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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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NOTE: TTY information listed in memos issued prior to July 1, 2017, is outdated. Updated TTY information is as follows... If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternate format, or need it translated to another language, contact the Bureau of Early Care Regulation at dcfcclicreg@wisconsin.gov, 608-421-7550 (general), or the Wisconsin Relay Service (WRS) 711. For civil rights questions call 608-422-6889 (general) or the Wisconsin Relay Service (WRS) 711.

 
Memo Number Issue Date Title
2019-25 09/30/2019 License Exempt Public School Programs - Revisions to DCF 251 Licensing Rules and Creation of DCF 13 - Child Care Background Checks
2019-24 09/30/2019 Day Camps for Children - Revisions to DCF 252 Licensing Rules and Creation of DCF 13 - Child Care Background Checks
2019-23 09/30/2019 Group Child Care Centers - Revisions to DCF 251 Licensing Rules and Creation of DCF 13 - Child Care Background Checks
2019-22 09/30/2019 Family Child Care Centers - Revisions to DCF 250 Licensing Rules and Creation of DCF 13 - Child Care Background Checks
2019-21 09/20/2019 CBC Compliance and iChildCare - Certified Child Care Operators
2019-20 09/20/2019 Proposed Revisions to DCF 202 - Child Care Certification and Creation of DCF 13 - Child Care Background Checks
2019-19 08/30/2019 Child Care Background Check Compliance - All Licensed Child Care Providers
2019-18 08/02/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Licensed Child Care Providers
2019-17 08/02/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Institutes of Higher Education
2019-16 08/02/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Certified Child Care Providers
2019-15 08/02/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Licensed Exempt Public School Programs
2019-14 06/11/2019 Child Care Background Checks Action Required - Summer Memo to Licensed Family Child Care Providers
2019-13 06/11/2019 Child Care Background Checks Action Required - Summer Memo to Licensed Exempt Public School Programs
2019-12 06/11/2019 Child Care Background Checks Action Required - Summer Memo to Institutes of Higher Education
2019-11 06/11/2019 Child Care Background Checks Action Required - Summer Memo to Child Care Contractors
2019-10 06/11/2019 Child Care Background Checks Action Required - Summer Memo to Certified Child Care Providers
2019-09 06/11/2019 Child Care Background Checks Action Required - Summer Memo to Licensed Day Camps and Licensed Group Child Care Providers
2019-08 04/03/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Spring Memo to Licensed Group Child Care Providers
2019-07 04/03/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Spring Memo to Licensed Family Child Care Providers
2019-06 04/03/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Spring Memo to License Exempt Public School Programs
2019-05 04/03/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Spring Memo to Day Camp Licensees
2019-04 04/03/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Spring Memo to Higher Education Entities
2019-03 04/03/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Spring Memo to Child Care Center Contractors
2019-02 04/03/2019 Child Care Background Checks - Spring Memo to Certified Child Care Providers
2019-01 02/22/2019 Caregiver Background Check Requirement Changes for Day Camps
2018-26 12/27/2018 Licensed Child Care Programs Who Have Never Undergone FBI Background Checks - Background Check Update
2018-25 12/14/2018 Child Care Center Contractors - Background Check Update
2018-24 12/14/2018 Higher Education Entities - Background Check Update
2018-23 12/14/2018 License Exempt Public School Programs - Background Check Update
2018-22 12/14/2018 Background Check Update Dec. 2018 - Family Child Care Licensees
2018-21 12/14/2018 Certified Operators - Background Check Update
2018-20 12/14/2018 Background Check Update Dec. 2018 - Group Child Care Licensees / Day Camp Licensees
2018-19 10/01/2018 Higher Education Entities - Background Check Updates
2018-18 10/01/2018 Child Care Center Contractors - Background Check Updates
2018-17 09/27/2018 Background Check Update Sept. 2018 - License Exempt Public School Programs Participating in YoungStar
2018-16 09/27/2018 Background Check Update Sept. 2018 - Certified Family Child Care Operators / Certified School-Age Programs
2018-15 09/27/2018 Background Check Update Sept. 2018 - Group Child Care Licensees / Day Camp Licensees
2018-14 09/27/2018 Background Check Update Sept. 2018 - Family Child Care Licensees
2018-13 08/17/2018 Background Check Update - Certified Child Care Operators - Balance of State (excluding Milwaukee)
2018-12 08/17/2018 Background Check Update - Certified Child Care Operators in Milwaukee
2018-11 08/17/2018 Background Check Update - License Exempt Public School Programs Participating in YoungStar
2018-10 08/17/2018 Background Check Update - Group Child Care Licensees, Day Camp Licensees
2018-09 08/17/2018 Background Check Update - Family Child Care Licensees
2018-08 08/13/2018 Background Check Update - License Exempt Public School Programs Participating in YoungStar (Amended - see 2018-11)
2018-07 08/13/2018 Background Check Update - Certified Child Care Operators Located in Milwaukee (Amended - see 2018-12)
2018-06 08/13/2018 Background Check Update - Certified Child Care Operators (Amended - see 2018-13)
2018-05 08/13/2018 Background Check Update - Group Child Care Licensees/Day Camp Licensees
(Amended - see 2018-10)
2018-04 08/13/2018 Background Check Update - Family Child Care Licensees (Amended - see 2018-09)
2018-03 05/2018 Changes to Background Checks - Licensed Child Care/Public School Programs
    2018-03 Attachment - Child Care Background Checks Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
2018-02 05/2018 Changes to Background Checks - Certified Child Care Operators
2018-01 02/2018 New Training Requirements for Certified Child Care Operators
NA 08/2017 Regulatory History Posted on the Child Care Search Website
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