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.

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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.

YoungStar Analysis and Update Project

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YoungStar Analysis and Update beginning in 2024

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is conducting an analysis and update of the YoungStar Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).  

Our goal is to strengthen YoungStar and make it a more effective tool for:

  • Setting expectations for child care quality
  • Communicating information about child care quality to parents/caregivers so they can make informed child care decisions
  • Supporting child care programs to meet quality expectations

To achieve this goal, DCF is committed to engaging with a diverse group of early childhood educators, families, tribes, and other stakeholders for their input and feedback. This update will be a multi-year process and we will provide more information as this work progresses. 

How Can You Get Involved?

We want to hear from you! We will be launching a series of listening sessions across the state to talk to families, caregivers, providers, educators, tribes, and other child care stakeholders. Join us at an upcoming listening session and share your thoughts about quality child care and how we can make YoungStar work for you. 

Upcoming Listening Sessions

Thursday, June 6 - 6-8 p.m.

Oneida Hotel - 2040 Airport Dr., Ashwaubenon, WI 53204
Read the flyer for details. 
Register for the June 6 listening session. 

What to Expect​

  • This session will be in English.
  • Food will be provided between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.​
  • Beginning at 6:30 p.m., participants will learn about DCF’s work to update YoungStar and will be asked to share their thoughts about child care quality. ​
  • Child care educators can get Wisconsin Registry credit for their participation. ​

Additional statewide listening sessions will be scheduled soon. Check back to find out when we will be in your region. 

 

Thursday, June 13 - 6-8 p.m.

Black River Memorial Hospital, 711 W. Adams St., Black River Falls, WI 54615
Oak Conference Room - Enter through main entrance
Read the flyer for details

Register for the June 13 listening session

What to Expect​

  • This session will be in English.
  • Food will be provided between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.​
  • Beginning at 6:30 p.m., participants will learn about DCF’s work to update YoungStar and will be asked to share their thoughts about child care quality. ​
  • Child care educators can get Wisconsin Registry credit for their participation. ​

Additional statewide listening sessions will be scheduled soon. Check back to find out when we will be in your region. 

 

Take our Survey

Help us understand how we can make YoungStar work best to meet your needs. We welcome parents/caregivers, child care providers/educators, tribes, and other child care stakeholders (advocates, business leaders, researchers, etc.) to take our survey. 

Sign Up for Our Email List

Join our listserv to stay informed and receive important information on our YoungStar Analysis and Update Project.

Learn More

 

Please check back to this webpage for updated information regarding this project and how you can be involved.