What we do for Providers

The Provider Services Staff at Child Care Connections provides direct services to family and group child care providers, child care centers, Legally Certified Providers (LCPs) and Legally Certified In-Home Providers (LCIs).  We are committed to high quality child care and strive to meet the needs of all child care providers by offering the following individualized services:

-Professional development opportunities

-Onsite training and coaching

-Technical assistance

-Child Nutrition Program (CACFP)

-Special Needs Subsidy program

-Assistance to new and prospective family/group child care providers

-Ongoing support for participants in the Best Beginnings STARS to Quality program


Best Beginnings STARS to Quality

The Best Beginnings STARS to Quality Program is a voluntary quality rating improvement system that aligns quality indicators with support and incentives for early childhood programs and early childhood professionals. 


The program began with a field test in the summer of 2010, geographically distributed statewide. The field test will allowed time to analyze the program, work through any challenges, and maximize the current limited funding. The STARS to Quality program has ended the field test and is now in a Continuous Quality Improvement Stage.

Resources and support through coaching, technical assistance, professional development, and STAR kits will be available for those child care programs selected for  the STARS Program.

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STARS Criteria for Family/Group Programs

STARS Criteria for Child Care Centers

STARS Criteria for Head Start & Early Head Start

If your program is interested in the STARS program click the addtional information below.

STARS Recruiting Letter

Apply for STARS