Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities




Child Care Background Check Requirements

On October 1, 2018, the Child Care Development Block Grant changed the background check requirements for individuals in licensed and certified child care centers. The resources below will guide child care providers through the process of learning these new requirements, and ensure background check compliance on individuals associated with their program.

Eligibility Determinations

Rehabilitation Reviews

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
DCF Child Care Background Unit, PO Box 8916, 201 E. Washington Ave, Room E200, Madison, WI 53708-8916

Phone number: 608-422-7400
Fax number: 608-422-7155
Email address: DCFPlicBECRCBU@wisconsin.gov