More than 1,000 early childhood programs across New York State are now participating in QUALITYstarsNY! This is a historic participation milestone for QUALITYstarsNY as New York State’s early childhood Quality Rating & Improvement System.

The more than 1,000 QUALITYstarsNY participants span all types of regulated program settings, including child care centers, family/group family child care, public schools with 3-K and pre-k classrooms, Head Start/Early Head Start, and special education programs. QUALITYstarsNY’s participants are located in all 10 economic development regions of New York State.

QUALITYstarsNY’s 1,000+ Participants at a Glance

As of April 1, 2023, 1,324 programs are participating in QUALITYstarsNY and its Start with Stars initiative. Here are some highlights about our participants and what this means for New York State’s young children and their families.

Find a Participating Program

Check out our Find a Program Map to search for early childhood programs currently participating in QUALITYstarsNY near you!