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.
Encouraging children in licensed programs to be outside and active is part of summertime fun, and we must ensure they are sun safe while playing. For licensed child care programs, our state helps us with sun protection and sunscreen through regulations.read more
Qualistar and the Colorado Health Foundation Announce the Healthy Beginnings, Active Futures Grant In January of 2017, Qualistar announced a $1.2 million grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to improve the quality of outdoor learning environments in early...read more
Sometimes when you look back, it’s hard to remember how an idea started, especially an idea that today is so successful and at the same time continuing to grow and evolve. So, when did Qualistar’s idea of “symposium” begin and what does it look like now?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 Hope Center in Denver. This Level 4 Colorado Shines program and longtime partner of Qualistar has committed itself to continuous quality improvement. 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