Thank you again for your patience and flexibility. We recognize this is an incredibly destabilizing time for all Wisconsinites, but especially the early care and education community.

As promised earlier, we want to provide information for child care providers as it relates to Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order . The guidance can also be found on DCF's COVID-19 Guidance page .  Additionally, I want to reminder you about the the critical updates to the Provider Portal which will allow DCF to connect open providers with essential workforce families. Please take a few minutes today to update your information in the Provider Portal .

We know we are asking you to do the impossible – to continue serving families in an ever-changing public health crisis and to continue to do so currently with no additional resources. We recognize this situation and hear the concerns you have shared with the Department. We are actively working with the legislature to seek additional funding and with FEMA to secure critical resources.

Thank you for all you do for the children and families of Wisconsin. The department and state appreciate your service and commitment through this crisis.

-Department of Children and Families, Division of Early Care and Education 

Safer at Home Order:
Click here to find the full Safer at Home Order from the Governor