Update on T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Waiting List

Update on T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Waiting List
What you need to know:


  • For those students currently supported by a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, watch this website and your email for notices of potential changes for summer 2017 courses.
  • No additional new scholarship awards or renewals will be made for the remainder of the spring or the summer 2017 semesters.
  • We are determining a plan for fall 2017 scholarship activity and will update available information in early summer.
  • Despite a growing waiting list, we encourage people to apply. When we begin awarding again, scholarship renewals will be prioritized. New scholarship awards will be based on the date applications are received. You’ll want to reserve your place in line!
  • Questions? Call 608-240-9880 option 3.

Funding for T.E.A.C.H. is in the new State budget proposal; our scholarship program will continue and new funding will be available October 2017. Unfortunately, funding is proposed at the same level as the previous biennium, which is not enough to meet the demand. Join us in our advocacy efforts!

Join us in speaking up for quality early education! WECA's Virtual Public Hearing: Wednesday, April 12 from 1-3 pm
Call your legislators, then share on social media.
Are we building up, or falling down?


Join our call for expanded funding for T.E.A.C.H. and REWARD.

For 18 years these programs have supported the education of the child care workforce, who work with our young children despite low wages and lack of public recognition. Today, each program has long waiting lists with no new scholarship awards or contract renewals until the next budget cycle begins on October 1, 2017.

Expanded funding is needed.

Postcard Campaign – April 10-14, 2017

Download, print and customize your message on this postcard template. Invite your colleagues, parents and friends to participate too. Collect your cards, and mail in a single envelope to WECA. We will hand-deliver your message to the Joint Finance Committee. Mail your cards to us by Monday April 17th.

Send to:

c/o Peggy Haack
744 Williamson St. #200
Madison, WI 53703


Attend a live hearing with the Joint Finance Committee

If you live in or near any of the following locations where hearings will be held, we encourage you to attend a live hearing:

• Monday, April 3 at 10 am – UW-Platteville, Platteville

• Wed., April 5 at 10 am – State Fair Park, Milwaukee

• Friday, April 7 at 10 am – Berlin High School, Berlin

• Tuesday, April 18 at 10 am – Spooner High School, Spooner

• Wed., April 19 at 10 am – Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth

• Friday, April 21 at 10 am – Marinette High School, Marinette

Check out WECA’s Talking Points and Tips for planning your day. Any questions? Call us at 608-240-9880 or email us.

Every call is a positive step. After you make your call, feel free to share your thoughts on WECA’s Facebook page.