Becoming An Approved MCCYN-PLUS Provider In New York

What are the standards for becoming an approved MCCYN-PLUS provider in New York?

What are the standards for becoming an approved MCCYN-PLUS provider in New York?

  • Must be state licensed, or
  • State licensed and enrolled in QUALITYstarsNY
  • State licensed with a DoD-approved National Accreditation

As part of the initiative to increase access to quality child care, the Department encourages all child care providers that are licensed/regulated to take the next step in joining New York State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, QUALITYstarsNY.  By joining QUALITYstarsNY, child care providers receive incentives (i.e., funding to complete professional development training, scholarship awards towards educational advancement, personalized coaching) and other financial supports to advance in improving and sustaining high quality care for all military and civilian children across the state of New York.  Regulated child care programs in all settings can join QUALITYstarsNY and there is no cost to participate and access QUALITYstarsNY’s resources and support.

State QRIS Contact Information:

For more information about your state Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), please contact your state QRIS representative.

Program Name: QUALITYstarsNY
Phone Number: (718) 254-7727

Approved accreditations that are accepted for the military fee assistance programs:

Child Care Centers

National Accreditation Commission (NAC)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
Cognia (formerly AdvancED)
Council on Accreditation (COA)
Middle States Association (MSA)
Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association for Montessori International/USA (AMI/USA)

Family Child Care

Child Development Associate (CDA) credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition
Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) Transcript showing 24 or more credit hours in ECE or CD also accepted
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) accreditation

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Military Families

Military Families