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Featured Health & Safety Resources

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Caring for Our Children

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

Searchable standards of best practices for health & safety

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Child Care Information Center

Division of Early Child Care & Education

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families

News and quick links to support early childhood

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Health Services Management

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Resources for health services

Additional resources to support you in promoting the health and safety of your children

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Standards & Guidelines

Caring for Our Children

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
Searchable standards of best practices for health and safety

Child Care Licensing Rules

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Wisconsin Administrative Code with commentary including Caring for Our Children

Health Services Management

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Resources for health services

National Database of Child Care Licensing

Administration for Children & Families
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Searchable Wisconsin licensing regulations and additional standards

Rating Criteria

YoungStar
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Wisconsin’s quality rating and improvement system criteria for child care including health and wellness rating criteria by provider type

YoungStar Changes 2021/2022

YoungStar
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Policy changes to quality rating criteria including on health and well being

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Resources

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211 Wisconsin
Information & referral services

Child Care Information Center

Division of Early Child Care & Education
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
News and quick links to support early childhood

Child Care Licensing Forms

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Child Care licensing resources including family center sample policy and group center policy checklist

Child Care Resources & Organizations

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
External resource links including health, safety, and nutrition topics

Children’s Program 

Vision Forward Association
Vision education, therapy, and support for children 0-6 who are blind or visually impaired

Collaborating Partnerships

Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners
Competencies and resources including health, safety, and nutrition

Early Care & Education

Kids Forward
Blog articles on early care and education topics

Food Program

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
Program promoting healthy eating during early childhood

Resource Materials for Child Care Providers

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Child Care resources including health & safety materials

Resources

Wisconsin Head Start Association
Resources for Head Start programs and Wisconsin reports

The Wisconsin Infant Toddler Policy Project

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
Project promoting equitable access to quality care

Wisconsin Resources

Child Care Aware
 Local health services and resources in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Resources

Zero to Three
Articles on Wisconsin resources

Wisconsin Shares Information

Wisconsin Shares
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Wisconsin subsidy information

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Professional Development & Other Consulting Services

4-C

Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc.
Network of Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral agencies

“Do It for Dillon” Epinephrine Training Program

Dillon Mueller Memorial Fund
Free epinephrine training to groups across Wisconsin

MCH Early Childhood Systems

Maternal & Child Health Program
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Core competencies and professional development resources

Public Health Nurse Consultants

Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Consultation services to promote public health

Pyramid Model Trainer

Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health
Training to promote infant mental health through building awareness, promoting professional capacity, fostering partnerships, and supporting policies

Resource Center for Programs

Wisconsin Registry
Training solutions and professional development resources

Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program

Maternal & Child Health Program
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Support to address behavioral health needs

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On-Demand Trainings

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