Early Learning Ventures: Executive Brief

August 1, 2011

8/1/2011 About 2.3 million people earn a living caring for and educating children under age 5 in the United States, according to the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies. About 1.2 million of them provide child care in formal settings, like centers, home-based businesses, and community based organizations. The remaining 1.1 million caregivers are paid relatives, friends… Read more »

Business Leaders Agenda: Early Childhood Investment

July 31, 2011

7/31/2011 The 2011 National Business Summit on Early Childhood Investment drew attendees from 34 states to Boston last week to share experiences and commit themselves to advocate for high-quality early education. The conference was convened by the Partnership for America’s Economic Success (PAES), which is managed by the Pew Charitable Trusts. (Check out the PAES guide to engaging business leaders.)… Read more »

National Smart Start Conference 2011

July 30, 2011

7/30/2011 The National Smart Start Conference is the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies. Lindsay Dolce and Sarah Paterson were invited to speak on Early Learning Ventures’ Healthy Options for Preschoolers (HOP) program, a ground-breaking initiative designed to tackle the increasing obesity rates in young children birth to 5, and the structure and outcomes of an… Read more »

Colorado joins race for early-childhood education funds

July 29, 2011

7/29/2011 Colorado is preparing to enter a familiar Race to the Top, but in a new category — early childhood education.  The state is eligible for up to $60 million from the federal Early Learning Challenge Fund which is part of the Race to the Top grant program. The Denver Post Colorado is preparing to enter a familiar Race to… Read more »

ELV Partners with Revolution Foods to Bring Nutritious Meals to Preschoolers

July 28, 2011

7/8/2011 In 2010, ELV secured grant funding from the Colorado Health Foundation to pilot a healthy foods program for the Alliances. This grant supports the development of a groundbreaking new food service program for Alliances to provide to their Affiliates. This funding provides support for a three year program to develop an out-sourced healthy food service model for the ECE industry. Colorado’s… Read more »

Lindsay Dolce Joins the NWLC Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network

July 27, 2011

7/27/2011 The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Early Learning Ventures congratulate Lindsay Dolce on her acceptance to the NWLC Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network!  The NWLC is committed to improving the lives of low income women and their families. The NWLC Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network (PLAN) program supports a diverse group of emerging advocacy leaders working to make… Read more »

Tipping Point for A National Movement for ECE Shared Services

July 26, 2011

7/26/2011 I am concluding my series on Shared Services Alliances in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) industry with this fourth posting on the National Posted:     October 7, 2010 12:51 PM Author:     Jean Butzen I am concluding my series on Shared Services Alliances in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) industry with this fourth posting on the National Shared Services Technical Conference … Read more »

Lt. Gov. Garcia Tours Early Learning Ventures Alliances in Aurora

July 25, 2011

7/25/2011 On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia toured two Early Learning Ventures Alliance at Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council affiliate child care programs in Aurora, CO. On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia toured two Early Learning Ventures Alliance at Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council affiliate child care programs in Aurora, CO.  Lt. Gov. Garcia met with the children… Read more »

Global Leaders for Young Children World Forum Conference

July 7, 2011

7/7/2011 Judy Williams, Early Learning Ventures Program Director, and Rosemarie Allen, Colorado Department of Human Services’ Director of Child Care Licensing, attended the Global Leaders for Young Children World Forum Conference in May, 2011. Judy Williams, Early Learning Ventures Program Director, and Rosemarie Allen, Colorado Department of Human Services’ Director of Child Care Licensing, attended the Global Leaders for Young Children World Forum Conference on Early… Read more »

2010 Colorado Health Report underscores economic impact of health

June 27, 2011

6/27/2011 The health of many Coloradans is on the decline, most alarmingly among children across the state. Since 2006, there has been a steady increase in overall obesity rates for Colorado residents. Just as concerning, increases in obesity lead to chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension… 2010 Colorado Health Report Card underscores economic impact of health  Higher obesity rates mean $874… Read more »

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