QUALITYstarsNY Celebrates National Reading Month!

March is National Reading Month, a celebration that encourages reading for all ages and promotes reading as a key feature for overall learning, social-emotional, and professional development. Reading is an integral part of early childhood cognitive development, building relationships, fostering language and vocabulary development, and establishing critical thinking skills and beginning concepts of print.

2024-04-30T09:52:29-04:00March 20th, 2024|Featured, Providers, Resources|

Take the ‘Bite’ out of Frosty Weather: Tips to Plan for Outdoor Play in Winter Months

Winter lends itself to all sorts of exciting ways to explore the outdoors.  We all know it can be a trick to get all of the children ready to go outside, but that too can become a wonderful learning experience, and a necessary step in getting fresh air throughout the year.  One of the ways we support programs enrolled in QUALITYstarsNY is to brainstorm how to implement program changes that enhance children’s development.  We understand the great importance of daily outdoor play, but are also aware of the numerous hurdles that make this a challenge.  Sometimes reframing and planning can make a difficult task more manageable.  Here are some things to consider when planning outdoor winter play for children:

2024-04-30T09:53:21-04:00January 9th, 2024|Featured, Professional Development, Providers, Resources|

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.

2024-01-19T10:23:10-05:00September 26th, 2023|Featured, Featured, NYS News|

QUALITYstarsNY Scholarship Now Available for Participants

QUALITYstarsNY has launched a new collaboration with the Early Childhood Career Development Center to offer the QUALITYstarsNY Scholarship. This scholarship can support staff pursuing an early childhood education degree who work at an early childhood program participating in QUALITYstarsNY.

2023-09-26T12:50:19-04:00August 22nd, 2022|Announcement, Featured, Professional Development|
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