Interested in Providing Child Care?

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.

Join Us at a FREE Start-Up Information Session to learn more!

Do you have questions like:

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

Join us for some answers!

Watch our Facebook page and training calendar for upcoming sessions. For more information please contact Gayle Schiszik, Certifier/Pre-licensing Consultant, 715-841-9490.

Start-Up Grants are Available! Contact Childcaring to learn more about start-up grant eligibility. If you became regulated within the past six months you may still be eligible to apply.

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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).

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.