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
About Us Quote

“We are experiencing a strong sense of accomplishment, working together, we are motivated and proud of our profession. Most importantly, each day we see that our children are directly benefiting from our work and the changes we are making.”
St. Michael’s School, Star 3 currently a Star 5

About Us

Delaware Stars for Early Success StaffDelaware Stars for Early Success is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), which is a method used to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care and education and school-age settings.  It establishes quality standards for programs and provides technical assistance and limited financial support to programs involved in Stars as they engage in quality improvement efforts.  Delaware Stars was implemented in 2007 and continues to enroll new programs.

Delaware Stars is funded by the Delaware Department of Education and administered and managed by the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood (DIEEC) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware.

Our dedicated staff are located across the state and within three organizations including DIEEC, Children and Families First, and Easter Seals. The work they do includes providing relationship-based technical assistance to programs, conducting valid and reliable assessments and document review for verification, development and delivery of professional development opportunities, and development and implementation of policies and procedures impacting quality.

Contact Us: 302-831-3239 or  DelawareStars@udel.edu

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.