About Us

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

Childcaring Service Brochure

Childcaring Annual Reports

2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 2013

Form 990 (Guide Star)

What We Do

We are community-based experts who make child care work by: connecting families with child care services, developing child care professionals, and collecting data that impacts communities.

We help families find child care. Families receive a free customize list of regulated child care providers that match their criteria (age of the children, type of care, days/times care is needed, etc).

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.

We helps community agencies develop solutions to the complex child care challenges in our service delivery area.

Board of Directors

Bradley Gast, President

Donna Ginzl, Vice President

Michelle Rantala, Treasurer

Joan Krohn, Secretary

Jane Brandt

Annett Mooney

Tammy Schreiber

Tina Smith

Nancy Vance

Barry West


Childcaring 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 <<

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

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. 

Childcaring is a member of Child Care Aware® of America (National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies), and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA).

Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware® of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. Child Care Aware® of America’s vision is that every family in the United States has access to a high quality, affordable child care system. The child care system supports children’s growth, development and educational advancement and creates positive economic impact for families and communities.

The organization’s mission is to advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families. This work is strengthened by a national network of Child Care Resource and Referral agencies and diverse members and partners. To achieve this mission, the organization leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, undertakes research, and advocates child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.

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.