Many of you have heard Governor Evers’ recently announced he plans to sign a “Safer at Home” order. The order will request all non-essential businesses to close and all non-essential workers to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All child care programs serving health providers and essential workers are requested to stay open. You are providing a critical service in allowing essential workers to keep our communities safe and healthy.

We also want to make you aware that No Kid Hungry is offering real time funding and assistance for early child care providers that are making sure kids have access to the meals they need as schools close due to COVID-19. No Kid Hungry is providing emergency grants to support these local efforts like home delivered meals, grab and go meals programs, school and community pantries, backpack programs, and other steps to help reach children and families who lose access to meals. We’re providing $1 million in emergency grants on a rolling basis. This is the first phase of an ongoing multi-million dollar response. Please visit the linked COVID-19 support inquiry form to learn more.

Finally, if you need immediate supplies and resources, please contact 211 Wisconsin 211 Wisconsin can help connect you with resources in your local community. If you still cannot find what you need, please contact DCF at and provide your contact information and a general idea of your needs.

We are incredibly appreciative of everything you are doing to serve families at this time. More guidance will be coming soon, so thank you in advance for your patience.