Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

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How do I apply for Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy?

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There are three ways that you can apply for Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy.

 

Apply Online

Use the State's online application tool, called ACCESS, to apply for child care assistance. ACCESS is easy to use and takes about an hour to apply online. By using ACCESS, you can apply for FoodShare, Health Care, Family Planning, and Child Care. Enter ACCESS now.

 

In Person or by Telephone

Visit the map of local Wisconsin Shares agencies to find the address of your local agency where you can call or visit to apply for child care assistance.

 

If you live in Milwaukee County, please call our office to apply for Wisconsin Shares: 1-888-947-6583.

Milwaukee Early Care Administration (MECA)
1220 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Telephone: 1-888-947-6583
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday