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Regulated Child Care and YoungStar Public Search
Welcome to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families' public search of regulated child care and YoungStar rated programs. Searching for safe, quality child care in Wisconsin has never been easier. Many providers are rated by YoungStar so that you can know how they measure up against research-based quality indicators. If you need help understanding what a star rating means, please see our
Reading the Stars
brochure for more information.
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Red Cliff Tribe
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St. Croix Tribe
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group center, or day camp. Public schools that are participating in YoungStar
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YoungStar Quality Ratings System Explained
Meets highest levels of quality standards
Meets elevated levels of quality standards
Meets proficient levels of quality standards
Meets health and safety standards
Does not meet health and safety standards
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