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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.

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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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QUALITYstarsNY Brochure

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


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.