- Communicator Award of Excellence, 2019
- Parents' Choice Award, Gold Medal, 2016
- Interactive Media Award, Best in Class, 2016
- Communicator Award, Silver Distinction, 2016
- Bronze Award, Telly Award in Education, 2011
- Outstanding Achievement in Education, Interactive Media Award, 2011
- Parent's Choice Recommended, Fall 2008
- CINE Golden Eagle Award, July 2006, for the PBS Television special Becoming Bilingual
- Five star rating, Tufts University Child & Family WebGuide, 2006
- Honoree, The Webby Awards, 2006
- Best Internet Community Service Effort, EPpy Award Finalist, 2004
- Silver Award, Education Website, Horizon Interactive Awards, 2004
- Dr. Hotlist Site of the Week, District Administration Magazine, March 2004
- Great Web Sites for Kids, American Library Association, 2003
- Hot Site of the Day, USA TODAY, September 2003
- A+ Site Review, Education World, October 2003
- Site of the Week, eSchool News, October 2003
- Site of the Month, National Association of School Psychologists, October 2003
- Featured article, School Library Journal, October 2003
- Featured article, Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, September 2003
"Colorín Colorado provides information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents and educators of English language learners (ELLs). The parent's section is completely bilingual."
"For educators, there are downloadable resources for PreK-3 teachers (most resources are also relevant for grades 4-8) who have one or more English language learners (ELLs) in their class. The educator's section provides practical, research-based, and best-practice information and strategies for teaching English language learners."
— Tufts University Child & Family Web Guide
"Launched in 2003, Colorín Colorado is the first major, comprehensive bilingual Web site created for parents and educators to help children learn to read."
— Aid for Education Report Weekly
"Colorín Colorado is a great step in the right direction… very attractive… The need for quality Spanish-language literacy sites will soon become even more acute."
— School Library Journal
"If you know Spanish-speaking parents looking for ways to help their children develop their reading skills, you may wish to recommend the Colorín Colorado website for a fun and colorful approach to literacy… the website is filled with ideas for activities to make reading a daily activity… expert advice… and links to further resources…"
— National PTA Magazine
"Hot site of the day"
— USA Today
"The website offers parents advice on how to encourage reading at home; how to help children succeed at school; fun reading tips and activities; suggested books and stories; and handouts and links to related resources."
— National Association of School Psychologists, Website of the Month
"As the Hispanic population expands across the United States, the challenge of educating Spanish-speaking English-language learners (ELLs) in schools also grows. To help address the immediate needs of those students, a Web-based resource for teachers was introduced."
— National Journal Group
"The new, free content provides an array of research-based resources for teachers and paraprofessionals who work with ELL students. The resources are meant to help educators better understand and address the needs of their Latino ELL students, providing tips on everything from the placement and assessment of ELL children to the fostering of stronger parent-teacher partnerships."
— OELA Newsline
"The Web site features best instructional practices for teaching reading and content, strategies regarding the appropriate placement and assessment of English language learners, a toolkit on effective outreach to Hispanic families, bilingual (Spanish-English) information for parents on how to help their child succeed in school, and more practical, research-based information on how to help English language learners read and succeed."
— TESOL Connections
"Colorín Colorado! is an expression we all know because it's what we use to end children's stories. […] Although not the main point of this article, it is the name of a creative bilingual Web-based service, which offers information, activities and advice for parents and educators of English language learners." [Translated from Spanish]
— El Nacional de Oklahoma