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What is Alabama Quality STARS?

Alabama Quality STARS, Alabama’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), is part of a national systematic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs.

Understanding STAR Ratings

An early care and education program’s STAR rating represents the program’s level of quality in all of the following Alabama Quality STARS components:

  • Staff Qualifications and Professional Development
  • Management and Administrative Practices
  • Learning Environment and Curriculum
  • Family Involvement and Community Partnerships

For more information see the STARS Standards.