Resources for Providers
Improve Your Program's Quality
YoungStar is Wisconsin's Child Care Quality Rating
& Improvement System that gives parents and
child care providers the tools and information they need
to raise happy, healthy children. Your local Child Care
Resource & Referral (CCR&R) office, a member of Supporting
Families Together Association (SFTA),
also acts as your local YoungStar office. As a provider, your YoungStar Technical Consultant (TC) is housed at Childcaring, your local CCR&R, and is your navigator through YoungStar. 1-800-628-8534. Not in our agency’s service delivery area? Visit the
online YoungStar office map or call (888) 713.KIDS (5437) to find your local YoungStar office.
Through YoungStar, regulated Wisconsin child care providers are regularly evaluated and rated on a 5 Star scale with a 5 Star meeting the highest level of quality standards. YoungStar raises the bar for Wisconsin child care providers by supporting and incentivizing you to develop the quality of your child care program, increasing quality care available to Wisconsin children and families. Programs can earn up to a 5 Star based on the points they earn across four key categories:
• The Provider’s Education & Training
• The Learning Environment & Curriculum
• The Program’s Professional & Business Practices
• The Children’s Health & Well-Being
High-quality child care—providing a safe, healthy place for children to learn and grow guided by dedicated professionals—can set the stage for lifelong success. YoungStar is here to help. Visit the Resources for Providers page to help you get the highest possible rating.
YoungStar Resource Links
YoungStar Technical Consultants are there for You!
YoungStar Technical Consultants are a major resource to programs interested in improving their quality. They have a wide range of experiences and expertise and have supported many early care and education programs.