WCCAA Advocacy

WCCAA Board of Directors Advocacy Efforts

Representative Lee Snodgrass visiting Joyful Noise Children’s Center Summer Kickoff event in June 2024!! She met Director Kelly Zdanovec, her team and many families. Quality care, child care counts and affordability of care were discussed. 




Jean Baglien, Owner at Beautiful Minds Child Care in Eau Claire, WI and WCCAA Region 6 Board Director, welcomed Governor Evers on 0ctober 2nd to talk about what Child Care Counts means to them and what could happen if the funding did not continue. Evers was also joined by Senator Jeff Smith.

https://www.weau.com/2023/10/03/governor-evers-visits-eau-claire-continue-push-childcare-funding/?outputType=amp


Linda Kudrna, Owner at Learning Ladder Preschool in Cottage Grove, WI and WCCAA Region 2 Board Director, welcomed State Senator Melissa Agard and State Assembly Rep. Melissa Ratcliff to discuss the importance of including the Child Care Counts program into the 2023-25 Biennial Budget on February 28th, 2023. Parents from the center also joined in the event.

Agard, Ratcliff advocate for Child Care Counts funding in state budget | Government | hngnews.com


Ashley Lium, Director of Miles of Smiles Child Care Center and WCCAA Region 1 Board Director, welcomed Secretary Amundson to her center.


Bianca Hill, Executive Director for TenderCare Christian Child Care Center and WCCAA President welcomed Representative Darrin B. Madison to her center.


The Mixed Deliver System

Voluntary Pre-K is a Nationwide Movement redefining where 4-year-old can receive state funded 4-K.

The mixed delivery as a system in which 4-K can be in any school, licensed childcare center, nonprofit or for profit, licensed family childcare home, Head Start program, or other community-based program that meets agreed-upon quality criteria. We believe this facilitates a healthy network of providers diverse enough to meet children’s, communities, and families’ needs.

A mixed-delivery model is the most effective way to realize the opportunity to appropriately support children, families, and the economy. A mixed-delivery system leverages a combination of public and private funds and utilizes existing infrastructure in licensed center-and family-based childcare programs, public schools, and community-based organizations to maximize access to high-quality, affordable options for all children through age five.


For more information on this Nationwide Movement visit:

National Child Care Association:   https://www.nationalchildcare.org/

Early Childhood Education consortium:   https://www.ececonsortium.org/

Make your VOICE heard!!!

CONTACT: contactwccaa@gmail.com

Please review and contact your legislators today. This is an important move for Early Care & Education. 

To find your legislators, please visit these websites:
https://maps.legis.wisconsin.gov/ 
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyElectedOfficials


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