Wisconsin Child Care Licensing Rules and Manuals

Free copies of the licensing rules and commentary manuals are available by clicking directly on the links listed below.  

To purchase printed copies of the rule books and commentary manuals, see the DCF-F-4099 - Instructions for Obtaining Licensing Rule Books, Annotated Rule Books and Commentary Manuals.

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Caregiver Background Checks (DHS 12)

Family Child Care Centers   Group Child Care Centers Day Camps

Last Revised:  March 19, 2015

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