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

May 10, 2013

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 »

Obama vows early childhood education push

May 6, 2013

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

April 30, 2013

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

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 »

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