Building Strong Child Care

Exclusive new opportunity for Bay Area child care professionals

The Bay Area Workforce Development Board and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) are bringing child care professionals in the Bay Area’s 11 counties an exclusive new opportunity to tap into the all the resources and mentoring available through WECA’s Wisconsin Early Education Shared Services Network (WEESSN) The best part: 100% of the support, training, and information is FREE! 

What’s it all about?

Child care professionals who work in family child care or, group center programs and live in the Bay Area can participate in a new training opportunity to support strong business practices. This offers free access to: 

  • Build It Strong: Child Care Business Foundations training, an 18-hour series conducted virtually that earns Wisconsin Registry credit and provides fundamental skills and strategies to open and maintain a sustainable family or group center child care business. 
  • A toolkit with valuable resources for your program upon completion of Build It Strong
  • WEESSN‘s virtual business coaching, including a dedicated “guide on the side” child care coach to help address your most pressing questions.  
  • Two people from your program can access this opportunity at the same time – sometimes having a study buddy makes learning easier! 
  • Individuals in the following counties are eligible: Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Sheboygan 

We’re on your team!  

We want to help child care professionals set themselves up for success by developing good business practices, especially in the early years when there is a lot of heavy lifting. WEESSN coaches have years of experience in the field and can help you streamline this process. 

Get Connected

Start by filling out the interest form, then we’ll work with you to get signed up for the Bay Area project. We will have a kick-off meeting in March and the first training session will be April 2, so don’t delay! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 

Learn more about WEESSN and explore all the programs WECA has to offer.

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