Nearly half of the state’s child care providers are now highly ranked by the Commonwealth’s required quality rating system, according to the Kentucky Division of Child Care. The goal was part of the Race to the Top Initiative. The RTTT Early Learning Challenge grant was awarded to the state in 2014 to ensure all children have access to high-quality child care and preschool facilities. Through this grant, Kentucky All STARS, an expanded five-star quality rating system, was developed. As part of the grant, one of Kentucky’s goals was to support 45 percent of all licensed and certified providers toward achieving high quality (All STARS Levels 3, 4 and 5), which they recently met. Kentucky families can find providers’ quality ratings online at chfs.ky.gov.