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

En Español

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.

From Our Blog

New Release of the RI Notes

It is time for a new release of the Rhode Island Notes! These are released twice a year. You may be asking, “What are the RI Notes?” The Rhode Island Notes are a running record of Environment Rating Scale (ERS) consensus decisions BrightStars’ reliable assessors have made following ERS-related questions or discussions. Why do we have them? BrightStars manages all of the reliable assessors for the Environmental Rating Scales in RI. These notes support Rhode Island in having a cohesive assessment system that provides a comparable program experience regardless of the assessor who visits the program.

Read more

2018: Reflecting Back on the Year

The end of the year is a time of reflection, and 2018 has given us so much to think about. With legislative successes, like doubling CCDBG and Tiered Reimbursement, and a productive BrightStars Think Tank, child care in Rhode Island has experienced a year of tremendous growth. We want to take the time to reflect on these successes, and encourage you to think about your engagement with BrightStars in the year ahead.

Read more

Sign up

Sign-up for Updates from BrightStars