Wisconsin Early Childhood Association has long been a steadfast advocate for early childhood professionals and strong early care and education in Wisconsin. Rooted in key programs, advocacy, professional development opportunities and research, WECA is a champion for transformational change in child care through support of early childhood educators, young children, families and our communities.

What’s New at WECA

Early Childhood Workforce Support and Resources

Visit this website page for WECA services and other resources that directly support early childhood educators and programs.

The Big Share

The Big Share is Tuesday, March 5! We’re excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this impactful fundraising event, hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW). We hope you’ll join us to #MakeChangeHappen!

Toddler learning to walk, father helping her.


WECA administers several key programs that support early childhood professionals and programs in Wisconsin.

Toddler learning to walk, father helping her.


Take time to review WECA’s 2022 Annual Report for the full scope of our initiatives, influence, and comprehensive impact.


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WECA, founded in 1971, hosted the first state conferences for early childhood professionals and has grown significantly since.

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