Free Materials for Certified Family Child Care Providers

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  • Brochures and articles on child development, positive guidance, health and safety, activities that support children's physical, mental, social and emotional development, and family child care business practices.
  • Selected especially for certified family child care providers.
  • Click the categories below to locate and download materials.
  • Follow these links for information on preservice training requirements, child care subsidy and YoungStar, Wisconsin's child care quality rating and improvement system.
  • Visit the Child Care Aware® website for more resources on Operating a Family Child Care Home.
  • Certification agencies may print materials from this webpage. They may order other DCF certification publications and forms through DOA.

Record Keeping and Taxes

The Business Side of Kith and Kin - by Tom Copeland

Seven Record Keeping and Tax Tips for the New Provider - by Tom Copeland

Other family child care business resources on Tom Copeland's blog.

Child Development and Activity Ideas for Caregivers

Health and Safety, Including First Aid


Child Abuse, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and Abusive Head Trauma Prevention

Positive Child Guidance

Best Practices Tips: Guiding Behavior of Toddlers

Biting - Understanding Children

"I'll Be Back for You." : Making Separation Easier“Vuelvo por ti.”

Potty Training: Learning to Use the Toilet

Plain Talk for Parents ... 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction

Wisconsin Shares and YoungStar