Professional Guidance: Career Guide: Professional Associations

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This section of the Wisconsin Career Guide highlights professional roles advocating for the well-being of children and families through policy and legislative change.


Wisconsin Council for Children and Families - WCCF is a strong voice for children and families on issues related to early childhood and early learning, child welfare, juvenile justice, health care, brain development, poverty, child obesity, and on both state and federal fiscal policies/decisions that impact children and families.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association - WECA supports the capacities of child care providers through advocacy.

Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health - WI-AIMH aims for all Wisconsin infants and young children to reach their fullest potential through nurturing and consistent relationships within the context of family, community and culture.

Wisconsin Head Start Association - The purpose of the Community Relations Work Group (CRWG) is to advocate on behalf of all Wisconsin Head Start and Early Head Start programs, especially for desirable state and federal funding or regulations.

Wisconsin Family Child Care Association - WFCCA is a statewide organization of Family Child Care providers and their supporters, formed to provide support, involvement, and communication with others in the profession.

Wisconsin Division of Early Childhood - The mission of the WDEC is to support individuals who work with children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.

Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association - WCCAA is committed to the promotion of excellence in child care administration.

Wisconsin Education Association Council - WEAC represents public education employees.

Milwaukee Urban League and Madison Urban League - The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.