In Colorado, all early childhood education programs are accessed using a Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) known as Colorado Shines. All Mile High Early Learning centers have received a rating of Level 4 (on a 1-5 scale).
Colorado Shines evaluates early childhood programs on five key quality components:
- Workforce Qualifications and Professional Development
- Family Partnerships
- Leadership, Management and Administration
- Learning Environment
- Child Health Promotion