Evaluating Child Care

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YoungStar is a quality rating and improvement program created by the WI Department of Children and Families to help families evaluate child care.

  • YoungStar is a five star quality rating and improvement system that supports families in making an informed decision when selecting child care. This information, along with your visit and evaluation of programs, are key to making good choices about child care.

  • YoungStar gives families a snapshot of a program’s quality to compare with their own views on quality child care. Programs meet certain quality standards at 2, 3, 4, and 5 stars.

  • A child care program must have 2 or more stars to be eligible to accept WI Shares funding.

  • For additional YoungStar information, please visit the YoungStar website.

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