Families and Communities

Creating strong families that serve as the foundation for community life by enhancing family relationships, parenting, child development and the community institutions that promote family well-being.


Child Care

  • Better Kid Care
    Professional development opportunities and education information on caring for children from Penn State.
  • Child Care Finder
    Searching for safe, quality child care in Wisconsin has never been easier.
  • The Registry
    Wisconsin’s Recognition System for acknowledging the training, experience and professionalism of child care programs and providers.
  • YoungStar – Wisconsin’s Child Care Rating Program
    YoungStar gives parents information to help them make the best choice about care for their child.
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners
    State, regional, and local groups collaborating so all children in Wisconsin receive services and support for optimal developmental potential  from birth through age 5.

Relationship Education

  • Family Resiliency
    Be resilient: s-t-r-e-t-c-h, bounce back & roll forward
  • Grandparenting Today
    The focus of this website is on grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and others who are raising their relatives’ children

Aging and Caregiving of Older Persons

Community Support

  • Family Policy
    Connecting Policymakers and Professionals to build research-based family policy.
  • Local Criminal Justice and PreventionResources about community corrections, reentry and transitioning jail inmates; prevention and intervention programs for juvenile delinquency; and programming for incarcerated audience educators.

How We Make a Difference

  • Short reports showing the effectiveness of our programs across the state

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