Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities




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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.  You may duplicate copies of the rules if you choose. 

Purchase printed copies: To purchase printed copies of the rule books and commentary manuals, see the DCF-F-CFS4099 - Instructions for Obtaining Licensing Rule Books.  



Caregiver Background Checks

Family Child Care Centers

Group Child Care Centers

Day Camps