Colorado Shines

Colorado Shines, the new Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) assigns a quality rating to licensed early care and education programs. All licensed child care programs caring for children prior to kindergarten are required to participate in the Colorado Shines system that rates the quality of care they provide.

Here are some resources to learn more about Colorado Shines:

Colorado Shines for Programs

  • Information on providing quality child care
  • Child Care Licensing information
  • Child Care Subsidy Information
  • Many More Helpful Resources

Colorado Shines QRIS Fact Sheet

  • A brief handout describing the new rating system

Colorado Shines QRIS Point Structure Guide

  • A detailed outline of the point structure for the new quality rating improvement system

Colorado Shines Five Steps to PDIS Success

  • A guide to the new professional development information system

Colorado Shines PDIS Self-Assessment

  • A self-assessment for the PDIS competencies