Child Care Providers Together Action Center: Child Care Providers Together unites family child care providers, workers at child care centers and employees to improve child care jobs and enhance the quality of child care services available to families. We are joining forces to build political support to increase public investment in child care. The CCPT Action Center is a great online source for getting involved and being involved and being informed of the latest news, actions and advocacy campaigns.
The Child Care Information Center: Welcome to the Wisconsin Child Care Information Center! CCIC is a mail-order lending library and information center serving anyone in Wisconsin working in the field of child care and early childhood education. CCIC provides free information services, library services, and adult learning services to help Wisconsin child care professionals give the best possible start to Wisconsin's children. CCIC is sponsored by the Child Care Section, Division of Family Supports, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and is administered by the Department of Public Instruction's Reference and Loan Library. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.
The Registry: The Registry is a career level system which awards a certificate verifying that an individual has met all State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services entry level training and is qualified for the position that s/he holds. Additional credit based training is categorized by core knowledge areas as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Registry encourages professional development by defining set goals and recognizes the attainment of those goals by individuals. The Registry has developed highly specialized professional credentials and awards completion of the credential to those individuals who have met all prescribed goals.
T.E.A.C.H-Teacher Education And Compensation Helps: T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN is a statewide scholarship program designed to help child care center teaching staff, Head Start teachers, family child care providers, center directors and administrators meet their professional development goals while continuing their current employment in regulated early childhood and school age care settings. T.E.A.C.H. links education, compensation and commitment to improving the quality of early education. Currently there are six scholarship models available to support credit-based education. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN is the scholarship program that pays for expenses related to the completion of an educational path. T.E.A.C.H. also provides career, academic and/or personal counseling services to recipients as needed.
R.E.W.A.R.D - Rewarding Education with Wages And Respect for Dedication: The R.E.W.A.R.D.™ WISCONSIN Stipend Program is a compensation and retention initiative for members of the early care and education workforce. Incremental yearly salary supplements are awarded to individuals based on their educational attainments and longevity in the field. This program hopes to encourage increased education and retention through increased compensation.
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC): is a service of the Child Care Bureau, Office of Family Assistance. NCCIC is a national clearinghouse and technical asistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and information.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY): compiles disability-related resources in each state, and creates State Resource Sheets. NICHCY providers bilingual information on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law; and research-based information on effectice oractices for children with disabilities.
Wisconsin Child Care Improvement Project (WCCIP): is a statewide non-profit agency dedicated to helping improve child care by helping child care professionals give the best care possible to your children. Technical advisors throughout the state work with family child care programs and child care group centers assisting them with start-up and achieving national accreditation. WCCIP offers a range of services including one-on-one consultations, targeted workshops, CDA advising, business planner consultations, and environment assessments.
Child and Adult Care Food Program: USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. Each day, 2.9 million children receive nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP. The program also provides meals and snacks to 86,000 adults who receive care in nonresidential adult day care centers. See how CACFP can make a difference in the quality of your program! The website has useful resources and contacts listed for providers.
Redleaf Institute (RNI): is the National Center for the Business of Family Child Care. It is a division of Resources for Child Caring, a nonprofit organization located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Redleaf Institute works closely with the Redleaf Press, another division of Resources for Child Caring, which publishes business resources and other materials for child care professionals. The RNI is committed to improving the quality of family child care by helping providers successfully manage their businesses. They offer support to trainers of providers, tax preparers, and organizations (CCR&R agencies, family child care associations, food program sponsors, military bases, and state and national child care organizations) who assist providers with their business.
Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health: The Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH) promotes the healthy social and emotional development of Wisconsin children from birth through age five. Their goal is to weave infant mental health practices and principles into the everyday activities of individuals who touch the lives of infants, young children and their families
Moms Rising: MomsRising is working to bring together millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America. Our members are bringing important motherhood and family issues to the forefront of the country's awareness. We are working to create both cultural and legislative change. It is time to break the logjam that has been holding back family-friendly legislation for decades and to advance workplace policies that will support families. MomsRising offers easy entry into citizen advocacy and is bringing the power of online organizing to motherhood and family issues.
The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome: has compiled articles and information with sections covering signs and symptoms of SBS/AHT; outcomes and consequences; sciene behing SBS/AHT; Information on infance crying (#1 Trigger for Shaking); specific information for medical professionals; legal and investigative professionsals, educators, parens and caregivers; latest news concerning SBS/AHT; glossaey and bibliography resources; and online training
Child Care Law Center (CCLC):. is a national nonprofit legal services organization that uses legal tools to make high quality, affordable child care available to every child, every family, and every community. They are devoted to the complex legal issues that affect child care and their work encompasses public benefits, civil rights, housing, economic development, regulation and licensing, and land use. CCLC is a legal resource for the local, state, and national child care communities.
National Womens Law Center: The Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country. The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. An experienced staff of nearly 50 takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, family economic security, and health -- with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
Internal Revenue Service: Download tax forms and publications from this site.
Department of Health Services: provides information about BadgerCare Plus, Disability Determination, Family Care, FoodShare, Medicaid, SeniorCare, Pathways to Independence, WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Program, as well as news releases, filing a complaint, job opportunities, consumer guide to health care, and power of attorney forms.
Department of Workforce Development (DWD): the Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings. DWD offers a wide variety of employment programs which range from securing jobs for the disabled, assisting former welfare recipients as they make a transition into work, promoting 75 job centers, linking youth with jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker's rights, processing unemployment claims and ensuring workers compensation claims are paid in accordance with the law.
Department of Children and Families At this website you can find a variety of services related to protecting children, strengthening familes and building communities. Links include, but are not limited to, finding a child care center, becoming a foster parent, adopting a child, kinship care, receiving child care support services, how to apply for Wisconsin Works (W-2) Benefits, and registering for paternity.
Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA): was created in 2007 with a merger of the Wisconsin Child Care resource and Referral Network, the Wisconsin Child Care Improvement Project and a statewide network of Family Resource Centers. SFTA also provides training & technical assistance to existing and prospective family child care programs and group child care centers.
Child Care Resource and Referal (CCR&R): There are 15 local Child Care Resource & Referral agencies throughout Wisconsin, all of which are governed by local boards of directors. This website lets you select your county or tribe and links you to the right agency with its contact information and website.