Child Care Subsidy Programs​ ​

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Wisconsin Shares Program​

The Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program supports low-income working families by subsidizing a portion of the cost of quality child care while the parents or caregivers are working or participating in another approved activity. 

Click here to learn more information or call the State of Wisconsin Capital Consortia at 1-888-794-5556

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City of Madison Subsidy Program

Madison is one of the few cities in the nation that offer a child care subsidy program. It’s important to note, you must first complete the Wisconsin Shares Program qualification process prior to applying for the City of Madison Childcare Assistance Program. 

Click here to learn more information or call the City of Madison Scholarship Program at 608-267-4996 or send an email

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Federal Subsidy Program

Federal child care financial assistance programs exist to members of the military and DoD.  Eligibility requirements are determined by each branch of service or agency.

For more information visit ChildCareAware.org, send an email, or call 800-424-2246