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

Racine County Family Resources – Racine County UW-Extension’s resource page for families

Child Care Professionals

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

6233 Bankers Road, Ste. 14, Racine, WI 53403

(262) 633-0959, (414) 562-2650

Website: www.4c-forchildren.org

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: www.the-registry.org

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

Website: http://wisconsinearlychildhood.org/

Gateway Technical College provides courses for child care professionals

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

Website: www.gtc.edu

Racine County Workforce Development Center 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

Website: www.wdc.racineco.com

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

Website: www.wwbic.com

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.

Website: www.ccic.wi.gov

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

Website: www.betterkidcare.psu.edu

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

209 N. Main St., Burlington, WI 53105       (262) 767-2929

Website: https://racine.uwex.edu

Early Care & Education Trainers

Each year as a part of the Touchpoints Project, Racine County UW-Extension 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.

For Other Professional Development Opportunities for Early Child Care Providers 

Visit our Racine County Family Resources Site

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