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 4 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 is the state’s quality rating and improvement system. Colorado Shines rates Colorado’s early learning programs, connects families with quality programs, and helps programs improve their quality level. It’s free for programs, professionals and families to use.
We are a Colorado Shines Level 4 rated program, showing our commitment to supporting children’s health and safety, ensuring our staff are well-trained and effective, providing a supportive learning environment, and helping families be active in their children’s learning. Our program is licensed and in good standing, plus it has:
• a quality improvement plan in place
• conducted the Level 2 Quality Indicator Program Assessment
• completed Colorado Shines Level 2 E-learning Courses
• registered staff in the Colorado Shines Professional Development and Information System
• been assessed and rated a Level 4 by a Colorado Shines Quality Ratings Assessor based on:
o Workforce qualifications
o Family partnerships
o Learning environment
o Child health
• Or has received a quality level through an alternative pathway
Visit ColoradoShines.com for more information.
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
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.