child care professionals, 49% more than in 2010, and 63% more than in 2009.</span></p><p></p>
</p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Rewarding child care professionals for their commitment to the field is one of the best ways to reduce turnover. With a turnover rate of less than 1%, REWARD salary stipend recipients are providing children with lasting social-emotional benefits.</span></p><p></p>
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">As one of the organizations administering YoungStar, WECA is focused on improving the quality of Wisconsin’s child care programs. In 2011, YoungStar staff provided close to 6,000 on-site visits to family and group providers, worked one-on-one with 846 child care professionals to provide education and training assistance, and awarded approximately $800,000 in micro-grants designed to strengthen child care quality. </span></p>