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BrightStars, Rhode Island’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement system, assists families in finding care and recognizes and supports quality in early care and education programs.

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BrightStars Program Focus: Fallon Memorial Preschool, Pawtucket

Fallon Memorial Preschool began its participation with BrightStars in March of 2016 as a 1-star program.  In less than two years Fallon has witnessed many positive changes and has increased their star rating to 4 Stars. Fallon has six (6) preschool classrooms; three (3) classrooms are state-funded and four (4) are integrated.  All classrooms maintain a play-based learning approach and all follow the guidelines for the state’s Comprehensive Early Childhood Education (CECE) Standards.   

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Choosing and Using Cleaning Products for your Classroom

Some general tips for cleaning surfaces in your classroom:

Use the appropriate EPA registered product for each job: cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, noting whether the surface must be pre-cleaned, how long the product must remain on the surface before wiping and whether the surface must be rinsed with water after use.

Avoid spraying any product when children are nearby.

Post manufacturer’s instructions clearly, preferably directly on the bottle.

Use a separate paper towel on each surface.

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