Here's what you should know before you start the application:
Please keep in mind, the QUALITYstarsNY application should only be completed by the program leader or administrator.
We encourage you to have the following information about your program on hand when starting the application:
- Your Aspire login information (if you are already a member)
- Program license/permit or regulatory information
- Head Start ID number (if applicable)
- Accreditation information (if applicable)
- Enrollment information for age groups and any special populations of children you serve
- Site-level contact information if different from administrator
The application is the same to apply to both QUALITYstarsNY or our Start with Stars initiative. If you are interested and eligible to participate in Start with Stars, be sure to indicate which eligibility criteria your program meets in that section of the application.
You can save and exit the application at any time to revisit later.
Once you are ready to get started with the application, visit QUALITYstarsNY's application page and check out our guide on logging in/creating an account to apply.