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Next Door Head Start 29th Street, Milwaukee


“I look at YoungStar not as a task but as a way for me to continually strive towards excellence. You are able to set your own goal and establish a pathway to that ultimate goal.” – Angela Lampkin, Head Start […]

A Step Up with the YoungStar Micro-Grant Program


“I think micro-grants has been a great program…We’ve just been really, really pleased with how everything has made our center that one step up.” – Dina Bettin, Director Marion Day Care, Inc. Marion Day Care Director Dina Bettin started participating […]

Micro-Grant Focus on Creative Outdoor Play


“The grant made it possible to be able to do all [renovations] in one swoop instead of just little chunks.” – Karin Lindau, Director First Lutheran Church, Kids at First Child Care Center Kids at First Child Care Center in […]

Our program “can be different, but still be quality.”


“YoungStar really provided a path to take a critical look at our program and see which areas needed improvement.” – Jordan St. Clair, Early Childhood Specialist, Vision Forward Association, Milwaukee Responding to Children’s Needs through YoungStar The Vision Forward Association […]

Meeting a Community Need


“To have those parameters for what’s quality and have somebody come along beside you and help support you…YoungStar has been very helpful and I would encourage others to do it.” – Janice Ross, Director Milwaukee Rescue Mission Child Enrichment Center […]

Program Goal is “the cutting edge of child care”


“The first few years, staff were unsure of the process and of people coming into their rooms from YoungStar. Now, they look forward to it.” – April Niemi, Assistant Director, Early Head Start and Child Care CAP Services, Inc., Children’s […]

Bright Beginnings in YoungStar


“I wanted to do everything the right way.” – Heather Sternitzky, Owner Heather’s Bright Beginnings, Granton Familiar Territory Heather was not new to child care or even YoungStar when she started her program. She started out in child care working […]

From Dealing Cards to Child Care


“Once you get started with YoungStar and see what you have available…it’s well worth it.” – Suzette Rembert, Owner Doll’s Day Care, Odanah Career Transition Suzette started her family child care program, Doll’s Day Care, 3 years ago. She was […]

Loving [Child Care] All Over Again


“The TCs, they are great, they are awesome, they know their stuff… they are very open to just helping us with what we need.” – Deborah Wampfler, Owner Deb’s Day Care, Waukesha Child Care Provider Since the Beginning Deb was […]

A “Remarkable Child Care Provider”


“Since I have been in YoungStar it has really changed the focus of how I teach, and the quality and safety of the environment.” – Leah Zastoupil, Owner Zasty’s Family Child Care, Milton Roles in Early Childhood Leah Zastoupil opened Zasty’s […]

See Success for Yourself

“YoungStar has been a personal reward to myself…a personal goal. I was like, I am just getting that 5 Stars.” – Beth Bue, Owner, Teddy Bear Family Childcare, Black River Falls The Start of Teddy Bear Family Childcare At the […]

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