Child Care Resources

A page within Student Life

Finding Child Care

Campus Child Center

We are a state licensed and nationally accredited group child care setting providing care and education to the children of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students, staff, and faculty. 

The Parenting Place - Child Care Referrals

We can provide you with custom, computerized referrals to regulated family child care centers, family child care providers and preschools in Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland and Vernon Counties based on the following criteria:

  • The age of your child
  • The type of schedule you work and care is needed
  • The location you prefer
  • The type of environment you prefer; such as smoke free, no pets, etc.
  • The special needs of your child; for example, a provider with special needs training

We do not rate or recommend specific child care providers. It is up to you to evaluate the quality of care being provided by each provider.

Department of Children and Families Child Care Finder

Child Care Finder is a service that allows individuals and families to find child care and review information about providers. The service allows users to look up providers by location, name, or YoungStar rating – you can also make selections regarding your specific child care needs. 

Department of Children and Families Child Care Availability Map

Great Rivers 211 Guided Search - Search for Child Care Providers

Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program - Financial Assistance for Child Care

The Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program supports eligible families by funding a portion of the cost of child care while the parents are working or participating in an approved activity.

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program for pregnant women, infants, women who are breastfeeding, postpartum women, and children younger than 5. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and connections to other community services.