Child Care & Child Support

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families administers several programs linking families to child care assistance and ensuring the delivery of child support.

Wisconsin Shares Child Care

Wisconsin Shares pays a portion of childcare costs for working families with limited income. Families choose their own child care providers.

Fact Sheet on Wisconsin Shares Child Care (pdf)

Hoja de datos de Wisconsin Shares ChildCare (Cuidado infantil de Wisconsin Shares) (pdf)

Learn more:

Eligibility information and to apply

Agency contacts by county

Listing of childcare coordinators by county

Child Support

If your children live with you most of the time and the other parent lives elsewhere, that other parent may be required to pay child support.

Fact Sheet on Child Support (pdf)

Hoja de datos de Child Support (Manutención de menores) (pdf)

Learn more:

General Information on Wisconsin Child Support

Application Forms

Locate a Child Support Agency