Data, Research and Reports

Teachers's Voices: Work Environment Conditions That Impact Teacher Practice and Program Quality – New York

QUALITYstarsNY is one of three early childhood Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) profiled in a report series, Teacher's Voices, published April 23, 2019 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.

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The QUALITYstarsNY Assessment Report

QUALITYstarsNY: New York State's Bold Step to Ensure Access to Excellence in Early Childhood Education

The New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council and the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute are pleased to announce the release of the results of the first-ever comparative analysis of performance data on programs participating in QUALITYstarsNY, New York State’s early childhood quality rating and improvement system.

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Recruitment Evaluation Report 2012

December, 2012

The goal of the recruitment project was to recruit suitable applicants for the 2012-2014 implementation of QUALITYstarsNY. Early care and education programs were recruited and selected primarily from communities within and around Persistently Low Achieving (PLA) public schools. The New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, the Early Care & Learning Council (Council), and seven recruitment agencies across the state collaborated to recruit a minimum of 300 early care and education programs across the state.

QUALITYstarsNY Readiness Project Evaluation Report

October 31, 2012

This report presents the findings from the evaluation of QUALITYstarsNY Readiness project. The project was implemented by the Early Care & Learning Council between August 2011 and June 2012 with a follow-up phase in October of 2012.

QUALITYstarsNY Field Test Report


A Field Test of the QUALITYstarsNY Standards was conducted in 2010, with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), under the auspices of OCFS and with funding from various private funders. Click the link below to view the executive summary, full report and appendices.