Secretary Hillary Clinton recognizes the David and Laura Merage Foundation

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“I also want to recognize the commitment by the David and Laura Merage Foundation and its partners, to create networks of child care and early learning providers, that will pool resources, share best practices and create economies of scale to lower costs and improve quality.”   To view the entire transcipt of Hillary’s remarks, please click here – CGI America Hillary… Read more »

Merage Foundation recognized at CGI

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The Merage Foundation was recognized during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) by Hillary Rodham Clinton in her opening remarks. CGI brings together nearly 1,000 business, government, and civil society leaders to address the economic recovery and the long-term goals of the United States. The former Secretary of State praised The Merage Foundation for its innovative and ongoing dedication to early… Read more »

David Merage, To Receive 2013 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award; Governor Hickenlooper Proclaims May 11 “David Merage Day”

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DENVER, CO – May 10, 2013 – David Merage, successful entrepreneur and businessman, has been named a 2013 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient. David will be honored at the ceremony on Ellis Island on Saturday, May 11th. In conjunction with this prestigious honor and in recognition of David’s tremendous contributions, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed May 11 as… Read more »

Gov. Hickenlooper announces One Book 4 Colorado selection at Colorado Literacy Week 2013 launch

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DENVER – Monday, May 6, 2013 – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced at today’s Colorado Literacy Week launch the selection of Duck on a Bike, by David Shannon, as this year’s choice for One Book 4 Colorado. One Book 4 Colorado (OB4C) is a statewide initiative to support family reading at home and instill a love of learning in Colorado youngsters…. Read more »

Obama vows early childhood education push

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Today, The Hill reported the following article on President Obama’s early care and education initiative. We at Early Learning Ventures welcome the President’s intention and effort to make universal access to quality early care and education available to all of our youngest citizens. Please help support this initiative. _____________________________________________________ President Obama is set to renew his push to make pre-school… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Expands Network of Affiliates in Colorado

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Early Learning Ventures, an organization focused on increasing the quality of child care, announced today the addition of 26 new providers across the state of Colorado! Early Learning Ventures offers a unique, custom-built model designed specifically for the child care industry, and ensures fiscal stability and superior business operations – the foundation for delivering high quality early learning services.  Denver,… Read more »

National Public Radio Runs a Story on Mediocre Child Care

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Yesterday, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story on the state of America’s child care entitled “The Hell of America’s Day Care: Expensive and Mediocre.” To read or listen to the full article, click here. This represents an important national discussion and we support NPR bringing further light to the situation. Each day, millions of children ranging in age from six… Read more »

School finance overhaul gets initial OK from Colorado Senate

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At Early Learning Ventures, we believe that extending quality early childhood education to more children is one of the most effective public investments possible. While Colorado has been a leader in developing high quality early childhood programs that are valued by parents, educators and communities, it’s time to bring this critical component of our education system to scale. We, therefore,… Read more »