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

Tiered Reimbursement

Tiered reimbursement will provide on-going financial support for programs as they work on continuous quality improvement. Click here to visit the DHSS website for more information on Purchase of Care

To help a program estimate what the possible state supplement reimbursement rates could be, please review the Excel Spreadsheets with built-in formulas to allow estimations of additional funding support that might be available through the tiered reimbursement process. Reimbursement rates are listed at the bottom of this page. The spreadsheets are divided by county and program type. Please review the instructions sheet first.

Tiered Calculator Instructions

New Castle County: Child Care Center
New Castle County: Family Child Care
Kent County: Child Care Center
Kent County: Family Child Care
Sussex County: Child Care Center
Sussex County: Family Child Care

Stars Tiered Reimbursement Rates

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Delaware Stars Tiered Reimbursement Agreement 2018-2019

Tiered Reimbursement payments are made monthly.  Tier rates go into effect for the first full month following a Star Level change.  For example, if a Star Level 4 is awarded on September 16, the program would begin receiving Star Level 4 tiered reimbursement payments for attendance that occurred in the month of October (which is reported in November and for which payments are released in December).”

Tiered reimbursement is a separate payment to programs.

The related policy can be found in the Delaware Stars Policy Guide under Purchase of Care Tiered Reimbursement Incentive.

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.