Referral program links families to regulated child care providers that are licensed, regularly certified or provisionally certified. The 4-C database identifies potential child care programs based on specific needs of the family.
ACCESS connects you with the help you need when you need it. Need help getting health care coverage, paying forgroceries or child care costs, finding a job, or building your career skills?
With ACCESS, you can apply for and manage your state of Wisconsin benefits and programs in one place, at any time.
Cash assistance for parents who are receiving State and Federal Social Security Insurance (SSI) and who are caring for their minor children. If you are already receiving FoodShare, Medicaid, or other income maintenance, contact that agency to apply.
Children First program helps parents owing support who are unemployed or underemployed and are court ordered to make regular payments. Program provides case management and employment services to parents.
RISE advances the wellness of children, individuals, and families by providing early childhood and mental health services to help community and family thrive. RISE houses The Respite Center which provides emergency child care and respite for children ages 0-14, parent support, and crisis counseling 7 days a week. In addition to quality child care, the Respite Center helps parents and caregivers access important resources to help support and stabilize their family. RISE offers other Children Come First mental health programs for hospital diversion, stabilization, and crisis programs
Reach Dane offers Early Head Start, Head Start, and Childcare Programs for low income families. Complete the online application. General Information Desk: (608) 275-6740
Child care funding is available for qualified individuals. Participants must be in a qualified activity such as work or a combination of work and school. Payments go directly to qualified child care providers. Generally, participants are required to pay a co-payment. Use the ACCESS Wisconsin application online.