Child Care Data

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The Department of Children and Families, along with county, tribal, and community partners, is committed to sharing comprehensive child care data and reports. 

Explore our collection of early care and education (ECE) data covering programs like Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy, Regulation (program licensing/certification), YoungStar – Wisconsin’s child care rating and improvement system, Preschool Development Grant funding results, Child Care Counts payment program, Wisconsin Regulated Child Care Provider data, and more. Select a topic to learn more about early care and education in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Regulated Child Care Provider Dashboard

Explore data on the regulated child care landscape in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Shares Statistical Reports

View monthly reports on the state's child care subsidy program.

Child Care Counts Payment Dashboard

Read information on provider payment disbursements.

PDG Sandbox

Scan results of research and grant activities related to early care & education services. 


Research the monthly reports about the impact YoungStar has in Wisconsin.

Regulation Summary Reports

View informational annual reports on licensed and certified child care.

Looking for other child care annual reports, plans, or grant submissions? See our Child Care Reports, Plans, and Initiatives page.

Regulated Child Care Directories and Lists of Illegal and Revoked Child Care Providers

The licensed and certified child care directories are lists of regulated family and group child care programs by county. You may view or download these files as a PDF or Excel file.

Licensed Child Care Directories

View or download a list of family and group child care programs by county. 

Certified Child Care  

View or download a list of certified child care programs  
by county.


See the latest list of illegal, revoked, and denied Wisconsin child care providers.

Looking for child care? Check out the Wisconsin Child Care Finder where you can search for providers by location, type of care needed, specific program name, and by YoungStar rating.