Allie Henke Owner/Director Email me:

Hi, I’m Allie, the owner and Director of Young Stars Childcare LLC. I have been working in the field for 13 years. I hold my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Administrative Credential, and Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I live not far from Green Lake, in Berlin. I was born and raised there. It has been my passion working with children and I have always had a strong vision for what I’ve wanted my own childcare center to look like. My husband, Adam and I have two children of our own, Jaycee and Braxton. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and going on family trips as well as shopping and home decorating. I am excited to share my vision and the importance of Early Childhood through Young Stars Childcare LLC and can not wait to get to know everyone in the Green Lake community.

Laura Milford Assistant Director/ Food Program Coordinator Email me:

My name is Laura! I am the Assistant Director/Food Program Coordinator. I am currently enrolled at FVTC, pursuing my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I began working in the childcare field in 2008, then became a stay at home mom for several years before returning to the field in 2016. I enjoy spending time with my two kids, exploring the outdoors, gardening, traveling, and cooking. I am so grateful to be a part of the Young Stars team with the vision and passion to provide quality care for our community. I am also excited to apply my food service background to provide well balanced and delicious meals for the children and teachers at Young Stars.

Janell Gittere Infant Teacher Email me:

My name is Janell and I am the Infant Teacher. It has always been my passion working with children. I began babysitting when I was 10 years old. I then moved into Foster Care, Respite Care, and now Childcare.  I am currently enrolled at FVTC, pressuring my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I live in Brandon, with my boyfriend Brennen.  We have 3 dogs, Brandy, Fireball, and Jack. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family, and providing you with the best care!

Hi, my name is Payton. This is my first-year teaching at Young Stars, but I am so excited to be here. I moved to Wisconsin back in 2017. I am currently enrolled at UWO, pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education. I have a one-year old son, Jagger, who is the light of mine and my fiancé, Nick’s lives. Some of my favorites include the color purple, The Green Bay Packers, Hippos, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and Christmas. Teaching has always been my biggest passion and I am over the moon excited to finally be doing it. I can not wait to get to know everyone in my class as well as their families. 

Carley Peters Childcare Teacher Email me:

I’m Carley! I live right here in the beautiful town of Green Lake with my family and sweet pups- Larry and Dobby. I have a passion for working with children and being a positive influence in their lives. Here at Young Stars, you’ll find me in the baby room, although working with any age is a joy for me. When I’m not taking care of children, I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing with my dogs, shopping, and hanging out with my fiancé, family, and friends. I look forward to continuing my career in this field and working with you and your children.

Jena Henke- 1 Year old Teacher. Email me at

Hello, my name is Jenna. I graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in Art Education. I am a certified K-12 teacher. In my free time I enjoy creating various art, walking my two dogs and spending time with John, my boyfriend. As a two-year-old teacher, every day is unique. I think it is important to engage children in many different activities throughout the day. In my room, you will see fun colors, artwork on the walls, and children engrossed in exciting activities.

A.J. Brookly Cook/ Web Developer

Hello! I am AJ.  I am the website programmer as well as the Cook for Young Stars Child Care. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, scuba diving, visiting historical sites, and spending time with family. 

Tess Mueller- Assistant Child Care Teacher

Hi, I’m Tess Mueller. I’m currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. I am majoring in elementary education and special education. I enjoy playing board games, playing sports, and baking. When I’m not at work I love being at the lake soaking up the sun and being outdoors.

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