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Providing the Most for Your Young Child

Choosing Child Care is one of the Most Important Decisions Families are Faced With

  • Wisconsin’s Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) are here to support you in your search for child care.
  • CCR&Rs will walk you through the process of finding child care, give guidance on questions to ask and things to look for, as well as provide a list of programs in your area who meet your search criteria.
  • Your local CCR&Rs will talk you through the elements of YoungStar, Wisconsin’s Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System, so that you are prepared to find quality care that matches your values.
  • While CCR&Rs do not make recommendations for care or endorse any child care provider or center, they can support you in accessing information so that your decision can be informed.

Being a Parent is Amazing and Challenging

  • At some point, every family needs support. Every family deserves access to the supports available in Wisconsin when that time comes.
  • Family Resource Centers across the state provide families with a range of services from parenting support to home visits to networking opportunities to concrete supports and resources.
  • There is so much to know about how your baby is growing, developing and learning. We can connect you with the tips, strategies and resources you want, as you nurture and raise your child.

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