Welcome to Your Community Resource Center!
Here you will find a hub of information gathered specifically for Wyoming families and powered by Wyoming 2-1-1. Use the resources in this space to locate Wyoming programs, services, and support for yourself, your children, your family, and your community.
The funding to support the Wyoming Information Hub for Families comes from the Preschool Development Grant award number 90TP0082-01-00 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care.
Curious about the early childhood care and education settings available in Wyoming?
We can understand that – there are so many options! Watch this video series featuring Wyoming families and early childhood professionals to learn more through first-hand accounts and experiences.
Child Development Center
Explore a Child Development Center by speaking with early childhood professionals, a physical therapist, and a family with a young child who is enrolled at the Child Development Center and participates in their therapy services.
Center Based Child Care
Learn about Center Based Care from early childhood professionals at the Center and a family with young children who have participated in the program with two of their children after exploring other options first.
Explore a Head Start program by speaking with early childhood professionals and a mother of children who participate in the program in Jackson, Wyoming, and learn why Head Start feels like an extended family.
Home Based Care
Explore Home Based Child Care with the owner/operator of an in-home child care in Wyoming, her husband – who is a teacher – and the parents of children in her care.
Learn about Home Visiting from early childhood professionals and by visiting a family with young children who are involved in the program at their home.
Links to the following Wyoming resources will take you off of the WY Quality Counts website.
Medicaid helps pay for healthcare services for children, pregnant women, families with children, and qualified individuals.
There are many ways to apply:
- Fill out the application online
- Call the Wyoming Department of Health Customer Service Center
- Email an application
- Complete a paper application in person
- Mail or fax a paper application
Find application details, Medicaid programs and eligibility, FAQs, and more on the Wyoming Department of Health website:
WY MEDICAID INFORMATION
Kid Care CHIP
- Are Wyoming residents
- Are US citizens or lawful, permanent residents
- Have not had their 19th birthday
- Have not had insurance for the past 30+ days
- Meet income guidelines
If your child is not eligible for CHIP, they may be eligible for Medicaid!
Find more details, ways to apply, FAQs, and more on the Wyoming Department of Health website:
KID CARE CHIP INFORMATION
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP provides monthly benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health. For most families, SNAP funds cover a portion of their monthly food budget, and additional funds are used to buy enough food to last through the month.
How it Works:
- SNAP sends a special debit card with money on it to help families buy food
- Money is added to the card by SNAP every month
- The card can be used at most grocery stores, Walmart, Amazon, and some meal delivery services like Meals on Wheels
Learn about how to apply for SNAP, details on eligibility, FAQs, and more on the Department of Family Services website:
WYOMING SNAP INFORMATION
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC can help:
- Families with children up to age 5
- Pregnant women
- New moms
WIC provides families with:
- Healthy food
- Nutrition education
- Breastfeeding education and support
- Medical and community referrals
Learn about how to apply, use the clinic locator, read the food shopping guide, and more on the Wyoming Department of Health website:
Licensed Child Care
Use this map from the Department of Family Services to find licensed child care providers in Wyoming, and easily search within your specific area.
To learn about the different types of child care offered across the state and why child care licensing is important, watch the videos on this page or on the Wyoming Preschool Development Grant YouTube channel here.
USE THE FIND
CHILD CARE MAP
License-exempt Child Care
Some child care facilities in Wyoming are license-exempt (they don’t require providers to be licensed) because they meet these exemptions:
- They are caring for two or fewer children they are not related to
- They occasionally care for the child of a neighbor or friend
- Parents are exchanging care
- They are coming to the family’s home to provide care
- Their facility is supervised by the state, local government, or school district
This video discusses the importance of child care licensing outside of the circumstances listed above.
USE THE FIND
CHILD CARE MAP
Child Care Financial Assistance
The Department of Family Services’ Child Care Subsidy Program helps families pay for the cost of care while the parents are involved in activities such as searching for employment, working, in school, or in training.
Families are free to choose a child care arrangement that best fits their needs, as long as the selected provider meets health and safety standards.
Learn more about the subsidy, eligibility requirements, and reimbursement rates on the Department of Family Services website:
Wyoming Early Intervention Centers
Child Development Centers across the state provide free early childhood developmental screenings and developmental services for children ages birth through five.
- Hearing & Vision
- Thinking & Reasoning Skills
- Communication Skills
- Physical Movement Skills
Developmental services include:
- Diagnostic evaluation
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Mental health services
- Family service coordination
- And more!
Search by your zip code to find a center for screenings and early intervention services near you.
Learn more about your child’s development, the benefits of screening, and why every child should have their free screening at the Screen for Success website: