Child Care

Early Learning Series Workshops

Workshops on a variety of topics such as mealtime, bedtime, potty training, challenging behaviors, crying, etc., are provided free to parents and at a minimal cost to child care providers or those needing verification of attendance.

Consumers – Families

Finding quality child care is critically important for families. Check out the following resources to help you make your decision.

4C for Children – Finding child care, choosing child care and what parents need to know.

Young Star – Wisconsin Child Care Rating Program

Better Kid Care – variety of topics on child care

Child Care Professionals

4C for Children provides technical assistance, training, child nutrition program, and more

1736 N 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53212           (414) 562-2650


The Registry is the Wisconsin’s Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Professionals. At this site, the Child Care Providers and Educators can access the Professional Development Approval System (PDAS). Website:

WECA (Wisconsin Early Childhood Association) is a statewide, nonprofit organization serving as a professional association whose members care for and educate Wisconsin’s children and provide trainings and technical assistance.

316 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 410, Milwaukee, WI 53202         (414) 278-9322


Gateway Technical College provides courses for child care professionals

1001 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403      (262) 619-6400


Racine County Workforce Solutions provides orientation workshops on “The Business of In-Home Child Care” for certification of new providers in Racine County.

1717 Taylor Avenue, Racine, WI 53403        (262) 638-6605


WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation) provides technical assistance and workshops on entrepreneurship.

245 Main St., Suite 102, Racine, WI, 53403     (262) 898-5000


The Wisconsin Child Care Information Center provides a FREE mail order lending library and information service for anyone in Wisconsin working in the field of child care and early childhood education.  Books are on loan for two weeks; videos for one week. Sign up for the newsletter call (800) 362-7353 or (608) 224-6178.


The Better Kid Care site provides information for the child care providers and directors, as well as information for parents.


Extension Racine County provides Early Learning Series workshops and a variety of age-paced parenting newsletters and programs.

1072 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, WI 53105       (262) 767-2929


Early Care & Education Trainers

Each year as a part of the Touchpoints Project, Extension Racine County convenes a meeting of early care and education trainers. Participants consist of trainers, early care and education organizations, representatives of government agencies, and other stakeholders in the professional development of the early education workforce. View meeting agendas, meeting summaries, and other meeting documents by clicking the link above.