Registry Membership

A Registry membership is required by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.


A certificate from The Registry documenting that the person has met the educational qualifications for the position if the person has worked as a teacher, director or administrator at the center for at least 3 months. A copy of an educator’s license issued by the department of public instruction as a teacher may substitute for a certificate from The Registry. For persons not required to have a Registry certificate including assistant teachers and a teacher, center director or administrator who has not worked for the center for more than 3 months, documentation of the person’s educational qualifications shall be on file.

*Persons working as a center administrator, center director or teacher as of January 1, 2009, and who were not previously required to have a Registry certificate, have until April 1, 2009, to obtain the certificate.

*Teacher licenses issued by other states are acceptable

Licensed Family and Group Center Rules

Group Center Staff requirements

Licensed Family Child Care Staff requirements

Entry Level Course List for Early Childhood Professionals

Entry Level Course List for School Age Professionals   

Additional Information

Starting a Child Care Program

Licensing Contact