Quality is non-negotiable
Elevating the quality of early childhood education
Imagine a Colorado where all children start kindergarten ready to succeed. This vision drives our work. In order to build a high-quality early childhood education system, we empower professionals and enhance learning environments through the following:
Develop and Deliver
We collaborate with state and local entities to effectively develop and deliver what is needed most, where it is most needed. Scanning the early childhood landscape, we identify quality gaps and drive innovation in systems and solutions, while advocating for high quality in early childhood education—defining, defending and promoting its importance across Colorado.
We are very excited to announce that Qualistar’s Taran Schneider, Director of Healthy Child Care Colorado, will be joining the Child Care Aware® of America board of directors. As Director of Healthy Child Care Colorado, Taran leads the Child Care Health Consultation...read more
Recipe for an Amazing Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals Training Serving Size: Programs full of happy and healthy children Prep Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. December 2, 2017 Ingredients (provided at no cost): 25 enthusiastic ECE professionals 1 knowledgeable...read more
We are excited to announce the three newest community members to join our board-- Nate Mandeville, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Great-West Investments, Ben Valore-Caplan, CEO of Syntrinsic Investment Council, and Justine Metz, President of Sapientia...read more
Elevating People & Places
Our mission is to elevate the quality of early childhood education in Colorado by improving everyday practice of professionals, and by building safe, supportive environments.
Continuous Quality Improvement
What does a high-quality program look like? What are the key drivers of quality? Take a few moments to watch this video introducing you to the amazing teacher and leaders at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Center in Cañon City and Kid’s Castle in Aurora. In the video you will learn about the types of programming, services, and interactions that happen in high-quality settings as well as the ways that Qualistar partners with providers to reach higher levels of quality.
Why Quality Matters
of brain development occurs before a child's first day of kindergarten
A child's vocabulary at
can predict third grade reading level, a strong indicator of lifelong success
Employee absenteeism due to unreliable child care costs U.S. businesses