Child Care Background Check Requirements

DCF encourages individuals to continue to complete their fingerprinting at an open Fieldprint site once they feel safe to do so. Providers will be notified when fingerprinting compliance monitoring resumes. DCF also continues to conduct name-based background checks on individuals in child care centers.

Check the Fieldprint website for open fingerprint locations near you and to schedule an appointment.

Be sure to stay updated with COVID-19 resources from DCF. If you have questions about background check requirements, contact the Child Care Background Unit.

Since October 2018, the Child Care Development Block Grant includes new background check requirements for all individuals in licensed and certified child care centers. Resources for these new requirements, including compliance guides for individuals and programs, can be found on these pages.

El Requisito Para Programas De Cuidado Infantil: Verificaciones De Antecedentes Penales

Eligibility Determinations Appeal Information

Training and Information

Rehabilitation Reviews

Rules and Regulations

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: