Evaluation of Rhode Island’s BrightStars Child Care Center and Preschool Quality Framework

Funded by Rhode Island’s RTT-ELC grant and prepared by Child Trends, this report addresses two central questions: one, is there evidence that the BrightStars rating and standards are measuring quality? And two, is there evidence that the BrightStars rating and standards are related to measures of children’s development and learning? Aside from these questions, the report also provides a discussion of QRIS validation studies in other states.