Wisconsin’s Early Childhood Association (WECA) is a statewide nonprofit organization serving as a professional association whose members care for and educate Wisconsin’s children, aged birth to eight. They are an affiliate of NAEYC.
The National Association for the Eduction of Young Children (NAEYC), is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 100,000 members dedicated to improving the quality of care and education provided to our nation’s young children.
The WCCF is a nonprofit, multi-issue child and family advocacy agency. The Council’s mission is to ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community. They are continually advocating for effective health, economic security, safety, education and human service delivery systems.
The Child Care Information Center is a mail-order lending library and information clearing house serving anyone in Wisconsin in the field of child care and early childhood education. Their goal is to help Wisconsin’s child care professionals give the best possible start to Wisconsin’s children.
The Registry is Wisconsin’s professional development recognition system for early care and education professionals since 1991. A Registry Certificate is required for all teachers, directors, and administrators in licensed child care programs. Visit the website to learn more and to find all Registry approved trainings.
The mission of WECCP is that Wisconsin communities, agencies, associations, and state government will work together as a system of high quality comprehensive early childhood services for every child and family who wants to access them. Learn more about the
- Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards,
- Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (SEFEL),
- 4K Community Approaches and and much more, by visiting this website.
The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to promote the economic and social well-being of Wisconsin’s children and Families. The Department is committed to protecting children, strengthening families, and building communities. It also approves and maintains the licenses of child care providers throughout the state. Visit this website to learn more about early care and education, licensing rules and regulations for child care programs, and YoungStar, Wisconsin’s Quality Rating & Improvement System for child care programs.
Child Care Resource & Referral Inc. is the CCR&R agency that provides child care referrals for families and careigvers in need of regulated child care programs to the following counties: Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Calumet, Waupaca, Outagamie, Winnebago, & Green Lake. Contact SFTA (website information listed above) for information on child care referrals to other counties in Wisconsin.
Family Connections works closely with Child Care Resource & Referral to serve early care and education providers in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Fond du Lac Counties. Note, please call Family Connections for specific professional development opportunities and technical assistance/consulting for prospective or current providers if you reside or work in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Fond du Lac Counties. 920.457.1999 or 1.800.322.2046
Family Connections, Inc. is a member of Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA). SFTA cultivates a system of organizations and professionals across Wisconsin to promote quality, strengths-based, early childhood services in all communities. SFTA’s core members consist of Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies and Family Resource Centers (FRCs). Together with their member agencies, SFTA works to realize the vision that in every Wisconsin community, all children have the opportunity to reach their highest potential and all adults embrace their role and responsibility to children. For more information, call 1 (888) 713-KIDS (5437) or visit supportingfamiliestogether.org.