Milwaukee Early Care Administration 
Agency Contacts

The staff at the Milwaukee Early Care Administration (MECA) is here to help you with your Wisconsin Shares child care and Program Integrity questions.

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Milwaukee Early Care Administration

635 N. 26th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
No in-person services are available for Wisconsin Shares Child Care Authorization Services.

Child Care Eligibility In-Person Services

*Limited walk-in services are available for Wisconsin Shares eligibility services.

UMOS Submit documents/verification for Wisconsin Shares Eligibility only at any of these two locations.

Coggs Center
1220 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205

2701 S. Chase Ave. 
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, or 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday.

MECA Phone and Fax

  • Call Center Hours
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Phone: 1.888.947.6583 (voice)
    • Press 1, 1, 2 to request a Child Care Authorization
    • Press 1, 1, 2, 1 for general questions or to speak to a Parent Provider Liaison
    • 711 (TTY), 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Fax 1.414.615.6399 (include case number on all pages)

Program Integrity - Client Services/Overpayment


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 child care authorization
  • Send messages to agency workers

Child Care Provider Portal

The Child Care Provider Portal is an online system, open 24/7, where you can access information about Wisconsin Shares authorizations and payments. You can access it from any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an Internet connection.

  • Update your prices
  • Send a request to end a Wisconsin Shares 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