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Colorado & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in Colorado?

Yes! Lillio Academy is an approved organization by the Colorado Shines Professional Development Information System (PDIS).

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you successfully complete a course, you can download your certificate!

Colorado Childcare Training Requirements:

All licensed child care providers in the state of Colorado are required to complete the following: 

  • 3 hours of training focused on social-emotional development

  • 12 clock hours annually focused on eight competencies

Required Competencies:

  • Child growth and development and learning or courses that align with the competency domains of child growth and development

  • Child observation and assessment

  • Family and community partnership

  • Guidance

  • Health, safety and nutrition

  • Professional development and leadership

  • Program planning and development

  • Teaching practices

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers covering required training topics! 

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules and regulations. Colorado’s licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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