What is YoungStar?

YoungStar is Wisconsin's child care quality rating and improvement system. We give parents tools and information to raise happy, healthy kids. We help preschools and child care providers give children safe, nurturing places to grow. How do we do it?

  • By objectively measuring child care quality from one to five stars for thousands of child care providers.
  • By giving parents an easy way to find programs that match their family's lifestyle, budget, and special needs.
  • By supporting providers with tools and training to deliver high quality care.
  • By setting a consistent standard for child care quality.

What is Regulated Child Care?

Regulated child care provides a foundation for safe child care settings by conducting background checks, regular inspections and complaint investigations. Types of regulated child care include:

  • Certified Care (3 or fewer children under age 7 in care)
  • Licensed Family Child Care (up to 8 children under age 7)
  • Licensed Group Child Care (9 or more children under age 7)
  • Day Camp (seasonal program for 4 or more children ages 3 & up)

Additional Information:


Contact your Child Care Resource & Referral Center for more help finding child care

(888) 713.KIDS
info@supportingfamiliestogether.org
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Disclaimer: This information is provided as a public service by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The Department neither endorses any child care center nor guarantees that this information is accurate, up-to-date or complete. This information, which should not be used as a sole source in selecting a center, does not replace official information sources. Users of this website are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness and/or suitability of all information. Persons wishing current, official information may contact the appropriate regional licensing office or county/tribal certification office.