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We believe in high-quality learning opportunities for all ages. We continue to lend our leadership and support to BrightStars.

BrightStars is Rhode Island’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System that helps families in Rhode Island access quality childcare, early learning, and school-age programs. The system also helps these programs learn about best practices and apply them.

By simply calling 2-1-1, families can locate quality childcare programs in their community, and explore the BrightStars rating system. BrightStars was first developed as a pilot program by United Way of Rhode Island and has grown into a successful public-private partnership. By selecting a program based on proven quality ratings, parents can go to work knowing that their children will be in a safe, engaging learning environment. Learn more.