Top 5 Reasons to Join YoungStar: Wisconsin's Child Care Rati

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Top      Reasons to Connect With YoungStar
- Debbie Drew, St. John’s Child Development Center
Learn more about micro-grants.
Or, micro-grants can be used  for continuing staff education and supports, and more!
Micro-grants can be used to purchase classroom materials and equipment.
“We don’t think of them as toys, we think of them as learning tools for our children...they are key to our center…we would not have them without YoungStar."
Micro-grants are available to programs participating in YoungStar who ask for technical assistance and who actively work on improving their program with a YoungStar Technical Consultant (TC).
Access a Micro-grant
Explore the Possibilities
Your YoungStar support system makes your job easier by instilling you with the knowledge and structure you need to think of innovative ideas for improving and growing your business.
“The YoungStar process has been a great help to some who might not know what those next steps in program improvement may be. We are thankful every day for Tracie and for what YoungStar has given us.”    
- Jennifer Finch, Administrative Director Faith Academy, Franklin    
Find your regional YoungStar office
If your program actively participates in YoungStar you are given a Technical Consultant (TC), who acts as your navigator through YoungStar, and supports you in your professional development.
“Working with my Technical Consultant, Nancy, has been great. She has helped me every step of the way.”
Gain a Support System
Learn more about your YoungStar support system
Professional Development
- Nancy Volden, Director Creative Child, Onlaska
Grow in Your Profession
YoungStar opens a world of opportunities as you choose where you want your career to go. Access additional consultation, earn credits or credentials on a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, and connect to a larger community of practice for networking, ideas, and support from fellow providers.
With the support of her Technical Consultant and a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship, Chia enrolled to receive her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood. “With my schooling almost done I have so many goals... I just want to go down so many roads, I feel so excited!”
- Chia Her, Director Wamengs Day Care, Wausau WI  
Learn more about T.E.A.C.H.
(*Please note, T.E.A.C.H. scholarships can be accessed outside of YoungStar participation)