Child Care


There are more than 35 million children from birth through age eight in this country. The early years are a crucial time for their growth and development, and a time when we help children prepare to succeed in school and in life.


April 11 – 15 is Week of the Young Child, a time to recognize the needs of young children, and thank the adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts.


Early education programs – including child care, Head Start, preschools, and elementary schools – provide crucial learning experiences for many young children. According to Childcaring’s regulated child care database, in Waushara County, there are 6 group child care centers and 13 licensed or certified family child care programs providing care and learning opportunities for over 400 children.  Supporting these programs is the right choice for kids.


Every adult in this community has opportunities to make a difference, from volunteering at a local program to supporting efforts that help more young children benefit from quality early education. Week of the Young Child is a good time for all of us to acknowledge the needs of children, and work together to build better futures for all children.


As a participant in the “Blue Ribbon Kids Day 2016,” I was quite impressed by the families, organizations, businesses and especially the volunteers that helped make this day a huge success in Wautoma.  The smiles on the children’s faces and the excitement in their voices made the effort truly worthwhile!

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