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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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The Importance of Fine Motor Activities in the Early Childhood Years

Fine motor skills is the coordination of small muscle movements – usually involving small, precise thumb, finger, hand, and wrist movements. Fine motor activity in the early year’s help children refine their pincer grasp (grasping an object with their thumb and pointer finger using their preferred hand) and are a precursor to handwriting.
 

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BrightStars Framework Topic for Child Care Centers and Public Preschool: Group Size & Ratio Postings

Whether you have a public school preschool, or a child care center, BrightStars requires that you post the child-staff ratio and group size in or near each group/classroom.

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