Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Inc

A voice for bold change for Wisconsin's child care workforce.

Mission

QUALITY EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION IS FUNDAMENTAL TO CREATING A BETTER WORLD. WECA WORKS TO ADVANCE POSITIVE CHANGE FOR CHILDREN BY FOCUSING ON THE PROFESSIONALS WHO PROVIDE CHILD CARE FOR WELL OVER 70% OF WISCONSIN'S CHILDREN.WECA STRENGTHENS THE CAPACITIES OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS THROUGH:PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS. NEW DISCOVERIES ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING CALL FOR NEW APPROACHES. THROUGH WORKSHOPS, AN ANNUAL CONFERENCE, A STATEWIDE MEMBER NETWORK, AND MORE, WECA HELPS PROVIDERS ADVANCE THEIR SKILLS.ADVOCACY FOR POLICIES AND PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN AND THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WORKFORCE.COMMUNICATIONS THAT CONVEY WHAT EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS DO AND HOW VALUABLE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TO FAMILIES, BUSINESSES, OUR COMMUNITIES, AND THE WORLD.RESEARCH ON THE CHILD CARE WORKFORCE THAT IDENTIFIES STRENGTHS, NEEDS, AND STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVEMENT.

Ruling year info

1980

Principal Officer

RUTH SCHMIDT

Main address

2908 Marketplace Dr Ste 101

Fitchburg, WI 53719 USA

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EIN

39-1345572

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

T.E.A.C.H Early Childhood® WISCONSIN

Provides scholarship opportunities for early childhood educators to pursue higher education.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephanie Harrison

Wisconsin Primary Health Care

Term: 2020 - 2023

Tashawna Green

Train Up a Child Learning Center LLC

Renuka Mayadev

Wisconsin Partnership Program, UW School of Medicine & Public Health

Rick Perrin

B2B CFO

Latisha Spence-Brookens

Moraine Park Technical College

Julie Stoffel

Cradle to Crayons Learning Center

Patricia Wooldridge

Mariposa Learning Center

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable