The Children & Family Services Unit (C & FS Unit) provides services to children and families including the following: child abuse/neglect services, juvenile services, placement, crisis intervention, day care, domestic violence services, intensive supervision.
To find out more about Child Care Certification, click on the following link and go to early care and education: Child Care Certification Information
To become certified for Child Care, click on the following link Child Care Certification Forms to access the following forms:
- Background Disclosure form
- Landlord permission
- Regulatory agency approval
- Standards and checklist
- Administer medication
- Child health report
- Day care intake under 2
- Enrollment and health history
- Parent checklist
- Daily attendance
- Sample written policies
- All school age forms
If you have any questions regarding policy and procedure, the following Child Care Manuals are located at the following link: Child Care Manuals
- Commentary Manual
- Policy Manual
- Caregiver Manual
See attached Application for Family & In-Home Child Care.
See attached Certified Child Care Providers.
Birth to 3
Are you the parent of a child under 3? Every family wants the best possible start for their child. Even though all children are different, there are certain milestones that children are expected to achieve such as rolling, crawling, sitting, walking, talking, and understanding what is said to them (to name a few).
The Birth to 3 Program is a service to assist families in supporting their child’s development. If you have concerns about the way your child is developing, don’t wait! Call (920)294-4070.
Parents, family members, and professionals work as members of the Early Intervention Team to promote a child’s development.
Who may be eligible for Birth to 3 Services?
Children experiencing difficulties with thinking or learning skills, movement skills, talking and understanding skills, feeding, daily living skills, interactions, and play skills.
Children with a diagnosed medical, physical, or mental condition that may affect their development; for example- Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic illness, vision or hearing impairments, etc.
The Birth to 3 Program will work with you to:
Evaluate your child’s development
Develop a plan for services based on your family and child’s strengths, concerns, and needs
Provide information about additional community resources and link you to them
Offer advocacy and support
How does Birth to 3 Services fit in with other community services?
The Birth to 3 home-based program is one piece of a network of family support services offered in your community. Families may be involved in one or many services depending on individual child and family needs. The Birth to 3 Program will work together with other service providers to ensure the most effective use of resources for your family.
What is your child doing?
- Holds head up
- Grasps objects
- Babbles, coos
- Turns toward sounds
- Rolls from back to stomach
- Reaches for toys
- Sits with support
- Mouths objects
- Grasps with thumb and forefinger
- Imitates sounds
- Hold, bites, and chews cracker
- Stands alone, takes steps
- Builds tower of 2 blocks
- Follows simple instructions
- Finger feeds self
- Walks alone, seldom falls
- Names objects
- Begins to use spoons
- Combines words
- Jumps in place
- Turns page of book
- Points to 4 body parts
- Initiates play activities
- Walks up and down stairs
- Copies a circle
- Points to small details in a picture
- Parents know their child best and are important members of the Early Intervention Team
- Parent-child interactions are the building blocks of a child’s development
- Children’s development is best supported through interactions with familiar people in play and daily routines
Birth to 3 Providers work with families to plan and implement the most appropriate program for the child.
For more information, to make a referral, or to request a free screening, please call:
Green Lake County
Birth to 3 Program
571 County Road A
Green Lake, WI 54941
Because the first 3 years build a lifetime
Community Response is a program that responds to child safety concerns by:
- Ensuring children are safe
- Avoiding negative labels for parents
- Setting aside the issue of fault
- Working in partnership with parents
- Assisting families in identifying strengths and needs
- Providing services matched to families’ needs
- Providing assistance with basic needs, such as: food, clothing, and shelter
For more information, see Community Response Brochure.
Contact the Children & Family Services Unit for more information.
For additional information, please see Foster Care & Resource Center.
What is respite?
A Break. A chance to get away and have time to take care of yourself. Some people use it to take a walk, read a book, or run errands. Other people get a haircut, go grocery shopping, or spend time with another child. If you are interested in becoming a respite care provider or a foster home provider please contact us!
For more information, please see Respite Care Brochure.