ELV Partners with CDHS to Increase Network of Providers

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2/15/2012 Summary: Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is expanding its statewide network of independent child care providers thanks in part to a grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Division of Child Care. Full Article: The grant offers child care providers participating in the School Readiness Quality Improvement Program (SRQIP) the opportunity to join an ELV Alliance.  Alliance fees are covered by a stipend from… Read more »

The True Cost of High School Dropouts

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The following is an opinion editorial about the true cost of high school dropouts written by Henry M. Levin, a professor of economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University and Cecilia E. Rouse, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and former member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2009 to 2011. ONLY 21 states… Read more »

Day Care Centers Adapt to Round-the-Clock Demand

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ELYRIA, Ohio — Dinner (chicken and mashed potatoes) was long over, teeth were brushed, and a rousing game of Monopoly had come to a close. It was 9 p.m., and the children nestled into bed under blankets emblazoned with superheroes.   The tranquil domestic scene plays out nightly here, not in a family home, but behind a brightly lighted storefront… Read more »

Poor Oral Health Impacts General Health of Children

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Tooth decay is completely preventable, yet the most common chronic disease affecting children, according to Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. Poor oral health impacts general health and has been linked to diseases including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Unfortunately, many children in Colorado don’t have the dental care they need, when they need it, and oral… Read more »

Challenges Lie Ahead for Early-Learning Grant Winners

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1/9/2012 Summary: The nine states splitting $500 million in Race to the Top early-learning grants must now deliver on a slate of ambitious promises to improve the quality of early-childhood education for tens of thousands of low-income children who rely on a patchwork of publicly financed child-care and preschool programs. Full Article: Education Week By Leslie A. Maxwell The nine… Read more »

Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most

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1/4/2012   Summary: With states under pressure to cut their budgets and federal stimulus money gone, low-income working parents are facing a paradox. Full Article: By SABRINA TAVERNISE Published: December 13, 2011 BALTIMORE — With states under pressure to cut their budgets and federal stimulus money gone, low-income working parents are facing a paradox. Just when they have to work… Read more »