East Greenwich, RI, April 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Enhanced site allows parents to search quality-rated programs as well as all licensed child care programs.
The newly redesigned BrightStars web site, www.BrightStars.org, created by Envision Technology Advisors, is now live. The new web site features a database that allows parents to search all licensed child care programs in Rhode Island, as well as tools to help choose a child care provider and learn about financing child care and access information about child development.
“Parents in Rhode Island will now be able to quickly and easily access information regarding safe and healthy child care, learn about why quality matters and much, much more,” says Tammy Camillo, Director of BrightStars. “With parents and families in mind, we have worked to ensure that the BrightStars web site offers the tools and information they need.”
The new site also features enhancements to help child care providers offer quality care to children. Child care providers are able to access educational resources from a statewide lending library, view the latest early childhood and school-age events and professional development opportunities on a community calendar, and learn about accreditation and the BrightStars Quality Rating and Improvement System.
BrightStars is Rhode Island’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for child care and early learning programs. All licensed child care centers, preschools, center-based Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and family child care homes can participate in BrightStars. BrightStars will begin work with licensed school-age programs in 2011. BrightStars funding partners include United Way of Rhode Island, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Rhode Island Department of Human Services, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and the Rhode Island Foundation.
BrightStars is managed by the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children (RIAEYC), a non-profit organization and the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Visit www.BrightStars.org for more information.
Jenny Guerrero, RIAEYC/ BrightStars
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