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YoungStar: What Does Recent Research Tell Us?

In the last six years Wisconsin has been building a new system to increase the quality of child care, with a particular focus on children from low-income working families. The new system is called YoungStar and serves as a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Our report, YoungStar: What Does Research Tell Us, will explore […]

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YoungStar 2015: We’re Turning Five!

This report is the sixth in a series of WCCF reports tracking the progress of Wisconsin’s YoungStar program, a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) launched in 2010 to improve the quality of Wisconsin child care programs. YoungStar focuses on children of low-income working families receiving assistance from the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy programs. Programs not serving children subsidized […]

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YoungStar in Wisconsin Analysis of Data as of July 2013

This report is the fourth in a series of WCCF reports tracking the progress of
Wisconsin’s YoungStar program, a quality rating and improvement system
(QRIS) launched in 2011 to improve the quality of Wisconsin child care
programs. YoungStar focuses on children of low-income working families
receiving assistance from the Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy programs.
YoungStar rates the quality of child care programs on a 5-Star scale and is
administered in 6 regions of the state. The analysis in this report is based on
data as of the end of July 2013.

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