Kenosha and Racine Early Educators (KARE) Chapter


Our mission is to inspire Kenosha and Racine Early Educators to strive for excellence.

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Leadership Structure

KARE Chapter of WECA is governed by a Leadership Council with two components:

  1. Executive Leadership: All leaders are considered equal, as they oversee management of the KARE chapter.
  2. Members at Large: Help to execute events, activities, and lead support groups; assist with engaging other WECA members.

We hold a major spring and fall membership event each year.

We operate support groups for directors/administrators, and family child care providers. Coming soon: a center staff support group.

Executive Leadership

  • April Orth: Treasurer
  • Patti Robinson
  • Jamie Forsythe
  • Lannan Christensen
  • Mary Stoner
  • Kris Cresco


  • Shawn Wolf, Kenosha Library System + STEAM Coordinator
  • Lisa Langsdorf, Kenosha Library System

Open Leadership Positions

We are currently seeking volunteers to join our Leadership Council, and to lead a center staff support group. Contact us if you are interested.

How to get involved

Five ways WECA Members can become involved in KARE’s Leadership:

  1. Attend and contribute at board meetings.
  2. Help plan, implement and attend KARE events.
  3. Actively recruit new WECA members and help retain current WECA members.
  4. Become part of the Leadership Council; contributing time and skill to inspire others in the Early Childhood profession.
  5. Attend support group meetings (Directors/Administrators or Family Child Care). Consider helping start a third group focused on center staff.

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