YoungStar Update


Applications are now available for YoungStar!
Celebrate Children Foundation, Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA), and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) have been chosen to manage YoungStar across the state. We are ready to begin the work of supporting early education programs as they demonstrate the quality of care they offer to Wisconsin's youngest children.

YoungStar applications are now available, staff from WECA and Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies are ready to work with programs, and statewide trainings are being planned. Programs accepting or serving families receiving Wisconsin Shares are required to participate in YoungStar. Participation is optional for programs who are currently only taking private pay families that are willing to take families receiving Shares. Apply now for free and don't miss out on the following opportunities:

  • Programs can choose to receive FREE, individualized technical assistance as a participant in YoungStar. Don't wait in line for this assistance!
  • Programs that receive 3 stars or higher could receive increases in Shares payments as early as July, 2011. Don't miss out on this chance to increase your revenue!
  • Programs that participate in YoungStar, and work for FREE with technical consultants, are eligible for micro-grants for quality improvements!
  • Programs accredited through approved accrediting bodies will automatically receive 4 or 5 stars!
  • Parents will be able to view program ratings online on December 13th- make sure your program is visible for parents searching for care!

**Application for Group Program**

Part 1 YoungStar Participation Request- Group Center (Form # DCF-F-2591-E)

Part 2 YoungStar Wisconsin Shares Participation Contract (Form # DCF-F-2587-E)

**Application for Family Child Care Program** 

Part 1 YoungStar Participation Request- Family Provider (Form # DCF-F-2590-E)

Part 2 YoungStar Wisconsin Shares Participation Contract (Form # DCF-F-2587-E)


Please review the tip sheet on getting started and feel free to contact us with any questions you have about applying! After you have completed your application, please submit both forms to your YoungStar regional office.

Your regional YoungStar office is 4-C.  Your signed application can be returned to 4-C in an email, mail, or fax:


Completed applications will be addressed on a first come first serve basis.

Levels of YoungStar service support are dependent upon available funding.