Child Care Center at Lakeshore Technical College Earns 5-Star Rating




The Child Care Center located at Lakeshore Technical College’s Cleveland campus has earned a 5-Star rating, the highest available, from YoungStar. YoungStar is the quality rating and improvement system used by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to rate regulated childcare providers.

The Child Care Center at Lakeshore Technical College provides comprehensive care for children ages 2 to 6 years whose parents are students or staff at Lakeshore, or area residents. There are 18 children enrolled this semester.

“Finding quality child care is incredibly challenging today for parents who work and/or go to school. This rating shows parents they can be assured their children are receiving the highest quality of care when they bring them to our Child Care Center,” says Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen.

YoungStar rates providers every two years based on staff education and training, learning environment and curriculum, business and professional practices, and children’s health and well-being. To increase the Child Care Center’s previous 4-Star rating, staff completed additional educational and meeting requirements and received an increase in its observation rating.

The Child Care Center is one of only two childcare providers in Manitowoc County earning the 5-Star rating. 

Information about the Child Care Center at Lakeshore Technical College can be found at


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About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college educating more than 9,000 students annually. Students enroll at Lakeshore to master real-world, employable career skills and start their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Lakeshore faculty and staff are focused on providing each student an individualized learning experience.
Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year college. The college was ranked #2 in the nation by Washington Monthly, #17 in the nation by Forbes, #20 in the nation by, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist five out of the last six years, and named the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.
Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore each year, and associate degree graduates report earning a median salary of $59,899 within six months of graduating. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore educates students at learning campuses in downtown Manitowoc and downtown Sheboygan. Classes are also offered at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at