Colorado Shines Ratings

We conduct ratings using the Environment Rating Scales for programs and providers across the state, seeking a Level 3-5 for our state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), Colorado Shines. Additionally, we review all documentation programs and providers submit as part of their rating and assign scores for each of the rating components: Workforce Qualifications and Professional Development, Family Partnerships, Leadership, Management and Administration, Learning Environment/ERS, Child Health, and Optional Points. For more information on
Colorado Shines, please visit the website by
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Virtual Rating Resources

In partnership with the Office of Early Childhood, we have developed and are piloting an interim virtual rating for Colorado Shines during COVID. Continuing to focus on quality during a pandemic is vital for children and families. Piloting will be from September-October 2020. The resources below will continue to be updated as we move through the process, so please check back frequently to ensure you have the most updated versions (all documents are dated). 
 

If you are a provider going through an L3-5 rating, your Lead Assessor will also provide the resources below as part of your orientation call/follow-up and can answer any questions you have. 

 

  • This flyer shows all information sessions that will be hosted to share more information about the Colorado Shines virtual rating process. Sessions will be held September-November 2020.

  • Frequently Asked Questions are answered in this document. This is a living document that is developed based on your questions. The most recent version will be provided here, so check back frequently.

  • This one-page document is a visual resource that shows the virtual rating process from start to finish.

  • This document provides tips on how to capture a great video for the ERS component of the rating. This is an excellent resource for providers and provider support professionals as they prepare to capture their videos.

  • This document shows the items that WILL NOT be scored as part of your ERS Video submission either due to current Health Department pandemic regulations or due to being unable to evaluate them fairly in a virtual process. These indicators are still essential in maintaining a high-quality learning environment. Items/indicators that receive a score of N/A do not have any impact on ERS scores.

  • This document shows the items that WILL NOT be scored as part of your ERS Video submission either due to current Health Department pandemic regulations or due to being unable to evaluate them fairly in a virtual process. These indicators are still essential in maintaining a high-quality learning environment. Items/indicators that receive a score of N/A do not have any impact on ERS scores.

  • The purpose of this document is to provide information about what your assessor will be evaluating through the submission of your Walk-Through Video. This resource can also serve as a self-assessment for providers and a coaching tool.

  • The purpose of this document is to provide information about what your assessor will be evaluating through the submission of your Walk-Through Video. This resource can also serve as a self-assessment for providers and a coaching tool.

  • This document is a checklist of all the components needed for your ERS Video. Providers should use this to ensure they are capturing all the necessary elements in their video. Provider support staff can also refer to this to help support providers with this process.

  • This is the modified evidence guide that will help CENTERS identify what documentation needs to be uploaded to earn points for their rating.

  • This document shows the items that WILL NOT be scored as part of your ERS Video submission either due to current Health Department pandemic regulations or due to being unable to evaluate them fairly in a virtual process. These indicators are still essential in maintaining a high-quality learning environment. Items/indicators that receive a score of N/A do not have any impact on ERS scores.

  • The purpose of this document is to provide information about what your assessor will be evaluating through the submission of your Walk-Through Video. This resource can also serve as a self-assessment for providers and a coaching tool.

  • This document is a checklist of all the components needed for your ERS Video. Providers should use this to ensure they are capturing all the necessary elements in their video. Provider support staff can also refer to this to help support providers with this process.

  • This is the modified evidence guide that will help FAMILY HOMES identify what documentation needs to be uploaded to earn points for their rating.

Recorded Virtual Rating Information Sessions

Click on the link below to view Colorado Shines Virtual Rating Infomation Sessions that have previously occurred. 

 

 

Colorado Shines Q&A Sessions

The Colorado Shines Question and Answer Sessions are scheduled on a monthly basis for the current month and the upcoming month CO Shines Level 3-5 participants. Registration will be made available by invitation only. This includes providers going through or coming up on a rating, and coaches and council staff that are supporting the program through their rating. Sessions occur on the third Friday of each month from 1 - 2:30 p.m.  The one and half hour session give programs an opportunity to ask members of the Quality Assessment Department clarifying questions related to the indicators, evidence documentation, and the Environmental Rating Scales. Participants can learn from questions other participants ask and are expected to submit specific questions in advance to help guide the content of the meeting. This is provided as additional support for programs participating in the Level 3-5 Rating.

 

Recorded Q&A Sessions

Click on the date listed below to view previously recorded Q&A sessions. 

Announcements

Virtual Rating Information Sessions are starting! Click the button below for more information and to register. Please note: Sessions are geared towards different audience types, so please read the session description carefully to ensure you are attending the correct session for your role. 

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