Allie Henke - Owner/Administrator 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 - Markesan Director 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.

Ashley Smith Preschool Teacher

Hello, my name is Ashley. I am the 3 & 4-year-old teacher at our Markesan location. This is my first year of teaching, but I have always had a passion for working with children. I am fortunate to work alongside such dedicated and warm-hearted teachers. When I am not working you can find me with my boyfriend and my three children. My hobbies include crafting, fishing, camping, and any family activities. I look forward to meeting your and your family!

Kenzie Berk Markesan Two Year Old Teacher

Hello, I’m Ms. Kenzie! I can be found in the Two Year Old room. I have lived in Markesan for my whole life and continue to live in Markesan with my family. This is my second year of working in child care and have found a huge interest in it. Children have always been a passion of mine, so finding an interest in childcare isn’t surprising. I am a caring and loving person that is always looking to help others, which is why I had to choose between nursing and teaching. I am currently going to school to become a nurse, which was a hard choice for me to make. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and our two dogs Rusty and Cooper. You will also find me camping, doing projects around our house, and spending time with my family.

Hillary Davis Infant Toddler Teacher
Kelyn Clark Infant And Toddler Teacher

Hi, I’m Kelyn! I am currently enrolled at Ripon College, pursuing a degree in elementary education. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, as well as being out on the lake during the summer! I also enjoy hunting and spending time outdoors.