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 »

Gov. Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Garcia announce Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Fund award

December 7, 2012

DENVER ­— Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced today the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Colorado a $29.9 million grant from the Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge. Colorado will receive the $29.9 million in federal funding over the next four years… 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 »

Garcia visits Valley educators

October 25, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 2012 BY: LAUREN KRIZANSKY Courier staff writer ALAMOSA — Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visited the Valley on Monday to celebrate education from the cradle to college. Garcia first joined Adams State University, the Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), the Boettcher Foundation and Valley school district representatives at the Ramada Inn to recognize the latest addition… Read more »

Canada: Child care a surefire investment for government

October 25, 2012

Opinion: It supports the education system, citizenship by decreasing crime  and enhances a country’s long-term productivity By Marc Lalonde, Special to The Vancouver  SunOctober 23, 2012 Imagine an investment where you can receive a 40-per-cent rebate, then get an  annual rate of return from seven per cent to 16 per cent with a guarantee of at  least a 300-per-cent to… Read more »

Weighing the true cost of childcare

October 12, 2012

by Dan Gorenstein Marketplace for Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Putting a child into full-time day care can cost up to $15,000 in some parts of the country. That’s according to an annual study from Child Care Aware of America. The study found that it costs more to put a 4-year-old in full-time care than it does to pay public college… Read more »

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