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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.

Application Materials for Child Care Centers

Child care centers must complete an application to participate in BrightStars. BrightStars is a five-level Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System, with each level corresponding to a star rating. Programs should indicate their desired star rating on the application; this can be determined by reviewing BrightStars’ BrightStars Child Care Center and Preschool Quality Framework; support is also available to determine your star rating by contacting BrightStars staff. BrightStars will review each application and will work with child care programs to help them achieve their desired star rating. Programs should also review our Information and Policies for Child Care Centers and Preschools to learn more about the application and rating process.

Learn more about the BrightStars application process, requirements and how it works here  and see Frequently Asked Questions.

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