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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.

Why Quality Matters

Choosing the right program for your child is one of the most important parenting decisions you will make.

Early learning is important for young children. Your child's best teachers are skilled brain-builders. They work closely with families and provide a place your young child can learn that is safe, inspiring and fun. They develop a strong positive relationship with your child, interacting with the child during the day through learning and exploration activities and playtime. They read aloud, encourage children to cooperate with each other and talk with you often about your child's growth and learning.

As the latest science shows us, early experiences literally shape how the brain gets built. When babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers are given a strong foundation, the benefits are life-long.

To learn more about Delaware Stars programs please visit our Delaware Stars Program.


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