Child Care Regulation Information for Providers



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.)


Amending Your License

A licensee may not make a change that affects a condition of the license without the prior written approval of the department. If you wish to change the conditions of your license as outlined in rule (FCC, GCC, Day Camps), you must submit a written request for an amendment to the department.

If you would like to increase the licensed capacity of your program, fees must be submitted along with your written request. Information regarding fees can be found on the Child Care Regulation Fees page.

Background Checks

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Health - Updated 3/2023

Collaborative Programs

Emergency Planning and Response

Forms & Publications


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







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.

For information regarding family child care certification training requirements go to the certification training page.

Transportation & 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 page for further information. View or download the Child Care Provider Portal User Guide.

Request access to the CCPP.