YoungStar Updates for 2019/2020 Following several YoungStar Refinement Advisory Committee meetings, feedback from stakeholders, and a review of independent research and DCF's current resources, it has been determined that the YoungStar program will make three important changes to it's rating criteria in 2019/2020. YoungStar will refine its 3 Star educational threshold for Lead Teachers/Group Leaders and Family Child Care providers. This change will reduce cost and other structural barriers to higher education completion and support family child care programs. YoungStar will now require programs to demonstrate developmentally appropriate materials, interactions, and learning centers for 3, 4, and 5 Star programs. Trainings around the new DAP requirements are currently in development and will be available to providers by summer of 2018. YoungStar will simplify the rating criteria language for Family Engagement and has a goal of reducing the current options down to the four indicators that most align with child outcomes. Changes to YoungStar for 2019/2020 - English Spanish PowerPoint Presentation for 2019/2020 YoungStar Updates - pdf 2019/2020 YoungStar Evaluation Criteria These documents provide an explanation for how each point in YoungStar is evaluated and scored. Evaluation Criteria for Group Providers English Spanish Evaluation Criteria for Family Providers English Spanish Evaluation Criteria for School-Age Providers English Evaluation Criteria for Day Camps English Companion Document This is a companion document for the YoungStar Evaluation Criteria and provides a more detailed look at the indicators. Companion Document English Spanish 2019/2020 Youngstar Points Detail These documents provide a high-level overview of the areas in which providers can earn points and star ratings in YoungStar. Points Detail for Group Providers English Spanish Points Detail for Family Providers English Spanish Points Detail for School-Age Providers English Points Detail for Day Camps English 2019/2020 Minimum Point Requirements Minimum number of points necessary to achieve a particular star level in YoungStar. Minimum Point Requirements English Spanish Resources to Support Developmentally Appropriate Environments Provider Interactions with Children Open Ended Questions and Statement Ideas Providing Descriptive Feedback Learning Material Ideas and Templates for Documenting Learning Standards Preschool Learning Center Material Ideas School-Age Learning Center Material Ideas Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS) Template School Age Curricular Framework (SACF) Template Observation Checklists Group Child Care Family Child Care Day Camp School-Age Environmental Kit Idea Guide 0-12 Month Guide 12-24 Month Guide 24-36 Month Guide Tips for Adapting Toys for Children with Special Needs PowerPoint on Supporting Varied Levels of Difficulty and Addressing Different Learning Styles - This presentation opens according to the user's individual computer preferences. If necessary, Press F5 to view the presentation in full screen with the included animations (recommended).