Business Child Care Advocates

Business Child Care Advocates (BCCAs) conduct outreach to businesses for Project Growth, mainly about the Partner Up! program; connect businesses and regulated child care providers; and provide technical assistance to businesses and providers participating in Partner Up!

Activities of BCCAs include, but are not limited to:

  • Being the main point of contact for all Partner Up! grant awardees
  • Checking in with Partner Up! grant awardees and their child care provider partners
  • Acting as a resource to Dream Up! Communities and participating on Dream Up! core teams as invited
  • Building relationships between businesses and local child care providers within their communities
  • Holding orientations and other outreach events related to sustaining child care in communities
  • Participating in applicable community workgroups around child care
  • Recommending other opportunities, including future rounds of Dream Up! to interested community members
  • Connecting businesses and child care providers to other early childhood resources and programs in Wisconsin
  • Collaborating with other BCCAs on processes and best practices

BCCAs can be found at your local CCR&R. Learn more about each BCCA below.

Michelle Moore

Region 1 (Columbia, Dodge, Dane, Lafayette, Walworth, Sauk, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock, and Grant counties, including Ho-Chunk Nation)
Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C)

Jared Hickey

Region 2 (La Crosse, Monroe, Juneau, Vernon, Richland, and Crawford counties)
The Parenting Place

Laura Lash

Region 3 (Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix, and Trempealeau counties, including the Ho-Chunk Nation)
Child Care Partnership

Robin H. Mainhardt

Region 4 (Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Vilas, and Washburn counites, including the tribal communities of Bad River, Forest County Potawatomi, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Red Cliff, Sokaogon, and St. Croix)
Northwest Connection Family Resources

Bob Pekol

Region 5 (Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, and Shawano counties, including Oneida Nation and Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee tribes)
Family and Childcare Resources of N.E.W.

Sarah M. Agena

Region 6 (Adams, Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Portage, Taylor, Waushara, and Wood counties)
Childcaring, Inc.

Mallory Hackel

Region 7 (Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Fond du Lac counties)
Family Connections, Inc.

Judy Olson

Region 7 (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waupaca and Winnebago)
Child Care Resource & Referral

Carolyn Dame

Region 8 (Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, and Ozaukee counties)
4C for Children