All licensed providers begin with a Level 1 Colorado Shines Rating.  Programs can choose to move beyond Level 1 by submitting for an Alternative Pathway or submitting for a Level 2 or L3-5 Rating.   

The following videos were provided by the Colorado Department of Early Childhood and are for any Licensed Childcare Providers who wish to pursue a Level 3-5 rating or submit for an Alternate Pathway to further their program quality.  PDF Versions of these Videos are also attached.  

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Please Note: If you are a level 1 Program and not ready to Rate L3-5 or submit for an Alternate Pathway check out the “How to Complete your Level 2 Application” video HERE for instructions on how to Complete your Level 2 Colorado Shines Portal Application.  You can find the Article version HERE