family child care quality certificate

Family Child Care Quality Certificate

Supporting the unique business of family child care

The Family Child Care Quality Certificate includes a combination of training, technical assistance, incentives, access to resources, and an on-site visit all designed specifically for family child care providers. Our Family Child Care Support Specialist works one-on-one to assist every participant in attaining Level 2 status in Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Participating family child care providers will learn how to strengthen and improve business practices and create healthy family partnerships. The Family Child Care Support Specialist also ensures that participants understand Colorado’s Early Learning and Development Guidelines, the Professional Development Information System, and Colorado Shines. Participants will gain insight and learn practical ways to reach even higher levels of quality.

Participants in the Family Child Care Quality Certificate quality improvement process receive:

  • Professional training and individualized consultations
  • A $300 grant to be used for program materials
  • One year membership to the Colorado Association of Family Child Care
  • Hands-on assistance with the Professional Development Information System and Colorado Shines

Interested? Send us an email

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WHO Family Child Care Providers

WHERE Statewide

COST Free or fee for service


The more I complete programs like the Family Child Care Quality Certificate, the more I enjoy my work and the better care I can provide children.

Dorie McClesky, Family Child Care Provider
A Happy Hollow Preschool

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