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QRIS Resource Guide


Statewide implementation of YoungStar began in 2011. YoungStar is a five-star rating system for child care providers based on education, learning environment and curriculum, business and professional practices, and the health and well being of children. Providers that are licensed group, licensed family, certified family, or regulated by a public school board are eligible to participate in YoungStar. Licensed Day Camps will be added to YoungStar in March 2014. Programs that currently receive Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy must participate in YoungStar in order to receive Wisconsin Shares.

Wisconsin Contacts

QRIS Name: YoungStar

Organization: Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Web Site:

QRIS State Profile

This profile is from the QRIS Compendium—a comprehensive resource for information about all of the QRIS operating in the U.S. and its Territories. It was developed by a partnership of the BUILD Initiative, the Early Learning Challenge Collaborative, and Child Trends.

QRIS Resource Guide Examples

Consumer Education

Wisconsin's YoungStar Media Campaign

Wisconsin’s media campaign for its YoungStar QRIS included a press release, billboards, and radio spots aimed at parents with young children. In addition, full city buses were covered with the content from the billboards.