QUALITYstarsNY is funded with a combination of federal, state, and private funds. New York State supports QUALITYstarsNY with funding each year in the NYS budget. QUALITYstarsNY is also supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five federal grant, which was first received by New York State in 2019 with a first year allocation of $1.4 million to QUALITYstarsNY. New York’s Office of Children and Family Services supports the professional development efforts of QUALITYstarsNY programs.
QUALITYstarsNY also receives funding through private philanthropy. Our current funders include The Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, The Cummins Foundation, and the Adirondack Birth to Three Alliance. We thank our previous funders, including, the ECAC, the Rauch Foundation, the Western New York Women’s Foundation, The Capital District Child Care Council and United Way, and the Staten Island Foundation, all of which provided support to build QUALITYstarsNY in communities across the state.