YoungStar Connect

You support Wisconsin’s children and families.
Let YoungStar Connect support you!

Get Support. Get Connected.

YoungStar Connect provides and oversees all YoungStar services. We offer individualized and group-based coaching, on-demand resources and live training, ratings, and a help desk, all designed to ensure that Wisconsin children, providers, and communities thrive.


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Unlock the support you need with the help of YoungStar Coaches.

In-Depth Support

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Need in-depth support with topics like challenging behaviors, inclusive practices, infant and toddler care, multilingual learners, or staffing and business management? Our Content Specialists are some of the most empowering experts in the industry, accessible to you when you need them.

Training Calendar

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You invest so much time in providing the best care to children and families. Now, invest in yourself with online tools and training, available 24/7. Coming soon: our interactive Training Calendar.


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YoungStar Connect completes YoungStar ratings using the same YoungStar Evaluation Criteria and Environment Rating Scale (ERS) tools that you have always known.

Team & Local Offices

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YoungStar Connect has offices in Appleton, Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee, and Rhinelander.


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YoungStar Connect is powered by a team of early childhood and out-of-school time organizations that bring the best of local, state, and national expertise to the providers of Wisconsin.

Share Your Voice!

YoungStar Connect wants to ensure enrolling and participating in YoungStar is the best it possibly can be. To do this, we need your help! Join us at our upcoming Listening Sessions or email us at and share your ideas and suggestions.

Can’t make any of these? More are being scheduled! Be sure to check back often for updates and watch your email for more details.

Milwaukee Area

May 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sant Kate — The Arts Hotel

Rhinelander Area

April 6, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Pine Events Center

Milwaukee Area

March 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hilton Milwaukee City Center

en español

March 29, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Eau Claire Area

March 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Pablo Center

Appleton Area

March 2, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poplar Hall

Madison Area

February 23, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheraton Madison Hotel