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Origins Education is proud to be a rated member of the State of Montana’s STARS program.

The Best Beginnings STARS to Quality Program of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, is a voluntary quality rating improvement system that aligns quality indicators with support and incentives for early childhood programs and early childhood professionals.

The Best Beginnings STARS to Quality Program was developed with input from statewide stakeholders; professionals, parents, early childhood professionals, and national experts committed to providing high quality early childhood experiences for young children in out of home care.

To achieve STAR levels, facilities must meet and achieve specific quality criteria in Early Childhood Education, Qualifications & Training, Staff and Caregiver-to-Child Ratio, Family and Community Partnerships, Leadership & Program Management, and Environments for Care & Learning. These criteria include meeting all DPHHS Child Care Licensing or Registration Standards and successful completion of a variety of specific training requirements.

For more information on Montana Childcare Policy please visit:

Montana Early Childhood Services Bureau