Alyson Panzarella, M.J., Coordinator of Program Quality - a BrightStars Staff Member

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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.

Alyson Panzarella, M.J.

Coordinator of Program Quality — ext. 313

Alyson Panzarella, M.J. is the Coordinator of Program Quality at RIAEYC. She joined the team as a Program Assessment Intern for BrightStars in January 2014. Following her internship, she began consulting for the agency in the assessment department. After gaining classroom experience as a preschool teacher in Warren, RI, Alyson joined the RIAEYC team in December 2015.

Alyson holds a Master of Jurisprudence in Children’s Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus in child settings from the University of Rhode Island. Her years in the field have been dedicated to advancing equity and developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education policy.