For Childcare Professional Development

Professional Development and Colorado Shines

Help Every Child Shine

Professional development helps prepare you to work with and on behalf of young children and their families. It can help you to improve your knowledge, skills, practices and dispositions as a provider of early childhood services. Colorado Shines offers ways to help professionals grow and improve. Professional development helps to ensure that you are effectively supporting the children in your care during the critical early years.

Colorado Shines, the state’s quality rating and improvement system, rates Colorado’s licensed early learning programs, connects programs with families looking for quality child care or preschools for their children, and helps programs improve their quality level. It’s free for programs and professionals to use.

Colorado Shines offers trainings and resources to strengthen early childhood professionals’ skills and to provide the most current information on how professionals can improve child outcomes. The Professional Development Information System (PDIS) gives professionals the ability to take charge of their professional development and is designed to support a variety of early childhood professionals at all levels of experience and education.