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An E-Newsletter for {FIRST_NAME}  |  September 2013
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News You Can Use | Welcome New WECA Members | Welcome New T.E.A.C.H. Staff
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News You Can Use!

Looking for extra help with fall classes…
If you are a student with learning disabilities or other special needs, or if you find yourself struggling beyond what you feel capable of managing, find out what your college has to offer to help you.  Supportive resources are designed for students to use.  Remember, everyone wants you to succeed!

COMING SOON: The Annual Sponsor’s Survey.   Directors/Administrators of programs, you will soon receive the annual on-line Sponsor’s Survey.  PLEASE take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to respond.  Your responses help us evaluate the effectiveness of our scholarship program, alert us to how we could change or improve our services, enhance our efforts to sustain funding, and help us support other directors working to build a professional staff.   It’s IMPORTANT!

It’s not too late to register!  WECA’s annual professional early childhood conference called Connections is just around the corner. We’re hoping to connect with YOU. Come for one day or all three; come to learn and have fun October 10-12 at the Kalahari Waterpark and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.

Welcome New WECA Members

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association welcomes over 100 new members – scholarship  recipients who have completed their first contract on T.E.A.C.H. and have been rewarded with a one-year FREE membership or membership renewal. We’re glad to have you join us!  It’s the perfect time to take advantage of membership benefits, including a reduction of fees at our upcoming statewide conference. 

Like improving your education, membership in our association is a way to demonstrate your professionalism, and that shouldn’t come to an end after this year.  Retaining your membership is our goal.  If you are one of our new members, we hope you’ll stick with us next year when you are asked to pay membership dues.  And if in the past you received this benefit but your membership has lapsed, please renew. Our profession grows stronger when we face our challenges together, celebrate together, learn together, and advocate together.



Welcome New T.E.A.C.H. Staff

Laura Simkin.  I’m very happy to be the newest T.E.A.C.H. scholarship counselor at WECA.  The road that brought me to WECA is full of experiences in a variety of child care settings over the last 20 years, along with bachelor’s and master’s degrees related to early childhood education, advocacy and policy.  I live in downtown Madison on the Yahara River and bike path, and one of my joys each morning is walking out my door to see kayakers, unicyclists, runners, walkers, and bikers all starting their day in their unique way.

Marly Lee.  I am the new Financial and Professional Development Assistant.  Before WECA, I worked in childcare in public school settings and childcare centers.  I was an assistant teacher in a 4K classroom; and value the importance of quality childcare.  In my free time I enjoy spending it with my family, fiancé, and dog.


What will you do with your free WECA membership?

Learn about WECA Membership.Every T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship recipient (that's you!) receives a free 1-year WECA Membership at the
end of their first contract.
Learn more.


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