Family Child Care Application

How to apply:

1. Complete application, and gather documentation of your income*

2. Scan all paperwork and email to: reward@wisconsinearlychildhood.org
You may also  FAX if you prefer: 877-895-5477

You may send all paperwork via U.S. Mail – but this will be slower.

Mail to:

REWARD Wisconsin Stipend Program
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
744 Williamson Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703

What to expect once you have applied:

  • If your application is complete and you are found to be eligible, your REWARD check will be mailed to you in 4-8 weeks. Checks are written one time per month, at the end of the month.
  • If your application is incomplete, you will be notified by mail and allowed time to complete your application.
  • If you are found ineligible, you will be notified by mail.


Questions? Call 800-783-9322

*Send copies of specific parts of your recent federal tax return: Form 1040 and if your child care business income is reported on the following lines of Form 1040, also include the indicated form

Line 7 Form W2
Line 12 Schedule C
Line 17 Schedules E and K1

Make sure copies are clear and readable. Do NOT your state tax return, pay stubs from Wisconsin Shares, parent invoices or receipts, W2s that belong to your spouse, W2s not related to child care, Schedule C, E, or K-1 from other non-child care businesses you own
You may send all paperwork via U.S. Mail – but this will be slower.
Mail to:
REWARD Wisconsin Stipend Program
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
744 Williamson Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703

Make sure copies are clear and readable. Do NOT send your state tax return, pay stubs from Wisconsin Shares, parent invoices or receipts, W2s that belong to your spouse, W2s not related to child care, Schedule C, E, or K-1 from other non-child care businesses you own