Wisconsin Shares Statistical Reports

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The following information includes Statistical Reports for the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program.

View the monthly reports on the number of children and families served by the Wisconsin Shares program, as well as expenditure amounts.

Visit Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to learn more about the Wisconsin Shares Market Rate Surveys.

Download an Excel file of the below data.

Families and Children Served by Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program (Last 24 Months)

Statewide

Yr./Mo. Families Served Children Served Issuances
2023/11 17,446 30,740 $28,191,547
2023/10 17,197 30,200 $27,556,994
2023/09 16,499 29,078 $22,160,906
2023/08 17,801 35,562 $29,622,191
2023/07 17,720 32,319 $30,218,738
2023/06 18,300 33,127 $28,117,771
2023/05 17,790 31,347 $24,820,477
2023/04 17,619 31,197 $24,889,927
2023/03 17,690 31,361 $24,549,613
2023/02 17,367 30,720 $23,803,240
2023/01 17,410 30,713 $23,492,709
2022/12 17,301 30,556 $24,344,865
2022/11 17,386 30,544 $23,552,424
2022/10 17,172 30,055 $22,918,527
2022/09 16,674 29,243 $21,990,470
2022/08 17,951 32,678 $28,890,842
2022/07 17,656 31,980 $28,971,148
2022/06 18,095 32,637 $27,063,858
2022/05 17,574 30,681 $23,350,230
2022/04 17,466 30,621 $23,409,760
2022/03 17,445 30,605 $23,494,772
2022/02 17,030 29,778 $22,143,047
2022/01 16,888 29,562 $21,741,072
2021/12 17,034 29,743 $19,461,642

Balance of State

Yr./Mo. Families Served Children Served Issuances
2023/11 7,081 10,821 $8,528,699
2023/10 7,012 10,725 $8,446,809
2023/09 6,659 10,301 $6,730,591
2023/08 7,316 11,863 $9,415,853
2023/07 7,286 11,788 $9,364,370
2023/06 7,566 12,201 $8,843,547
2023/05 7,257 11,253 $7,631,692
2023/04 7,267 11,364 $7,639,886
2023/03 7,388 11,592 $7,898,325
2023/02 7,205 11,207 $7,451,383
2023/01 7,236 11,304 $7,456,895
2022/12 7,130 11,136 $7,338,302
2022/11 7,180 11,135 $7,340,211
2022/10 7,116 11,020 $7,239,733
2022/09 6,900 10,696 $6,923,888
2022/08 7,698 12,578 $9,635,535
2022/07 7,682 12,449 $9,696,228
2022/06 7,975 12,907 $9,284,448
2022/05 7,754 12,026 $7,989,358
2022/04 7,801 12,196 $8,009,100
2022/03 7,889 12,323 $8,189,569
2022/02 7,643 11,852 $7,646,205
2022/01 7,683 11,922 $7,634,377
2021/12 7,730 12,002 $6,870,249

Milwaukee County

Yr./Mo. Families Served Children Served Issuances
2023/11 10,366 19,925 $19,662,848
2023/10 10,186 19,480 $19,110,184
2023/09 9,841 18,780 $15,430,316
2023/08 10,486 20,702 $20,206,338
2023/07 10,434 20,532 $20,854,368
2023/06 10,736 20,934 $19,274,224
2023/05 10,535 20,098 $17,188,785
2023/04 10,352 19,835 $17,250,042
2023/03 10,302 19,771 $16,651,288
2023/02 10,162 19,515 $16,351,857
2023/01 10,175 19,412 $16,035,815
2022/12 10,171 19,423 $17,006,563
2022/11 10,207 19,414 $16,212,213
2022/10 10,056 19,038 $15,678,794
2022/09 9,776 18,550 $15,066,582
2022/08 10,253 20,100 $19,255,306
2022/07 9,975 19,532 $19,274,920
2022/06 10,123 19,736 $17,779,410
2022/05 9,820 18,655 $15,360,872
2022/04 9,666 18,426 $15,400,660
2022/03 9,557 18,287 $15,305,204
2022/02 9,387 17,928 $14,496,842
2021/12 9,305 17,741 $12,591,393

 

Additional Wisconsin Shares Information

Definitions and Disclaimers

Served: Served means any family or child that has a transaction (i.e., EBT payment for child care) within a given month. Statewide family and child counts are unduplicated in the event a parent changes residency between Milwaukee and balance of state.

Issuances: As of January 1, 2022, the issuance amount totals the transaction amounts paid to child care providers.

Copayment / Parent Share: DCF 201.02(7m) (7m) “ Copayment” means an amount that is calculated by the department's automation system based on s. DCF 201.08 (1) (a) and (2) (bm) that reduces the amount of a parent's subsidy payment. DCF 201.02 Note: See the definition of “parent's share” in s. DCF 201.02 (17e). Parents are required to pay the difference between what the child care provider charges for care and what Wisconsin Shares covers. This is considered the “Parent Share.”

YoungStar Quality Adjustment

Effective January 1, 2022, the YoungStar Quality Adjustment process changed. The YoungStar Quality Adjustments are now paid through the Child Care Counts Payment Program. The “Issuances” definition included above has been updated and no longer includes the YoungStar Quality Adjustment.

For additional details about the change in YoungStar Quality Adjustments visit Child Care Counts: Stabilization Payment Program and view the “How Payments are Determined” section. For data regarding Child Care Counts awards visit Child Care Counts Payments Data.

Wisconsin Shares Subsidy Changes

Effective October 1, 2023, subsidies changed from an hourly amount to a part-time or full-time amount. Parents can also receive funds to pay limited registration fees, which are included in “Issuances.” Additional details about these changes can be found at Wisconsin Shares Policy Changes.

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