At Colorado Christian Montessori, we take state licensing requirements very seriously -- but we don't stop there. Not only are we fully certified with the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, but we are also Level 2 certified with Colorado Shines.


Together, these two organizations provide families with important information about choosing a school, and help schools continually improve quality while complying with health and safety regulations.​​

What is Colorado Shines?

Colorado Shines provides a professional, credible rating system for early childhood learning centers. The organization assesses each learning center according to several criteria including educator training, the quality of the learning environment, and children’s health and safety. They also provide professional development courses for educators and other school staff. Participation in Colorado Shines is optional for schools, and we believe their program is a great asset to families as well as Colorado Christian Montessori.

Our Level 2 certification means that our license is in good standing and at least 75% of our teachers have completed additional training. This certification is your assurance that we provide the high quality learning experience that families expect.

How does State Licensing Impact CCM?

Colorado State Licensing requirements are much more than a set of rules for learning centers. They enable schools to be proactive in protecting the health and safety of children, and nothing matters more than this.

Our proactive steps include:

  • Annual inspections to monitor compliance with state licensing rules and regulations.

  • Successful completion of background checks

  • Training that includes but is not limited to:

    • Safety of the building and physical premises

    • Medication administration

    • Emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or a man-caused event

    • First aid and CPR

    • Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of bio contaminants

    • Precautions in transporting children

    • Prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunization

    • Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions

    • Prevention of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma

    • Use of safe sleeping practices.

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