QUALITYstarsNY Recruitment Project Evaluation Report

QUALITYstarsNY is New York’s quality rating and improvement system that is being implemented in targeted communities with funding from the State Department of Education. The goal of the recruitment project was to recruit suitable applicants for the 2012-2014 implementation of QUALITYstarsNY. Early care and education programs were recruited and selected primarily from communities within and around Persistently Low Achieving public schools. The New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, the Early Care & Learning Council, and seven recruitment agencies across the state collaborated to recruit a minimum of 300 early care and education programs across the state. The evaluation report highlights the effectiveness of the recruitment strategies conducted, as well as recruitment successes, challenges, and lessons learned. This valuable information was gathered from surveys and interviews with recruitment agencies, selected and non-selected applicants, and Quality Improvement Specialists around the state.