For grownups who care about kids
Parents, child care providers, grandparents, educators and other caregivers.


Child care providers are some of our communities’ most important “grownups who care about kids.” Think of The Parenting Place as the child care provider headquarters. From certification to training to resources to lending toys, we support child care providers and the families who depend on them.

The Parenting Place provides child care certification. It is also the regional partner/provider of Wisconsin’s YoungStar child care provider rating service, and the partner/provider of the La Crosse County Birth to 3 program.


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