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Announcing Start With Stars!

QUALITYstarsNY is proud to announce Start with Stars, our new initiative that provides intensive support to early childhood programs who are not able or ready to enroll in QUALITYstarsNY. Start with Stars offers all the same access to resources as QUALITYstarsNY - expert coaching and technical assistance from a Quality Improvement Specialist, professional development scholarships, and funds for equipment and materials. In a short amount of time, programs can make great strides towards their goals, and then transition into QUALITYstarsNY for on-going support towards continuous quality improvement.

Read more about Start With Stars or email bplattus@qualitystarsny.org


Get Ready for QUALITYstarsNY

Not a currently participating site? Are you interested in learning more about participating?

Learn what your program can do NOW to get ready for QUALITYstarsNY!


Standards Resource Guide

Use the Standards Resource Guide to explore the QUALITYstarsNY Program Standards. Get help with the Standards Inventory process and guidance for quality improvement.

The QUALITYstarsNY Assessment Report is Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the release of the results of the first-ever comparative analysis of performance data on programs participating in QUALITYstarsNY. QUALITYstarsNY: New York State’s Bold Step to Ensure Access to Excellence in Early Childhood Education details the results of a three-year assessment of almost 200 programs participating in QUALITYstarsNY.

Download the Report [PDF]


Good News for QUALITYstarsNY in the Governor's Proposed Budget for 2017!

In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo allocated $5 million to QUALITYstarsNY! Help us protect and extend this investment.

Read more on the Institute Blog

Publications from the ECAC

The NYS Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) unveiled three new publications for early childhood educators. Access a free electronic copy below or place an order to purchase the printed version.

Attention Parents and Families!

Download our Brochure: Choosing a quality early care and education program

Check out QUALITYstarsNY's newly released brochure for help finding and promoting quality early learning experiences for your child!

Request copies of the brochure