Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities


Wisconsin Shares Child Care Agency Worker & Partner Resources

This page contains resources for local agency workers and local agency administration.

Worker Level

Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Policy Manual

Operations Memos

Operations Memos from the Division of Early Care and Education in the Department of Children and Families. Operations Memos are used to communicate changes in policy and automated systems to Wisconsin Shares local agencies. Sign up to receive notification of new Operations Memos.

Wisconsin Statute Chapter 49

Wisconsin Statutes affecting the Wisconsin Shares program. For Wisconsin Shares, see 49.141 to 49.161, and specifically 49.155

Administrative Code DCF 101 and 201

Wisconsin Administrative Rules affecting the Wisconsin Shares program. See DCF 101 and DCF 201

Foster Parents, Kinship Care Relatives, and Interim Caretakers

When we use the term “foster parents,” we also mean relatives that receive Kinship Care and have a court-ordered placement, subsidized guardianships, and Interim Caretakers. Visit our Foster Parent page to learn more about eligibility and authorizations for foster children. For additional foster care information, visit our Becoming a Foster Care Parent page.

DCF Forms and Publications Repository

This searchable page contains a combined repository of all Forms and Publications used by local agencies, programs, and DCF staff


Child Care Security Access Request Form

There are multiple child care systems that Child Care Agency Workers must access in order to assist clients. Those systems include, but are not limited to: CARES/CWW, CCPP, CSAW, WISCCRS, YoungStar Case Management, and WebI. This simplified security access guide helps Child Care Agency Workers request access, modify access for existing users, and end system access.


User Help

If you need assistance with the child care systems, please use the Systems Contacts spreadsheet to contact the appropriate person.


Administrator Level

DECE Administrator Memos

Administrator Memos from the Division of Early Care and Education in the Department of Children and Families. The Division of Early Care and Education (DECE) publishes Administrator's Memos when changes are made to the county/tribal child care contracts and other administrative procedures.

Child Care Agency Annual Summary Form DCF-F-425

Form 425 is for agencies performing all contract functions (Administration, Fraud, and Certification) of Child Care Administration.