Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

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Proposed Child Care Rulemaking Projects

The Division of Early Care and Education posts notices and documents related to rulemaking projects. Information regarding rulemaking projects can be found by clicking on the program area below.

Child Care Administrative Rule Updates - Rule Revisions: DCF 13, 52, 54, 56, 57, 250, and 251

The Department of Children and Families will be holding a public hearing on proposed rules affecting chs. DCF 13, 52, 54, 56, 57, 250, and 251. The rule revisions make technical corrections to DCF administrative rules, including correcting cross-references, updating terminology, and incorporating minor statutory changes.

DCF welcomes input from stakeholders and the public. A public hearing will be held on February 13, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Department of Children and Families located at 201 E. Washington Ave., in room H206. Written comments regarding the proposed rule revisions may be submitted by February 13, 2020 to dcfpublichearing@wisconsin.gov.

Economic Impact Analysis

Hearing Notice

Hearing Rule Text

 

Child Care Administrative Rule Updates - Rule Revisions: DCF 12, 13, 40, 202, 204, 250, 251, and 25

The emergency rule went into effect 9/30/2019. The primary purpose of the rule change is to ensure that the department’s rules affecting child care certification and licensing comply with the health and safety requirements in federal regulations based on the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. The rule changes incorporate new federal background check requirements into child care administrative rules (202, 250, 251, 252) and create DCF 13 as a new child care background check administrative rule in accordance with Wis. Statute 48.686. The rules also regroup the department’s child care certification and licensing rules that address the same topics in different places, eliminate duplicative provisions, correct errors, and clarify language where needed to ensure proper implementation and administration of the health and safety requirements. 

Abbreviated Summary of Rule Revisions

Rule Revisions: DCF 12, 13, 40, 202, 204, 250, 251, and 252

DCF 13
DCF 202
DCF 250
DCF 251
DCF 252

Hearing Notice

Hearing Summary