Kids First is a resource center for families and early childhood caregivers and staff. We care deeply about childcare quality and know what a profound effect good quality has on young children. Kids First is not a regulatory agency; we neither make nor enforce any rules for childcare programs.
Because the Colorado Division of Childcare has made many recent changes to teacher and director qualifications, we have added this information and links to on this page for you to quickly access their websites with the most up to date information. Remember, even though Kids First staff have years of experience and knowledge about your licensing questions, Licensing Specialists will always have the last word on whether you meet licensing rules and regulations qualifications.
One of the goals for Kids First is to increase quality in early childhood programs; another goal that ties directly to that is that we support the retention of qualified early childhood teachers. We hope our website helps you find the information you need to grow in this important profession.