About Us Frequently Asked Questions

How long has the Center been in operation?

We have been a licensed child care center since 1976.

Is the Center licensed?

Our Center is a State of Wisconsin licensed child care facility able to serve 71 children on a daily basis. Our After School Program, located in the Forrest Street School gymnasium, is state licensed to serve 45 children on a daily basis.

Who owns the Center?

Black River Area Child Care Services, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, governed by a seven member Board of Directors.

Who serves on the Board?

The Board is comprised of a variety of professionals from the community and parents. Board member terms are three years. A board member can be reelected to serve one additional three year term.

How can I become a Board member?

Elections to replace board members whose terms are expiring are held each year in November at the Annual Meeting. Interested candidates are asked to complete a brief questionnaire, and their name will be placed on the ballot.

How does the Center operate financially?

The day to day operation of the Center is funded by tuition received for child care services rendered. Grants, donations, and fundraising profits help cover other necessary expenses such as building maintenance and special program needs.

What are the qualifications of the teaching staff?

Our staff meets all DCF 251 Wisconsin state licensing requirements. Many are long term employees of Black River Child Care Center and have Elementary/Early Childhood Degrees, Associate Degrees, or other state approved Early Childhood Certificates. Please visit OUR STAFF for additional qualifications.

Are the teachers trained in CPR?

Our staff is trained in First Aid/CPR, Injury Prevention, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS, Infectious Disease Control, and Child Abuse Awareness. All staff participates in Continuing Education classes each year in order to stay up-to-date on any and all Early Childhood topics.

Are background checks completed on staff?

The State of Wisconsin protects your child by requiring licensed child care facilities to perform background checks on all employees.