Additional Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Child Care Counts: Emergency Payment Program

The COVID-19 public health emergency has placed unprecedented stress on the child care sector which was operating on razor-thin margins before the crisis, leaving too many families, especially vulnerable families, without access to quality, affordable care.

DCF is supporting the growing demand for child care access for essential workforce families by assisting in the launch of a number of payment programs to support child care providers.

To learn more about this program click here.

Family Support & Resources

Financial Resources
For Child Care Businesses
Mental Health Resources for Employees & Children
Provider Appreciation Day

Provider Appreciation Day® is a special day in May to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere.
>> Provider Appreciation Poster <<

>Provider Appreciation Letter to Providers<< (opens in a new tab)">>>Provider Appreciation Letter to Providers<<

Caring for Children With Special Needs
Resources to Support Refugee & Immigrant Families
  • This regularly updated list of trainings, primarily focused on early educators, offers various trainings on topics such as resiliency, cultural competency and trauma-informed care, that would be helpful in supporting immigrant and refugee children and families.
  • SFTA Newsletter (Issue 25), see pages 7-9: Supporting Refugee & Immigrant Families
  • Department of Children & Families, Refugee Resources: This webpage offers Wisconsin-specific and national links to resources, programs and agencies supporting refugee children and families.
  • Department of Health Services, Trauma-Informed Care Resources: These resources will help you to build a foundation of understanding and knowledge to implement trauma-informed care in your work.
Tolerance/Anti-Bias and Equity in Early Childhood
  • Advancing Equity in ECE Position Statement – NAEYC
  • Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families – NAEYC
  • “Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race”. Erin N. Winkler, Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee
  • Children’s Peace Education & Anti-Bias Library
    • A curriculum for young children and books to teach peacemaking with young children.
  • Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events – Child Care Aware of America
  • How to Talk to your Children about Protests and Racism – CNN
  • Racial Justice, Equity and the Role of Child Care – Webinar
  • Teaching Tolerance Website: Resources around implicit bias and systemic racism.