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Kentucky All STARS Parent Information

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What does a Kentucky All STARS rating mean for your child? STAR-rated centers and family child care homes are showing their commitment to quality by participating in Kentucky All STARS.

  • Kentucky All STARS domains and standards are based on quality indicators:  family and community engagement, classroom and instructional quality, staff qualifications and professional development and administrative and leadership practices.
  • Any provider participating at a Level 3 or higher has completed an evaluation of the program using a nationally standardized tool, the Environmental Rating Scale by Harms, Cryer and Clifford
  • All STARS providers have access to technical assistance coaches who provide guidance in the areas of health and safety, quality improvement, professional development and training.

What difference does quality make?

  • Better parent-child relationships
  • Greater thinking skills
  • Better attention skills
  • Enhanced academic performance
  • Better relationship with peers
  • Greater chance for finishing school and attending college


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Last Updated 4/18/2018