Take time to look at the stars

In N.C., the Division of Child Development and Early Education is responsible for inspecting programs to make sure licensing standards are met. A Division representative makes annual unannounced visits to each program to monitor for compliance of applicable child care requirements. Additional visits are made to investigate complains as well as provide technical assistance at times. 

Licensed centers and homes in North Carolina should have their license prominently displayed. The number of stars on this license tells you a lot about the overall quality of a program.

Sample of Star-Rated License