Important Dates-System Upgrade Timeline
As the Great Start to Quality system is being upgraded to provide an improved user experience, there will be a period of time in which providers are unable to complete tasks inside STARS in order to maintain their current rating.
All providers whose Star rating expires between July 1 and October 31, 2019
are encouraged to submit their Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) as early in their Re-Rating window (180 days before expiration) as possible. V
to access your profile to get started.
Remember, all licensed child care programs participating in, or interested in participating in, Great Start to Quality must have an Organization Profile in
in order to have their rating published with the upgraded system.
Because HighScope is transitioning to PQA-R for preschool classrooms from the current Preschool PQA, alongside the transition to the upgraded system, Great Start to Quality Assessors will not conduct on-site assessments for programs with one or more preschool classrooms, until the upgraded system is in place on October 1.
Below are some important dates to consider in determining next steps to take.