STARS Benefits for Providers
- The Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP) pays a higher rate on behalf of families based on the number of stars the program has earned:
- 1 Star – 5% above the base rate
- 2 Stars – 10% above the base rate
- 3 Stars – 20% above the base rate
- 4 Stars – 30% above the base rate
- 5 Stars – 40% above the base rate
2. Bonus payments for EACH level achieved:
- 1 Star - $250
- 2 Stars - $500
- 3 Stars - $1,000
- 4 Stars - $1,150
- 5 Stars - $1,550
- Public awareness of STARS participation if requested. Options include: supply of STARS brochures, and a customized press release.
- The opportunity to apply for grants open only to programs that are in STARS or are nationally accredited
- Discount on purchases from the companies listed below.
Discounts for STARS Providers
The following companies offer discounts to Vermont programs participating in STARS.
Kaplan Early Learning Company
One Star – free shipping on a minimum order of $100
Two Stars – 10% discount & free UPS shipping with a minimum order of $100
Three Stars – 15% discount & free UPS shipping with a minimum order of $100
Four Stars – 15% discount & free UPS shipping with any order
Five Stars – 17% discount & free UPS shipping with any order
To receive the discount, fax your STARS certificate with your first order to the Kaplan customer service 800-452-7526. Visit the Kaplan website.
Learning Materials Workshop (LMW)
One Star - Free Shipping (minimum $50 order)
Two Stars - 10% off block sets & free shipping (minimum $50 order)
Three Stars - 12% off block sets & free shipping (minimum $50 order)
Four Star - 15% off block sets & free shipping (no minimum order)
Five Star - 20% off block sets & free shipping (no minimum order)
** All STARS participating programs will receive 20% off LMW's Professional Development Workshops.
To receive the discount, please send a copy of your current STARS certificate. Visit the LMW website.
10% merchandise certificate & free shipping on all orders over $100
To receive the discount, mention C.3343 on your order. Visit the Lakeshore website.
Jo-Ann Fabrics (in Barre, Rutland, St. Albans, and South Burlington)
Bring in your STARS Certificate and receive a Teacher Discount Card for 15% off products for your business.
VT Bookstore in Middlebury
Ask for Becky Dayton and receive 20% off books for the classroom/teaching children.
Ask for Rick or Ellen Havlak and receive an Educator Discount of 15%
Contact Nancy Scheemaker 362-3565 ext.166 or firstname.lastname@example.org to create your account. You will receive a 20% discount on all books relating to teaching children.
Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne
Ask for owners, Josie or Elizabeth, for a teacher’s discount - 20% off on books for the classroom, 10% off on books for personal use
Michael’s in So. Burlington
Ask for Lorraine or the manager and receive 15% Teacher Discount when accompanied by a copy of your STARS certificate.
Barnes & Noble in South Burlington (this discount is only available at this store)
Contact Community Outreach Coordinators - Elizabeth or Katherine at 864-7505 to receive an Educator Program 20% discount.
The DCF Vermont DCF Barnes & Noble Account number: 5821327
15% Teacher Discount when accompanied by a copy of your STARS certificate.