​Cherry Creek School District's Extended Child Services (ECS) is excited to announce that the Before & After School Programs have partnered with Qualistar Colorado to be the very first school-age programs in Colorado to complete their emerging school-age child care rating system. 

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The Qualistar Rating™ is Colorado's Quality Rating System (QRS) that measures the quality of child care programs on a 5-Star scale.  The intent of the Qualistar Rating™ is to give licensed programs a measurement of quality, and recommendations on how to improve the quality of the care they provide. They look at the learning environment, family partnerships, staff training and education, adult-to-child ratios, group sizes and accreditation.


The Qualistar Rating™ will impact our programs in Cherry Creek School District by:

  • Creating consistent quality of programs district-wide.
  • Supporting employee training and continual improvement.
  • Reinforcing commitment to quality and leadership.
  • Reinforcing families' awareness of commitment to providing quality child care.
  • Marketing these programs to the community.
  • Helping parents make more informed choices on the type of care they would like for their child.


Click here to read more about Cherry Creek School District Before & After School Programs earning the Qualistar designation.


For more information about Qualistar Colorado, please visit their website,

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