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

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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DCF Child Care Provider Newsletters

Cover image of spring 2019 newsletterThe Child Care Provider Newsletter is your place for learning about current and upcoming information about the YoungStar and Wisconsin Shares Subsidy programs. The newsletter is published quarterly and available for download on this page. If you would like to receive email notices when the latest issue is posted to this page, please submit a subscription request to: Child Care Email Signup page.

Note: All DCF newsletters are on hold due to COVID-19. Please see the Child Care Listserv for important provider updates.

2019 DCF Newsletters


Issues older than 2019 are no longer available online.
If you wish to receive a PDF version of an earlier issue, please email and list the specific issue you would like.


How to Apply

How to Apply

Almost any Wisconsin child care provider can participate in YoungStar. It only takes a few simple steps to apply. Get started today.

How to Apply

FAQs for Providers

FAQs for Providers

Still have questions? YoungStar has answers to the questions providers just like you ask the most. It’s the fast and simple way to learn more.



Resources for Providers

Keep growing with YoungStar. We have the articles, self-assessment tools, lesson-planning tips and more to help your program shine.

Resources for Providers