The Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Program (CSQIP) provides licensed childcare providers support and technical assistance to navigate the Quality Rating and Improvement System and Professional Development Information System. Currently 75% of Chaffee County licensed providers are enaged at a Level 2 or higher in the CSQIP. Three high-quality (Level 4) CCCAP providers are present in Chaffee County.

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Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

System Coordination

Service Area(s):


Population(s) Served:

Caregivers, Teachers

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Family Support & Education

Family friendly policies and practices exist in the workplace
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Health & Well-Being

Settings and practices promote strong relationships, social and emotional development, appropriate nutrition and physical activity
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Health & Well-Being

All environments are safe, free of toxins, have affordable foods and offer physical activity
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Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Learning & Development

Learning experiences and environments are high quality, developmentally appropriate and affordable
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:


Organization Details:
Chaffee County Early Childhood Council (CCECC)

PO Box 176
Salida, Colorado 81201

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity