MyWIChildCare Parent Portal
Text Messaging Information

Want to receive text message alerts on your mobile device? Parents using the MyWIChildCare Parent Portal can receive text message alerts from DCF or your local agency when an authorization worker sends you a message via the Parent Portal. Usually, messages are sent when there are questions about an authorization request. Parents can now respond to a worker's message through the Parent Portal. Message and Data Rates May Apply.

Accessing and Responding to Messages in the Parent Portal

Log in to the Parent Portal. Then select Messages button.

Parent Portal Message Button Screenshot

Sign Up to Receive Text Message Alerts

Log in to the Parent Portal. Choose Text Message Settings button.

Text Messages Settings Screenshot

Enter the cell phone number you want the text message alerts sent to. Make sure Authorization Worker Message is set to Yes, then select Save.

Text Message Opt-In Screenshot  

Opt-out of Text Messaging Alerts or Change a Phone Number

If you want to stop receiving text message alerts, or change your cell phone number, log into the Parent Portal and access the Text Messaging Settings.

If you need to change the cell phone number, enter the new phone number and select Save. To stop receiving messages, change the ‘Authorization Worker Message’ indicator to ‘No’ and select Save, or reply STOP to a previously received text message.

Opt-out from Text Messaging screenshot


Ready 4K Text Messages

To sign up to receive text messages with fun facts and easy tips to help children under the age of 10 learn and grow, change the Ready4K Message indicator to Yes, then select Save.

Ready 4K Opt-In screenshot

If you want to stop receiving Ready4K text messages, simply change the Ready4K indicator to No, then select Save.


Contact your local Child Care Agency Office with questions about your child care authorization.