The Wisconsin Infant Toddler Policy Project (WITPP)
We’re excited to announce WITPP will soon fall under Raising Wisconsin, the WECA-led state advocacy coalition dedicated to improving the early care and education landscape in Wisconsin. Check this page and WECA’s social media channels for updates on this transition.
Every low-income family with an infant and/or toddler will have equitable access to affordable, high-quality, culturally and linguistically responsive early care and education that meets their family and employment needs and supports optimal child development and wellbeing. The early childhood education workforce will have the skills, training, and support to deliver high-quality care and education with
Goal 1: All low-income families have equitable access to the information and supports they need to promote optimal early childhood development and well-being.
Goal 2: All low-income families will have equitable access to a range of affordable, high quality, culturally-and linguistically- responsive child care options that meet their employment and
Goal 3: The early childhood workforce will have the skills, training, and support to deliver high quality
care with commensurate compensation.
- Work with early childhood educators and other multi-sector partners to form a united voice on the importance of infant and toddler care in Wisconsin.
- Build a strong network of early childhood education champions comprised of business leaders, grassroots coalitions, K-12 leaders, philanthropic partners, early childhood educators, parents, chambers of commerce, and other community leaders.
- Advance a robust policy and budget action plan to support the critical needs of Wisconsin’s low-income families with infants and toddlers.
The WITPP State Collaborative Team Members
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Black Child Development Institute Milwaukee
Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Education/Hoocak Ee Cooni Waziperes Hocira
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Main Street Alliance
Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board
Office of Early Learning Initiatives-City of Milwaukee
One City Schools
Penfield Children’s Center
Primary Health Care Association
Prosperity Southwest Wisconsin
Reach Dane/Reach Green
Reach Out and Read Wisconsin
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Supporting Families Together Association
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha Co.
United Way of Portage County
United Way of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health
Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and WIAAP Foundation
Wisconsin Community Action Program
Wisconsin Council of Churches
Wisconsin Counties Association
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
Wisconsin Head Start Association
Wisconsin Philanthropy Network
Wisconsin Strive Together Partnership
Wisconsin Towns Association