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Celebrating 2017 - Our December Newsletter

Download our End-of-year Newsletter for all the QUALITYstarsNY news and accomplishments from 2017. From our recently launched advocacy campaign, to our new data system, and the successful first year of Start with Stars, we've had an eventful and successful year!

View the December 2017 Newsletter


Staten Island Foundation Grants $150,000 to QUALITYstarsNY

Staten Island Foundation Executive Director Betsy Dubovsky announced the foundation will be awarding QUALITYstarsNY with a $150,000 grant to build the quality of early child care programs on the northern shore of Staten Island. This grant will allow QUALITYstarsNY to field a dedicated early childhood specialist for Staten Island's early childhood education programs on the North Shore.

Read the full press release


Help Support QUALITYstarsNY

Help us get the word out about QUALITYstarsNY! Your elected representatives, including the Governor, need to hear from you about the benefit to children, their families, and your community from participating in QUALITYstarsNY. They also need to hear from you if you'd like QUALITYstarsNY to serve more programs and families in your area.

Find out how you can help!


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 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.


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.