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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)

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John E Alexander S Wood Co Ymca Inc
Ymca Camp Alexander
1053 Camp Rd
Wisc Rapids WI 54494
Wood County
Contact Information
Matt Zakowski

Provider #
Location #
Facility #
Regulation Type
Licensed Camp
Bret Salscheider
Ages Served
5 Year(s) - 15 Year(s)

Months Open
Jan - Dec
Day Capacity
Night Capacity

7:30AM - 5:30PM
Type of Regulation Licensing
Condition Type Exception/Exemption
Effective Date 07/01/2016
See posted exception.
This provider is participating but not yet rated

Regulated child care providers are monitored for compliance with health and safety standards. Below, you may view the last three years of monitoring and violations.

Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 08/25/2020
Details No violations found ***
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 08/20/2019
Details See Violations below
Results View Plan
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 07/16/2019
Details No violations found ***
Results Statement of Compliance
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 06/04/2019
Details No violations found ***
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 08/23/2018
Details No violations found ***
Type of Regulation Licensing
Date 05/23/2018
Details No violations found ***
Results Statement of Compliance
Date 08/20/2019
Rule Number 252.41(1)(a)
Rule Summary Compliance With Laws
Contrary to s.48.686(2)(ab) Wis. Stats., the center failed to submit a criminal background check request to the department prior to Staff A and B becoming household members of the center on 5/1/19.
Date 08/20/2019
Rule Number 252.44(9)(c)
Rule Summary Firearms & Archery - Equipment Storage
Archery equipment was stored in a shed that did not have a locking mechanism.
*** During a partial review of rule requirements on the date indicated, no rule violations were observed.

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