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.

Sign up for YoungStar Updates

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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YoungStar Contract

Read about and download your YoungStar contract from this page.

Green contract binder

Reminder: Every Location Needs its Own YoungStar Contract

Programs are reminded that each open location needs its own YoungStar Contract and receives its own YoungStar rating. If a program has existing locations open, and then opens a new location, the program is responsible for submitting a new YoungStar Contract each time a new location is opened. The YoungStar Contract should be submitted to the local YoungStar office.

YoungStar Contract

Out-of-State Provider Contract

Providers in other states (Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota) who care for children who receive Wisconsin Shares subsidies, need to fill out a Wisconsin Shares Contract but not a YoungStar Contract. Out-of-state providers should send completed forms to:

The Department of Children and Families
Attention: YoungStar
201 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53701

YoungStar Renewal Contract

Providers who are currently participating in YoungStar and want information about reapplying, should not use the forms above. Please visit our YoungStar Renewal web page for information about reapplying.

Have a question while filling out the YoungStar Contract?