The Wyoming Campus Early Education Coalition (WCEEC) is a group made up of campus-based early childhood centers in Wyoming. Participants include: University of Wyoming, Laramie County Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Northwest Community College, Casper College, and Central Wyoming College. The WCEEC will be holding a conference on June 6, 7, and 8 in Jackson, Wyoming at the Jackson Lake Lodge. The conference will involve campus program directors as well as teachers from the centers. Speakers will include representatives from the Governor's office, Dept of Family Services, Dept of Education, Wyoming Children's Action Alliance, Wyoming Kid's First, Early Childhood Faculty from UW, LCCC, Western Wyoming College, and Casper College, Wyoming Early Childhood State Advisory Council, Dept of Workforce Services, UW Institutional Marketing, and UW Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs. The conference is being funded through the Ellbogen Foundation.
During Thursday's sessions, participants at this conference will have the opportunity to hear from all of the key leaders in the field of early childhood in Wyoming and will explore possibilities for their involvement in important initiatives at the local and state level. Friday's meetings will support programs in accomplishing their goal to become more visible in their campus and local communities by providing resources in program marketing and policy and advocacy. Throughout the three day experience, campus programs will also have the opportunity to meet and address each program's vision, mission, and goals as program administrators and teachers collaborate.