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Financial Assistance for Child Care Providers During COVID-19
Child Care Counts: COVID-19 Emergency Payment Program
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) is supporting the growing demand for child care access for essential workforce families by assisting in the launch of a number of payment programs to support child care providers. Be sure to check out their webpage for more information and application instructions.
If you are an employee, the Department of Workforce Development can help you understand your rights filing for unemployment if you have been laid off, fired, or had your hours reduced. Certain requirements have been waived.
Should I Close my Program?
Child Care Programs should make their own decisions about whether they close or remain open. Child Care Aware of America has created a flowchart to help providers make this difficult decision. The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is currently encouraging child care providers to remain open if they are caring or the children of essential workers.
If you do decide to close during COVID-19, we recommend you:
Contact your insurance company. Some insurance policies include information about when you may close and what the effects will be.