Milwaukee Early Care Administration
(MECA)

Our Mission

Promote excellence in early childhood care and education in Milwaukee County.

We know that access to affordable, high-quality child care enhances children’s development and the family's ability to work.

Our staff works closely with the community to:

  • Provide subsidy authorizations for working parents
  • Support licensed and certified child care providers in Milwaukee County
  • Train, certify and monitor family providers
  • Maintain the integrity of child care dollars in Milwaukee County

The Department of Children and Families, protecting children, strengthening families, building communities.