Colorado Shines is a state Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Colorado Shines assigns a quality rating to child care programs, similar to rating systems for other service-related industries like hotels and restaurants.
Colorado Shines Points System
Earn points for levels 3 – 5 of Colorado Shines by participating in Boulder County Public Health programs.
Levels 3, 4, and 5 quality ratings are determined by points. The point system is designed to be flexible and allow programs to develop and demonstrate quality in multiple ways.
Each of Levels 3-5 requires programs to achieve a minimum number of total points as well as a minimum number of points in each of five standard areas that research has shown are related to program quality.
Colorado Shines Standards
Colorado Shines standards are a quality rating and improvement system.
- Workforce and Professional Development
- Family Partnerships
- Leadership, Management and Administration
- Learning Environment
- Child Health
The Child Health Promotion (CHP) Program program offers training that awards points in standards #2 (Family Partnerships) and #5 (Child Health).