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Colorado Shines Ratings

We conduct observations 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. We review all documentation programs and providers submit as part of their rating and assign scores for each of the rating components: Workforce Qualifications, Family Partnerships, Leadership, Management and Administration, Learning Environment, and Child Health. We also coordinate scheduling and orientations for programs that have applied for the Level 3-5 rating. Visit the Colorado Shines website for more information.


Colorado Shines Q&A Sessions

The Colorado Shines Question and Answer Sessions are scheduled every month. Programs and family home providers going through or coming up on a rating and coaches and council staff that are supporting those programs are sent session attendance information. Sessions occur on the third Friday of each month from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The one-and-a-half-hour session allows programs to ask members of the Quality Assessment Services 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 the most recent recorded Q&A sessions.