Alabama Quality STARS Achievement


Stepping Stones Preschool, LLC has exciting news:

We have achieved a STAR Rating symbolizing our commitment to quality Child Care


Stepping Stones Preschool, LLC is proud to announce that we have achieved a STAR rating in Alabama Quality STARS, Alabama’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). 

Stepping Stones Preschool, LLC was recognized by the state of Alabama for our ongoing effort to provide quality early care and education above state minimum licensing requirements. 

The designation comes after significant preparation, which included an extensive orientation session, staff enrollment in the Alabama Pathways Professional Development Registry and training on environment and administration assessments. The process culminated in a program review conducted by Alabama Quality STARS staff. 

“We at Stepping Stones Preschool LLC are both humbled and excited to participate in the Quality Stars Program. This designation affirms Stepping Stones Preschool’s commitment to maintaining a relevant and nurturing early childhood educational program that inspires the love of learning and celebrates childhood.” 

Alabama began statewide implementation of its QRIS in February 2016. Participation in a QRIS gives early care and education programs the opportunity to assess and improve the quality of the services provided to children and families. Research on brain development shows the need to focus on quality early care and education as the foundation for children to be successful in school and in life. 

Stepping Stones Preschool, LLC is honored to serve the families of this community by providing quality early care and education. This milestone means our staff will have program enhancement support and priority consideration for training and educational scholarships. We pledge to continue to strive to provide the highest quality early care and education possible.



Alabama Quality STARS is an initiative of the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), in collaboration with the University of Alabama. For more information on Alabama Quality STARS go to An electronic copy of this press release is available by calling 205-348-1315 or 1-844-883-STAR (7827).


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