Blue search magnifying glass iconBackground Checks for Contracting and Professional Services in Child Care

While DCF does not regulate businesses that are not directly related to child care, the new background check requirements do impact contracting and professional services that have child care providers as customers. The information and tools below exist to assist contracting and professional services when working with child care providers.

Note: Some contracting and professional services will need to obtain a provider number before access can be given to the Child Care Provider Portal. See the Provider Number Request page for details.

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


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: