National Public Radio Runs a Story on Mediocre Child Care

April 18, 2013

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

April 2, 2013

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 »

Early Learning Ventures Releases Return on Investment Study

March 26, 2013 On the Road to Success with Early Learning Ventures

Early Learning Ventures recently completed a third-party Return on Investment (ROI) study to analyze its shared services model. The key findings of the study indicate the Early Learning Ventures (ELV) model produces significant returns for participating child care providers. To access the full ROI report plus executive summary and executive brief, visit earlylearningventures.org/roi. Each day millions of U.S. children ages 6… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures, Safeway Foundation and Exchange Press, Inc. Partner to Release “Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness” Training Series

February 28, 2013

The “Off to a Healthy Start” Initiative Provides Free Colorado Licensing Approved Teacher and Staff Training Available to All Colorado Child Care Providers Thursday, February 28, 2013 – Early Learning Ventures (ELV) announced today that, through a collaboration between Exchange Press, Inc., Safeway Foundation and the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Office of Early Childhood: Division of Early Care… Read more »

To grow the economy, invest in early childhood education

January 28, 2013

We had to share this excellent blog from The Hill’s Congress Blog. Early Learning Ventures and Merage Foundations continues to work tirelessly to ensure federal policy and budgets include support for and investment in early care and education.  Thank you to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) and Kris Perry, executive director, First Five Year’s, for their work in this critical area. _________________________________ In… Read more »

OUR VIEW — Support for early childhood education is money well spent

January 28, 2013

Early Learning Ventures applauds the efforts in Michigan to better fund and support early care and education. Read more in this post from the HollandSentinel.com about the growing awareness of the importance of early care and education, and the expanding movement to increase access to quality care. ________________________________________________ Holland — By profession, Rick Snyder is a venture capitalist, and as… Read more »

Child Care Shared Services – Costs and Benefits

November 28, 2012

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

November 19, 2012

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

October 29, 2012

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 »

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