New York State is in the beginning stages of developing a Child Care Rating System (QUALITYstarsNY), a NYS 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. Participation child care programs will earn one to five stars based on ratings in four categories:

  • Learning Environment
  • Family Engagement
  • Qualifications and Experience
  • Leadership and Management

For information on the process and progress of QUALITYstarsNY, visit