Earlier this month, WECA sponsored the “Picture Wisconsin’s Future” photo display in the Capitol Rotunda. Photos of child care providers and the children in their care, along with accompanying descriptive pieces and statistics, were on display for the public and legislators to view. It was an opportunity for many to learn about the critical role high-quality child care providers play in shaping Wisconsin’s Future. All legislators received an invitation to visit, and those with a constituent in the display were given a hand delivered letter. The project was a success; many people have contacted WECA to tell us that they have visited and found the content powerful. Please visit our facebook page for more photos from the event!
Along with the display, WECA, in collaboration with the Early Learning Coalition’s Great Start campaign, asked parents and providers to write postcards to their legislators describing why they support a Great Start for all of Wisconsin’s children. Children personalized the postcards from parents with their drawings and noted what they wanted to be when they grew up; our future workforce includes ice cream sellers, deep sea divers, neurosurgeons, ballerinas, firefighters, and more. The response was tremendous and we have delivered over 600 postcards to legislators. Thank you to everyone who took part in these efforts. We couldn’t have done it without YOU!