Your Local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency
Improve Your Program’s Quality
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.
Childcaring is the YoungStar Regional Office.
YoungStar, a program of the Department of Children & Families, is Wisconsin’s child care quality rating and improvement system. We give parents the tools and information they need to raise happy, healthy kids. And, we help preschools, home-based programs, learning centers, and other child care providers give children safe, nurturing places to grow.
How do we do it?
By objectively measuring child care quality. We rate thousands of child care providers, awarding up to five stars for the best quality of care.
By giving parents an easy way to compare their local child care options and find the programs that match their family’s lifestyle, budget, and special needs.
By supporting providers with tools and training to deliver high-quality care
By setting a consistent standard for child care quality
To learn more about YoungStar please visit DCF’s website.