Knowledge & Experience
WEESSN team members have a breadth and depth of education and lived experience in early care and education that positions them to serve Wisconsin’s early childhood programs in impactful and meaningful ways. They are highly experienced in the operations of child care programs and caring for children in both family child care and center-based environments.
Team members have formal education and hands-on experience in:
Business Knowledge & Practices
- Back-office services
- Time-Space Percentage calculations
- Child Care Counts
- Taxplanning, credits, and deductions
Early Childhood Education
- Child development
- Special needs and inclusion
- Wisconsin’s Model Early Learning Standards
- Evaluation and assessment
- Farm-to-ECE practices
- International child care models
- Reflective practice
- Educational administration and leadership
- Natural learning environments
WEESSN, led by Co-Directors Paula Drew and Kelly Matthews, works to bring innovative shared services to Wisconsin’s early childhood programs and professionals. They are supported by a dedicated group of coaches, educators, financial experts, and administrative staff to shape new ways of working together in the early care and education field.
WEESSN is a leader in the national movement to develop innovative shared services for early childhood programs, combining access to nationwide resources with local knowledge and experience about how best to support Wisconsin providers.
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
2908 Marketplace Drive, Suite 101, Fitchburg, WI 53719
tf: 800-783-9322 | p: 608-240-9880 | f: 877-248-7662