Child Care Foundational Training

Funding for Free Child Care Foundational Training courses, which began in June of 2022, has now closed as of June 1, 2023. Thank you to the Department of Children and Families for providing funding on these courses. Over 9,000 individuals took advantage of these free trainings!

Please note: Beginning June 1, 2023 the courses will still be offered, but now offered at a cost. For more information see this email which was sent out to our mailing list on May 10, 2023. 

The Child Care Foundational Training courses covers the following non-credit trainings delivered in an interactive online, interactive correspondence, and in-person format:

  • Introduction to the Child Care Profession
  • Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care
  • Fundamentals of Family Child Care
  • Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher

See the DCF Approved Training Agencies Offering Noncredit Child Care Courses publication and the Wisconsin Registry Statewide Training Calendar for the list of currently agencies offering these courses.

Additional information, including information related to FAQs, is available on the DCF website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the Wisconsin Registry Statewide Training Calendar to search for trainings. 


Need help navigating the calendar? Check out our How to Search for Training Guide.

These free training courses are filling up fast. More courses will continue to be added so make sure to use the Wisconsin Registry Statewide Training Calendar to locate these free courses!

Creating a Wisconsin Registry account is FREE and is the first step to becoming a Wisconsin
Registry member. With an account, you can access your Personal Profile. Visit the Create a Wisconsin Registry Account guide for more information. Interested in becoming a member? Visit the Membership Application Guide for more information.

With a Registry ID number, you can keep an online record of the training events you attend. 


Log in to you Registry Profile to view your ID. 

Yes, the courses will be available in other languages. Please visit the Wisconsin Registry Statewide Training Calendar to find the available courses and you may contact the DCF Approved Training Agencies to ask about courses in other languages.

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