YoungStar - Wisconsin's Regulated Child Care Search

Choosing child care is one of the most important parenting decisions you will make. Every child deserves a safe, healthy and warm child care environment. YoungStar, Wisconsin's Regulated Child Care Search, is one important tool to assist you in making this decision. YoungStar gives parents peace of mind and helps give their kids a promising start in life.

YoungStar contains information on the location and regulatory history of approximately 5,500 child care centers and day camps licensed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). This information is provided to assist you in locating and learning more about licensed and/or certified child care in your area. Through the YoungStar Regulated Child Care Search, you can search for child care by county, city, zip code or facility name. Once you have located a child care center or day camp, you can review the facility's licensing and/or certification information including compliance history and enforcement actions.

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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.

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