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The New Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program and EBT Card


About MyWIChildCare

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.


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