The Application Process
Who can apply?
Providers who are regulated by the Child Development Division AND are in regulatory compliance may apply. This includes registered and licensed family child care homes, as well as licensed center-based programs, such as early childhood, preschool, afterschool, and non-recurring care programs.
Are we ready to apply?
You may apply for STARS at any time. Even if you feel your program is not yet operating at its ideal level, do not hesitate to apply. STARS is designed to recognize providers’ achievements in the arenas in which they are strongest, while they continue to improve in other arenas. Receiving even one STAR is an accomplishment and indicates that you have gone above and beyond Vermont’s basic regulatory standards.
What is the application process?