Welcome to Pre-Licensing!

Caring for children and helping them learn and grow through the most important developmental years can be an incredibly rewarding profession. In Wisconsin, your journey to becoming an early childhood educator begins with what we call the Pre-Licensing Process. Pre-Licensing is a free service offered to anyone who is interested in obtaining a family child care license or a group child care license. 

NOTE: If you plan to open your child care program in a county shown in pink below, please visit: https://wisconsinearlychildhood.org/programs/pre-licensing/

Start here! Fill out the appropriate worksheet (family or group)