Mission and Vision
Because Small Lives Get Bigger
Quality early care and education is fundamental to creating a better world. WECA works to advance positive change for children by focusing on the professionals who provide child care for well over 70% of Wisconsin's children.
WECA strengthens the capacities of child care professionals through:
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for child care providers. New discoveries on brain development and social-emotional learning call for new approaches. Through workshops, an annual conference, a statewide member network, and more, WECA helps providers advance their skills.
- ADVOCACY for policies and programs that support the well-being of children and the early childhood education workforce.
- COMMUNICATIONS that convey what early childhood professionals do and how valuable their contributions are to families, businesses, our communities, and the world.
- RESEARCH on the child care workforce that identifies strengths, needs, and strategies for improvement.
With high-quality care children do better in school and in life, becoming adults with social and emotional skills that enable them to work, play, and relate well to others. With high-quality care, working parents can feel more confident and productive on the job, knowing that their children are safe and thriving.