Kentucky All STARS
Studies show that children who attend programs with high-quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills. Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky's expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system for type I, type II and certified family child care homes. All STARS level one is achieved by meeting regulatory requirements. STARS level two is achieved by completing a set of required domains and standards. STARS levels three through five feature a range of points providers must meet in order to move up on the rating scale. While there are required domains for these three STARS levels, program can choose from a menu of standards to fulfill the requirements. To receive a level 3 rating or higher, programs also must participate in an environmental observation visit by a Cabinet-approved rater. More information on the requirements for each All STARS level can be found on the Provider Information page.
The unified All STARS system serves all early care and education programs including child care centers, Head Start and public preschool. Quality ratings for all type I, type II and certified family child care homes are administered by the Division of Child Care of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
All STARS providers are encouraged to review the administrative regulation 922 KAR 2:270 for guidance and understanding of the operational policies and procedures governing the All STAR program.
Families seeking All STARS rated providers can view quality ratings DCC-431 All STARS Standards of Quality. Further details such as physical address, ages served and subsidy acceptance for each provider can be found in the Benefind Child Care Provider Search.
For more information please visit the Kentucky All STARS website.