The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is responsible for licensing day cares and day care staff. Please see https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/cclicensing for more information. The one exception is for 4K teachers who are teaching at a community-based 4K program in partnership with a public school district. These teachers must hold an Early Childhood or PK teacher license.
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Day Care Licensing
Lifetime Licenses Created
As required in the 2017-18 state budget, conversion of current Professional and Master Educator licenses to Lifetime licenses is complete. If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:
- Access your ELO Account
- Navigate to the “Manage Your Existing Licenses” section of the Quick Start Menu
- Choose “Print license certificate” from the drop down menu and click “Go!”
- Based on your browser’s default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.