Department of Human Development & Family Studies
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“Participating in Delaware Stars has been very positive for our program.  It has given us the opportunity to develop a more professional team of teachers and also provide a better curriculum of teaching.”
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Delaware Stars for Early Success is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). A QRIS is used to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care and education and school-age settings. Participation in Delaware Stars is voluntary and demonstrates a program’s commitment to continuous quality improvement. Ratings for Delaware Stars are based on two key components: 1) a formal assessment of the program environment using the ERS (Environment Rating Scales) which is a reliable, independent observation of the program’s classroom or home environment; and 2) a verification that the program meets high quality standards in four areas: Family and Community Partnerships, Qualifications and Professional Development, Management and Administration, and Learning Environment and Curriculum. Delaware Stars is a five-tiered rating system. Programs begin in a “Starting with Stars” phase and then are rated from 2 to 5 Stars.

Continuous Quality Improvement

Once a program has achieved a certain star level, they may begin actively working toward the next higher level or maintain their current star level. Programs that choose to maintain their current star level must reverify at that star level every two years. For reverification, programs must demonstrate they continue to provide quality-level services through meeting the total numbers of points needed for their designated Star Level. They must also complete ERS assessments of their program and meet the minimum ERS scores for the designated Star Level. Programs choosing to actively pursue the next higher star level may receive an annual grant for up to two years to assist them in reaching the next star level.

Star Level 5

Star Level 5 is the highest level of achievement for programs in Delaware Stars. To reach a Star Level 5, a program must achieve a minimum of a 5.0 on each of the ERS assessments for their program and earn 80-100 quality points through the verification of quality standards.

Star Level 5 Programs ★★★★★ Program Type County City
Aldersgate Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
All About Kidz Center New Castle Newark
Astra Zeneca Child Development Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Bay Health/KGH Child Care & Learning Center Center Kent Dover
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Cedar Lane SA New Castle Middletown
Bethesda Child Development Center Center New Castle Middletown
Boys & Girls Club @ Dagsboro SA Sussex Dagsboro
Boys & Girls Club @ Georgetown Robinson SA Sussex Georgetown
Boys & Girls Club @ Highlands Elementary School SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Laurel SA Sussex Laurel
Boys & Girls Club @ Linden Hill Elementary School SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Milford Center Sussex Milford
Boys & Girls Club @ Oak Orchard SA Sussex Millsboro
Boys & Girls Club @ Rehoboth Beach SA Sussex Rehoboth Beach
Boys & Girls Club @ Richardson Park Elementary School SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Seaford SA Sussex Seaford
Boys & Girls Club @ Shortlidge Elementary School SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Simon Circle SA Kent Dover
Brandywine ECAP Center New Castle Wilmington
Bright Horizons at Christiana Center New Castle Newark
Bright Horizons at Prides Crossing Center New Castle Newark
Bright Horizons-Concord Plaza Center New Castle Wilmington
Chester Bethel Preschool & Day Care Center New Castle Wilmington
Children First Preschool Inc. Center New Castle Hockessin
Concordia Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
Covenant Preschool And Childcare Center New Castle Wilmington
DECC ECAP – Lewes School Center Sussex Lewes
Del Tech/Wilmington Campus Child Development Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Delaware Tech Child Development Center Terry Campus Center Kent Dover
Discovery Island Preschool & Child Care, LLC Center Sussex Dagsboro
Dover Air Force Base Child Development Center Center Kent Dover AFB
DTCC Child Development Center – Georgetown Center Sussex Georgetown
Early Learning Center UD Neighborhood House Partnership Center New Castle Wilmington
East Side Charter School Center New Castle Wilmington
Educational Enrichment Center, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
Expanding Our Kid’s World Inc. Center Kent Smyrna
Flannagan, Angela – Fairview Farms Home Day Care FCC New Castle Middletown
Grow & Learn Child Care & Learning Center, Inc. Center New Castle Middletown
Helping Hands Learning Center/ Daycare LFCC Sussex Bridgeville
Hockessin Athletic Club Center-SA New Castle Hockessin
JCC of Wilmington/ Early Childhood Center Center New Castle Wilmington
JP Morgan Chase Back Up Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Kindercare (Casho Mill) Center New Castle Newark
Kindercare (Naamans Road) Center New Castle Wilmington
Kindercare (Newark) Center New Castle Newark
Kindercare Learning Center (Meadowood) Center New Castle Newark
Kristin’s Care Preschool & Learning Center Center Sussex Milton
La Fiesta I Early Development Center Center New Castle Wilmington
La Fiesta II Early Development Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Lessons Learned Day Care and Preschool II Center New Castle Wilmington
Lofland, Marlette FCC Sussex Bridgeville
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Bear Center Center New Castle Bear
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Lambson Center New Castle New Castle
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Marshallton Center New Castle Wilmington
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Rose Hill Center New Castle New Castle
Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center Center New Castle Newark
Our Future Child Care, LLC LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Parents And Children Together at Tech Center Sussex Georgetown
Parker, Jennifer – Jennifer’s Home Care FCC Sussex Seaford
Pooh’s Place LFCC Sussex Greenwood
Project Village – Indian River School District Center Sussex Selbyville
St. Helena’s Early Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
St. Mary’s Early Education Program Center New Castle Hockessin
St. Michael’s School And Nursery Center New Castle Wilmington
Tender Loving Kare Childcare & Learning Center II Center New Castle Middletown
Tender Loving Kare Childcare & Learning Center III Center Kent Smyrna
The Little People Child Development Center, Inc. Center New Castle Bear
The Little School at Kids Cottage Center Kent Dover
University of Delaware Early Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
University of Delaware Laboratory Preschool Center New Castle Newark
Wheatley, Crystal FCC Sussex Millsboro
Wilmington Montessori School Center New Castle Wilmington

Star Level 4

To reach a Star Level 4, a program must achieve a minimum of a 4.0 on each of the ERS assessments for their program and earn 60-79 quality points through the verification of quality standards.

Star Level 4 Programs ★★★★ Program Type  County City
Abbott, Joann – Huggie Bear Day Care FCC New Castle Claymont
Academy For Creative Enrichment Center New Castle Bear
Academy of Early Learning Center-SA Kent Smyrna
All My Children Elsmere, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
All My Children, Inc. Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Alpha Kids Learning Academy Center New Castle Newark
Avenue Preschool Center Kent Milford
Babes On The Square Center New Castle Wilmington
Beach Babies Child Care Center Sussex Lewes
Beach Babies Child Care / Rehoboth Center Sussex Rehoboth
Beacon Of Hope Day Care Center New Castle Wilmington
Bear Early Education Center Center New Castle Bear
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Carrie Downie Elementary SA New Castle New Castle
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Keene Elementary SA New Castle Newark
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Leasure School SA New Castle Newark
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Mcvey SA New Castle Newark
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Newark Charter SA New Castle Newark
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Pleasantville Elementary SA New Castle New Castle
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Southern Elementary SA New Castle New Castle
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Thurgood Marshall SA New Castle Newark
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Wilbur Elementary SA New Castle Bear
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Wilmington Manor SA New Castle New Castle
Beginning Blessing Child Care LLC LFCC New Castle New Castle
Benitez, Carmen – Mi Casita Home Day Care FCC New Castle Claymont
Bernice’s Educational School Age Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Brandywine Springs Elementary School SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Clarence Fraim SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Darley Road SA New Castle Claymont
Boys & Girls Club @ North Star Elementary School SA New Castle Smyrna
Boys & Girls Club @ Olive B. Loss Elementary School SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Smyrna Clayton Center Kent Smyrna
Boys & Girls Club @ W. Reily Brown Elementary School SA New Castle Dover
Boys & Girls Club @ Woodbridge Elementary School SA New Castle Greenwood
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark SA New Castle Newark
Bregante, Carmen Rocio LFCC New Castle Bear
Bright Horizons Center New Castle Wilmington
Brilliant Little Minds Learning Center Center New Castle Middletown
Cameron, Carrette – Sunshine Home Daycare FCC Kent Dover
Castano, Marleny – Mommy’s Home Day Care FCC New Castle Newark
Children’s House-Montessori Center New Castle Wilmington
Children’s Laughter Child Care LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Christ Church Episcopal Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
Christina Early Education Center Center New Castle Newark
Colonial Gardens/Telamon Center Kent Dover
Cornerstone Early Education & Youth Center, Inc. Center New Castle Bear
Cozy Critters Center Sussex Frankford
Crump, Roberta FCC New Castle New Castle
Currington, Rose FCC New Castle Claymont
DECC ECAP – East Dover Center Kent Dover
DECC ECAP – Lake Forest Center Kent Frederica
DECC ECAP – South Dover Center Kent Dover
DECC ECAP – Seaford Church of The Nazarene Center Sussex Seaford
Degler, Andrew – Active Fun Before/After Care FCC New Castle Middletown
Developing Minds Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
DECC ECAP – Towne Point Center Kent Dover
Di’s Day Care Center New Castle Wilmington
Di’s Daycare Center II Center New Castle Wilmington
Dongo, Monica – Gaby Daycare FCC New Castle Claymont
Dover Early Learning Center Center Kent Dover
Early Childhood Educational Arts Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Ebenezer Preschool Center New Castle Newark
Ezion Fair Community Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Felton-Green, Phyllis – Hannah’s Christian Home Day Care FCC New Castle Bear
First Steps Preschool Center Sussex Lincoln
First Steps Primeros Pasos Center Sussex Georgetown
Hilltop Lutheran Day Care Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Kiddie Academy of Middletown Center New Castle Middletown
Kidz Ink I Center New Castle Bear
Kidz Ink II Center New Castle Bear
Kidz Ink VI Center New Castle Middletown
Kool Kids Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
L.A.C.C. Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Lewis, Derricka Higgin FCC New Castle New Castle
Linda’s Angels Childcare & Development Center Center New Castle New Castle
Little Einstein’s Preschool Center-SA Sussex Georgetown
Mallick, Mobina – Happy Times Learning Center FCC New Castle Bear
Manna Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
McGriff, Terri FCC New Castle New Castle
McLeish, Rakettia – Anointed to Care FCC Kent Felton
Ministry Of Caring Child Care Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Ministry Of Caring / Il Bambino Center New Castle Wilmington
Ministry Of Caring Guardian Angel Child Care Center New Castle Wilmington
Mom’s House Of Wilmington Center New Castle Wilmington
Moran, Melody – Precious Gems Family Child Care FCC New Castle Bear
Mt. Olivet Preschool Center Sussex Seaford
Murray, Shannon – Sunshine Square Daycare FCC Kent Smyrna
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Absalom Jones Center New Castle Wilmington
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Claymont Center New Castle Claymont
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Manor Park Center New Castle New Castle
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Newark Center New Castle Newark
Newark Christian Child Care Center New Castle Newark
Nichols, Donna – Our Destiny Home Child Care Center FCC New Castle Wilmington
Ocalagan, Vickey – Little Lambs Daycare FCC New Castle Middletown
Odessa Early Education Center LFCC New Castle Townsend
Owens, Barbrett – Owens Childcare FCC New Castle Bear
Panda Early Education Center Center New Castle New Castle
Passion Care Services Inc. Center New Castle Bear
Pediatric Health Choice at the Children’s Secret Garden, Inc. Center Kent Dover
Portlock, Lynne – Imaginative Playhouse Family Childcare FCC New Castle Newark
Precious Moments Education & Community Center Inc. Center Kent Dover
Ramirez, Diana – Nana’s Family Home Daycare FCC New Castle Bear
Red Clay Pre K Program – Mote Center New Castle Wilmington
Rehoboth Cooperative Preschool Center Sussex Rehoboth Beach
Ribbons & Bows Daycare II Center New Castle Newport
Roca, Young Mae FCC New Castle Wilmington
St. David’s Episcopal Day School Center New Castle Wilmington
St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Inc. Center New Castle Newark
Sharon Temple Child Care Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Small Wonder Daycare, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
Sprogell, Samaida FCC Sussex Frankford
Sudler, Grace V. – Tots R Us Childcare FCC New Castle Wilmington
Telamon Corp Annex Head Start Center Sussex Georgetown
Telamon Corp Laurel Head Start Center Sussex Laurel
Telamon Corp Laverty Lane Head Start Center Sussex Bridgeville
Telamon Corp Lincoln Head Start Center Sussex Lincoln
Telamon Corp Milford Head Start Center Sussex Milford
Telamon Corp Seaford Head Start Center Sussex Seaford
Telamon Corp Smyrna Head Start Center Kent Smyrna
Telamon Kent County Head Start Center Kent Dover
Tender Loving Kare Childcare & Learning Center I Center New Castle Newark
The Goddard Early Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
The Goddard School / Hockessin Center New Castle Hockessin
The Goddard School / Middletown Center New Castle Middletown
The Little Caboose Childcare And Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
The Next Step Learning Center, Inc. Center Sussex Selbyville
Toddler’s Tech, Inc. Center New Castle New Castle
Truitt, Lakeisha – Truitt Helping Hands FCC New Castle Wilmington
Tutor Time Child Care -Harmony Road Center New Castle Newark
Vidal, Erika – Fabiana’s Place FCC New Castle Bear
W2 Telamon Early Childhood Programs Center Sussex Georgetown
W3 Telamon Early Childhood Programs Center Sussex Georgetown
Waters, Mary – Family Child Care FCC Kent Hartly
West Center City Early Learning Center, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
Western Family YMCA Giant Step/YDC Center New Castle Newark
Western YMCA Anna P Mote Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
Western YMCA Marbrook Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
Western YMCA Meadowood School Center New Castle Newark
Western YMCA School’s Out: Brookside Elementary SA New Castle Newark
Western YMCA School’s Out: Forest Oak SA New Castle Wilmington
Western YMCA School’s Out: Gallaher Elementary SA New Castle Newark
Western YMCA School’s Out: Heritage Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
Western YMCA School’s Out: Jennie Smith Elementary SA New Castle Newark
Western YMCA School’s Out: Maclary Elementary SA New Castle Newark
Western YMCA School’s Out: Wilson Elementary SA New Castle Newark
Weston, Neareen – Family Child Care FCC Sussex Seaford
White, Mardella – Della’s Daycare FCC Kent Harrington
Wiesner, Crystal FCC New Castle Middletown
Williams, Bridget – Helping Hands Family Child Care FCC New Castle New Castle
Williams, Orissa FCC New Castle Newark
Wilmington Day School & Nursery Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – Concord Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – Leslie Johnson Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – Southbridge Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – West 3rd Street Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – West End Center Center New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch Preschool & School Age #3 Center New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Forwood Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Lancashire Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Mt Pleasant Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
Young Expressions LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Zeberkiewicz, Donna FCC New Castle Hockessin

Star Level 3

To reach a Star Level 3, a program must achieve a minimum of a 3.0 on each of the ERS assessments for their program and earn 40-59 quality points through the verification of quality standards.

Star Level 3 Programs ★★★ Program Type County City
A Leap of Faith Child Development Center II Center New Castle Wilmington
Adventures in Learning Center New Castle New Castle
Babes on the Square Too Center New Castle Wilmington
Beach Babies Child Care / Townsend Center New Castle Townsend
Beginner’s Choice Day Care Center I Center Sussex Selbyville
Beginnings & Beyond, Inc. Center-SA Kent Dover
Bellemare, Jessica – Tiny Footprints Daycare FCC Kent Smyrna
Billings, Dorothy FCC Kent Felton
Boyer, Rita FCC New Castle Bear
Brandywine Childcare and Preschool, Inc. Center New Castle Claymont
Brittingham, Caroline – Caroline’s Happy Hearts Daycare FCC New Castle Wilmington
Brown, Christine – Chrissy’s Daycare FCC Kent Harrington
Children of America – Hockessin Center New Castle Hockessin
Children of America – Wilmington Center New Castle Wilmington
Children’s Corner (YMCA) Sussex Center Sussex Rehoboth Beach
Comeger, Marvana – Tender Tymez With Miss Lynn FCC New Castle Wilmington
Corporate Kids Learning Center Center Kent Dover
Delaware State University Early Childhood Laboratory School Center Kent Dover
Early Essentials Preschool & Innovative Learning Academy 2 Center New Castle Middletown
Edu-Care Preschool & Daycare II Center New Castle Newark
Elsmere Presbyterian Child Care Center New Castle Wilmington
Foulk Preschool (Foulk Road) Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Fronczkowski, Patricia – Lil Learners Home Daycare FCC New Castle Wilmington
Great New Beginnings of St. Andrews Center New Castle Bear
Happy Munchkins LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Happy Place Day Care LLC Center-SA New Castle Newark
Harris, Cynthia – Love Care Daycare FCC Sussex Bridgeville
Harrison, Linda – G Blessing Love-N-Care FCC New Castle Wilmington
Hope Lutheran Day Care Center New Castle New Castle
Hurtt, Tonia FCC Kent Smyrna
Kiddie International Academy Childcare Center New Castle Newark
Kids Cottage Center Sussex Rehoboth Beach
Kids-R-Us Learning Center Inc. Center Kent Dover
Kidz Akademy Center Sussex Dagsboro
Kidz Ink III Center Kent Dover
Kidz Ink V Academy of Early Academics Center Kent Smyrna
Kindercare Learning Center (New Castle) Center New Castle New Castle
Loving Care Nursery School Center Kent Smyrna
Mary E. Herring Daycare Center & Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
Milford Early Learning Center Center Sussex Milford
Moody, Janet – Janet’s Little Friends Daycare FCC New Castle Newark
Moon, Dorie – Early Moon Education FCC New Castle Claymont
Morgan, Stacy Lynn – Little Bit of Sunshine Daycare & Preschool FCC New Castle Townsend
Morris, Lakeshia LFCC Kent Dover
Perez, Carmen – Lyly’s Daycare FCC New Castle Bear
Personal Touch Early Learning Center II Center New Castle Newark
Precious Knowledge Early Learning Center, LLC Center New Castle Newark
Rainbow Daycare and Preschool Center Sussex Seaford
Read to Learn Academy, Inc Center New Castle Wilmington
Rodriguez, Rosa – Felices Suenos FCC New Castle Wilmington
Salvation Army Early Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Sheehan, Deborah J FCC New Castle New Castle
Smith, Shirley – Kidz First Family Child Care FCC New Castle New Castle
Spears, Jewel – Almost Home Day Care FCC New Castle Newark
St. John’s Lutheran Early Learning Center Center Kent Dover
Tender Hearts Learning Center, Inc. Building Two Center Kent Dover
The Fairchild Day School Center New Castle Wilmington
The Learning Center, TLC Inc. Center Kent Milford
The Wonder Years Kids Club, Inc. Center Kent Harrington
Thomas, Tina- Little Comforts Childcare FCC New Castle Wilmington
Waples, Alisa – Lisa’s Lullabies Learning Center FCC Sussex Seaford
Wells, Doreen – Doreen’s Family Daycare & Learning Center FCC New Castle Wilmington
Wright, Carmen – The Wright Choice Child Care FCC New Castle Claymont
Wright-Dorsey, Marcia – Peaceful Child Care FCC New Castle Wilmington
YMCA / Central Branch Children’s Corner 1 Center New Castle Wilmington
YMCA / Walnut Street Children’s Corner 3 Center New Castle Wilmington
YMCA School’s Out @ Harlan Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Carrcroft Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Claymont SA New Castle Claymont
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Hanby Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Lombardy Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington

Star Level 2

Programs at Star Level 2 have begun their active pursuit of continuous quality improvement for their early care and education or school age program. Programs have completed all components required in “Starting with Stars” and are implementing a Quality Improvement Plan linked to the Delaware Stars for Early Success Standards.

Star Level 2 Programs ★★ Program Type  County City
Ashley, Denise FCC New Castle Wilmington
Aube, Bonnie – Little Trooper Daycare FCC New Castle Middletown
Bailey, Monique – Tiny Tots and Toddlers, LLC. FCC New Castle Bear
Bailey, Nancy – AAB Home Family Child Care FCC New Castle Wilmington
Barnett, Carmen – Children Are Our Future FCC New Castle Wilmington
Beverly’s Helping Hand Center New Castle Wilmington
Boyer, Barbara FCC New Castle Bear
Boys & Girls Club @ Appoquinimink Center-SA New Castle Middletown
Boys & Girls Center @ Charlton Center Kent Camden
Boys & Girls Club @ Brick Mill Elementary SA New Castle Middletown
Boys & Girls Club @ Milton SA Kent Milford
Boys & Girls Club @ North Smyrna Elementary School SA New Castle Smyrna
Brooks, Dynette – Precious One’s Fun & Dreamland FCC Kent Magnolia
Brown, Lisha LFCC New Castle Bear
Brown, Sharra – Little Destiny FCC New Castle Wilmington
Brown, Tynnea FCC New Castle Wilmington
Building Blocks Academy Center-SA Kent Felton
Bulluck, Yvonnise – Bulluck’s Day Care FCC Sussex Millsboro
Burton, Tina FCC Kent Clayton
C.A.C.C. Montessori School Center New Castle Hockessin
Carey, Heidi – Heidi’s Fun House FCC Sussex Frankford
Children First Learning Center, Inc. Center Kent Dover
Children’s Place Center Sussex Laurel
Chosen Children Child Care, LLC Center New Castle Wilmington
Chosen Generation Learning Center Center Sussex Ellendale
Community Day Nursery Center New Castle New Castle
Conly, Dawn FCC New Castle New Castle
Country Kids Child Care & Learning Center Center Sussex Greenwood
Crapper-Mack, Justina – Tina’s Tiny Tots Learning Lodge FCC Kent Dover
Cruz Kid Care Academy Center Kent Camden Wyoming
Daniels, Carmen FCC New Castle Bear
Daniels, Kay D. FCC New Castle Middletown
Davis, Samantha – Primary Years Childcare FCC New Castle New Castle
Delaware Early Childhood Center Center Kent Harrington
Destined for Greatness Learning Center Center-SA Kent Smyrna
Diaferio, Bonnie FCC New Castle Bear
Dismuke, Quondara – Charlie’s Angel Family Preschool FCC Sussex Georgetown
Dixon, Lillie – Dixon’s Day Care Home FCC Kent Dover
Douglas, Cynthia – Cindy’s Home Day Care FCC New Castle Newark
Downing’s Loving & Learning Center Center Sussex Ellendale
Early Years Program – Richardson Park Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Edwards, Tina – Tina’s Tots FCC Kent Dover
El Bouatlaoui, Yolanda FCC New Castle Wilmington
Felton, Carol – Little Voices Heard FCC New Castle New Castle
First Steps Preschool – Milford Center Sussex Milford
Flowers, Tina – Creative Learning Childcare, Inc. FCC New Castle Wilmington
Foster, Maryann – Sleepy Time Daycare FCC New Castle Wilmington
Funsteps Preschool Center New Castle Newark
Future Raiders Child Care Center LFCC Sussex Bridgeville
Gamble, Mattie FCC New Castle New Castle
Gift of Love Early Learning Center Center-SA Kent Smyrna
Green Acres Preschool Center-SA New Castle Odessa
Hand In Hand Early Learning Center Center Sussex Ellendale
Hao, Dahlie FCC New Castle Hockessin
Happy Kids Academy Center-SA New Castle Newark
Harman, Susan FCC New Castle Wilmington
Harris, Lakeshia FCC New Castle Newark
Hernandez, Marilyn – Mama’s Home Day Care, LLC FCC Sussex Milford
Hill, Cynthia – Little Miracles Day Care FCC Sussex Delmar
Holloway, Bernadette – Little Jumpers Day Care FCC New Castle New Castle
Holmes, Laura FCC Kent Smyrna
Jackson, Sheila FCC New Castle Wilmington
Jacobs, Norisa – Jacob’s Day Care, Inc. FCC Sussex Georgetown
Jones, Andrea – Andrea’s Shining Stars Daycare FCC New Castle Claymont
Judy’s Large Family Child Care LFCC Kent Milford
Kane, Emma J. – Bundles of Joy Child Care FCC Sussex Seaford
KCCA Child Care Programs Center Kent Dover
Kiddie Kollege Institute Center Kent Camden Wyoming
Kids Corner LFCC Sussex Bridgeville
Kid’s Inc. – Reformation Lutheran Church SA Sussex Milford
Kids Kastle LFCC New Castle Newark
Kidz Kottage Club Center Kent Harrington
Kind Mind Kids at Immanuel Church Center New Castle Wilmington
Kindercare (Lancaster Pike) Center New Castle Hockessin
Kwiatkowski, Lynn – Cracker Paws Family Child Care FCC Wilmington New Castle
L.A.C.C. Learning Center @ Lewis Elementary Center New Castle Wilmington
La Petite Academy Center New Castle Hockessin
Larmore, Glena FCC Sussex Laurel
Lawrence, Linda – Little Angels Debut FCC New Castle New Castle
Layte, Sandra FCC Kent Camden Wyoming
Learning All Hours Education Community & Youth Center Center-SA Kent Dover
LeCates, Joann FCC Sussex Bridgeville
Lee, Ernestine – Tina’s Day Care Home FCC New Castle Wilmington
Lil’ Red Hen Nursery School, Inc. Center Sussex Delmar
Litteral, Deborah FCC New Castle Claymont
Little Blessings Daycare Site I Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Little Blessings Site II Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Little Einsteins Preschool – Millsboro Center-SA Sussex Millsboro
Little Friends Learning Academy, LLC Center New Castle New Castle
Little Hearts Childcare LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Lockett, Elizabeth FCC New Castle Wilmington
Lotus Blossom Learning Center I Center Sussex Lewes
Love a Valuable One Now LFCC Sussex Milford
Love a Valuable One Now Two LFCC Sussex Milford
Love-N-Learn Nursery-N-Preschool Center Kent Dover
Luckett, Deloris – Kids 1st Daycare FCC Kent Dover
Lucy’s Little Angels LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Maddrey, Tonda FCC New Castle Wilmington
Mars,Corine – Miss Corin’s Caring for Kids, FCCH FCC Kent Dover
Mast, Sheila – Learn A Lot Child Care FCC Kent Felton
Matthews, Tory – Little Children’s Child Care FCC Sussex Seaford
McCollum, Andrea – God’s Precious Little Jewels Daycare FCC New Castle Middletown
McMillen, Valerie FCC New Castle Newark
Meadowood Program-Red Clay Consolidated School District Center New Castle Newark
Mumford, Eugenia – Jean’s Love-N-Care Daycare FCC Sussex Millsboro
Nye, Wendy – Wendy’s Home Daycare FCC Kent Hartly
Open Arms Academy Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Our Children’s Learning Center LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Panda Early Education Center (Newark) Center New Castle Newark
Phillips, Sonja S. – Promise Land Childcare FCC Wilmington New Castle
Police Athletic League of Wilmington Child Care Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Project Village at East Millsboro Center-SA Sussex Millsboro
Project Village at Georgetown Elementary Center-SA Sussex Georgetown
Project Village at John M. Clayton Center-SA Sussex Frankford
Project Village at North Georgetown Center-SA Sussex Georgetown
Purnell, A. Onedia – Circle of Love Day Care FCC Sussex Seaford
Pyle Child Development Center Center-SA Sussex Frankford
Raising Hope Child Care Center Center-SA New Castle Newark
Ramierz, Miledy FCC New Castle Newark
Red Clay Pre K Program – Baltz Center New Castle Wilmington
Red Clay Pre K Program – Warner Center New Castle Wilmington
Richardson, Nica – Dolls and Blocks Childcare FCC New Castle New Castle
Ringgold, Alycha FCC New Castle Bear
Riverview Place LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Roane, Linda FCC New Castle New Castle
Rosica, Jessica FCC New Castle New Castle
Ruff, Teresa FCC Kent Dover
Sabahat, Rehana – ABC Daycare FCC New Castle Newark
Samuel, Debra – Debbie Dearest Daycare FCC New Castle Newark
Scalia’s Day Care Center Center-SA New Castle Newark
Seeds of Jesus Daycare Center New Castle Wilmington
Selby, Irene FCC New Castle Wilmington
Seren, Shannan FCC Townsend New Castle
Shell’s Child Care Center II Center Kent Frederica
Shell’s Childcare Center III Center-SA Kent Harrington
Shell’s Recreation Center IV Center-SA Sussex Milton
Smith, Jimmie FCC Sussex Laurel
Smyrna Early Childhood – Smyrna School District Center Kent Smyrna
Spady, Martina FCC New Castle Wilmington
Spangler, Michelle – Peas in a Pod FCC Kent Dover
Sunshine Kids Academy Center New Castle Newark
Super Kids Center New Castle Newark
Tender Years Daycare LFCC Kent Dover
The Breakfast Club Center Sussex Milford
The Children’s Place II, Inc. Center-SA Kent Camden
The Goddard School / Wilmington Center New Castle Wilmington
The Learning Center at Calvary Center New Castle Wilmington
Thomas, Sherell FCC New Castle New Castle
Thompson, Debra FCC Kent Harrington
Tot’s Turf Early Learning Center Center Kent Camden Wyoming
Trott, Tredena FCC Kent Felton
Uczynski, Elizabeth – EMU Kid Care, LLC FCC Kent Dover
Uppal, Nadira FCC New Castle Bear
Velazquez, Delia FCC New Castle Wilmington
Victoria, Petra FCC New Castle Bear
Waite, Jennifer FCC Sussex Millsboro
We Care Child Development LFCC New Castle Claymont
Weigand, Lillis – Little Memories Day Care FCC New Castle Wilmington
West End Neighborhood House, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
Wiktorowicz, Heather FCC New Castle Wilmington
Wilkinson, Nancy – Nana Kids Day Care FCC New Castle Wilmington
Williams, Carol J. FCC New Castle New Castle
Williams, Maxcine – Jesus Loves the Little Children Child Care FCC Sussex Milton
Williams, Sharon – Kid’s Domain Family Child Care FCC New Castle Newark
YMCA / Shields Elementary SA Sussex Lewes

“Starting with Stars”

Programs at this first level of participation in Delaware Stars are in good standing with the Office of Child Care Licensing and are working on required steps for orientation. Program administrators complete an on-line orientation, a 6 hour professional development “Building on Quality,” a program scan of the classrooms or home environment, and develop an initial Quality Improvement Plan. This phase of participation in Delaware Stars is time-limited and programs must complete the required steps within one year of acceptance into the program in order to continue their participation.

Starting with Stars Program Type  County City
A Child’s World LLC Center-SA New Castle Bear
Aunt Shannon’s Daycare LFCC New Castle Newark
Beetle’s Playhouse LFCC New Castle Newark
Bell, Barbara – Barbara’s Little House FCC Kent Dover
Brooks, Clarise FCC New Castle Middletown
Campbell, Michelle – Back2Basics FCC New Castle Newark
Creative Beginnings Learning Center II Center New Castle Wilmington
Dutton, Deborah FCC New Castle Newark
Francisco, Dawn – Francisco’s Daycare FCC New Castle Middletown
Galbraith, Bonnie O’Neil FCC New Castle Newark
Grammie’s Garden LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Harris, Kathy FCC Kent Dover
Henderson, Nadine FCC New Castle New Castle
Isaacs, Beverly – The Right Start FCC New Castle Middletown
Jackson, Katie – Katie’s Kare FCC New Castle Claymont
Kingdom Kids Day Care Center-SA Kent Hartly
Little Scholars Center 1, LLC Center-SA New Castle Newark
Little Stars, Inc. Center-SA New Castle Newark
Little Stars – Kirkwood Highway Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Loper, Marcia – All God’s Children Family Child Care FCC Kent Dover
Lullaby Learning Center at North Village Main Center Sussex Lewes
Malafronti, Mary – Aunt Mary’s Child Care FCC New Castle Newark
McGill, Julianna – The Small Fryes Stop FCC New Castle New Castle
Merrie Moppets Child Care Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Morris Early Childhood Center Center Sussex Lincoln
Prodromou, Kristen FCC New Castle Middletown
Riley, Carrie FCC New Castle Wilmington
St. Anthony Early Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Saintile, Marie – Ms. Marie’s Daycare FCC Kent Dover
Smith, Barbara FCC New Castle Newark
Tadpole Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Telamon Corporation Cool Springs Head Start Center Sussex Milton
Telamon Corp Harrington Head Start Center Kent Harrington
The Learning Express Center-SA New Castle Newark
The Learning Patch LFCC New Castle Newark
The Lighted Pathway Day Care Center Center-SA Sussex Seaford
Trincia, Rose – Bamby’s Day Care FCC New Castle New Castle
Who Care About Us Day Care Center Center-SA Kent Smyrna
Williams, Angelia – Angie’s Angels FCC New Castle Wilmington
Womack, Rebecca FCC New Castle Wilmington

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.