Wood County Child Care Management Honored
(Daily Tribune article)
MADISON — In recognition of Wood County's meeting all performance standards in the administration of the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program, the Wood County Human Services Department was presented with a Certificate of Excellence on May 14 by the Department of Children and Families.
Wood County earned the certificate by maintaining short phone call wait times and improving document processing for parents in need of child care services. The agency also met the new standards for a high level of accuracy in eligibility processing.
The new performance standards were put in place in 2013 in consultation between the DCF and the Wisconsin County Human Services Association. The child care standards exhibited by Wood County translate into a high level of services to families, high accuracy in program administration, and conscientious stewardship of the state and federal funds that support the child care subsidy program.
Visit the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families website for more information on the Wisconsin Shares child care system.
Foster Care Program
The Wood County Foster Care program is looking for individuals or families who are willing to be a Receiving Home for children who are placed in Foster Care.
A receiving home is a general licensed foster home that signs a contract agreeing to be available 24/7 on an on-call basis to receive emergency placements of children and youth.
Placements are generally short term (1-30 days).
Monthly stipend and additional monthly reimbursement is provided for actual placements.
If you have an interest in learning more, please contact Jean Rader at 715-421-8643 or Grace Bauer at 715-389-0238.
Or click on the link to direct you to the Wood County Human Services Foster Care web page.