Alabama Quality STARS Orientation Sessions
The Alabama Department of Human Resources, in collaboration with The University of Alabama, has announced the second round of Orientation Sessions for Alabama Quality STARS, Alabama’s free and voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Alabama Quality STARS is part of a national systematic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs. All interested center directors are invited to register for one of 14 Orientation Sessions that will be held in multiple locations throughout the state. An Orientation Session must be attended if your center plans to apply for participation in Alabama Quality STARS. *If your center participated in one of the Alabama Quality STARS Orientation Sessions held in 2016, your center is still required to attend one of the 2017 sessions due to updates.The PAS, ECERS-R, and ITERS-R books that you received in 2016 should be brought to the updated Orientation Session.

Registration to attend an Orientation Session is limited to the center director (the person responsible for daily operations of the program) and one guest. If your center has someone other than the center director who is the ultimate decision maker (e.g., an administrator or owner), then this person should accompany the center director. You are encouraged to register for an Orientation Session as soon as possible, as seating is limited to 50 participants per session. Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis.
                                                                              
If you would like to register or have any questions, please call the Alabama Quality STARS office at 1-844-883-STAR or 1-205-348-1315. After registering by phone, you will receive a confirmation email or letter. 
 
Location Date Session 1 Session 2
Family Guidance Center
2358 Fairlane Drive
Montgomery, AL 36116
Building D
Monday,
February 6, 2017
12:30pm-3:30pm  5:00pm-8:00pm
Child Care Resource Center
510 South 7th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:30pm-3:30pm  5:00pm-8:00pm
Childcare Resources
244 West Valley Avenue, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35209
Friday,
February 10, 2017
12:30pm-3:30pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Child Development Resources
651 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Monday,
February 13, 2017
12:30pm-3:30pm  5:00pm-8:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
607 Airport Road SW
Huntsville, AL 35802
The New Room
Thursday,
February 16, 2017
12:30pm-3:30pm  5:00pm-8:00pm
Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services
3100 Cottage Hill Road, Building 4, Suite 400
Mobile, AL 36606
Tuesday,
February 21, 2017
12:30pm-3:30pm  5:00pm-8:00pm
Childcare Resources
244 West Valley Avenue, Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35209
Friday,
February 24, 2017
12:30pm-3:30pm  5:00pm-8:00pm