Early Childhood Education

UW-Extension partners with others in Columbia County to offer professional development for early childhood educators/administrators that 1) respond to what educators tell us they’re interested in, 2) are close to home, and 3) are low cost.

Please contact UW-Extension if you would like to be added to the e-mail list to receive notification of upcoming trainings.

Looking for a Child Care provider?

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state agency responsible for licensing and ongoing monitoring of child care centers. DCF has created a website that assists you in locating and learning more about licensed child care in your area. Wisconsin’s Licensed Child Care Search contains information on the location and regulatory history of the almost 6,000 child care centers and day camps licensed by the DCF. Through the Licensed Child Care Search, you can search for licensed child care by county, city, zip code or facility name. Once you have located a child care center or day camp, you can review the facility’s licensing information including compliance history and enforcement actions. Go to the following link to learn more: https://childcarefinder.wisconsin.gov/Search/Search.aspx

Extension Columbia County
Administration Building
112 E. Edgewater St.
, Room 212
Portage, WI 53901

(608) 742-9684
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