Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities



Child Care Licensing and Certification Memos


The Bureau of Early Care Regulation memos are available electronically. If you would like to receive notification of memo issuance, sign up for the child care email list.

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Memo Number Issue Date Title
2016-05 11/2016 Caregiver Background Check Updates
2016-04 08/2016 Child Care Rule Revisions - Certified Child Care
2016-03 08/2016 Child Care Rule Revisions - Licensed Group Child Care
2016-02 08/2016 Child Care Rule Revisions - Licensed Family Child Care
2016-01 08/2016 Day Camp Rule Revisions
2015-03 11/2015 Department Will Discontinue Paying Fieldprint Fingerprint Capture Fee
2015-02 08/2015 Caregiver Background Check Updates - Certification
2015-01 08/2015 Caregiver Background Check Updates - Licensing
2014-04 06/2014 Fingerprint-based Background Checks for Licensees and Adult Household Members
2014-03 06/2014 Conducting Fingerprint-based Background Checks on Caregiver Employees  
2013-07 12/2013 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 Changes to Caregiver Background Checks Fingerprint-based Criminal Background Checks
2011-05 06/2011

Information for Providers on New Crib Standards, Requirement for Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Summer Safety

2011-05 Attachment 1 - Child Care Providers - Your Guide to New Crib Standards

2011-05 Attachment 2 - Summer Weather Watch