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Child Care Assistance (Wisconsin SHARES
The child care assistance program helps
low-income working families pay for their child care. Assistance can be
provided to families with children up to the age of 13. In special
circumstances, children over the age of 13 may be eligible. Families must be
income eligible and be in a qualifying activity.
The qualifying activities include:
Attending high school (if a teen parent under 20 year
Participant in W2 (Wisconsin Works) or FSET (FoodShare
Employment and Training)
Student in postsecondary education who is also
employed a minimum number of hours per week as determined by the program
The majority of families will pay a portion of the child care costs. The
child care benefit will be paid directly to the child care provider.
Child care must be provided by a licensed or certified child care provider.
For further information about the Child Care program go to