Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Program

The Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Program provides outreach, conducts readiness assessments, and gives technical assistance to child care providers seeking to improve their Colorado Shines quality of care rating. Colorado Shines includes five levels of quality of care environment: level one providers meet basic licensing requirements and level five have worked through a thorough improvement … Read more >

Early Childhood Workforce Initiative

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative engages community stakeholders to address local workforce shortage and to increase the qualified, effective Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) workforce to 50% above the needs of current capacity to promote mobility and leadership development within the La Plata County and Southern Ute community. The project partners with local school … Read more >

Quality Improvement Project

The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County Quality Improvement Project works to support eligible providers in La Plata County to achieve the goal of 60% provider engaged in Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System. The council employs a Quality Improvement Navigator to provide technical assistance and quality improvement awards to licensed centers and … Read more >

Quality Improvement Coaching

Our highly qualified Coach supports providers and child care programs in accessing funds to enhance and sustain quality services to children and families.

Parent Education Center

Connections 4 Kids Parent Education Center offers a welcoming atmosphere to all Northwest Colorado young families where you can ask questions, get answers, and find support and resources. Information will be provided through on-going classes, workshops and seminars, family engagement nights, individualized one-on-one assistance, guest speakers, newsletters and a variety of support groups. Child care … Read more >

Early Childhood Council

A designation appointed by the state of Colorado. Bright Futures  is 1 of 34 Early Childhood Councils across the state written in Colorado legislation to improve access to early childhood services within the region we serve (San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Delta, San Juan counties).  As an Early Childhood Council, it is Bright Futures’ role to … Read more >

Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Program

Through funding from Colorado Department of Human Services- Office of Early Childhood,  Bright Futures offers support, coaching and technical assistance to licensed childcare and preschool providers interested in elevating quality. Technical assistance, outreach and coaching are individualized to the provider depending upon what quality level they are seeking. To date, over 75% of licensed providers … Read more >