Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

YoungStar is Improving Wisconsin's Child Care

YoungStar gives parents peace of mind

and helps give their kids a promising start in life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is YoungStar?

YoungStar is Wisconsin's child care quality rating and improvement system. We give parents the tools and information they need to raise happy, healthy kids. And, we help preschools, home-based programs, learning centers, and other child care providers give children safe, nurturing places to grow.

How do we do it?

  • By objectively measuring child care quality. We rate thousands of child care providers, awarding up to five stars for the best quality of care.
  • By giving parents an easy way to compare their local child care options and find the 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

Parent Feedback

"Making a decision about who would provide care to my son was a difficult one for me. Knowing that my child is in high quality care gives me a sense of security and has also helped me create a partnership that really benefits my son."

- Parent in Madison, WI