About WI Early Childhood Collaborating Partners

WECCP History

WECCP was started in 1994 and focuses on collaboration among diverse early childhood partners and exists now as a 'braided' funding effort among three state agencies:

  • Department of Public Instruction (DPI),
  • Department of Children and Families (DCF) and
  • Department of Health Services (DHS)

The WECCP website serves as the collaborative source of information on issues of cross sector interest, state initiatives and research based practices. Regional Collaboration Coaches have been in place since 2004 to connect, build, and sustain cross sector systems around state and regional (early childhood) priority areas

WECCP Structure



  • Influences the work of the Cross Sector Early Childhood Professional Development Initiative (PDI)
  • Supports the use of the WI Core Competencies for Professionals Working with Young Children and their Families (2014)
  • Connects with the current work of the Governors Early Childhood Advisory Council
  • Highlights essential content areas for collaboration as defined by the main menu tabs on this website
  • WECCP uses a regional structure for cross sector collaboration. The map below shows the regions.regional map


  • WECCP Regional Networks and Collaboration Coaches (pdf) 9/17
  • 6 Regional Collaboration Coaches coordinate efforts to address WECCP priority areas
  • 5 Cross-Sector Regional Action Teams collaborate on projects, initiatives and evidence-based practices to benefit children and families
  • Each region has cross-sector communities of practice for WI Model Early Learning Standards, Pyramid of Social & Emotional Competence and other areas as defined by region


Updated 2/20/2018

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