About Us

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About Us

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WELS is a comprehensive data system for early childhood and has a proven track record of integrating data from diverse data systems, providing an easy system designed for providers, quality improvement specialists, and other stakeholders, streamlining and improving the quality improvement process, and tracking data over time to inform decisions.

Our Vision

Improve early care and education for children, families, teachers, and communities.

WELS Vision

Our Mission

Provide tools to support excellence in child development and early learning.

Core Values

We care foremost about children, families, and education.

We value partnerships with our clients and communities.

We provide a comfortable and enriching work environment for our employees.

Create and sustain a culture of innovation.

Our Goals

Provide excellence supporting our clients

Develop subject matter expertise to help our clients get the most from our offerings

Cultivate a family- friendly work environment

Contribute to society

Corporate Partners

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As the trusted leader in CLASS-driven measurement and mentoring, Teachstone has the proven expertise schools need to nurture better student outcomes, one classroom at a time.

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Teachers College Press is a leading publisher of award-winning educational material for teachers, parents, and school leaders, since 1904.

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The Children’s Forum provides leadership, education, services and advocacy to achieve accessible, affordable, quality child care, early learning and afterschool services for all children.

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MERIT (Managed Education and Registry Information Tool) is an online portal that helps professionals in the field of early care and education in Washington.

Our Team

Heidy Valdes

Chief Experience Officer
Loyal | Enthusiastic | Honest
Sandro

Sandro Perez

Full Stack Software Developer
Busy | Fish | Suffice
Alison

Alison Gonzalez

Field Ambassador
Empathetic | Intentional | Advocate
Sandra

Sandra Gutierrez

Project Manager
Engaged | Results-Oriented | Resourceful
Muriel

Muriel Wong

Early Learning/CQI Guru
Engaging | Creative | Spirit
Abel

Abel Ferro

Product Designer
Integrated | Inspired | Involved
Oleg

Oleg Martinez

Software Architect
Dream | Love | Deliver
Emily

Emily Snowden

Educator Support
Caring | Ardent | Pragmatic
Herbert

Herbert Cabrera

Programmer
Working | Thinking | Doing
Anniel

Anniel Apolinario

Software Developer
Learn | Solve | Build
Karen

Karen Clay

Senior Software Developer
Lefty | Innovative | Learn
Mike

Mike Cullen

Client Liaison Support Manager
Loyal | Interpersonal | Flexible
Carlos

Carlos Valdes

Chief Thank You Officer
Seek | Build | Play
Heidi

Heidi Frederiksen

Enthusiastic Education Liaison
Love | Learn | Include
Bruce

Bruce Fuller

Software Engineer / Data Architect
Customer | Focused | Quality

Bobbi Silver

Documentation Writer/Trainer
Envelope | Exemplify | Exudes
John

John Fiedler

President / Project Charter / Contracts
Introspective | Curious | Analytical

Jesse Leinfelder

Content Consultant
Caring | Working | Striving
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