Apply to STARS
STEP ONE: Select the application for your type of program. The 2010 application will result in a STARS Certificate that will be in effect for 3 years.
STEP TWO: Review the application making sure you have selected the right one for your program. Each of the five “arenas of action” (Regulatory History, Staff Qualifications, Program Practices, Families and Community, Administration) has a three column grid to help you understand what you need to do. The columns are:
STEP THREE: 1) print and fill in the application by hand; OR 2) if you have a recent version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download the application to your computer, fill it out online, and then print it. In both (1 or 2) be sure to notice where your signature is required.
Programs that are new to STARS and would like to achieve one or two stars may use the STARS Easy Application. To view the applications click here.
If You Need Assistance...
The Child Development Division (CDD) contracts with Mary Johnson Children’s Center for the work of STARS coordinators who provide technical assistance to STARS applicants and who review the applications and determine star level.
If you have any questions about STARS or the application process, contact the STARS coordinators, (LouAnn Beninati or Johanna Vaczy), at (802) 398-2037 or STARS@mjccvt.org.
They can explain the STARS application process, clarify what you need to include with your application, and help you locate resources (e.g., parent surveys and program assessments).
Once you have received a star level, you will have continued access to their technical assistance.