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 Families

  • What is Colorado Shines?
  • Why does quality matter?
  • How do you find quality child care?
  • What can you do?
  • What Financial Resources are Available?
  • How can you support your Child?

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