Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

Report Child Care Fraud

If you suspect Child Care Fraud, be a part of the solution. You may remain anonymous. Please fill out the Child Care Fraud Form, or email dcfmbchildcarefraud @wisconsin.gov.

Report a Child Care Concern or Complaint

If you have a concern about something going on in a child care facility or you suspect child abuse, neglect or exploitation at a child care facility, please use the drop-down menu on the Tell Us How We Are Doing page to fill out the appropriate complaint form.

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Child care providers will receive emails on topics related to YoungStar and child care quality improvement.

Find Your Local YoungStar Office

Questions?
Call 888-713-KIDS (5437).

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2017 Evaluation Criteria

The YoungStar quality indicators for 2017-2018 are available. The version available below will be used for any programs with anniversary dates January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018. New programs that apply for YoungStar for the first time on or after January 1, 2017 will also be rated using these criteria. Note that these criteria will be used for two years. Read about the change to YoungStar which moves rating to every other year beginning in 2017.

Evaluation Criteria

Point Detail

2017 - 2018 Wisconsin Interpretations

A document outlining the changes to YoungStar for 2017 has been developed to help providers who are renewing their YoungStar Contracts