Kid's Kountry's approach
To continue to serve families receiving assistance Kid’s Kountry Learning Center chooses to participate at a two star level in regards to Wisconsin’s YoungStar program. Kid’s Kountry’s fundamentals as well as guiding principals in which our overall early childhood philosophy is built on does not always correlate with YoungStar's assessment of “quality” care. We respect differing view points yet believe strongly in our overall mission beliefs.
The state of Wisconsin implemented a program called YoungStar which rates or assesses childcare programs throughout the state. The rating system ranges from a 1 to 5 star classification tier. These ratings are chosen after the program has been assessed in regards to a pre-determined criteria that has been established as well as created via YoungStar representatives. In order for a childcare center or preschool setting to receive higher reimbursement for families receiving assistance a center must qualify within the higher tier star rating. Thus, the higher the star rating a center receives the higher reimbursement amount they are allotted for families who receive assistance.