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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Find Your Local YoungStar Office

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

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Blue budget binder imageBudget, Tax, and
Record-Keeping
Requirements for YoungStar

One of the minimum requirements to earn a 3 Star rating in YoungStar is for child care providers to have a budget and to complete accurate and timely taxes. The information below is meant to provide clarification for providers who would like to earn this point. For specific questions about this or any YoungStar indicator, please contact your YoungStar Technical Consultant.

Family Child Care Programs

YoungStar budget and tax quality information can be found within the Family Child Care criteria on the YoungStar Quality Rating Indicator Information and Points Detail page

Tools to help programs create a budget for Family Child Care Programs:

 

Group Child Care Programs

YoungStar budget and tax quality information can be found within the Group Child Care criteria on the YoungStar Quality Rating Indicator Information and Points Detail page (required for 3, 4, and 5 Stars)

Tools to help programs create a budget for Group Child Care Programs:

 

School-Age and Day Camp Child Care Programs

YoungStar budget and tax quality information can be found within the School-Age and Day Camp criteria on the YoungStar Quality Rating Indicator Information and Points Detail page

Tools to help programs create a budget for School-Age and Day Camp Child Care Programs: