About QUALITYstarsNY
New York's Quality Rating & Improvement System

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!

QUALITYstarsNY is a voluntary five-star "rating system" much like those used for hotels and restaurants, with the number of stars indicating the quality of an early care and learning program. However, unlike those other rating systems, QUALITYstarsNY provides an infrastructure for assessing, improving and communicating the quality of care provided by early learning programs.

QUALITYstarsNY also facilitates a continuous quality improvement process through a wide variety of supports to early childhood professionals. QUALITYstarsNY was created to improve the quality of care for New York State's youngest children and to ensure their opportunity for high quality early learning experiences.

Visit our More About QUALITYstarsNY to read about how the project began, how we operate and how we continue to grow.

Who We Are

Who We Serve

New York's Recipe for Quality: The 5 Key Ingedients

QIS: Quality Improvement Systems

Start With Stars

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