MyWIChildCare for Parents Families who use child care subsidy are seeing a big change. Parents receiving Wisconsin Shares are now using an EBT card to pay their child care provider, similar to using the Quest card for FoodShare. The EBT system is called MyWIChildCare. The change to MyWIChildCare occured in three phases. Phase One - October 2016: The MyWIChildCare Card was issued to Wisconsin Shares parents in the La Crosse area. Phase 1 counties included Buffalo, Clark, Jackson, Monroe, Pepin, Trempealeau, Vernon, and La Crosse counties. Phase Two – February 2017: The MyWIChildCare Card was issued statewide (except Milwaukee County) to all parents receiving Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy. Phase Three - April 2017: The MyWIChildCare Card was issued to Milwaukee County parents receiving Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy. About the MyWIChildCare EBT Card Call the number on your EBT card to activate it and establish a PIN, just like setting up a regular debit card. Your card will look like the image to the right. Your child care authorization is based on a monthly average of your child care needs. A monthly amount of subsidy will be added to your card the first day of the month. Amounts for new authorizations are added the next business day. You will have up to 90 days to use your monthly amount. After 90 days, the unused balance will be removed from your EBT card. For Parents with Potentially Compromised MyWIChildCare EBT Cards If any individual ever requests your MyWIChildCare card and/or PIN information, do not provide it. Contact the Bureau of Program Integrity at DCFMBCHILDCAREFRAUD@wisconsin.gov to report the incident for investigation. Training Videos MyWIChildCare Parent Video Overview of important information about the MyWIChildCare EBT card and Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy changes Spanish Parent Video Text (Video para padres sobre MyWIChildCare) Hmong Parent Video Text (MyWIChildCare Niam Txiv Daim Video) Using Your MyWIChildCare EBT Card Spanish The MyWIChildCare EBT card provides a fast and easy way for you to access your child care subsidy funds Activate your card and create a PIN Use your new MyWIChildCare EBT card to pay for child care Pay for child care online, over the telephone, or swipe your card at a POS machine Transfer funds electronically from your MyWIChildCare account to your provider's account Check your account balance online, by calling customer service, or by swiping your card at your provider's optional POS machine Using the Child Care Parent Portal Parent Outreach Documents Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Changes (DCF-P-5145) Spanish Hmong What Parents Need to Know About MyWIChildCare (DCF-P-5144) Spanish Hmong MyWIChildCare EBT Basics for Parents (PowerPoint) MyWIChildCare Cardholder Payment Sample A brief overview showing how easy it is for parents to pay their child care provider online using their MyWIChildCare card. MyWIChildCare Printed materials Order or download MyWIChildCare brochures or posters. Additional Wisconsin Shares Information Contact MyWIChildCare Email us with your questions.