QUALITYstarsNY is pleased Leslie Capello as the new Director of QUALITYstarsNY. After a national search, Leslie stood out as the candidate who could best lead QUALITYstarsNY into the future.

Leslie joins QUALITYstarsNY after serving as the Deputy Director of Early Childhood for Children’s Aid Society in NYC. Prior to her work at Children’s Aid, Leslie served as the Early Head Start Director at Grand Street Settlement and as the Early Head Start Education Director at Educational Alliance. Leslie’s background also includes over 20 years of experience working with birth to five early care and education programs in California in a range of leadership roles, including being a classroom teacher.

Leslie’s diverse experience and deep expertise in early care and education make her well suited to lead QUALITYstarsNY during this time of continued growth. We are delighted to welcome her to the QUALITYstarsNY family!