Helpful Links

  1. Child & Adult Care Food Program: Resources for Family childcare programs interested in participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), as well as for programs already participating. Group childcare centers should visit this page for more info.
  2. Department of Children & Families (DCF): Licensing manual, YoungStar, forms, etc.
  3. Mandated Reporter Online Training: Free child abuse and neglect training that meets Department of Children & Families requirements (does not meet YoungStar requirements).
  4. National Association for Family and Community Education: Strengthening individuals, families and communities through continuing education, developing leadership and community action.
  5. National Association for Family Childcare (NAFCC): Accreditation, professional development, and support for family childcare programs.
  6. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Practice, policy and research. Connecting and promoting high quality learning.
  7. REWARD Wisconsin: Salary supplements for those in the early childhood workforce based on educational attainments and longevity in the field.
  8. Supporting Families Together Association: Wisconsin’s statewide member association for organizations and individuals committed to making every early childhood a great one. Our core membership consists of Wisconsin’s Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) and Family Resource Centers (FRCs).
  9. TEACH Scholarships: Scholarships to support the early childhood workforce by making credit-based education more affordable.
  10. The Registry: Wisconsin’s system of recognizing professional achievements and establishing career pathways.
  11. Wisconsin Child Care Administrator Association: Support for childcare administrators – providing an annual conference and professional development opportunities.
  12. WI Early Childhood Association (WECA): Statewide agency doing advocacy, professional development and providing resources.
  13. Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners: resources to support a system of high quality comprehensive early childhood services for all children and families.
  14. WI Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS): Learn more about why we have them, what are the guiding principles, and more.
  15. Wisconsin Family and Childcare Association: Support and resources for family childcare providers including mini- conferences, a statement conference, accreditation support and advocacy.
  16. Help Me Grow Northeast Wisconsin – Data Policy
  17. Help Me Grow Northeast Wisconsin – Consent

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