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Spotlight: Hughes Home Day Care | Western New York

Hughes Home Day Care is a family child care program in Cheektowaga, NY that joined QUALITYstarsNY's Start with Stars initiative in October, 2022 after being awarded an OCFS Child Care Deserts RFA 1 Grant for new programs.* It is always rewarding to hear from our QUALITYstarsNY participants how their commitment to improving and sustaining quality is benefiting the children in their care. Daina Hughes, Hughes Home Day Care owner/director shared her excitement about a [...]

March 7th, 2023|Featured, Spotlight|

Governor Hochul Maintains $5 Million Funding for QUALITYstarsNY in the NYS Executive Budget for FY 2024

On February 1, Governor Hochul released her Executive Budget for FY 2024. The proposed budget maintains the $5 million annual funding for QUALITYstarsNY; however, a sustained, increased investment in QUALITYstarsNY is needed to safeguard program quality as policies are implemented to expand access and affordability for families.

February 6th, 2023|Featured, NYS News|

QUALITYstarsNY Testifies at NYS Senate Children and Families Committee Hearing on the Child Care Crisis

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.

January 30th, 2023|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.

August 22nd, 2022|Announcement, Featured, Professional Development|

Governor Hochul Announces Awardees of RFA 1 Child Care Deserts Grant

Governor Hochul has announced that nearly $70 million in grant funding has been awarded to newly licensed or permitted early childhood programs in New York’s child care deserts. The funds, made available through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, are administered under the Office of Children and Family Services.  

July 26th, 2022|Featured, NYS News|

Participant Spotlight: Susan Zucker Reflects on 36 Years as Director of Virginia Marx Children’s Center at SUNY Westchester Community College

The United Federation of Teachers has awarded QUALITYstarsNY participant Shante Parrish the Provider Appreciation Award for Outstanding Providers. Shante Parrish is the Owner/Operator Jump for Success, Corp., a group family child care program in the Bronx, NYC.

July 14th, 2022|Featured, Spotlight|
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