Resource Materials for Child Care Providers

Colorful file folders.

  • Guidelines for new providers, each a few pages in length
  • Some related to licensed family child care, some to group center care, most to both
  • Developed by Child Care Licensing Specialists, Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA), Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in Madison and Milwaukee, other state agencies
  • Click the categories below to locate materials for download

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 Spanis
  8. Center Medication and Injury Log - Directions for Use Spanish
  9. Storing and Warming Infant Bottles and Food
  10. Situations That Require Medical Attention Right Away
  11. Communicable Diseases Chart + order info
  12. (Exclusion Guidelines replaced by #12)
  13. Car Safety Seat Information Spanish
  14. Common Plants – What’s Poisonous and What’s Not
  15. Prevention of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids (Universal & Standard Precautions for Child Care Centers)
  16. OSHA Regulations on Bloodborne Pathogens
  17. (Approved Sanitizer List replaced by #23)
  18. Transportation of Children in 10+ Passenger Vans to and from School
  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  Spanish
  29. Instructions for Obtaining Forms – Group and Family Child Care Centers
  30. Required Items for Family Child Care Centers
  31. Required Items for Group Child Care Centers
  32. Staff-to-Child Ratio While Swimming Worksheet – Group and Family Child Care
  33. 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

C. Health and Safety

D. Equipment

F. Child Guidance and Positive Discipline

H. Brochures for Parents on Selecting and Evaluating Child Care

1. Your Guide to Regulated Child Care: Your Summary of the Child Care Rules Spanish
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 Spanish
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.

I. Brochures for Parents on Child Rearing: Plain Talk Series

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