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  • Program Spotlight: YMCA of the Twin Tiers – Wellsville Early Learning Center

    Wellsville Early Learning Center is located in Allegany County in Western New York. As a new program, it can be hard to meet all the staffing, administration, and operational needs a child care center requires to run smoothly. When juggling a range of responsibilities, it can be hard to [...]

  • Program Spotlight: Jump for Success

    Jump for Success is a Group Family Day Care located in the Bronx, NYC. High-quality furnishings and learning materials are important to create an inclusive, safe, and inviting environment for children to play, learn, and grow. These materials and equipment stimulate learning and inspire children to interact with the environment around [...]

  • QUALITYstarsNY Convenes for 2023 All-Staff Conference

    Our team traveled from across New York State to meet in-person at Borough of Manhattan Community College. QUALITYstarsNY has been expanding rapidly due to the commitment New York State made in QUALITYstarsNY through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). In October, for the first time in [...]

    November 16th, 2023Featured, Meet the Team
  • QUALITYstarsNY Participant Kerion Scarlett meets First Lady Dr. Jill Biden

    Kerion Scarlett of Corlies Christian Child Care had the pleasure of meeting with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden during her visit to DAY ONE Learning Community in Poughkeepsie, NY. Kerion Scarlett is a graduate of DAY ONE's Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP). The TAP is an intensive, full-time eleven week apprenticeship program [...]

  • 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.

    September 26th, 2023Featured, Featured, NYS News
  • Interview with Carmelina Myers, “Hall of Heroes” Award Winner

    QUALITYstarsNY had a conversation with Carmelina Myers, Education Program Director at Country Children Center, Inc. in Katonah, NY In addition to receiving the "Hall of Heroes" award this year, Carmelina has also been the 2017 recipient of the Cathryn A. Riley Leadership Fund Scholarship and was accepted into the Leadership Westchester (LW) [...]

    September 25th, 2023Featured, Spotlight
  • Spotlight: R.A.B.Y. STEM Hosts Child Care Olympics Event

    On January 26, the Institute’s Executive Director Dona Anderson testified on behalf of QUALITYstarsNY at a public hearing of the New York State Senate Committee on Children and Families focused on New York’s child care crisis. The testimony highlighted the impact of QUALITYstarsNY, its proven model of continuous quality improvement, and its role in safeguarding the quality of New York’s early childhood System.

    August 30th, 2023Featured, Spotlight
  • Interview with Stephen Madey, “Hall of Heroes” Award Winner

    QUALITYstarsNY sat down with Stephen Madey, Director of Pelham Children's Center. Steve Madey received the Child Care Council of Westchester’s “Early Education Hall of Heroes Award”. This hall of fame recognizes individuals who have helped advance early care and education in the Westchester community. Stephen has been the director of PCC [...]

    August 29th, 2023Spotlight
  • Testimonial: Janna Rodriguez

    Hear from Janna Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer in Education Management at The Innovative Daycare Corp "Since becoming a member of QUALITYstarsNY amid the peak of the pandemic in 2020, my program has undergone a profound transformation. The significance of being a part of QUALITYstarsNY cannot be overstated; it remains [...]

    August 21st, 2023Spotlight
  • Spotlight: Alicia’s Day Care Inc. | Long Island

    Alicia's Day Care Inc. is a family child care program in Shirley, NY that joined QUALITYstarsNY in 2018. With a 4-Star Rating, owner Alicia Ortiz has been dutifully focused on her program's QUALITYstarsNY participation and worked hard to reach her program's quality goals since day one! We love hearing the ways our programs are [...]

    August 18th, 2023Spotlight