About this page: 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.

Rhode Island AEYC

The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children is the managing agency for BrightStars. Rhode Island AEYC is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Rhode Island AEYC and NAEYC are dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for young children.

Board Members

  • Heather Webster, President
  • Dave Kulick, Vice President
  • Susan Zoll, Treasurer
  • Kristen Allen, Secretary
  • Martha Donovan
  • Khadija Lewis Khan
  • Kim O’Connell
  • Carol Patnaude
  • Carissa Perkowski
  • Courtney Read
  • Leslie Sevey
  • Nicole Suom
  • Chris Amirault, Past President, Ex-Officio

Visit the Rhode Island AEYC website to learn more.