Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C) is part of a network of accredited, non-profit Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral agencies providing advocacy and support services for child care in various counties. The agency strives to ensure that every child has access to high quality early care and education through integrated support and expertise.
Through our Youth Resources program, we encourage families to renew their energy and support their overall resiliency in caring for a child who has a disability. Our Youth Resources Inclusive Child Care Services focuses exclusively on helping families find and maintain licensed and inclusive child care programming such as in-home care, child care centers or summer day camps. We are familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act and how this applies to local child care programs. We understand how to educate and support child care professionals with making necessary accommodations and adaptations so all children can participate.
Through different levels of support, UCP empowers and educates child care providers on inclusion so children with disabilities have the same opportunities as their peers. The level of support we provide to each child and their family ranges from consultative to full on-site staff support. With consultative support, a UCP Service Coordinator works with individual child care programs to provide on-going guidance through observations, problem solving, periodic check-ins and advice aimed at enhancing each child care provider’s ability to include a specific child. Depending on the needs of a child or child care program, a child’s UCP Service Coordinator may recommend additional assistance in the form of on-site support.
We also have afterschool and summer services and teen support.
WECP is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin through the Graduate School. Designed to meet the needs of a developmentally diverse group of young children, it also provides a site for university research and training.
Our program goals are:
1. Service: to provide an exemplary inclusive child development program for children developing typically and for those with special needs.
2. Training: to provide disciplinary and interdisciplinary training to university students.
3. Research: to provide a research setting in which relevant educational and developmental issues can be studied.
4. Outreach: to provide community consultation and professional development opportunities about early childhood development, education and inclusion to programs and individuals.
The goal of the WECP is to provide a supportive and enriching environment that will foster each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. The program incorporates the nurturing aspects of a home environment, and social and learning opportunities provided in a group early education setting. The typical day provides opportunities for discovery, constructive and imaginary play; language arts and literacy; music, art and creative projects; and science, technology and math experiences. Grounded in the belief that children learn through play, there are many opportunities for children to direct their own activities, explore the environment and follow their interests.
Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that focuses on promoting school readiness through positive social and educational skill development. Head Start services children ages 3-5 living at or below the Federal poverty guidelines. Head Start provides health and nutrition services, mental health support, family support services, and many opportunities for parent involvement ad leadership. There are additional support services for children with disabilities.