The most important thing to a parent is the welfare and education of their child. QUALITYstarsNY uses evidence-based practices to ensure that young children have access to high quality programs and that their families can trust the level of quality in the program they choose.

A quality early care and education program goes beyond keeping children safe and healthy. It nurtures each child, honors their developmental progress, and challenges each of them to develop critical thinking, social, emotional and physical skills. Research shows that children who attend quality early childhood programs do better in school and throughout life.

Whether you are looking for an early care and education program or have a child who is already enrolled in a program, QUALITYstarsNY wants to help make sure that your child’s early childhood experiences are the best they can be.

The Four Key Areas of a Quality Early Childhood Program

QUALITYstarsNY assesses early childhood programs in four key areas that work together to create a high quality early childhood program where children, families, and providers can thrive.