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Oneida Child Care Service Programs

About

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, and Respite Care. Our office also offers a two-hour drop-in children center for individuals who have appointments/meetings at the Oneida Social Service Buildings. There is also opportunity for individuals to obtain a child care certification to become a provider.

 

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.

Respite Care

This is a grant that provides respite care to families experiencing emergency or crisis situations. It is available to families without income eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria: Services are limited to a referral from a social worker, health care professional, or mental health counselor. At least one household member must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe that resides in Brown or Outagamie county.

Respite care can range from several hours per week, up to three (3) months based on the recommendations of the referral.

In most cases a relative is the caregiver and provides stability for the child as they already know the family, causing less stress to the child and emotional support. In some cases child care centers located in the area may be utilized.

 

Resources

Wisconsin Shares Child Care Website
Track your child’s development www.cdc.gov/actearly
Supporting families http://www.supportingfamiliestogether.org/
Family & Child care Resources http://www.fcrnew.org/ 
Parent newsletter Program Integrity Parent Bulletin
YoungStar for information on parenting and finding quality child care
Wisconsin Child Care Finder to locate child care near you.
Parent Bulletin 
Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy program
MyWIChildCare EBT card

 

 

The Children's Center

The Social Services Children’s Center is an on-site child care center for families utilizing any social service program within the Social Service Buildings, such as Behavior Health, TANF, Job Center, Economic Support, and Fitness Center.

Parents must remain on the Social Services Building premise at all times and the service is limited to 2 hours at no cost for the children from birth to 12 years of age.

Teachers reserve the right to limit the number of children based on the State teacher/child ratio. Priority child care is given to scheduled classes and workshops.    

Children’s Center Hours:   
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 11:50 am  and  1:00 pm – 4:20 pm
(920) 490-3886

 

 

Child Care Certification

Are you interested in starting a home day care? Having a home day care can provide benefits such as:

  • 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:

Pam Nemetz at 920-448-6361 or email: [email protected]

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

Meet Our Staff

Cheryl Van Den Berg, Child Care Services Manager

Cheryl joined the Economic Support Department in 2016. She earned a Bachelor of  Science degree in Psychology and Human Development from UW Green Bay. She has worked for the Oneida Nation for many years and grateful for the opportunity to serve and help our others.
[email protected]     (920) 490-3738

Melissa Staub, Child Care Case Worker
Melissa has worked for Oneida Nation since 2011, she joined the Economic Support Department in 2016. She earned an Associate degree in Early Childhood from NWTC along with Preschool and Administrative Credentials.  Melissa is grateful for the opportunity to work with and serve the Oneida Community.
[email protected]        (920) 490-3768

Jenny Lasee, Child Care Teacher
Jenny joined the Economic Support Department’s Children Center in 2011. She earned her Early Childhood from Lakeshore Technical college and has been working in early childhood environment ever since, with experience in State licensed day cares, Head Start, pre-school, Kindergarten assistant, and exceptional needs aide.
                                          [email protected]       (920) 490-3866

Jane Vera, Child Care Teacher
Jane joined the Economic Support Department’s Children Center in 2017. She has worked in the child care field for 15 years with children of all ages and currently working on her Associate degree in Early Childhood. She enjoys watching the children grow and learn. 
[email protected]       (920) 490-3866

 

 

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