We have exciting news! The New York State budget, passed last week, made historic investments in New York’s early childhood system. QUALITYstarsNY will receive $40 million funding to sustain [...]
Help us Thank Governor Cuomo! We are pleased to share that Governor Cuomo maintained New York State’s investment in QUALITYstarsNY in his proposed Executive Budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 [...]
Thousands of early childhood leaders and educators across the state joined us in 2020 for our Considerations for Reopening Webinar Series. The multi-part series was developed to support New [...]
On March 2, QUALITYstarsNY participants on Staten Island took part in Read Across America Day, the national day promoting children's reading celebrated annually on the birthday of Dr. [...]
New Certificate Program for Early Childhood Leaders Through this new opportunity, early childhood leaders can develop a diverse skillset to excel in their career and position themselves [...]
QUALITYstarsNY has launched a newly redesigned website! As New York State’s Quality Rating & Improvement System for early childhood, QUALITYstarsNY strives to provide critical information to the early childhood community [...]
As of Monday, January 11, 2020, the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for all early childhood educators in New York State. New Yorkers eligible for the vaccine include: P-12 Schools: [...]
Kathy Siragusa has been involved in the early childhood field for 30 years. Before joining QUALITYstarsNY, Kathy taught in a variety of Chautauqua County schools and child care centers, as a toddler teacher, a UPK teacher and public school teacher. Kathy has supported children, families and teachers as a school age coordinator and child care center program director. Additionally, she has worked with the teacher education programs at Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia as an adjunct instructor and cooperating teacher. Kathy holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Fredonia, and earned an Associate of Arts in Social Sciences from Jamestown Community College. She has also served as a board member for the Chautauqua County Chapter of New York Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC).
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There's less than one month left to ensure that ALL children and families across New York are counted in the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census will be used to [...]