Child Care Forms & Publications

There are many forms and publications to help you run your child care business in Wisconsin. From policy samples to incident reports, enrollment forms, background checklists, and more, you'll find a variety of resources to help you.

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Form No. Date Title
N/A 08/12 Policy Sample - Family Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0052 12/08 Vehicle Safety Inspection
DCF-F-CFS0053 08/12  Staff Record - Child Care Centers
DCF-F-CFS0053A 12/08 Staff Continuing Education Record - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0054 02/09 Staff Health Report - Child Care Provider - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0055 01/13 Incident Report - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0056 12/08 Transportation Permission - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0057-E 04/10 Informed Consent for Observation or Testing by an Outside Agency - Child Care Centers
DCF-F-CFS0058 02/09 Field Trip or Other Activity Notification/Permission - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0059-E 08/10 Authorization to Administer Medication - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0060 07/13  Child Health Report - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0061-E 01/09 Intake for Child Under 2 Years - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS62 12/14 Child Care Enrollment - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0063 10/12  Licensing Checklist - Group Child Care Centers DCF 251
DCF-F-CFS0065 03/13 Initial License Application - Group Child Care Centers
DCF-P-0066 04/13 Entry-Level Training Requirements as of January 1, 2009 - Group Child Care Centers
DCF-F-CFS0067 05/14 Initial License Application - Family Child Care Centers
DCF-F-CFS0069 02/13  Licensing Checklist - Family Child Care Centers DCF 250
DCF-F-CFS0070 04/11 Licensing Checklist - Day Camps
DCF-F-CFS0078 09/13 Staff-to-Child Ratio Worksheet Group Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-P-PFS0101 06/10 It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child
DCF-F-CFS0104-E 09/09 Alternate Arrival / Release Agreement - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS0297-E 03/14 Exception Request - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS460 04/12 Safety and Emergency Response Documentation - Family Child Care Centers
DCF-P-PFS503 09/11 Your Child Care - Is It Legal?
DCF-F-CFS0543 09/13 Safety and Emergency Response Documentation - Group Child Care Centers
DCF-P-PFS0602 11/10 Applicant/Licensee Rights and Responsibilities
DCF-F-CFS0782 03/09 Initial License Application - Day Camps for Children
DCF-F-CFS1675 12/12  Child Record Checklist - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS1675A 03/11 Staff Record Checklist - Group Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS2022 04/12 Ordering Information - Inquiry Packets
DCF-F-CFS2026 04/09 Staff Orientation Checklist - Group Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS2027 06/09 Volunteer Training Confirmation - Group Child Care Centers
DCF-F-CFS2048 01/09 Policy Checklist - Group Child Care Centers
DCF-F-CFS2051 05/12 Staff Record Checklist - Family Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS2114 04/13 Continuing Education Record - Independent Reading / Video Viewing - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS2241 05/12  Initial Licensing Checklist - Family Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS2242 12/12 Initial Licensing Checklist - Group Child Care Centers
DCF-F-CFS2255 05/12 Staff Orientation Checklist - Family Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS2261-E 05/10 Caregiver Background Checks Substantially Related Investigation Report - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS2344 12/12 Building Inspection Report - Child Care Centers
DCF-F-CFS2345 03/09 Health History and Emergency Care Plan - PDF / Word
DCF-F-CFS2356 08/12 Policy Checklist - Family Child Care Centers
DCF-F-2405 04/09 Pre-Camp Training Documentation - Day Camps - PDF / Word
DCF-F-2409 03/09 Policy Checklist - Day Camps
DCF-F-2424 04/09 Counselor-to-Child Ratio Worksheet - Day Camps for Children - PDF / Word
DCF-P-2436 01/12 Your Guide to Regulated Child Care
DCF-F-CFS2438 01/09 Daily Attendance Record - Child Care Centers - PDF / Word
DCF-F-2452 04/09 Child Record Checklist - Day Camps for Children - PDF / Word
DCF-F-2453 04/12 Staff Record Checklist - Day Camps for Children - PDF / Word
DCF-F-2455 04/09 Counselor-to-Child Ratio While Swimming Worksheet - Day Camps for Children - PDF / Word
DCF-P-2456 10/13 Instructions for Obtaining Forms - Day Camps for Children
DCF-F-2465 08/09 Staff-to-Child Ratio While Swimming Worksheet - Group and Family Child Care
DCF-F-2541-E 02/14 Household Members & Minor Caregivers - Licensed Child Care Centers and Day Camps
DCF-P-2560 08/10 Caregiver Background Checks - Summary of Employee Process
DCF-P-2562 08/10 Potential Barriers to Obtaining a Child Care Center License
DCF-P-2563 10/13 Email Subscription Service BECR
DCF-F-2569 09/10 Permission to Deduct Caregiver Background Check Fees from WI Shares Subsidy Payments PDF / Word
DCF-P-2570 05/12 Licensed Group Child Care CBC Requirements for WI DCF 251
DCF-P-2571 05/12 Licensed Day Camp Child Care CBC Requirements for WI DCF 252
DCF-P-2572 05/12 Licensed Family Child Care CBC Requirements for WI DCF 250
DCF-F-2590 12/12 YoungStar Contract - Family Provider
DCF-F-2591 02/13 YoungStar Contract - Group Center
DCF-F-2752 02/13 YoungStar Contract - School-Age Programs
DCF-P-2693 03/12 Caregiver Background Check Process - Brief Summary for Licensed Child Care Centers
DCF-P-PFS3038 09/13 Instructions for Obtaining Forms - Group & Family Child Care Centers
DPH-4020L 07/12 Student Immunization Record
DCF-P-PFS4085 06/10 Collaborative Child Care Programs - Technical Assistance Tool
DCF-P-PFS4088 04/10 Use of 10+ Passenger Vans To Transport Children To and From Schools
DCF-P-PFS4091 06/12 Entry-Level Non-Credit Courses for Licensed Child Care
DCF-F-4099 04/12 Instructions for Obtaining Licensing Rule Books, Annotated Rule Books and Commentary Manuals
DOA-6448 11/12  Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Verification (W-9)
F-44192 09/08 Day Care Immunization Record (DPH-4192)
F-82064A 02/14 Background Information Disclosure (HFS-64A)

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