COLORADO SHINES PDIS

The Colorado Shines Professional Development Information System (PDIS) enables professionals to get the training and qualifications they need to work with young children.

The PDIS provides training that is required to be qualified to work in a licensed child care program. The PDIS also supports people seeking voluntary professional credentials, such as the Early Childhood Professional Credential and the Coaching Credential.

Colorado’s Office of Early Childhood launched a new Colorado Shines PDIS in June 2021.

The new Colorado Shines PDIS creates a single place for professionals to apply for and receive director qualifications, as well as to apply for credentials, including the Early Childhood Professional Credential, and roles like coaches, trainers, and consultants. This process will occur in two phases:

  1. Applications for the Large Center Director, Early Childhood Professional Credential 3.0, Trainer Credential, and Coaching Credential, are available in the new Colorado Shines PDIS since it launched in June.
  2. Applications for a broader range of roles, such as the Early Childhood Teacher, Assistant Early Childhood Teacher, Staff Aide, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, and Child Care Health Consultant, will open in December 2021.

QUESTIONS ABOUT REQUIRED TRAINING OR VOLUNTARY CREDENTIALS?

Your Quality Navigator can answer questions about required training and voluntary credentials in the PDIS. Contact your Quality Navigator directly or click below to send us a message.

NEED SUPPORT WITH THE PDIS WEBSITE?

The PDIS has a dedicated Help Desk to support users of the website. You can contact the Help Desk by phone or email.

If you are having problems accessing the PDIS or logging in, please contact: PDIShelp@cde.state.co.us or call 1.844.447.4441, option 2.

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