4C For Children is accepting resumes for a Full-Time Initial Child Care Licensing Associate (ILA). Supervised by the Initial Licensing Project Lead, the Initial Licensing Associate works with child care programs during the Probationary Phase of Certification/ Licensing. The Initial Licensing Associate provides Technical Assistance, evaluates, licenses, and monitors assigned child care programs (family child care, group child care, day camps) through in-person on-site visits to determine compliance with regulations established by the Department of Children and Families in order to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of the children being served. Recommends and participates in taking enforcement actions. Investigate complaints against certified and licensed programs as assigned.  Provide technical assistance to individuals or groups involved in child care programs. The Initial Licensing Associate will work with the staff from 4C For Children, DCF, SFTA, CCR&R’s and early childhood professionals throughout the state. The ILA will educate and become familiar with DCF 202, DCF 250, DCF 251, and DCF 252, area cultures and resources. Must pass criminal background check/s prior to final employment offer. This position is contingent upon grant funding.


  • Evaluation/study of assigned programs for purposes of determining whether they qualify for initial or continued licensure.
  • Monitoring of assigned child care programs.
  • Investigation of complaints against certified and licensed, in order to determine violation of Wisconsin Statutes, Administrative Code and terms of licensure.


  • Knowledge of the early childhood education and care system structure
  • Ability to work independently, organize tasks and analyze information
  • Deliver quality technical assistance in a professional manner
  • Experience conducting training, public speaking or related
  • Management of workflow, scheduling and services may require non-traditional hours
  • Ability to relate to diverse populations and display strong conflict resolution skills as necessary
  • Knowledge of early care and education professional development requirements
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance for the implementation of activities with individuals and with a group
  • Skill in working with group, School Age, and family child care providers and familiarity with Head Start, Early Head Start and 4K settings.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports correctly and complete by deadlines established
  • Ability to communicate clearly to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the project and also on-site with the caregivers, program directors, administrators, center staff and owners
  • Prefer at least one year of direct experience working within early childhood education and care system
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentations and public speaking
  • Ability to navigate the Internet, meeting platforms and use E-mail. Literate in Microsoft Office capabilities, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and travel as required
  • Have ability to travel within Agency Service Delivery Area, statewide and remain away from home overnight


  • Registry Level 14 or higher is preferred.
  • BA or BS with core knowledge in early care and education, relationship-based consulting, child development, and adult learning.


  • Must pass criminal background check/s prior to final employment offer.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance
  • Reliable transportation to and from office and assigned client sites or meetings/events is required.

Health & Dental insurance available. Paid holidays, sick, vacation, and personal time.

Please email resume to: dshaw@4cfc.org

4C For Children is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.