About Collaborating Partners diagram

Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners components include:
Collaborating Partners organization:


Collaborating Partners components:

Access to Health & Medical Home

Access to medical homes providing physical and child development services for all children in early childhood including special health care needs and assessment, intervention, and referral of children with developmental, behavioral and psychosocial problems.

Early Care and Education

Services for children from birth through first grade that support children's early learning, health, and development of social competence. Focus on childcare, Head Start, Early Head Start, 4K and 5K services to children with disabilities as well as children who are homeless or in poverty.

Mental Health and Social Emotional Development

Availability of services to promote healthy social emotional development, services to address the needs of children with mental health problems and service delivery pathways to facilitate entrance of at-risk children into appropriate child development and mental health delivery systems.

Parent Education

Parent education services that provide support to parents in their role as prime educators of their children.

Family Support

Family support services that address the stressors impairing the ability of families to nurture and support the healthy development of their children.

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Collaborating Partners includes:

Participation Levels

The Structure: The WECCP operates within a structure that includes:

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The WECCP infrastructure is currently being reorganized to align with the vision and structure of the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC). The previous WECCP State Action Team and its steering committee no longer exists. The WECCP Braided Funding Committee is currently taking the lead in the WECCP work. The ECAC Steering Committee is currently considering interdepartmental staff and ECAC committee structures to sustain the previous role of the WECCP State Action Team. For more information contact:

Jill Haglund, WI Department of Public Instruction; jill.haglund@dpi.wi.gov

Linda Leonhart, Head Start Collaboration Office; Linda.Leonhart@wisconsin.gov

Katherine McGurk, WI Department of Children and Families; Kathy.McGurk@wisconsin.gov

Jane Penner-Hoppe, Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council; Jane.PennerHoppe@wisconsin.gov

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1. Regional Action Team: Roles and Membership

Regional Action Team Roles:

The WECCP Regional networks include anyone in the specific regions participating in regional level action team meetings, on committees addressing regional work plan activities, attending network events and/or receiving information through list serves. Roles of the Regional Teams include:

  1. Bringing State Action Team information and support to represented programs, stakeholders, constituencies, and networks.
  2. Bringing information, best practices, and recommendations to State Action Team.
  3. Identifying tasks and implementing actions in conjunction with State Action Team
  4. Planning and implementing Mini-grant priorities.
  5. Providing a forum for regional communication.

The Regional Action Teams utilize Regional Action Team Facilitators to provide facilitation for the regional action team and network, guide direction, priorities, and work plans and is comprised of a Community Collaboration Coach and CESA Early Childhood Coordinator in each region. Roles of the Regional Action Team Facilitators are to:

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Regional Action Teams Membership

The Regional Action Teams are comprised of representatives from the areas of early care and education, health, mental health, parent education and family support and include representatives from the following agencies:

Head Start Programs Based on regional networks, representatives from other agencies, programs, or efforts may be part of the Regional Team including:

WECA Affiliates Regional Committees: Each Regional Network Team determines the committees needed based on self-identification and strategic planning processes.

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2. Committees

Early Learning

Healthy Children

Supporting Families

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