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About Us

Childcaring was formed by uniting two organizations —
Child Care Connection, Inc. and Child Care Resource
and Referral
— to make quality care available to all in
Adams, Clark, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette,
Portage, Taylor, Waushara, and Wood Counties (Wisconsin).

ChildCare Aware               Supporting Families Together

Childcaring is a member of Child Care Aware® of America (National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies), and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA).
SFTA cultivates a system of organizations and professionals across Wisconsin to promote quality, strengths-based, early childhood services in all communities. SFTA’s core members consist of Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies and Family Resource Centers (FRCs). Together with their member agencies, SFTA works to realize the vision that in every Wisconsin community, all children have the opportunity to reach their highest potential and all adults embrace their role and responsibility to children. For more information, call
1 (888) 713-KIDS (5437) or visit

We are community-based experts who make child care work by: developing child care professionals; connecting families with child care services; and collecting data that impacts communities. We work to increase the child care supply in areas that may lack sufficient care, and offer technical assistance and training to potential and existing child care programs. Childcaring also helps communities, school districts, employers, and W-2 agencies develop solutions to complex child care challenges.

Our database of child care programs and providers allows us to provide information and track data on family referrals, family demographics (including ages of children), type of care requested (family or group settings, licensed, certified or provisional) and specialized child care requests (children with special needs, sick child care, and transportation issues). As an independent agency, we refer equally to all regulated child care programs (family and group child care centers) and serve families and children from all income groups.

Childcaring Annual Reports (pdf):  2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013

Form 990 (Guide Star):

Non Discrimination Disclaimer

Childcaring services provided are not influenced or affected by a customer’s or client’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability unrelated to ability to do a job, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


View the Childcaring Services Brochure Here  



United WayChildcaring is funded in part by United Way Agencies; government and corporate contracts; local grants and foundations. With increasing demands for services, a donation would be greatly appreciated. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support quality child care in central Wisconsin.  >> Donate Now <<



“Funding for YoungStar is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.”


Childcaring Board of Directors

Bradley Gast, President
Donna Ginzl, Vice President
Michelle Rantala, Treasurer
Joan Krohn, Secretary

Jane Brandt
Rebecca Hardell 
Kelly Oleson
Tammy Schreiber
Nancy Vance
Barry West

Child Care Resource Agency   Serving Central Wisconsin
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