Delaware Stars promotes high-quality early learning for young children and sets the Stars quality rating that guides families seeking the best program for their child.

You can find quality early childhood programs by looking for Delaware Stars Programs.

• Delaware Stars is a quick guide to early learning programs in the state.

• Each star reflects the hard work a program has done to teach and care for children.

• Programs can earn up to five stars. There are hundreds of Delaware Stars programs, so it is easy to pick a Stars program close to your home or work.

• And with Purchase of Care available for many families, no child needs to miss out on a Delaware stars experience due to cost.

Let the Stars be your guide!

Enroll your child in a Delaware Stars program to put your young star on the path to a shining future!

Find the program that is right for your and family.

Start Strong.

Young children start learning from the moment they are born.

Every word they hear, every game they play, every moment spent with family, a parent or a teacher builds their brains. Early learning is important for young children. Quality early learning programs are a cost-effective way to support the healthy development of our children, strengthen families, and build strong communities. Choosing the right program for your child is one of the most important parenting decisions you will make.

Find the program that is right for you and your family. Enroll your child in a Delaware Starts program to put your young star on the path to a shining future!



Office of Early Learning
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 735-4295
early.learning@doe.k12.de.us