Children & Families First supports efforts to ensure that all children enter life and school ready to succeed. We believe that access to high
quality early care and education programs for all of Delaware’s children is of critical importance.
Delaware Stars for Early Success is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and education programs, used to assess, improve and
communicate the level of quality. Delaware Stars establishes quality standards for programs and provides technical assistance and limited financial
support to enrolled programs as they engage in quality improvement efforts. Delaware Stars is designed as a voluntary system that expects programs to
work on improving quality by moving up the Star Levels.
For more information on Delaware Stars, including eligibility, application, and enrollment information, please visit the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood