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

Call 888-713-KIDS (5437).

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Department of Children and Families’ public benefit programs will continue during the partial federal government shutdown. Read the full announcement here.

Colorful file foldersYoungStar Archived Rating Criteria

The information provided below is from past years of YoungStar. It is meant as a reference point. Programs will not be rated upon this criteria. They are rated on the criteria in the current rating year.

Please contact your local YoungStar Office if you have questions about which YoungStar Evaluation Criteria or YoungStar Point Detail document will be used to rate your program.

2016 YoungStar Evaluation Criteria and Points Detail Documents

The 2016 YoungStar Evaluation Criteria, which was used from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 is available here:

Evaluation Criteria

Point Detail Documents