Rising Stars for ME Application

Maine’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), Rising Stars for ME, is a rating system designed to:

  • Increase awareness of the basic Standards of Early Care and Education.
  • Recognize and support Early Care and Education Programs (Program) providing care above and beyond those Standards; and
  • Educate the community about the benefits of higher quality care.

Rising Stars for ME is funded by the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Block Grant Program and administered by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS).  Rising Stars for ME’s purpose is to recognize Programs that provide quality care, encourage Program Owners to increase their level of quality, and provide parents with identifiable Standards of quality.

Rising Stars for ME Resource Guide

Overview and resources for Rising Stars for ME, which will guide you through terminology and standards for Rising Stars for ME.

OCFS Website for QRIS

OCFS official page for Maine’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, Rising Stars for ME.

Rising Stars for ME Application

Access the Rising Stars for ME application here, as well as log-in to your account.

Rising Stars for ME Q&A

Commonly asked questions regarding the Rising Stars for ME standards and application process.