BrightStars - Rating system for Rhode Island child care centers and preschools

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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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Incorporating Dance and Creative Movement Into the Classroom

Child Care Plus shares a facility with a dance studio, The Rita Beaulieu Dance & Performing Arts Center. Once a month, our Preschool students takes a dance class with Miss Erin where they learn about movement, dance, stretching, and of course have tons of fun! However, you do not need to have a dance studio to incorporate dance and creative movement in your center or homes, all you need is an open space! 

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Rhode Island Notes

BrightStars manages all of the reliable assessors for the Environmental Rating Scales.  Part of this management is to ensure that all assessors remain reliable on the tools.  This reliability is two-fold.  First, each assessor will have a reliability check on their tenth observation.  This consists of conducting an ERS in tandem with the Senior Assessment Specialist.  Second, each assessor is also reliably to the pool of assessors.  Together they have created the Rhode Island Notes. 

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