Since the Launch of Colorado Shines in March of 2015 over 58% of programs have engaged in the systems at Level 2 or higher.  In recognition of those programs who have distinguished themselves as quality programming through an outside review, as of May 2018, the following programs have achieved a Level 3-5 Rating, either through the Colorado Shines Rating or one of the many alternative pathways.

Level 5

Flowies (FCCH)
Little Sprouts Preschool and Childcare (FCCH)
Teaching Tree – Loveland (CCC)
Thompson Early Childhood at Winona Elementary (PP)

Level 4

Children’s Workshop – Sunview (CCC)
Early Childhood Center at CSU (CCC)
Global Village International Preschool (PP)
Kindercare – Rocky Mountain Way (CCC)
Kindercare – McMurry (CCC)
Kindercare – Royal Vista (CCC)
Miramont Preschool (PP)
Park Place Preschool (PP)
Positive Energy Child Care Experiences (FCCH)
Primrose School of Fort Collins (CCC)
PSD Early Childhood (PP)

  • Bacon
  • Bauder
  • Beattie
  • Cache La Poudre
  • Eyestone
  • Harris
  • Irish
  • Johnson
  • Kruse
  • Laurel
  • Linton
  • Lopez
  • McGraw
  • Olander
  • Putnam
  • Rice
  • Shepardson
  • Tavelli
  • Timnath
  • Traut

Raising Daisies Daycare (CCC)
Rivendell School of Northern Colorado (PP)
Spring Creek Country Day School (CCC)
Sunshine House- McKee (CCC)
Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center- Pine (CCC)
The Goddard School (CCC)
The Sunshine House at CSU  (CCC)
Thompson Early Childhood (PP)

  • Berthoud Elementary
  • Berthoud Turner
  • Carrie Martin
  • Centennial
  • Cottonwood Plains
  • Coyote Ridge
  • High Plains
  • Laurene Edmondson
  • Lincoln
  • Monroe
  • Ponderosa
  • Sarah Milner

Thompson Valley Preschool (PP)
Wee Care Child Care (FCCH)

Level 3

Bright Horizons – Loveland (CCC)
Cheryle’s Daycare (FCCH)
Cheryl’s Childcare (FCCH)
Christ Fellowship Church Child Development Center (CCC)
El Nidito – The Family Center/La Familia (CCC)
First Steps Learning Center (CCC)
Karen’s Child Care (FCCH)
Laura’s Learn and Play Nature School (FCCH)
Little Bear’s Child Care – Riverside (CCC)
Little Bear’s Child Care – Hampshire (CCC)
Little People’s Landing – Avondale (CCC)
Little Peoples’s Landing – Boardwalk (CCC)
Mom’s Day Care (FCCH)
Red Feather Lakes Base Camp Preschool (PP)
Young Peoples Learning Center – Mathews (CCC)
Young Peoples Learning Center – Plum (CCC)

 (FCCH = Family Child Care Home, CCC = Child Care Center, PP = Preschool Program)