Quality Early Education for All of New York’s Youngest Learners
The work of QUALITYstarsNY is made possible thanks to annual funding from New York State. We are grateful to the Governor and state lawmakers for investing in QUALITYstarsNY.
In 2021, New York State allocated $35 million to QUALITYstarsNY from the federal funds provided in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This funding, which will be administered over three years by the Office of Child and Family Services, is a historic investment that will allow QUALITYstarsNY to significantly expand its support and services to many more early childhood programs across New York State.
The new investment is a significant first step in expanding QUALITYstarsNY; however, there is much to make up for following several years of flat funding for QUALITYstarsNY in the New York State budget. The new funding aimed at ensuring a healthy recovery from the damage of the pandemic, provides the opportunity for the state to proactively position QUALITYstarsNY to have the most profound impact on early childhood quality in New York in the years to come. Building the state’s base of funding for QUALITYstarsNY now will guarantee a strong and successful project into the future.