The New Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program and EBT Card
The child care subsidy electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card is part of an exciting new program modeled after the private pay, free market child care system.
Reasons for Transition to an EBT Payment System
Empowers parents to become more involved in selecting the best child care provider for their children
Simplifies the billing and accounting process for child care providers
Reduces the opportunities for providers and parents to commit fraud
Eliminates provider attendance reporting to obtain subsidy payments
Modernizes and speeds payment practices by using electronic funds transfer
Payments will be made prior to services being rendered mirroring private pay practices
Incorporates a YoungStar Adjustment that encourages parents to choose high-quality care
Parents will swipe monthly to pay for their childcare at the office.
For more information, please contact the MECA MyWIChildCare staff at 1-888-947-6583 Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.