In September 2000, the Division issued star rated licenses to child care centers and family child care homes meeting all minimum child care requirements, as well as those choosing to meet higher standards. In 2005, the Division changed the way facilities earned stars in order to more accurately reflect indicators of a program’s quality.
Currently, facilities are evaluated on two components:
- Staff education
- Program Standards
In addition, programs having a two-component license can earn a “quality point” for meeting enhanced standards for staff education and program standards.