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Apple Tree Connections is proud to have been awarded a 5 Star Rating for 2022! We want to highlight the Zebra, Turtles, Ducks and Explorer classrooms for being chosen for the 3-hour observations as part of the rating. Everyone did an amazing job and we are so proud of our team!

YoungStar is a five-star quality rating system for child care providers based on education, learning environment, business methods, and practices around child health and well-being. Through this rating system, the state is addressing several key issues in Wisconsin’s child care system. The rating system will:

  • Improve the overall quality of child care
  • Create a clear, understandable tool to help parents choose quality child care
  • Create incentives for providers to improve services, particularly for low-income children
  • Link the quality of child care providers to Wisconsin Shares subsidy amounts
  • Include a YoungStar Quality Adjustment to recognize the highest levels of quality

For further information about YoungStar please follow this link to the DCF page.