Report Child Care Fraud

If you suspect Child Care Fraud, be a part of the solution. You may remain anonymous. Please fill out the Child Care Fraud Form, or email dcfmbchildcarefraud @wisconsin.gov.

Report a Child Care Concern or Complaint

If you have a concern about something going on in a child care facility or you suspect child abuse, neglect or exploitation at a child care facility, please use the drop-down menu on the Tell Us How We Are Doing page to fill out the appropriate complaint form.

Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

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Common Concerns for Families of Children with Special Needs and Disabilities

As families begin to search for child care, parents and child care providers may have concerns. As you look through this webpage, we hope to address some of the concerns you may have.

The following questions can be used to begin discussions between families and child care providers regarding the level of care that will be provided and, what is wanted and needed for the child's care.

Feel free to print and use these questions as a guide.

If you have concerns or questions about a child's development (physical, social-emotional, or cognitive) contact: Wisconsin First Step Information and Referral Hotline at 1-800-642-STEP (7837).

Parents have concerns - Video

  • Will a child care provider want to care for my child?
  • Could anyone ever care for my child like I do?
  • Will other children play and talk with my child?
  • Will my child make friends?
  • Will a child care provider know how to care for my child?
  • Will a child care provider contact me if he or she needs more information or help?
  • Will a provider be willing to give my child extra time if he or she needs it?
  • Will a child care provider know what to do in an emergency?
  • What can I do to help make the child care arrangements work well for everyone?

Providers have concerns - Video

  • Do I have the skills and training to care for a child with special needs?
  • Will I be able to meet the child's needs and the expectations of the family?
  • Will other children play and talk with the child?
  • If caring for a child with special needs requires more time or more money, where will I find the additional resources?
  • Will I need special training or information to care for a child with special needs? If so, whom do I call?
  • Will I know what to do if the child needs immediate care or medical help?
  • What can I do to help make the child care arrangements work well for everyone?