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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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You do not need to fill in every box, but filling in more boxes will help reduce the number of centers that match your search.

Select to search for a provider in your area.
You do not need to enter all fields; just enter those which are applicable.

Select to search for providers near your home or place of work.
Decide how far from your location you would like to search, and enter
your address.
miles of:
Program Name
If you are searching for a particular provider, you can search for them by name.  
Type of Child Care
Search for all providers, or search specifically for a family provider,
group center, or day camp. Public schools that are participating in YoungStar
will appear if you search for group centers.
YoungStar Quality
Select whether you would like to limit your search to providers participating in
YoungStar. You may also limit your search to providers with specific star ratings.
YoungStar Quality Ratings System Explained
5 stars
Meets highest levels of quality standards
5 stars
Meets elevated levels of quality standards
5 stars
Meets proficient levels of quality standards
5 stars
Meets health and safety standards
5 stars
Does not meet health and safety standards

Check back frequently. New provider ratings are added every week, especially three and four stars.
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