Child care must be provided by a State Licensed or County Certified provider. The program monitors and certifies individuals to provide child care services in their homes. A Child Care Coordinator provides resource and referral services to people seeking daycare. The certification allows, care for up to six (6) children in the home up to 16 hours per 24-hour period, reimbursement for Wisconsin Shares children, and Food Program eligibility.
Wisconsin’s Child Care Subsidy program, "Wisconsin Shares", helps families pay for child care to enable parents to work, seek employment, or finish high school. (The subsidy is not intended to cover the full cost.) Parent(s) eligible for this assistance can choose any certified or licensed provider to care for their children. In addition to meeting the financial criteria, there are other eligibility standards.
The parent is expected to share the cost of care by paying a co-payment determined by a sliding scale based on family income, family size, age, the number of children in subsidized care, and the type of facility.
For more information, click on the following link: http://www.dcf.wisconsin.gov/childcare/
"Wisconsin Shares" Child Care Subsidy Program: http://www.dcf.wisconsin.gov/childcare/wishares/
Training Links: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/ccregulation/cccertification/summary-of-training-requirements.pdf
YoungStar is a program of the Department of Children and Families created to improve the quality of child care for Wisconsin children. YoungStar evaluates and rates the quality of care given by child care providers and helps parents choose the best child care for their kids.