Qualistar Colorado advances quality, access and equity in early care and education so that all children are valued, healthy and thriving. Ninety percent of brain development occurs before a child’s first day of kindergarten. Children aren’t just learning their numbers and letters. They are developing the tools – emotional and behavioral management, fine and gross motor skills, and resilience – they need to handle whatever life throws their way. As the voice for quality early care and education in Colorado for 15 years, Qualistar’s programs train and support professionals, our data and research inform policy and practice, and our leadership in the field sets us apart.