Children’s Center Rockets to STAR 3 Level

Children’s Center Rockets to STAR 3 Level

The Beartooth Children’s Center, a department of Beartooth Billings Clinic, announces the Center will be rated as a STAR 3 facility per Best Beginnings STARS to Quality Program, a continuous quality improvement program for early childhood education in Montana.  

According to Ann Winning, Children’s Center Supervisor, “The staff has been working diligently toward this goal over the past year in order to complete the additional training required for this next STAR level. I’m very proud of them all for raising the level of education offered at Beartooth Children’s Center.” 

The Best Beginnings STARS to Quality program is a voluntary quality rating system through Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS) for licensed early learning facilities including:  

  • A 5-STAR rating system that evaluates and promotes  

-Education, qualifications, and training 

-High-quality supportive environments 

-Leadership and program management 

-Staff/caregiver-to-child ratio and group size 

-Family/community partnerships 

  • Monetary program incentives 
  • Staff support and incentives 
  • Resources, assistance, and support 
  • Evidence-based program assessments 

With the STAR 3 level, the Center will receive an increase in quarterly incentives to continue improving the center as well as providing staff with additional trainings.  
 
For further information, visit https://dphhs.mt.gov/hcsd/childcare/stars