Gov. Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Garcia announce Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Fund award

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DENVER ­— Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced today the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Colorado a $29.9 million grant from the Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge. Colorado will receive the $29.9 million in federal funding over the next four years… Read more »

Child Care Shared Services – Costs and Benefits

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Shared services models in child care are designed to be a one-stop shop for business supports for child care providers – everything from ordering supplies to tracking attendance.  This service is gaining popularity in Colorado, where Early Learning Ventures has launched alliances in four regions across the state.  Early Learning Ventures Mia Pritts joined Brian Conly and Ty Johnson from… Read more »

Mark Your Calendars to Tune into Child Care Shared Services on Buell Leaders Radio

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Shared services models in child care are designed to be a one-stop shop for business supports for child care providers – everything from ordering supplies to tracking attendance.  This service is gaining popularity in Colorado, where Early Learning Ventures has launched alliances in four regions across the state.  Brian Conly and Ty Johnson from the Early Learning Ventures Metro Alliance… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Provides Resources to Help Make Children a Priority This Election

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October 24, 2012 Arlington, VA— Child Care Aware® of America is providing resources for parents, early education advocates and other concerned citizens to help keep the need for affordable, quality child care for working families on the agenda November 6. The topic of child care and early education was not addressed during recent Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, and the… Read more »

Garcia visits Valley educators

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Posted: Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 2012 BY: LAUREN KRIZANSKY Courier staff writer ALAMOSA — Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visited the Valley on Monday to celebrate education from the cradle to college. Garcia first joined Adams State University, the Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), the Boettcher Foundation and Valley school district representatives at the Ramada Inn to recognize the latest addition… Read more »

Canada: Child care a surefire investment for government

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Opinion: It supports the education system, citizenship by decreasing crime  and enhances a country’s long-term productivity By Marc Lalonde, Special to The Vancouver  SunOctober 23, 2012 Imagine an investment where you can receive a 40-per-cent rebate, then get an  annual rate of return from seven per cent to 16 per cent with a guarantee of at  least a 300-per-cent to… Read more »

Weighing the true cost of childcare

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by Dan Gorenstein Marketplace for Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Putting a child into full-time day care can cost up to $15,000 in some parts of the country. That’s according to an annual study from Child Care Aware of America. The study found that it costs more to put a 4-year-old in full-time care than it does to pay public college… Read more »

Child Care Aware® of America Supports Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign

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October 3, 2012 REPORT Arlington, VA— Child Care Aware® of America joins Jumpstart, the Pearson Foundation and readers across the country today to celebrate Read for the Record, America’s largest shared reading experience. Launched in 2006, the campaign brings together millions of people to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for reading the same book on the same day…. Read more »

Governors Work to Align Early Learning and K-12 Reforms

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October 01, 2012 WASHINGTON—To increase student achievement, more states are pursuing reforms in both early care and education (ECE) programs and K-12, according to Governor’s Role in Aligning Early Education and K-12 Reforms: Challenges, Opportunities, and Benefits for Children, a new white paper released today by the National Governors Association. Many states are implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to… Read more »