Educational Toys

STARS TO QUALITY

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What is STARS to Quality?
 
Montana’s Best Beginnings STARS to Quality Program builds upon the foundation of the state’s child care licensing requirements. STARS to Quality provides the opportunity for child care programs to demonstrate achievements that exceed licensing requirements. 
 
Upon review and verification, programs are awarded a star rating from 1 to 5 (with 5 being the highest quality level). A program that is awarded a rating at any level, including becoming a participant, demonstrates a program’s commitment to continuous quality improvement. It is also referred to as a Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).
Key components:
  • Voluntary participation for licensed child care providers
  • Free STARS approved professional development
  • Free fingerprinting service for STAR 1 and above
  • 5 star system with research based and national best practice standards
  • Professional coaching and consulting
  • Financial incentives

  Who benefits from STARS ?

  • All children and families in participating programs
  • Children with high needs
  • The Montana early childhood workforce
Why should I join STARS ?
 
There are multiple reasons to join STARS. Here are a few of the reasons. 
  • One-on-one support from our STARS Consultant
  • Financial incentives paid each quarter 
  • Free training for all staff 

STARS PROVIDERS

BUTTE
Kings Kids
Small World
AWARE Early Head Start
University on Princeton
Kids Konnection
Young Explorers
Sweet Pea Child Care
Cradle to Crayons
Kiddie Korner Early Learning Center
Merry Bees
LeeAnn Butt’s Licensed Home Child Care
Wee Care
Mini Miracles
Rowdy Rascals
Mini Sprouts
Hands On Learning
Allison's Pampered Play
DILLON
Janet Fjseth
 
ENNIS
Ennis Community Children’s School: STAR 2
DEER LODGE
Building Blocks Child Care
Wild Flowers
TWIN BRIDGES
Twin Bridges Kid Country
SHERIDAN
New Kids on the Block
ANACONDA
Anaconda Head Start
Little Monkey Business
PHILLIPSBURG
The Nest at the Ranch at Rock Creek
Flint Creek Child Care: Participant
OPPORTUNITY
Country Bumpkin