Interested in Providing Child Care?

Children are the future and providing their child care is a very important career path. If you are dedicated to helping young children and enjoy making a difference in the life of a child, you may want to consider a career in child care.  Starting a child care business is one of the most important and rewarding careers you can have.  Childcaring can help you find answers to the questions you have about providing child care.

Puas xav paub txog kev zov menyuam? (Interested in Providing Child Care?) – Download the flyer in Hmong

Do you have questions like:

  • How many children can I legally care for?
  • What are the benefits to becoming regulated?
  • What classes or training do I need to get started?
  • What would I charge the families?

Contact Childcaring to help you get started.

“Children are our greatest treasure.  They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela

Start-Up Grants are Available!

Contact Childcaring to learn more about start-up grant eligibility. If you became regulated within the past three months you may still be eligible to apply.

Childcaring Provides Referrals to Regulated Programs
As a CCR&R Agency, we promote regulated child care programs by providing families with referrals. When a family calls looking for child care, they provide us information (child’s birthday, days and times needed, etc.). This is placed into our provider database. As a regulated child care provider, if your information matches what the family is looking for, you will be included on our computer-generated list.

We do not recommend one program over another.

Hmong Bi-Lingual Aid

Please contact our office for assistance. (Mondays 9:00-3:30; or by appointment) Thov hu tuaj los yog tiv tauj peb lub tsev dhia dej num yog xav tau kev pab. (Hnub Monday thaum 9 teev txog rau 3:30 teev; los yog teem sij hawm).

Puas xav paub txog kev zov menyuam? (Interested in Providing Child Care?) – Download the flyer in Hmong

Certified Child Care

State law (s. 48.651) requires counties/tribes to certify providers who receive public funding but are exempt from the licensing law. DCF promulgates rules establishing standards for the certification of child care providers and contracts certification functions to local counties and tribes. Most counties have made certification available for all family child care providers, whether or not public funding is involved.

While certification is available in all counties, a child care certifier is on staff at Childcaring who provides services in Adams, Lincoln, Marquette, and Portage counties. Contact us or visit the DCF website for more information regarding certified child care.

Licensed Family Child Care

In Wisconsin, a family child care license is required if you are going to care for four or more children under the age of 7 years who are not related to you. A licensed family child care provider is limited to caring for no more than eight children total. Many resources are available from a variety of agencies, to assist you in exploring this career option and in preparing to apply for a license. 

A pre-licensing consultant is available on staff at Childcaring.  Contact us or visit the Department of Children and Families website for more information regarding licensed child care.

Licensing Group Child Care

In Wisconsin, a group child care license is required to care for nine or more children for less than 24 hours a day for compensation. Many resources are available from a variety of agencies, to assist you in exploring this career option and in preparing to apply for a license. 

A pre-licensing consultant is available on staff at Childcaring.  Contact us or visit the Department of Children and Families website for more information regarding licensed child care.