Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

Disclaimer

 

 

Child Care Regulation Information for Providers

daycare-teacher-yellowtable

 

Here are some resources and links to help child care providers find valuable information about child care licenses and certification, background checks, child safety, immunizations, child care subsidy, and much more.

Provider Customer Satisfaction Survey - please take a few minutes to complete your anonymous survey. (This survey is for licensed programs only.)

 

Background Checks

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Health

Collaborative Programs

Emergency Planning and Response

Forms & Publications

Homelessness

DCF offers a wide variety of resources for families experiencing homelessness.

Inclusion

Nutrition

Recalls

Resources

Rules

Training

The Department of Children and Families has approved non-credit courses that meet entry-level training for child care workers. The courses are competency-based and each approved agency offering a course must ensure that students can demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter before issuing a certificate of completion. These courses will meet the requirements under DCF 250 (Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Centers) and DCF 251 (Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers). The names of the Department-approved entry-level courses are:

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession (replaced Early Childhood 1)
  • Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care (replaced Infant/Toddler)
  • Fundamentals of Family Child Care
  • Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher (replaced Early Childhood 2)
  • 10-hour Administrator
  • 10-hour School-Age Assistant Child Care Worker

Information regarding the non-credit entry-level courses and other training is located in the following documents:

Please contact your licensing specialist if you have any questions.

Vehicles

Child Care Provider Portal (CCPP)

The Child Care Provider Portal (CCPP) enables child care providers and centers to access information on the MyWIChildCare authorizations and payments. View the Child Care Provider Portal Information for further information. View or download the Child Care Provider Portal User Guide.

Request access to the CCPP.