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BrightStars - Rating system for Rhode Island child care centers and preschools

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Choosing who cares for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. BrightStars was developed to help you select the best care for your child.


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The ERS and Books and Language Materials

As one of many items considered in each scale, The Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-R, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R, SACERS-U) each include at least one item that is used to assess how books, language materials and language activities are experienced by children. One of the criteria considered in certain items is whether the books and language materials are appropriate for the ages and abilities of the children enrolled in the group being observed.

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BrightStars Program Focus: Westerly Inclusion Preschool Program - Babcock Hall

The Westerly Public Schools Early Childhood Preschool (WPSECP) classrooms are dedicated to teaching ALL children in high quality settings.

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