"Our children spent over 2 1/2 years with Amy and we were extremely pleased with the entire experience. We would definitely recommend Amy & Kids Co.!" ~Mark & Taya

Child Care Openings

If you're looking for in-home child care you may have discovered that openings in licensed family child care centers are hard to come by - especially if your child is under two years old. This is primarily due to the popularity of home learning environments and licensing ratios. I do my best to keep this child care openings page current; keep reading to see what openings are currently available in my program!

Current Child Care Openings

Child Care OpeningsGenerally child care openings only become available when a child turns two or graduates from my program into school. Generally the longest wait is usually for children who are infants or toddlers less than two years old.

Current child care openings are listed below. If there are no openings in your child's age range, place your family on the waiting list; I will contact you when a child care opening becomes available.

Age Schedule Openings
Two Weeks - One Year Full Time No Openings
One Year - Twelve Years Full Time One Opening 10/23/17
Two - Twelve Years Full/Part Time One Opening 9/5/17
School Age* Before/After School No Openings
* 5+ years old, enrolled in school, and in care less than 3 hours per day.

Anticipated Child Care Openings

Child Care Openings Occur with Birthdays I'm often asked when I think there will be an opening, and although I can make a guess based on current children's birthdays, I never know for sure. Sometimes a family's child care needs change unexpectedly due to a job change or upcoming bundle of joy who will need an anticipated opening.

Parents with children under two may have a longer wait than parents with children over two. Believe it or not, the best time to look for child care is before your baby is born!

Parents who are looking for more than one opening may also have a longer wait. Most openings in our center occur one at a time so if you have twins or siblings you may want to consider enrolling one child at a time with the understanding that you will get the next available opening for your other child.

If there are no openings in your child's age range, place your family on the waiting list; I will contact you when a child care opening becomes available.

Age Schedule Anticipated Date
Two Weeks - Two Years Full Time No Openings
Two - Twelve Years Full/Part Time No Openings
School Age* Before/After School No Openings
* 5+ years old, enrolled in school, and in care less than 3 hours per day.

Child Care Openings are Based on Ratios

In Wisconsin licensed family child care centers are allowed to care for a maximum of eight children under most circumstances. Children's ages dictate how many children in each age group a center is allowed to care for. The following table illustrates Wisconsin's caregiver/child ratios.

Under Two 0 1 2 3 4
Two and Up 8 7 5 2 0
School Age* 0 0 1 3 2
Maximum 8 8 8 8 6
* 5+ years old, enrolled in school, and in care less than 3 hours per day.

Waiting List for Child Care Openings

I maintain one waiting list and fill available child care openings from that list. When an opening becomes available families will be notified in the order that they were put on the waiting list, with priority given to siblings of children already enrolled and those families whose child care schedule most closely fits the available opening. Parents must submit a completed Intent to Enroll and the enrollment fee within 24 hours of being notified, or the opening will be offered to the next family on the list.

While Waiting for a Child Care Opening

While you're waiting for a child care opening, feel free to hang out in the Parent Corner to become familiar with the other children and the day-to-day happenings at Amy & Kids Co. When a child care opening becomes available you'll feel like you've been a part of the program all along!

Child Care Openings


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