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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 the purchase the printed version.

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!


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


Standards Resource Guide

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