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Oneida Child Care Service Programs


The Oneida Child Care Services Program is dedicated to protecting children and strengthening families by giving the parent(s) opportunity to quality child care. The child care service is available to support low income families by sharing the cost of child care. Child care subsidy or assistance may be available for work, employment search, training and education, teen parents in high school, counseling services, and emergencies.

The Child Care Service Programs are funded by Federal and State grants.

How to Apply

Please contact the Child Care Services Program at 920-490-3939 or 1-800-216-3216 to review services, guidelines and funding options that may meet the needs of your family. Services provided include Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program Child Care Development Fund. Our office also offers a two-hour drop-in child care center for individuals who have appointments/meetings at thKa^nikuhli-Yo Family Center There is also opportunity for individuals to obtain a child care certification to become a provider.

Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program Application:

WI Shares Child Care Application Prefill

CCDF Child Care Services Program Application:

CCDF Application





Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program

The vision of the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families is that all children have access to high-quality early care and education Supporting low income working families by sharing the cost of child care and promoting the social well-being of all children and families through safe, high quality early education expenses.

Eligibility Criteria: The parent/guardian must be in an approved activity (work, education/training, TANF activity, etc.) Funding is based on income, household size, and number of children in care.

Household member must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe  that reside in Brown or Outagamie counties, or a non native household residing within the Oneida Nation reservation boundaries 

To Apply

Child Care Developmental Fund (CCDF)

Child Care Developmental Fund (CCDF) is a federal block grant that may provide financial assistance for working families who may not be eligible for Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program.

Eligibility Criteria: The parent/guardian must be in an approved activity (work, education/training, TANF activity, etc.) Funding is based on income, household size, and number of children in care.

Native American child/ren from birth up to their 13th birthday who are enrolled, eligible to be enrolled or has a sibling or parent within the household who is enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or whose custodial or non-custodial parent, guardian or grandparent is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe that reside in Brown or Outagamie counties.

Most families are required to pay a portion of childcare costs and are responsible for selecting their childcare provider. To help find a child care provider go to YoungStar.




Wisconsin Shares Child Care Website
Track your child’s development
Supporting families
Family & Child Care Resource
Parent Bulletin
Parenting and finding quality child care
Wisconsin Child Care Finder
My WI Child Care Parent Bulletin 
Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy program
MyWIChildCare EBT card

This infographic provides information on the prevalence and impact of traumatic events on children, and what actions can be taken to support children who experience traumatic events. Understanding Child Trauma – What is Childhood Trauma? | SAMHSA


Do you know what to look for in a quality childcare program? Click the link below to find out, even though the article specifies “infants” these important factors should be consider when looking for childcare no matter your child’s age.


Raising a toddler can be a challenge! This month’s resource is Plain Talk For Parents that highlights general traits of 2-3 year old, what you as a parent can do to ease the challenges of raising a toddler and some suggested toys your child may enjoy playing with.

Remember each child is unique and this brochure highlights general patterns of growth and development that apply to most children.

Plain Talk for Parents – About your 2 to 3 year-old – dcf-p-1179 (


During the pandemic many childcare centers relied on stimulus funding to help cover the operating costs of their center, many providers used this money to increase staff wages while not raising weekly tuition. These funds are expected to expire at the end of the month. Many providers are shutting down, laying off teachers, and raising tuition leaving parents to find alternative childcare options. Read the articles below to find out more about the childcare crisis and what you can do. workforce/article_57c07eb8-3d47-11ee-acf4-e3f961a6e7b6.html

The death of a day care: When a child care center closes, an entire community is affected (

Child care is about to get more expensive, as federal funds dry up (


Have you noticed an increase in your childcare subsidy? Did you know you may be able to get help paying your registration fee? Click on the link to learn more about these changes.

Learn more by clicking the link to the informational flyer below

Do You Receive Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy?

The Children's Center



The Ka^nikuhli-Yo Family Center’s Children’s Center is an on-site childcare center for families utilizing any programs within the Ka^nikuhli-Yo Family Center, such as Behavior Health, TANF, Job Center, Economic Support and Fitness. Parents/guardians must remain on the Ka^nikuhli-Yo Family Center’s premises at all times and the service is limited to 2 hours at no cost, for children from birth to 12 years of age. Teachers reserve the right to limit the number of children based on child/teacher ratio. Priority is given to scheduled classes and workshops that have reserved childcare spots.

Children’s Center Hours:   
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm (closed for lunch)
(920) 490-3886



Child Care Certification

Are you interested in starting a home day care?

  • You receive payment and an income to support your family.
  • You get to be the one with children all day instead of them being in childcare.
  • You get to be your own boss.
  • You are in charge of your own hours.
  • You get to plan how your days will go and what your schedule will be.
  • You get to watch children grow and learn.

If this sounds like it could be exciting and rewarding, please contact our child care certifier for more details.

Patti Barry at 920-448-6361 or email:

**This service is being provided by the Economic Support Child Care Administration Grant.

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