University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Delaware Department of Education
Delaware Office of Early Learning
Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood

Welcome to Delaware Stars for Early Success!

Delaware Stars Preschool Children
Delaware Stars Elementary School Children

Delaware Stars for Early Success is Delaware’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) administered by the Delaware Department of Education. A QRIS is a method to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education and school-age settings. The goal of Delaware Stars is to invest in participating programs to increase access to high quality care for all of Delaware’s children, especially those from low-income families.

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What’s Happening

Infant Incentives and Assessments – Announcement #22

The purpose of the Infant Incentive is…

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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY – Delaware Stars will no longer use a Weather Permitting Policy

Programs who can demonstrate that they take…

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NEW Infant ERS Assessment Policy

To ensure Stars is providing program quality…

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Announcement #21 Tiered Reimbursement Bonus

The State of Delaware will begin paying…

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Thank you for visiting the Delaware Stars for Early Success website. Delaware Stars is a program funded and administered by Delaware Department of Education, managed by the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.