Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

Disclaimer

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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Optional Self-Assessment Tools for Family Providers

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Self-Assessments are tools for child care providers to step back and take a big-picture look at the quality of care they are providing. These tools will help family child care providers determine what areas within their program they would like to improve.Once a program has completed a self-assessment, they can work with a YoungStar Technical Consultant to make a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) to improve the quality of their program practices. Whether it is taking one training or receiving help with your budget, YoungStar staff will be there to help your program shine brighter every day.
 

Wisconsin child care providers can preview the following tools by borrowing them on two-week loan from the Child Care Information Center (CCIC). For additional information, pleas email CCIC at ccic@dpi.wi.gov or call them toll-free at 1-800-362-7353.

 

 

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Revised (FCCERS-R)

Environment rating scales define environment in a broad sense and guide the program to assess the arrangement of space, both indoors and outdoors, the materials and activities offered to the children, the supervision and interactions (including language) that occur in the  family child care home, and the schedule of the day - including routines and activities.

FCCERS Resources

Business Administration Scale (BAS) for Family Providers

Designed to measure and improve the overall quality of business practices in family child care settings. Providers can easily set goals to improve business practices for their family child care business. This instrument provides a picture of the quality of business practices that support the program.