New York’s Quality Rating & Improvement System

QUALITYstarsNY is New York’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early childhood programs, providing support and resources to improve and sustain high quality across New York State. We believe that all early childhood educators are committed to the young children they work with and are always intrinsically motivated to improve their practice. QUALITYstarsNY exists because we believe that early childhood educators across the state deserve the support to engage in continuous quality improvement.

Participate in QUALITYstarsNY

Join QUALITYstarsNY to receive individualized support and resources to enhance the quality of your early childhood program. All types of regulated child care programs are eligible to participate in QUALITYstarsNY at no cost to programs. Interested in participating? Apply now or attend a virtual Information Session to learn more about QUALITYstarsNY and the benefits of participating.

Find an Early Childhood Program in Your Area

Search our interactive map to find early childhood programs participating in QUALITYstarsNY in your area! By participating in QUALITYstarsNY, programs demonstrate a commitment to excellence and are supported with a range of resources and expert guidance to create the best program they can for the children and families they serve.

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NYS Expands Child Care Fee Assistance for Military Families under MCCYN-PLUS

On September 25, the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS (MCCYN-PLUS) program launched in New York State to increase the availability of child care options for the state’s military families. MCCYN-PLUS extends eligibility for the federal military child care fee assistance program to all licensed/registered child care programs in New York State.

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