About this page: Choosing an early care and education program for your child by using the BrightStars Rating System

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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.

Finding Care

Choosing an early care, education and afterschool program for your child is an important decision. A quality early care, education and afterschool program that provides a healthy environment and a wide range of enriching activities is important for your child’s growth and development.

BrightStars ratings help families make informed decisions when looking for quality early care, education and afterschool programs. Choosing who cares for your child is an important decision. Only you can make the right choice for your child and family.

Search for early care, education and afterschool programs online at Exceed.ri.gov or dial 1-855-398-7605 to speak to a BrightStars Referral Specialist who can assist you over the phone.