Two Major Bills with ECE Implications Signed in to Law – Providing More Opportunities for U.S. Children to Reach Their Full Potential in 2016

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Congress has passed—and President Obama has signed—two major bills that positively impact early childhood care and education in a significant way. Firstly, the $1.1 trillion Omnibus appropriations bill includes nearly $1 billion in new money for early childhood. These dollars fund increases for critical programs which support children from low income families including the Child Care and Development Block Grant… Read more »

Colorado Tax Credit Returns 50% of Qualified Child Care Contribution to Donor

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A group of business, community and government leaders (CCTC Coalition) are working to inform Colorado taxpayers about the benefits of CCTC. This group is comprised of Early Learning Ventures, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), the Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado, The Piton Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Colorado. A small investment can provide big returns… Read more »

Article by Senator Bennet in Parker Chronicle Highlights Colorado’s Challenge for Affordable Child Care

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In an article published in the Parker Chronicle, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet discusses the burdens working families carry to provide for their families, and specifically, to find high-quality, affordable child care. He references stories he heard from parents at a child care forum held in August at ELV affiliate, New Legacy Learning Academy. “This past August in Aurora we met… Read more »

ELV Reports 26 Child Care Providers Signed Up to Date for Unique Model Made Possible by Early Head Start Grant

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Through a $3.1 million grant from the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership that was awarded to ELV earlier this year, ELV is employing a unique, five-prong approach to increasing the quality of child care in Arapahoe, Garfield, Mesa, and Pueblo counties. ELV is thrilled to report that through the first nine months of the year, we have contracted a total… Read more »

The Early Learning Center at New Legacy Opens its Doors and is Already Benefitting from an ELV Partnership

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When Jennifer Douglas started working to open a new school featuring a unique blend of education and child care, she knew she wanted Early Learning Ventures to be a part of the school’s operational support. Jennifer helped open a school last year which introduced her to ELV’s model, and even before she broke ground on New Legacy Charter School, which… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Featured in TV Segment on KKCO

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ELV hosted a variety of kick off events in the counties in which it will be expanding child care services through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grant. At the MEsa County kick off event, KKCO reporter, Kelsey Perkins was on-site and published a segment on the important work ELV is doing! Watch the segment here.  

ELV Hosts Training with Colorado Child Care Licensing Specialists on New Access to Remote Compliance Data Review Tools

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Last week, ELV hosted a training on the ELV Resource platform and Alliance CORE where more than 50 Licensing Specialists from across the state of Colorado were in attendance. This expanded partnership with the State of Colorado’s Office of Early Childhood now allows for Licensing Specialists to be able to review an ELV Affiliate child care provider’s child, family, and… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures – Early Head Start Welcomes 7 New Child Care Providers in Mesa County to Our Network

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Early Learning Ventures (ELV) held an in-depth orientation of the Early Head Start (EHS) program in Mesa County last month where it previewed the requirements and opportunities of joining the network. Through a $3.1 million grant from the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership that was awarded to ELV earlier this year, ELV will deliver EHS services to 240 eligible children… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Renews its Commitment to Early Childhood Education at Clinton Global Initiative America in Denver this Week

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This week marks the 5th annual Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America), and the 2nd year in a row in which the event is being held in Denver. For the 3rd year in a row, Denver-based Early Learning Ventures (ELV) will be participating and renewing its commitment to early childhood education. ELV is an organization founded by the David &… Read more »

ELV Affiliates Receive Donated Books Through EPIC Partnership

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Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) once again hosted the Colorado Business Reads Book Drive to support their efforts to collect 100,000 books in 2015. To date, they have received 72,500 English books, over $4,000 in donations, and 9,000 brand new Spanish books! This year, Early Learning Ventures (ELV) was able to secure 5,000 books from EPIC’s Book Drive… Read more »