Resource Materials for Child Care Providers

The following resources have been collected to assist child care providers of all types.  

Please click on a menu item below to see materials specific to that category.

E. Resource List - DCF 250/251 Appendix D

  1. DCF Approved Agencies Offering Non-Credit Child Care Courses
  2. Credit to Hours Conversion – Technical Colleges and Universities
  3. Child Care Background Check (CBC) Frequently Asked Questions – Licensed Child Care
  4. Collaborative Child Care Programs – Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Wisconsin Child Care Administrator Credential
  6. Wisconsin Registry Career Levels
  7. Together - Children Grow: Quality Child Care for Children with Special Needs
  8. Juntos - los niños crecen: Calidad de los cuidados para niños con necesidades especiales 
  9. Center Medication and Injury Log - Directions for Use
  10. Registro de Lesiones y Medicamentos del Centro: Instrucciones de Uso 
  11. Storing and Warming Infant Bottles and Food
  12. Situations That Require Medical Attention Right Away
  13. Communicable Diseases Chart + order info
  14. Car Safety Seat Check
  15. Revisión del asiento de seguridad para automóvil 
  16. Common Plants – What’s Poisonous and What’s Not
  17. Prevention of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids (Universal & Standard Precautions for Child Care Centers)
  18. OSHA Regulations on Bloodborne Pathogens
  19. Early Years Are Learning Years – Time Out for “Time-Out”
  20. Managing Crying, Fussing, or Distraught Children (information packet)
  21. Child Care Weather Watch - Wisconsin
  22. Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting in Child Care Settings
  23. Guidance for Child Care Providers Regarding Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Child Care Settings
  24. Food Storage Chart
  25. Entry Level Courses – Early Childhood Professionals
  26. Entry Level Courses – School-age Professionals
  27. Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers
  28. Daily Attendance Record – Licensed Child Care Centers 
  29. Registro de asistencia diaria: Centros de cuidado infantil con licencia 
  30. Instructions for Obtaining Forms – Group and Family Child Care Centers
  31. Required Items for Family Child Care Centers
  32. Required Items for Group Child Care Centers
  33. Staff-to-Child Ratio While Swimming Worksheet – Group and Family Child Care
  34. Staff-to-Child Ratio Worksheet – Group Child Care Centers

A. Group Child Care Policy Guidelines

AA. Family Child Care Policy Sample

AE. Emergency Plan Sample - Regulated Child Care Centers

B. Administration

10. I'll Be Back for You (How to ease a child's transition into child care/preschool)
10. Vuelvo por ti (Cómo hacer para que la separación sea más fácil)
11. List of Key Early Childhood Organizations in Wisconsin
14. Child Care Funding Directory
16. Liability Insurance for Child Care Providers

C. Health and Safety

D. Equipment

E. Brochures for Parents on Selecting and Evaluating Child Care

1. Your Guide to Regulated Child Care: Your Summary of the Child Care Rules 
1. Su guía para el cuidado infantil regulado: Su resumen de las reglas del cuidado infantil
This guide for parents summarizes the child care rules. Licensed and certified child care providers are required to give this form to the parents of each child upon enrollment. You are encouraged to print this yourself as needed on letter-size paper.

3. Your Guide to Choosing Child Care
3. Su guía para elegir el cuidado infantil 
This brochure gives pointers to parents on what to look for in choosing child care or evaluating the child care center or home they are already using, some of their responsibilities as parents and child care users, and how to contact Resource and Referral agencies, certifying agencies, and licensing field offices.

F. Brochures for Staff and Parents on Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention