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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 three 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 quality improvement grants.

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 5.40 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
A Leap of Faith Child Development Center II Center New Castle Wilmington
A. S. Academy of Learning, Inc. Center New Castle Newark
Aldersgate Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
Appoquinimink Preschool Center Center New Castle Middletown
Astra Zeneca Child Development Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Aube, Bonnie – Little Trooper Daycare FCC New Castle Middletown
Avenue Preschool Center Kent Milford
Bay Health/KGH Child Care & Learning Center Center Kent Dover
Beach Babies Child Care Center Sussex Lewes
Beach Babies Child Care / Rehoboth Center Sussex Rehoboth
Beach Babies Child Care / Townsend Center New Castle Townsend
Bear Early Education Center Center New Castle Bear
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Cedar Lane SA New Castle Middletown
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Thurgood Marshall SA New Castle Newark
Bethesda Child Development Center Center New Castle Middletown
Boys & Girls Club @ Appoquinimink Center-SA New Castle Middletown
Boys & Girls Club @ Brandywine Springs Elementary School SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Brick Mill Elementary SA New Castle Middletown
Boys & Girls Club @ Clarence Fraim SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Dagsboro SA Sussex Dagsboro
Boys & Girls Club @ Darley Road SA New Castle Claymont
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 @ Milton SA Kent Milford
Boys & Girls Club @ North Smyrna Elementary School SA New Castle Smyrna
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 @ 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 @ Smyrna Clayton Center Kent Smyrna
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Newark SA New Castle Newark
Brandywine ECAP Center New Castle Wilmington
Brandywine Valley Christian Preschool Center-SA 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
Brilliant Little Minds Learning Center Center New Castle Middletown
Carey, Heidi – Heidi’s Fun House FCC Sussex Frankford
Chester Bethel Preschool & Day Care Center New Castle Wilmington
Children First Learning Center, Inc. Center Kent Dover
Children First Preschool Inc. Center New Castle Hockessin
Children’s House-Montessori Center New Castle Wilmington
Children’s Laughter Early Learning Academy LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Christina Early Education Center Center New Castle Newark
Colonial Gardens/Telamon Center Kent Dover
Comforts of Home Preschool LLC LFCC New Castle New Castle
Concordia Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
Cornerstone Early Education & Youth Center, Inc. Center New Castle Bear
Covenant Preschool And Childcare Center New Castle Wilmington
Cozy Critters Center Sussex Frankford
Currington, Rose FCC New Castle Claymont
Davis, Samantha – Primary Years Childcare FCC New Castle New Castle
DECC ECAP – Dover High Center Kent Dover
DECC ECAP – East Dover Center Kent Dover
DECC ECAP – Lake Forest Center Kent Frederica
DECC ECAP – Lewes School Center Sussex Lewes
DECC ECAP – Towne Point Center Kent Dover
Del Tech/Wilmington Campus Child Development Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Delaware Early Childhood Center Center Kent Harrington
Delaware Tech Child Development Center Terry Campus Center Kent Dover
Denmark School Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Discovery Cove Learning Center Center Sussex Laurel
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 Childhood Educational Arts Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Early Learning Center UD Neighborhood House Partnership Center New Castle Wilmington
East Dover Elementary Pre-K – Capital School District Center Kent Dover
Eastside Charter School Early Learning Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Educational Enrichment Center, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
Expanding Our Kid’s World Inc. Center Kent Smyrna
Ezion Fair Community Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Fairview Elementary Pre-K – Capital School District Center Kent Dover
Felton-Green, Phyllis – Hannah’s Christian Home Day Care FCC New Castle Bear
Great New Beginnings of St. Andrews Center New Castle Bear
Grow & Learn Childcare Center Center New Castle Middletown
Happy Place Day Care LLC Center-SA New Castle Newark
Hartly Elementary Pre-K – Capital School District Center Kent Hartly
Helping Hands Family Childcare FCC New Castle New Castle
Helping Hands Learning Center/ Daycare LFCC Sussex Bridgeville
Hilltop Lutheran Day Care Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Hockessin Athletic Club Center-SA New Castle Hockessin
Hope Lutheran Early Education Center Center New Castle New Castle
Hurtt, Tonia FCC Kent Smyrna
JCC of Wilmington/ Early Childhood Center Center New Castle Wilmington
JP Morgan Chase Back Up Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Kane, Emma J. – Bundles of Joy Child Care FCC Sussex Seaford
Kiddie Academy of Middletown Center New Castle Middletown
Kids-R-Us Learning Center Inc. Center Kent Dover
Kidz Ink III Center Kent Dover
Kindercare (Casho Mill) Center New Castle Newark
Kindercare (Hillock Lane) Center New Castle Wilmington
Kindercare (Lancaster Pike) Center New Castle Hockessin
Kindercare (Naamans Road) Center New Castle Wilmington
Kindercare (Newark) Center New Castle Newark
Kindercare Learning Center (Meadowood) Center New Castle Newark
Kindercare Learning Center (New Castle) Center New Castle New Castle
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
Learning Tree Academy Center New Castle Middletown
Lessons Learned Day Care and Preschool II Center New Castle Wilmington
Lil’ Red Hen Nursery School, Inc. Center Sussex Delmar
Linda’s Angels Childcare & Development Center Center New Castle New Castle
Little Blessings Daycare Site I Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Little Blessings Daycare Site II Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Little Einstein’s Preschool Center-SA Sussex Georgetown
Little Einsteins Preschool – Millsboro Center-SA Sussex Millsboro
Little Sprouts Learning Academy and School Age Program Center Sussex Seaford
Lofland, Marlette FCC Sussex Bridgeville
Manna Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
McGriff, Terri FCC New Castle New Castle
Meadowood Program-Red Clay Consolidated School District Center New Castle Newark
Milford Early Learning Center Center Sussex Milford
Monsanto, Carrette – Sunshine Home Daycare FCC Kent Dover
Moran, Melody – Precious Gems Family Child Care FCC New Castle Bear
Morgan, Stacy Lynn – Little Bit of Sunshine Daycare & Preschool FCC New Castle Townsend
Morris, Melodie FCC Sussex Lincoln
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. Bear Center Center New Castle Bear
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Claymont Center New Castle Claymont
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Lambson Center New Castle New Castle
New Castle Head Start, Inc. Manor Park 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 Christian Child Care Center New Castle Newark
Newark Day Nursery and Children’s Center Center New Castle Newark
Ocalagan, Vickey – Little Lambs Daycare FCC New Castle Middletown
Odessa Early Education Center LFCC New Castle Townsend
The Little People Child Development Center 3, LLC Center New Castle New Castle
Parents And Children Together at Tech Center Sussex Georgetown
Parker, Jennifer – Jennifer’s Home Care FCC Sussex Seaford
Passion Care Academy Center New Castle Bear
Pediatric Health Choice at the Children’s Secret Garden, Inc. Center Kent Dover
Pooh’s Place LFCC Sussex Greenwood
Portlock, Lynne – Imaginative Playhouse Family Childcare FCC New Castle Newark
Precious Moments Education & Community Center Inc. Center Kent Dover
Project Village at East Millsboro Center-SA Sussex Millsboro
Project Village – Indian River School District Center Sussex Selbyville
Project Village at Georgetown Elementary Center Sussex Georgetown
Project Village at John M. Clayton Center-SA Sussex Frankford
Project Village at North Georgetown Center Sussex Georgetown
Purnell, A. Onedia – Circle of Love Day Care FCC Sussex Seaford
Putnam, Linda – A Place for Me Family Child Care FCC New Castle Bear
Small Wonder Daycare, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
Smyrna Early Childhood – Smyrna School District Center Kent Smyrna
Sprogell, Samaida FCC Sussex Frankford
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
Telamon Corp Annex Head Start Center Sussex Georgetown
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 Hearts Learning Center, Inc. Building Two Center Kent Dover
Tender Loving Kare Childcare & Learning Center I Center New Castle Newark
Tender Loving Kare Childcare & Learning Center III Center Kent Smyrna
The Fairchild Day School Center New Castle Wilmington
The Goddard School / Hockessin Center New Castle Hockessin
The Goddard School / Wilmington Center New Castle Wilmington
The Little People Child Development Center, Inc. Center New Castle Bear
The Little School at Kids Cottage Center Kent Dover
The Next Step Learning Center, Inc. Center Sussex Selbyville
TOTS Program, Indian River School District Center Sussex Frankford
University of Delaware Early Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
University of Delaware Laboratory Preschool Center New Castle Newark
Vidal, Erika – Fabiana’s Place FCC New Castle Bear
Waters, Mary – Family Child Care FCC Kent Hartly
Western YMCA Anna P Mote Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
Western YMCA Meadowood School Center New Castle Newark
Weston, Neareen – Family Child Care FCC Sussex Seaford
Wheatley, Crystal FCC Sussex Millsboro
Wiesner, Crystal FCC New Castle Middletown
Wiktorowicz, Heather FCC New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Day School & Nursery Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – Leslie Johnson Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – Van Buren Street Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – West 3rd Street Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Wilmington Montessori School Center New Castle Wilmington
Wright, Carmen – The Wright Choice Child Care FCC New Castle Claymont
YMCA / Central Branch Children’s Corner 1 Center New Castle Wilmington
YMCA / Walnut Street Children’s Corner 3 Center New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch Preschool & School Age #3 Center New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Claymont SA New Castle Claymont
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Mt. Pleasant Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington

Star Level 4

To reach a Star Level 4, a program must achieve a minimum of a 4.40 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 About Kidz Center New Castle Newark
All My Children Elsmere, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
All My Children, Inc. Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Babes on the Square Too Center New Castle Wilmington
Bailey, Monique – Tiny Tots and Toddlers, LLC. FCC New Castle Bear
Beacon Of Hope Day Care Center New Castle Wilmington
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 – Pleasantville Elementary SA New Castle New Castle
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Southern Elementary SA New Castle New Castle
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Wilbur Elementary SA New Castle Bear
Bear/Glasgow YMCA – Wilmington Manor SA New Castle New Castle
Beginner’s Choice Day Care Center I Center Sussex Selbyville
Beginning Blessing Child Care LLC LFCC New Castle New Castle
Beginnings & Beyond, Inc. Center-SA Kent Dover
Bellemare, Jessica – Tiny Footprints Daycare FCC Kent Smyrna
Benitez, Carmen – Mi Casita Home Day Care FCC New Castle Claymont
Bernice’s Educational School Age Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Boys & Girls Club @ Oak Orchard SA Sussex Millsboro
Boys & Girls Club @ Rehoboth Beach SA Sussex Rehoboth Beach
Boys & Girls Club @ Woodbridge Elementary School SA New Castle Greenwood
Brandywine Childcare and Preschool, Inc. Center New Castle Claymont
Bregante, Carmen Rocio LFCC New Castle Bear
Bright New Scholars Academy Center-SA New Castle Newark
Burton, Tina FCC Kent Clayton
Bush (Charles W.) School Center New Castle Wilmington
Casado, Allyson – A Place to Grow Family Child Care FCC New Castle Claymont
Castano, Marleny – Mommy’s Home Day Care FCC New Castle Newark
Chosen Children Child Care LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Chosen Children Child Care, LLC Center New Castle Wilmington
Colonial Early Education Program Center-SA New Castle New Castle
Cradles to Crayons and Beyond Early Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
Crump, Roberta FCC New Castle New Castle
Daniels, Carmen FCC New Castle Bear
Diaferio, Bonnie FCC New Castle Bear
Delaware State University Early Childhood Laboratory School Center Kent Dover
Developing Minds Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
Di’s Daycare Center II Center New Castle Wilmington
Dismuke, Quondara – Charlie’s Angel Family Preschool FCC Sussex Georgetown
Dongo, Monica – Gaby Daycare FCC New Castle Claymont
Downing’s Loving & Learning Center Center Sussex Ellendale
Early Years Program – Richardson Park Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Edu-Care Preschool & Daycare II Center New Castle Newark
Elsmere Presbyterian Child Care Center New Castle Wilmington
FACES at Statewide Services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Children Center New Castle Newark
Felton, Carol – Little Voices Heard FCC New Castle New Castle
First Steps Preschool Center Sussex Lincoln
First Steps Preschool – Milford Center Sussex Milford
Foulk Preschool (Carpenter Station) Center New Castle Wilmington
Foulk Preschool (Foulk Road) Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Happy Kids Academy Center-SA New Castle Newark
Happy Munchkins LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Harrison, Linda – G Blessing Love-N-Care FCC New Castle Wilmington
Hernandez, Marilyn – Mama’s Home Day Care, LLC FCC Sussex Milford
Hope House Knowledge Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Johnson, Unikka FCC New Castle Wilmington
KCCA Child Care Programs Center Kent Dover
Kids Cottage Center Sussex Rehoboth Beach
Kid’s Inc. – Reformation Lutheran Church SA Sussex Milford
Kids Kastle LFCC New Castle Newark
Kidz Ink II Center New Castle Bear
Kidz Ink VI Center-SA New Castle Middletown
Kool Kids Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
LACC Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Lawrence, Linda – Little Angels Debut FCC New Castle New Castle
Lewis, Derricka Higgin FCC New Castle New Castle
Little Friends Learning Academy, LLC Center New Castle New Castle
Little Vikings – Cape Henlopen School District Center Sussex Lewes
LJ’s Playpen Academy Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Loving Care Nursery School Center Kent Smyrna
Lullaby Learning Center Center Sussex Harbeson
Mary E. Herring Daycare Center & Preschool Center New Castle Wilmington
Mast, Sheila – Learn A Lot Child Care FCC Kent Felton
McLeish, Rakettia – Anointed to Care FCC Kent Felton
Medero, Sarita FCC Kent Dover
Merrie Moppets Child Care Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Ministry of Caring / Il Bambino Center New Castle Wilmington
Ministry of Caring Child Care Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Ministry of Caring Guardian Angel Child Care Center New Castle Wilmington
Mom’s House of Wilmington Center New Castle Wilmington
Morris Early Childhood Center Center Sussex Lincoln
Mumford, Eugenia – Jean’s Love-N-Care Daycare FCC Sussex Millsboro
Nichols, Donna – Our Destiny Home Child Care Center FCC New Castle Wilmington
One Step Ahead Child Care & Preschool Inc. Center-SA New Castle Newark
Open Arms Academy Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Our Children’s Learning Center LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Our Future Child Care Center LLC Center New Castle Wilmington
Oyola, Viviana FCC New Castle New Castle
Phillips, Sonja S. – Promise Land Childcare FCC New Castle Wilmington
Primeros Pasos Inc. Center Sussex Georgetown
Rainbow Daycare and Preschool Center Sussex Seaford
Raising Hope Child Care Center Center-SA New Castle Newark
Ramirez, Diana – Nana’s Family Home Daycare FCC New Castle Bear
Red Clay Pre K Program – Mote Center New Castle Wilmington
Salvation Army Early Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Seeds of Jesus Daycare Center New Castle Wilmington
Sister Sister Care LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Slater, Christine FCC Sussex Harrington
St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Inc. Center New Castle Newark
Sunshine Kids Academy Center New Castle Newark
Telamon Corp Laurel Head Start Center Sussex Laurel
Telamon Corp Laverty Lane Head Start Center Sussex Bridgeville
Telamon Corporation Cool Springs Head Start Center Sussex Milton
The Goddard Early Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
The Goddard School / Bear Center New Castle Bear
The Goddard School / Middletown Center New Castle Middletown
The Learning Center at Calvary Center New Castle Wilmington
The Learning Center, TLC Inc. Center Kent Milford
The Little Caboose Childcare And Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
The Wonder Years Kids Club, Inc. Center Kent Harrington
Thomas, Tina- Little Comforts Childcare FCC New Castle Wilmington
Toddler’s Tech, Inc. Center New Castle New Castle
Truitt, Lakeisha – Truitt Helping Hands FCC New Castle Wilmington
W2 Telamon Early Childhood Programs Center Sussex Georgetown
W3 Telamon Early Childhood Programs Center Sussex Georgetown
Weigand, Lillis – Little Memories Day Care FCC New Castle Wilmington
West Center City Early Learning Center, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
Western Family YMCA Giant Step/YDC Center New Castle Newark
Western YMCA Marbrook Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
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
Williams, Carol J. – Little Gems Child Care FCC New Castle New Castle
Wilmington Head Start, Inc. – West End Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Wright-Dorsey, Marcia – Peaceful Child Care FCC New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Carrcroft Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Forwood Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Hanby Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington
YMCA/Brandywine Branch School’s Out @ Lancashire Elementary SA New Castle Wilmington

Star Level 3

To reach a Star Level 3, a program must achieve a minimum of a 3.40 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 Child’s World LLC Center-SA New Castle Bear
Almost Home Day Care LFCC New Castle Newark
Bell, Barbara – Barbara’s Little House FCC Kent Dover
Beverly’s Helping Hand Center New Castle Wilmington
Boyer, Rita FCC New Castle Bear
Bright Beginnings Child Care Center, LLC Center-SA Sussex Millsboro
Brooks, Clarise FCC New Castle Middletown
Building Blocks Academy Center-SA Kent Felton
Campbell, Michelle FCC New Castle Newark
Caring Hands Child Care LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Chambers, Rhonda FCC New Castle Wilmington
Children of America – Hockessin Center New Castle Hockessin
Clemow, Tressa – Love Bug Lane FCC New Castle Wilmington
Conly, Dawn FCC New Castle New Castle
Country Kids Child Care & Learning Center Center Sussex Greenwood
Cradles to Crayons Early Learning Center Center-SA New Castle New Castle
Daddy’s Childcare Center, LLC Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Dixon, Lillie – Dixon’s Day Care Home FCC Kent Dover
Early Essentials Preschool & Innovative Learning Academy 2 Center New Castle Middletown
El Bouatlaoui, Yolanda FCC New Castle Wilmington
Favored Children Academy Center Kent Dover
Fronczkowski, Patricia – Lil Learners Home Daycare FCC New Castle Wilmington
Future Development Learning Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Giggle Bugs Early Learning Center, LLC Center-SA Sussex Millsboro
Harris, Cynthia – Love Care Daycare FCC Sussex Bridgeville
Hartly Family Learning Center Center-SA Kent Hartly
Kiddie International Academy Child Care II Center New Castle Newark
Kidz Akademy Inc., Learning Center Center Sussex Dagsboro
Kingswood Community Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Learning All Hours Education Community & Youth Center Center-SA Kent Dover
Lee, Ernestine – Tina’s Day Care Home FCC New Castle Wilmington
Little Destiny LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Little Scholars Center 1, LLC Center-SA New Castle Newark
Lotus Blossom Learning Center I Center Sussex Lewes
Maddrey, Tonda FCC New Castle Wilmington
Matthews, Tory – Little Children’s Child Care FCC Sussex Seaford
Miracles of Life Child Care LFCC Kent Dover
Moody, Janet FCC New Castle Newark
Moon, Dorie – Early Moon Education FCC New Castle Claymont
Nurses ‘n Kids – Milford Center-SA Kent Milford
Perez, Carmen – Lyly’s Daycare FCC New Castle Bear
Pyle Child Development Center Center-SA Sussex Frankford
Raider Child Care Center Center-SA Sussex Greenwood
Read to Learn Academy, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
Rodriguez, Rosa – Felices Suenos FCC New Castle Wilmington
Sabahat, Rehana – ABC Daycare FCC New Castle Newark
Sharon Temple Child Care Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Sheehan, Deborah J FCC New Castle New Castle
Sheila’s Dreams Child Care LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Shell’s Child Care Center II Center Kent Frederica
Smith, Jimmie FCC Sussex Laurel
Smith, Shirley – Kidz First Family Child Care FCC New Castle New Castle
St. John’s Lutheran Early Learning Center Center Kent Dover
Sunshine Station Early Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Teenie Weenie’s Precious Feet LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Telamon Corp Harrington Head Start Center Kent Harrington
Tender Years Daycare LFCC Kent Dover
The Breakfast Club Center Sussex Milford
The Children’s Place II, Inc. Center-SA Kent Camden
The Little People Child Development Center 2, LLC Center New Castle Newark
Tot’s Turf Early Learning Center Center Kent Camden Wyoming
Waples, Alisa – Lisa’s Lullabies Learning Center FCC Sussex Seaford
Welk, Sandra FCC Sussex Laurel
Wells, Doreen – Doreen’s Family Daycare & Learning Center FCC New Castle Wilmington
Williams Child Care LFCC New Castle Townsend
Williams, Angelia – Angie’s Angels FCC New Castle Wilmington
Williams, Maxcine – Jesus Loves the Little Children Child Care FCC Sussex Milton
Williams, Sharon – Kid’s Domain Family Child Care FCC New Castle Newark
Womack, Rebecca FCC New Castle Wilmington
YMCA / Shields Elementary SA Sussex Lewes
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
Acker, Tonya FCC New Castle Wilmington
Altemus, Pamela FCC Kent Harrington
Asbury Methodist Day Care Center Center-SA New Castle New Castle
Bailey, Nancy FCC New Castle Wilmington
Bancroft Elementary – Preschool – Christina School District Center New Castle Wilmington
Banks-Miller, Jean FCC Sussex Georgetown
Barnett, Carmen – Children Are Our Future FCC New Castle Wilmington
Beginnings and Beyond II Center-SA Kent Dover
Blossom & Bloom Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
Boys & Girls of Oak Orchard – The Growing Tree Center Sussex Millsboro
Brown, Lisha LFCC New Castle Bear
Brown, Tesha SA Kent Clayton
Bulluck, Yvonnise – Bulluck’s Day Care FCC Sussex Millsboro
Carter’s Child Care and Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Children of America – Wilmington Center New Castle Wilmington
Chosen Generation Learning Center Center Sussex Ellendale
Coleman, Tamirah FCC-SA New Castle Wilmington
Corporate Kids Learning Center Center Kent Dover
Cruz Kid Care Academy Center Kent Camden Wyoming
Dover Montessori Country Day School Center-SA Kent Dover
Downing’s Loving & Learning II LFCC Sussex Ellendale
Edwards, Tina – Tina’s Tots FCC Kent Dover
First Encounters Child Care Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Flowers, Tina – Creative Learning Childcare, Inc. FCC New Castle Wilmington
Fresh Start Child Care Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Gamble, Mattie FCC New Castle New Castle
Gift of Love Early Learning Center Center-SA Kent Smyrna
Greater Dover, Camden-Wyoming Boys and Girls Club Center-SA Kent Dover
Greene-Hayman, Lashanda FCC Sussex Seaford
Hand In Hand Early Learning Center Center Sussex Ellendale
Hao, Dahlie FCC New Castle Hockessin
Harman, Susan FCC New Castle Wilmington
Harris, Kathy FCC Kent Dover
Harris, Sharon – Hart of Gold Care FCC New Castle Middletown
Harrison, Alicia FCC New Castle Bear
Hawkins, Danielle – Genius Lab FCC New Castle Wilmington
Heavenly Angels LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Heavenly Angels II LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Holloway, Bernadette FCC New Castle New Castle
Holmes, Laura FCC Kent Smyrna
Illian, Karen FCC Sussex Georgetown
Isaacs, Beverly – The Right Start FCC New Castle Middletown
Jackson, Deborah FCC Kent Dover
Jackson, Katie – Katie’s Kare FCC New Castle Claymont
Jackson, Sheila FCC New Castle Wilmington
Johnstone, Jeanie FCC Kent Clayton
Jones, Andrea – Andrea’s Shining Stars Daycare FCC New Castle Claymont
Judy’s Large Family Child Care LFCC Kent Milford
Kids Corner LFCC Sussex Bridgeville
Kidz Ink I Center-SA New Castle Bear
Kingdom Kids Day Care Center-SA Kent Hartly
LACC Learning Center at Lewis Elementary Center New Castle Wilmington
Larmore, Glena FCC Sussex Laurel
LeCates, Joann FCC Sussex Bridgeville
Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School – Red Clay Consolidated Center New Castle Wilmington
Little Bluejays Pre-School – Seaford School District Center Sussex Seaford
Little Faces Learning Center Center Sussex Georgetown
Little Futures Early Learning Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Little Kid’s Swagg Learning Academy Center Kent Smyrna
Little Leaders in Training Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
Lockett, Elizabeth FCC New Castle Wilmington
Loretta’s Little Lambs LFCC New Castle Bear
Love a Valuable One Now LFCC Sussex Milford
Lucy’s Little Angels LFCC New Castle Wilmington
M.M.W. Daycare Service LFCC New Castle Wilmington
Mallick, Mobina – Happy Times Learning Center FCC New Castle Bear
McMillen, Valerie FCC New Castle Newark
Mercer, Rebekah FCC New Castle New castle
Mom’s House Inc of Dover LFCC Kent Dover
Moore, Juanita SA New Castle Wilmington
Ms. Blondine’s Sanctuary Child Care LFCC New Castle New Castle
Northeast Early Learning Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Perez, Norami FCC New Castle Wilmington
Personal Touch Early Learning Center II Center New Castle Newark
Pine Street Learning Academy Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Police Athletic League of Wilmington Child Care Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Precious Knowledge Early Learning Center Center New Castle Newark
Radcliffe, Annette FCC Kent Camden Wyoming
Rayfield, Verlyn FCC New Castle Wilmington
Red Clay Pre K Program – Baltz Center New Castle Wilmington
Red Clay Pre K Program – Warner Center New Castle Wilmington
Reed, Felicia FCC New Castle Bear
Ribbons & Bows Daycare II Center New Castle Newport
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
Ruff, Teresa FCC Kent Dover
Samuel, Debra FCC New Castle Newark
Scalia’s Day Care Center Center-SA New Castle Newark
Selby, Irene FCC New Castle Wilmington
Shell’s Childcare Center III Center-SA Kent Harrington
Shell’s Early Learning Center Center Kent Camden Wyoming
Shell’s Recreation Center IV Center-SA Sussex Milton
Shining Stars Academy Center-SA Kent Harrington
Shining Time Day Care Center Center-SA Kent Felton
Smalls Stepping Stone Daycare & Preschool Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Spady, Martina FCC New Castle Wilmington
Spangler, Michelle – Peas in a Pod FCC Kent Dover
Sparks, Tara – Sparkles Day Care FCC New Castle Bear
St. David’s Episcopal Day School Center New Castle Wilmington
Sykes, Joreen FCC Kent Dover
Tender Loving Kare Child Care & Learning Center IV Center-SA New Castle Middletown
Thomas, Sherell FCC New Castle New Castle
Tiny Tots Childcare and Learning Center Center-SA New Castle Wilmington
Turner, Darlinda FCC New Castle Wilmington
Usenbor, Peace FCC New Castle Middletown
Velazquez, Delia FCC New Castle Wilmington
Village Square Academy Learning Center Center Sussex Ocean View
West End Neighborhood House, Inc. Center New Castle Wilmington
White, Vanessa FCC New Castle New Castle
Williams, Cynthia Anne SA Sussex Seaford
Williams, Rochelle FCC New Castle Wilmington
Z & Z Early Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington

“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
Austin, Susan FCC New Castle New Castle
Bright Beginnings Learning Academy Center New Castle Wilmington
C.A.C.C. Montessori School Center New Castle Hockessin
Campbell, Elisa FCC New Castle Bear
Children’s Place Child Development Center Center-SA Sussex Millsboro
Cindy’s Bright Stars Learning Center Center Kent Dover
Dawn’s Daycare LFCC Sussex Laurel
Dawson, Michelle FCC Kent Magnolia
Dutton, Deborah FCC New Castle Newark
Gibson, Kattie FCC Kent Dover
God’s Gifts/Thirst to Learn Child Development Center Center New Castle Claymont
Hawkins, Tonya FCC New Castle New Castle
Haynes, Comesha FCC Sussex Bridgeville
Jones, Demeka FCC New Castle Wilmington
Lake Forest North Elementary School Center Kent Felton
Lewis, Dana – Dana’s Little Darlings FCC Kent Dover
Little Hearts Childcare ECE New Castle Wilmington
Little Scholars Learning Center Center-SA NCC Wilmington
Loper, Marcia FCC Kent Dover
Mangum, Juanita FCC New Castle Wilmington
Melson, Rhonda FCC Sussex Laurel
Morris, Carleen FCC Sussex Seaford
Mowbray, Geneva FCC New Castle Wilmington
Patel, Ankita – Brightstars Family Daycare FCC New Castle Townsend
Powell, Pansy FCC Sussex Delmar
Smith, Barbara FCC New Castle Newark
Spencer, Bridgett FCC New Castle Wilmington
Spirit Life Early Learning Center Center New Castle Wilmington
Stepping Stones Day Care, Inc. LFCC Sussex Seaford
Tiley, Roxanne FCC New Castle New Castle
Williams, Debra A. FCC New Castle New Castle

 

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