Wisconsin Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC on July 1, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.

Wisconsin state documents regulating health and safety in child care. Effective/Revised Date
DHS 12 - Caregiver Background Checks 2/2012
DCF 202 - Child Care Certification 1/2012
DCF 250 - Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Centers 1/1/2009
DCF 251 - Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers 1/1/2009
DCF 252 - Day Camps for Children and Day Care Programs Established by School Boards 1/1/2009

State Licensing Contact

Department of Children and Families
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916

Phone: (608) 266-9314 or to find the phone number for your regional office please go to http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/childcare/licensed/contact.htm
Web Page: http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/childcare/licensed/Rules.HTM

State Early Learning Guidelines

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (2008)

Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency