Qualistar’s 3rd Annual Gala


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.

The purpose of the event is to celebrate accomplishments across the state in elevating the quality of early childhood education. We will be highlighting the critically important role of early childhood professionals and will be awarding the early childhood professional of the year.


To inquire about 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Courtney Huffman, Development and Marketing Director
(d) 303-339-6803

Qualistar Colorado’s programs are eligible for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit, which allows donors to claim an income tax credit of 50 percent of their total contribution, less any goods or services received in return.

Qualistar’s Early Childhood Professional of the Year


Do you know an early childhood professional that deserves to be recognized for their outstanding contribution to the field? Nominate them for Qualistar’s Early Childhood Professional of the Year. This year’s focus for the award is professionals who exemplify Family Engagement.

Because a child is more likely to be a successful learner when the family works together with education professionals, Qualistar is seeking nominations for individuals who have engaged and supported families in becoming partners in their child’s educational journey.

Going beyond the usual parent/teacher conferences and family night activities, the nominee will recognize the individuality of both children and families, be consistent in their support, appreciation, and continual commitment to engage families, respect their unique qualities and positively impact the family’s experience.

Applications are due April 27.

2017 Gala

Thank you to all our sponsors, planners, and guests for making this a wonderful event! We enjoyed an evening filled with excellent food, libations, lively entertainment, and the opportunity to hear from key innovators in the early childhood education landscape.

2016 Gala

Last year’s gala was a huge success. Thank you to all who supported us.