WECA Programs

WECA exists to support and advocate for the early childhood workforce and early care and education in Wisconsin through the administration of key programs. Each program provides vital supports, tools and resources to early childhood professionals and programs as they serve our state’s youngest children and their families.

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The WECA Food Program is instrumental for licensed or certified family child care providers to serve nutritionally balanced meals and snacks to children throughout Wisconsin. Supported through funding from the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), it remains the only food program in Wisconsin to serve providers, children and families in all 72 counties and all Tribal nations.

The REWARD Wisconsin Stipend Program provides vital supplemental financial support to early childhood educators who continue to work in an under-compensated and under-resourced field.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Wisconsin offers scholarships to early childhood educators to make credit-based education more affordable, improve teacher compensation, and increase early childhood educator retention.

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Focused on what’s possible for the future of early care and education when we all work together, WEESSN offers an ever-growing variety of resources and benefits to providers for FREE. It supports Wisconsin regulated child care programs with ways to make their jobs easier, more efficient, and less stressful.

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