The Child Development Division used Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge Grant funds to evaluate STARS. As part of that evaluation, child care providers and community partners were surveyed about what is working and what is not working in STARS. The Division also surveyed families to learn about their impressions of STARS.

Using all this information and working with the STARS Evolution and Oversight Committees, the Division is proposing changes to STARS. These changes will happen in two phases:

Phase 2: The division is using the information gathered in the evaluation and validation study to develop changes to the structure of STARS. During this phase the division will be working with Building Bright Futures to offer meetings across the state to gather feedback on these changes before developing proposed changes to rules.

We recognize changes to STARS will impact regulated childcare programs and want to ensure you have the information you need about this change. We are looking to gather:

  • Your input,
  • Your questions,
  • Supports and information you need in this process

Please use this survey to submit your questions about STARS, and information you would like the Division to consider. Answers to questions will be posted on the Division's website here:

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* 1. Please post your questions about the Phase 2 STARS changes below (optional):

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* 2. Please describe in detail the supports and information you may need for the STARS changes (optional):