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?
How do I get an application form?
You can get a STARS application by:
No application fee is required.
Is help available?
If you would like to help with the application process, please call the STARS coordinators at (802) 398-2037. You can also send them an email and they will get back to you. Be sure to let them know the best ways to reach you.