What is QUALITYstarsNY?
QUALITYstarsNY is a voluntary quality
rating and improvement system for
all types of early childhood programs.
It works to improve the quality of care
by assessing the program’s learning
environment — along with other
aspects of how the program functions
— and by providing supports for
Eligible for childcare?
ACS's Division of Child Care and Head Start oversees the largest municipal childcare system in the country and provides quality child care and Head Start services to approximately 120,000 children and their families during the course of the year.
Early Intervention Program (EIP)
The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention. In New York State, the Early Intervention Program is established in Article 25 of the Public Health Law and has been in effect since July 1, 1993.
Family Resource Center
The mission of the Family Resource Centers (FRCs) is to reduce the isolation and stress of parenting a child with emotional and behavioral challenges. Family advocates, who have also experienced the struggle of raising a child with mental health needs are here to guide and support families to become their child’s best advocate in getting the services they need.
WHAT DOES RESEARCH SHOW ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LANGUAGE LEARNING?
In this age of accountability in education, policymakers and administrators, as well as parents, are increasingly demanding to know what research studies show regarding the benefits of language learning. This document will identify some of the major correlation studies that highlight how language learners benefit from their experiences.