Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

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MECA 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 Authorization, Certification, Program Integrity and Provider Services.

Milwaukee Early Care Administration

1220 W. Vliet St. - 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 

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)
 

Program Integrity - Client

Fax: 1-414-615-6397

 

Parent Portal

The 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

Provider Portal

The 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