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Westerly Public Schools "BrightStars"


The Inclusion Preschool Programs have recently received BrightStars ratings.

About BrightStars

BrightStars evaluates the quality of early care, education and afterschool programs and rates them from one (1) to five (5) stars and then helps them improve and expand their quality.

By becoming BrightStars-rated, early care, education, and afterschool programs show that they are committed to quality. BrightStars ratings are based on research-based standards that support development and learning.

BrightStars rates early care and education programs in the following standards:

  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Enrollment and Staffing
  • Staff Qualifications and Ongoing Professional Development
  • Administration
  • Early Learning and Development
  • Family Engagement

What the Star Ratings Mean

 1 Star Rating
Meets minimum standards to operate and is committed to quality improvement

 2 Star Rating
Compliant in all critical areas of state licensing requirements and is approaching quality standards

 3 Star Rating
Compliant in all critical areas of state licensing requirements and meets higher quality standards

 4 Star Rating
 Compliant in all critical areas of state licensing requirements and exceeds higher quality standards

 5 Star Rating
Compliant in all critical areas of state licensing requirements and far exceeds higher quality standards

The Westerly Preschool Programs have recently been awarded "4 Star" ratings and have received $48,000 for program  improvements which will raise their rating to "5 Stars".

Congratulations to the staff for their commitment and work for high quality Early Childhood Education!!