Get Ready for QUALITYStarsNY

QUALITYstarsNY is New York State’s quality rating and improvement system. It is a voluntary program to rate, improve and communicate levels of quality in all regulated early care and learning programs. 


QUALITYstarsNY is Coming to Our Community! Certain locations are now being accepted into the program.

QUALITYstarsNY is being implemented in a limited number of communities. If you are
in one of these zip codes, you are eligible to participate. 12202, 12203, 12205,
12206, 12207, 12208, 12210, 12303, 12304, 12306, 12307, 12308, 12309

Call 518 426-7181 for information on participation.

>>Click here to apply if your program is in one of the zip codes listed above

>>Application link instructions (slide show)


Get Ready Campaign

The "Get Ready Campaign" at the Child Care Council is designed to support existing family child care providers and child care center administrators and teaching staff in the learning of concepts and standards associated with high quality care. Based on the Quality Stars New York standards, intensive technical assistance (ITA/Consultation) will promote excellence in early learning. Intensive Technical Assistance (ITA/Consultation) is designed to address program practices including; Learning Environment, Family Engagement, Provider Qualifications and Experience, and Leadership and Management.


For more information on how to get your program ready for QUALITYStarsNY, email Lynn at


Contact the Capital District Child Care Council with any questions by calling 518.426.7181, or emailing Lynn Siebert.

Register for Workshops

The Compass (training catalog)

Annual Conference

Infant Toddler

On-Site Training and Consultation

Credential Preparation Programs


E-Learning & Distance Learning

Get Ready for QUALITYStarsNY

Health and Safety Training

Medication Administration Training

Financial Assistance

Directors' Club




Read more about QUALITYStarsNY on their website at