Child Care Certification Background Check Requirements

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Under new federal and state requirements, all caregivers and noncaregiver employees and residents age 10 or older in certified child care centers now require DCF ran background checks to determine their eligibility to reside or work in a child care setting. The information and tools below exist to assist providers in being compliant with the new requirements.

Fingerprint requirements resumed on March 15, 2021. Read complete details.

El Requisito Para Programas De Cuidado Infantil: Verificaciones De Antecedentes Penales

Eligibility Determinations Appeals Information
Training and Information

Checklists and Roles

Online Training

Reference Guides

Rules and Regulations

Contact Information

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

Phone number: 608-422-7400
Fax number: 608-422-7155
Email address: