Overview

www.qualitystarsny.org

The QUALITYstarsNY standards were developed using information from New York State regulations for child care and prekindergarten, New York City regulations, Head Start Program Performance Standards, assessment tools such as the Program Administration Scale (PAS) and the Environment Rating Scales (ERS), accreditations standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), National Afterschool Association (NAA) among other standards. Center-based and family-based programs are different; thus there are a set of standards for center-based programs and a set for family-based programs.

Regardless of program setting, QUALITYstarsNY has five rating levels and four categories of standards. The four standards categories are: Learning Environment; Family Engagement; Qualifications and Experience; and Leadership and Management.

Each category section begins with a statement of rationale describing briefly the strength of the evidence for the relationship of that category to program quality and to child outcomes.


QUALITYstarsNY Readiness Project

Only Hudson Valley classes are listed below. For schedule of classes being held around NYS, visit:
http://www.earlycareandlearning.org/programs/managementtraining/QSNYReadinessProject1.cfm

Or call Early Care and Learning Council at (518) 690-4217 for more information.

Self-Assessment: Preparing for Program Improvement
When: Tue, April 3, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Child Care Resources of Rockland Training Site 873 Route 45, Suite 103 New Hempstead
To register contact: Karen Ross 845-425-0009 info@rocklandchildcare.org

First Steps for Quality Improvement
When: Wed, April 18, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. 313 Central Park Avenue Scarsdale
To register contact: Mary Ann Brendler 914-761-3456 x 172 maryannb@cccwny.org

First Steps for Quality Improvement
When: Tue, May 8, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Child Care Resources of Rockland Training Site 873 Route 45, Suite 103 New Hempstead
To register contact: Karen Ross 845-425-0009 info@rocklandchildcare.org