Bright Start Academy recognized

Bright Start Academy recognized

SMITHFIELD - Bright Start Academy, in Greenville, has received a four-star rating from BrightStars, a Rhode Island-based rating and improvement system.

The preschool has joined BrightStars and is now recognized for its efforts to provide high standards of child care.

"We are passionate about providing high quality care and learning for the children and families we serve. We are proud to be recognized for that commitment," said Kerri Lemanski, owner and education coordinator of Bright Start Academy.

"BrightStars raises the bar for early childhood and school-age programs in Rhode Island," said Lisa Hildebrand, executive director of BrightStars. "Bright Start Academy's BrightStars participation means that they are a key player in a statewide effort to ensure high-quality early childhood care and education for Rhode Island families."

For more information about Bright Start Academy or other BrightStars programs, visit or call 401-739-6100.