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).

find your local youngstar office

The word "policy" and an inkpen.YoungStar Policies

The list of policies below are meant to help providers navigate through the details of YoungStar. We have provided policy guidance on a number of topics from extended sick leave to appeals.

The YoungStar Policy Guide provides in-depth detail on all YoungStar policies.

If you would like clarification on any of the policies listed below, please contact us at: youngstar@wisconsin.gov.


YoungStar Policies