Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

Disclaimer

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been approved to use $51 million to support Wisconsin’s early care and education community. The funding comes as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Child Care Counts: COVID-19 Emergency Payment Program covers open or temporarily closed child care programs. There are three payment programs and three application periods. Read more about the Child Care Counts: COVID-19 Emergency Payment Program and apply on the department’s website.

The novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was first reported in December 2019. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) of Wisconsin are closely monitoring COVID-19 and providing updates through their websites (CDC site for COVID-19, DHS site for COVID-19). The Department of Children and Families is working closely with DHS and is committed to keeping you informed about COVID-19 and its impact here in Wisconsin.

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