Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities




Free Materials for…


Wisconsin Child Care Providers

   Resource Materials for Child Care Providers

  • Guidelines for new providers, each a few pages in length
  • Some related to family child care, some to group center care, most to both
  • Developed by Child Care Licensing Specialists, Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA), Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies in Madison and Milwaukee, other state agencies
  • Single print copies available to any Wisconsin child care provider or educator  ̶  and multiple copies of brochures for parents
  • Use our catalog to locate materials for download and/or ordering
  • Find DCF 250/251 Appendix J resources in the catalog under the tab For Providers and the topic Resource List


   Free Materials from Other Wisconsin State Agencies

  • Additional resources written by other state agencies
  • Order from the specific state agency identified or download from their website


   CCIC Newsletters

  • Each issue describes selected resources on a topic of interest to providers:
    • Articles from early childhood and afterschool magazines to download or order
    • Books and DVDs to borrow from CCIC
    • Web resources on that newsletter’s topic
  • Sign up for Child Care E-Mails to be notified of future newsletters
  • Use our catalog to locate newsletters for download and/or ordering


   Articles from Child Care Magazines

  • Useful ideas and good advice for providers from a variety of early childhood and afterschool magazines
  • Organized under the 12 content areas used in the Wisconsin Core Competencies
  • Use our catalog to locate articles for download and/or ordering
  • In compliance with copyright regulations, only one copy of each ordered article


Wisconsin Parents

  • DCF brochures on selecting high quality child care, the child care subsidy program, parenting and child development
  • Available to Wisconsin families in English or Spanish  
  • Use our catalog to find materials for download and/or ordering
  • Visit YoungStar for many more parenting resources


Wisconsin Child Care Certifying Agencies and Certified Providers

  • Brochures and articles on child development, positive guidance, health and safety, activities that support children's physical, mental, social and emotional development, and family child care business practices
  • Selected especially for certified family child care providers
  • Certification agencies may print these materials and order other DCF certification publications and forms through DOA  


Questions? Prefer to order Free Materials by phone? Contact CCIC!