Rosie Baker Scholarship
The WCCAA recognizes that the role of the child care administrator is a challenging one and that center budgets often do not allow for continuing education for administrators. It is the belief of the WCCAA that center administrators can best meet the needs of children when they have the resources to remain current in the field. WCCAA has chosen to establish the Rosie Baker Scholarship in the name of long time member Rosemary Troia Baker, “Rosie”, because of her outstanding efforts to provide quality child care for all families, regardless of income, as well as being a constant mentor to fellow administrators and the parents she served.
The Rosie Baker Scholarship is open to any Individual Member of the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association. The scholarship fund awards monies for the purpose of continuing education and training for child care administrative personnel.
This scholarship, first awarded in 2000, continues our desire to express our thanks for Rosie’s dedication to the children of Wisconsin. Rosie passed away in 2005, but her legacy lives on as we continue to help educators have an impact on the lives of young children.