Wisconsin Shares Child Care Agency Worker & Partner Resources This page contains resources for local agency workers and local agency administration. Worker Level COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Authorization Manuals COVID-19 CSAW Child Care Request Management - Worker Manual COVID-19 Child Care Need Request - Provider Portal Manual COVID-19 Child Care Need Request - Parent Manual COVID-19 System Overview Manual COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Matching Process DCF has created a process to help match health care workers in need of child care with providers who are willing to take additional children. Learn more about how the Emergency Child Care Matching Process - Video. Read more about how the Emergency Child Care Matching Process - PDF. Wisconsin Shares Child Care Policy and Process Handbook The Wisconsin Shares Child Care Policy and Process Handbook contains the policies of the Wisconsin Shares Program. 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. Partner Training Team (PTT) Learning Center The Department of Children and Families provides a variety of training to better prepare the Wisconsin Shares Child Care workforce. The Partner Training Team (PTT) Learning Center serves as the portal to aid in the process. The portal allows workers to search and register for upcoming classes or access online computer based trainings (CBTs), view and complete assigned training curriculums, review transcripts, update a training profile, and access the Training Center information. Sign Up for the Child Care Listserv The Department of Children and Families (DCF) uses this listserv to communicate: General child care information updates YoungStar and child care quality improvement information Wisconsin Shares and MyWIChildCare program updates Child care professional development opportunities Child care certification and licensing memos or updates DCF Child Care Provider Newsletter Other child care topics To sign up for the Child Care Listserv, please visit the Child Care Email Sign Up page. If you wish to unsubscribe from the Child Care listserv, click the unsubscribe link in the email that you receive or use the Unsubscribe form on the listserv signup web page. 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. Child Care User Guides 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 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. Local child care agencies are responsible for making sure appropriate staff are on the email distribution lists to receive Admin Memos. To sign up for the DECE Administrator’s Memos, please email DCFDECEBOPOPA@wisconsin.gov with the names and email addresses of the individual(s), along with the corresponding Distribution List(s) in which those individual(s) should be added. When employees leave agencies, please request to have their name and email address removed from the Outlook Distribution lists. Admin Memos are sent via email to the following DCF Outlook Distribution Lists: DCF DL DECE Admin List DCF DL BRO Child Care Regional Coordinators DCF DL BRO NERO CC Coordinators DCF DL BRO NRO CC Coordinators DCF DL BRO SERO CC Coordinators DCF DL BRO SRO CC Coordinators DCF DL BRO WRO CC Coordinators DCF DL MECA CC Authorization DCF DL DHS MilES CC Eligibility 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.