About this site: BrightStars - Rating system for Rhode Island child care centers and preschools

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BrightStars, Rhode Island’s quality rating and improvement system, recognizes and supports quality in child care and early learning programs.

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Finding Quality Child Care in Rhode Island

Choosing quality child care is an important decision. Quality child care that provides a healthy environment and a wide range of enriching experiences is important for your child’s growth and development.

BrightStars was developed to help you select the best care for your child.

Any program participating in BrightStars provides a level of care beyond what is required by state regulations.

Any licensed child care center, preschool, family child care home, and school-age program in Rhode Island can participate in BrightStars.

If you do not find a BrightStars child care program in your area you may also search all licensed child care programs in Rhode Island. If you enroll your child in a program that is not in BrightStars, refer them to us.

You may also find afterschool and summer programs by visiting RIASPA's Afterschool Program Map.