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Helga Yuan Larsen appointed new Director of QUALITYstarsNY

The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute of the Research Foundation of the CUNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Helga Yuan Larsen as the new Director of QUALITYstarsNY.

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The QUALITYstarsNY Brochure

Download the QUALITYstarsNY brochure (pdf) for an overview of what makes our program, and its impact, so important.

Request print copies of the brochure to share with families and your staff.

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

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 and 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? 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!

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]

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.

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

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 New York Early Chidlhood Professisonal Development Institute Blog