STARS Program
The Statewide Training and Resource System
(STARS) approves all training and trainers for licensed child care providers. STARS also awards training hours to the provider after he/she has completed an approved training and maintains a record of completed training for all individuals working in licensed child care facilities.
In addition to these activities, STARS administers the Child Care Professional Development System, a clearinghouse of educational materials that providers can check out and the Child Care Scholarship program. The Department of Family Services contracts with Align to administer these programs.

For more information contact the STARS program at 1-800-400-3999 or visit their web site at