Mission: Assure every Vermont child has access to high quality and affordable early care and education by 2025.



  • 79% of home-based providers (606 of 768) participate in STARS
  • Check out our sister program – Let’s Grow Kids!

STARS is Vermont's quality recognition system for child care, preschool, and afterschool programs. Programs that participate in STARS are stepping ahead — going above and beyond state regulations to provide professional services that meet the needs of children and families.