It is the mission of the Early Learning Team to collaborate with early learning and education professionals, in all settings, through an active partnership to improve the quality of learning environments for young children.


Quality Improvement Programs

Are you looking for quality training for your staff?

Could you use new ideas about classroom arrangement or classroom management strategies?

Do you need access to business and marketing support services?



Looking for financial support during your professional development and educational journey?

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Colorado Shines

Colorado Shines is a quality rating and improvement system for all of Colorado’s licensed early learning programs. It encourages and supports programs to improve their quality and to connect with families looking for quality care for their children.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Do you have questions about early childhood qualifications? 

Are you looking for professional development opportunities?

Want to register for upcoming classes online?

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Family Child Care Providers

Access the variety of supports and programs available to family child care providers including, networking opportunities, training, and scholarships.

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Child Care Navigator

Offers support for providers working with the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).  The navigator is available to assist with one-on-one technical support, and help with understanding the rules and how to implement CCAP.  

Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines

The Early Learning and Developmental Guidelines provide descriptions for what children can know and are able to do.  Find out how you can use the guidelines to support child development everyday in your program.