The Delaware Department of Education will host community meetings across the state in preparation for redesigning the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early childhood education providers.

The meetings aim to gather input from early learning center administrators, owners and teachers as well as families and community members.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the state’s quality rating and improvement system, Delaware Stars for Early Success, commonly referred to as Delaware Stars. Delaware Stars serves more than 450 early learning centers and family child care homes, helping to improve the quality of care for Delaware’s youngest learners.

The first step of this process is this series of listening sessions across the state. These sessions, tailored to specific audiences, will allow an opportunity for participants to share their experiences participating in Delaware Stars.

In addition to these public meetings, an online survey will launch soon. Information collected from the surveys and listening sessions will help shape recommendations that the department will share for feedback in the fall.

Early learning center administrators sessions will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., June 18, Milford Public Library, 11 SE Front St.; 1 to 2:30 p.m., June 19, Carvel State Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington; and 1 to 2:30 p.m., June 25, Dover Public Library, 35 E. Loockerman St.

Early learning center teachers sessions will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., June 18, Milford Public Library; 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., June 19, Carvel State Building; and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., June 25, Dover Public Library.

Family child care owners/staff sessions will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., June 18, Milford Public Library; 5:30 to 7 p.m., June 19, Carvel State Building; and 5:30 to 7 p.m., June 25, Dover Public Library.

Families/guardians sessions will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., June 18, Milford Public Library; 6:45 to 8 p.m., June 19, Carvel State Building; and 6:45 to 8 p.m., June 25, Dover Public Library.

All stakeholders will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., June 25, Dover Public Library.

For more, visit delawarestars.udel.edu.