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Join our Team of Quality Improvement Specialists!

Provide one-on-one support and expertise to help QUALITYstarsNY’s participating early childhood programs improve their quality and better serve the children and families in their care. We currently have openings for Quality Improvement Specialists in Hudson Valley, Rochester, and North Country.

Learn more about the positions and how to apply.

NYC Comptroller Releases New Plan to Improve Infant and Toddler Child Care

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released a new plan to improve services for children from birth through age 3 in NYC. The plan, NYC Under 3, examines the current state of child care in the city and puts forth a series of policy recommendations to address current issues related to affordability, availability, and quality of child care/early childhood education for children age three and under. Read the NYC Under 3 plan.

New Report Explores Relationship Between Early Learning Work Environment and Program Quality in New York State

QUALITYstarsNY is one of three early childhood Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) profiled in a new report series, Teacher's Voices, by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment. The report captures successes and continued opportunity for QUALITYstarsNY to promote positive work environments, while also shining a light on the persistent challenges facing the early learning workforce.

Read the full report.


Resources

QUALITYstarsNY Brochure

Download the QUALITYstarsNY brochure (pdf). A visual overview of how QUALITYstarsNY works, and the value that the process has for

Request print copies of the brochure. We encourage you to share the brochure with your colleagues, and the families of the children you serve!


Get Ready for QUALITYstarsNY

Not a currently participating site? Are you interested in learning more about participating? Download the guide to learn what your program can do NOW to get ready for QUALITYstarsNY!

We're currently recruiting, so let us know about your program if you'd like to apply!


QUALITYstarsNY Assessment Report

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.


The Aspire Registry: New York State's Workforce Registry

The Aspire Registry is New York's registry for early childhood professionals. Joining has great benefits for both programs and staff, and is also required for participation in QUALITYstarsNY.

Start or update your organization account   |   Learn more about The Aspire Registry


Publications from the ECAC

The NYS Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) has produced three foundational publications for early childhood educators. Access a free electronic copy below or place an order to purchase printed versions.