Learn about best practices for each Star Level in the Full-Rating Pathway.
This outline provides the best practices that must be met to receive each Star Rating. Lead providers and teachers must also meet the required number of approved training hours every five years. Programs should talk with their Quality Coach and Professional Development Advisor (PDA) for more information.
Not sure if you should be on the Full-Rating Pathway? Read more about the Rating Pathways.
+10 training hours
Use consistent routines to support children
Ask and listen to families to help understand more about their routines, interests, and culture
Offer families information about helpful community services
Learn more about each individual child through regular written observation
Demonstrate commitment to professional ethics
+ 18 training hours and all One-Star best practices
Evaluate your learning activities, materials, classroom layout, and health-related practices using a self-assessment tool and set goals for growth.
Plan school-readiness activities for children using lesson plans aligned with Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs)
Provide guidance to families regarding the transition to kindergarten
Share information with all families in ways that meet their unique needs
Create a Professional Development Plan for continued learning
+ 50 training hours and all One- and Two-Star best practices