Milwaukee Early Care Administration 
Agency Contacts

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The staff at the Milwaukee Early Care Administration (MECA) is here to help you with all of your child care questions. Below are the key agency contacts for Wisconsin Shares Authorization and Program Integrity.

Milwaukee Early Care Administration

Coggs Center Building
1220 W. Vliet St. - 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone: 1-888-947-6583 or 1-414-615-6322

Walk-in
Monday-Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. (noon)

NOTE: walk-in option to the building is not currently available due to COVID-19.

 

Wisconsin Shares Authorization

Phone: 1-888-947-6583 Press 1, 1, 2 to speak to an authorization worker
Fax: 1-414-615-6399 (include case number on all pages)

Call Center
Phone: 1-888-947-6583
Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. (noon)

 

Program Integrity - Client

Overpayment Questions
Phone: 1-414-615-6322
Fax: 1-414-615-6397

 

Online Services Available 24/7

Child Care Parent Portal

The Child Care Parent Portal is open 24/7, and you can access it from any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an Internet connection.

  • View your authorization notices
  • See the number of hours and amount of subsidy at each provider for each child on your case
  • Check your subsidy balance and track payments made to your provider
  • Request changes to your authorization

Child Care Provider Portal

The Child Care Provider Portal is open 24/7, and you can access it from any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an Internet connection.

  • Update your prices
  • Send a request to end a MyWIChildCare authorization for a child who is no longer attending or has never attended
  • Report days (or weeks) that your child care program will be closed so a parent can request an authorization to an alternate provider during your closure
  • View certain Licensing/Certification, Registry, and YoungStar documents and details