The Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) works to advance positive change for children by focusing on the early childhood professionals who provide care for well over 70% of Wisconsin’s kids. When Patricia Atkins, a child care provider in Milwaukee, wanted to expand her knowledge on leadership and advocacy, WECA sponsored her to attend the Wisconsin Women’s Network’s Accelerated Policy Institute.  About her experience, Atkins said: “The Institute was awesome! […] It helped me become an advocate for the families at my center.”