Child Care Assistance, also called Wisconsin Shares, helps families pay for child care so parents, approved caretakers, or foster parents may work, go to school, or participate in approved work training programs. To receive Child Care Assistance, you must apply and be found eligible. You must also choose a child care provider who is certified, licensed or operated by a Wisconsin public school board. The child care provider must participate in the YoungStar program and have a quality rating of at least 2 Stars.
All Child Care applicants, renewals and authorizations in the Northern IM Consortium are processed by a specialized team of Child Care Eligibility Workers. Please call 1-888-794-5722 and listen for the prompt "if you are calling about child care, press 1"
The four ways to apply are listed in the column to the right.
Click the links below to learn more about the Wisconsin Shares Subsidies:
If you believe someone
is misusing their benefits in any, but not limited to, the following ways, you
can report fraud:
- Billing Medicaid for services/equipment not provided.
- Filing a false application for a DHS-funded assistance
program such as
Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, WIC or FoodShare.
- Trafficking of FoodShare benefits (trading the benefit
card for cash,
tobacco or alcohol, or buying ineligible non-food items).
- Crime/misconduct/mismanagement by a DHS
Click here to be taken to the Department of Human Services Fraud webpage.
Four Ways to Apply for Benefits:
Our call center specialists will connect you with an interpreter if you request one. They are available in many different languages!
Call to request a paper application be sent to you: