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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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2016

Rhode Island Celebrates Week of the Young Child with Special Guest Readings

The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children came together with volunteer Air Guard Sergeants, Providence Firefighters, East Providence Firefighters, and other community workers for a reader program during Week of the Young Child™ (April 10-16, 2016). Read more.

Rhode Island Celebrates Week of the Young Child

The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children asks everyone to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child™ (April 10-16, 2016). Read more.

2015

BrightStars recognizes 360 early care, education and school-age programs in the city of Providence

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2014

Rhode Island Childhood Education Leader Weighs in on NAEYC’s Strategic Direction

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Rhode Island AEYC Announces Lisa Hildebrand into the Role of Executive Director

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2013

Quality Early Learning Celebrated at Starry Starry Night Event

BrightStars recently held its fifth annual Starry Starry Night event to recognize their participating child care centers, family child care and school-age programs for showing a commitment to quality by joining BrightStars. Read more.

2012

Sandpipers Early Learning Center is Recognized for Providing High Quality Child Care

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RI Early Education Leaders Lend Expertise to Two National Groups

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Woonsocket Organization Enroll all Child Care Programs in BrightStars

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BrightStars and IBM Celebrate IBM’s Investment in Rhode Island’s Young Children

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BrightStars Announces Partnership with United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island to Assist More Families in F

BrightStars has been helping Rhode Island families find quality child care since 2009. Beginning in April 2012, BrightStars will enter a pilot program with United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island (2-1-1) to make its child care referral service available to more families. Read more.

BrightStars Family Child Care Provider Achieves 5-Star Rating

Nuris Ynoa, Owner/Director of Nuris' Home Day Care in Providence, becomes the first family child care provider in the state to achieve a 5-Star BrightStars Quality Rating. Read more.

2011

More than 100 Child Care and After-School Programs Honored at Starry Starry Night

More than 100 child care centers, family child care and school-age programs were honored for showing a commitment to quality by joining BrightStars. Community leaders gathered to celebrate these programs at the annual Starry Starry Night event at the Providence Marriott on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Read more.

BrightStars Awards Nearly $100K to Child Care and Early Learning Programs

With support from the RI Department of Human Services BrightStars increases the amount of available funds to child care programs to help improve program quality. Read more.