QualitystarsNY is a comprehensive initiative to ensure that our young children - the 1.5 million New Yorkers under the age of six  - have the opportunity for high-quality early learning experiences.  Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are designed to evaluate program quality based on universal standards for early childhood settings; communicate program quality to families by assigning them to "star ratings" similar to those used in other consumer ratings; and help programs continually improve quality through supports.


Benefits of QUALITYstarsNY include: 

  • Gives parents information to help them choose the best care for their children
  • Sets clear standards and establishes a data system to insure accountability
  • Ensures tax dollars are being invested in programs that work
  • Creates a universal system to assess, improve and communicate the quality of the state's early childhood programs
  • Provides struggling programs with a roadmap and access to support and resources to ensure improvement 


Learn more about QualitystarsNY here.