Four child care sites across the YMCA of Delaware Association were recently recognized by Governor John Carney and the Office of Early Learning for participation in the Delaware Stars Program.
The YMCA of Delaware Early Child Care and School Age programs joined the Delaware Stars program at its inception in 2008. Currently, there are 41 YMCA after school sites and four YMCA preschools throughout the state. Most of these locations participate in the Delaware Stars program.
For the past 10 years, the Delaware Stars program has worked diligently to improve and maintain quality child care throughout the state. In 2008, Delaware had a number of early learning programs volunteer to join a system that would greatly improve the quality of early care and education. Thus, Delaware Stars was born.
Delaware Stars has gone from 41 programs 10 years ago to just shy of 500 today. These 500 programs have made a commitment to ensure that children and families receive the highest level early care and education through continuous quality improvement, curriculum development, ongoing assessment and personalized technical assistance.
In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Delaware Stars, the State of Delaware recognized the programs which have led the way and inspired others to improve outcomes for children.