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Delaware Stars Program


Delaware Stars for Early Success is the state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education programs. Delaware Stars promotes high-quality early learning for young children and sets the Stars quality rating that guides families seeking the best early learning experiences for their child.

Programs involved with Delaware Stars receive technical assistance to help them establish goals and improve the quality of their care. Programs can achieve up to 5 stars as they commit to, improve and maintain quality.  Children & Families First is pleased to support the efforts of programs to provide high-quality child care.

For more information on:

  • Eligibility Criteria for Delaware Stars

  • Application and Enrollment Information

  • Delaware Stars Resources and Supports for Programs


Click here to browse the Delaware Stars Program. 


Families can look to Delaware Stars as a great way to find the best quality child care near their home or place of work. AccessCare at Children & Families First is a free referral program that helps families find appropriate programs for their child, including those programs that participate in Delaware Stars.  

Click here to see details about the AccessCare child care referral service.