YoungStar

About YoungStar

In Wisconsin, childhood professionals and the organizations that serve them, have long held the idea that training, experience and professionalism are the hallmarks of quality care. The Registry, with guidance and support from the field, has worked to highlight those qualities and provide recognition.

The collaboration with YoungStar represents an exciting step in the evolution of professional development in Wisconsin.  Teacher education is considered one of the most consistent predictors of quality in an early childhood setting.  YoungStar criteria for staff related to training and education is verified through the individual's Registry membership. This information is shared electronically with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to help determine YoungStar points.

For more information (forms, instructions and point details) on YoungStar, visit the website: http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/youngstar/

Your Registry Requirements for YoungStar

The YoungStar process requires completion of both an organization account and an individual membership for all participant types (Family, Group and School-Age). 

Programs must:

  1. Create an organizational account – You will register based on your YoungStar Track
  2. Click here for more information on how to create an organization account
  3. Complete & verify the following sections on the account: 
    Organization Details, Program Profile, YoungStar and Employees

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Individuals must:

  1. Hold a Registry Career Level Certificate issued after 1/1/2009
  2. List their current employer on the employment tab of their individual account
  3. Click here for more information on how to apply for a membership online.

Your Registry membership is a clear and easy way for you to indicate all YoungStar staff qualifications including:

  • Career Level
  • Degrees
  • Credit based training
  • Registry Credentials
  • All training listed in the following YoungStar Categories:

Track 1: Family Child Care

A.1) Education and Training of Provider

B.2.1) Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards and Wisconsin School-age Curricular Framework Optional Points

D.1.3-4) Health and Wellness Optional Points

Track 2: Group Child Care

A.1) Lead Teacher Qualifications

A.2) Director Qualifications

B.2.1) Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards and Wisconsin School-age Curricular Framework Optional Points

D.1.3-4) Health and Wellness Optional Points

Track 3: School-Age Care

A.1) Group Leader Qualifications

A.2) Site Supervisor/Coordinator/Center Director/Administrator Qualifications

B.2.1) Wisconsin Afterschool Network School-Age Curricular Framework Optional Points

D.1.3-4) Health and Wellness Optional Points