To promote and support a system of quality, accessibility, and affordability of early childhood for families in the rural resort region
What is Colorado Shines?
Colorado Shines Quality Rating Information System (QRIS) is a method to assess, enhance and communicate the level of quality in early education and care for all licensed providers in Colorado. This system provides standardized criteria for all child care providers in Colorado to be rated for quality, and provides incentives and supports to providers that wish to raise the level of quality care available at their facility.
Licensed child care programs serving children prior to kindergarten entry will be required to participate in the Colorado Shines system that will rate the quality of care they provide. All licensed programs will have the opportunity to market their business on the Colorado Shines website.
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Welcome to Colorado Shines! Information on the new method to assess, enhance and communicate the level of quality in early education and care for all licensed providers in Colorado.