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

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Additional Information

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