ELV Supports Cooking Matters Classes By Providing Free Child Care

August 4, 2016

On June 23, seven families from across Arapahoe County began attending Cooking Matters classes and while their parents were taking classes, Early Learning Ventures provided child care to the children to remove the cost of child care and encourage attendance. Cooking Matters is a national campaign which has served more than 265,000 low-income families across the U.S. since its inception… Read more »

A Story About Peaches: A Family Child Care Provider’s Story

July 28, 2016

A note from Jen Freed, Owner, Lil Peaches Home Childcare Finding the perfect peach is tough. To tell you a little bit about my family and myself…I’ve been married 16 years and have four children. Two older girls, 22 and 19, and after 14 years of waiting, we had another child, DJ, who is 2 years old. We also adopted our… Read more »

Request for Proposals: ELV Return on Investment Study

July 13, 2016

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for qualified individuals or firms to conduct a return on investment study of the ELV model. Interested parties are encouraged to read through the RFP and submit their proposal by the August 12th deadline. The full RFP can be found here.                … Read more »

EHS Reflections

June 10, 2016

A Shared Services Approach to the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: Reflections on One Year of Implementation  A little over one year ago, Early Learning Ventures (ELV) received an Early Head Start–Child Care (EHS–CC) Partnership grant to support vulnerable children and families in underserved areas across Colorado. Although not a Head Start grantee at the time, the vision was to use… Read more »

Judy Williams Participates in Inaugural Social Impact Cruise

June 7, 2016

Judy Williams, Executive Director of Early Learning Ventures was invited to participate in the inaugural event and launch of a new nonprofit social impact initiative pioneered by Carnival Corporation called Fathom, which is a private-public partnership. The Fathom initiative is a new way to travel with a social purpose and provides the opportunity to build community with like-minded people, and… Read more »

Access to Child Care Expanded in Colorado as a Result of HB 1227

May 27, 2016

The recently adjourned 2016 legislative session in Colorado saw a significant victory for expanding access to child care in the state. The legislature overwhelmingly passed and Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill (HB) 1227, which addressed an unfortunate unintended consequence of the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). HB 1227 makes an important change to the law that will open up… Read more »

ELV Thanks ECE Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5, 2016

Early Learning Ventures is excited to celebrate all of the amazing teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, held each year during the first week in May. A little history on this well-deserved week dedicated to teachers: Eleanor Roosevelt convinced the 81st Congress to dedicate a day to the nation’s teachers in 1953, however, it was not until 1980, in which… Read more »

ELV Supports the Month of the Young Child

April 30, 2016

The Month of the Young Child takes place in April and focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families. During this time, we recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. In 1971, one week in April was dedicated to nationally celebrating young children and in 1985, it was extended to the entire… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Partners with LiveWell Colorado to Extend Healthy Snacks from Child Care Providers to the Homes of Children through Parent Engagement

April 29, 2016

Denver-based nonprofit Early Learning Ventures (ELV) announced today that it has entered into a new partnership with LiveWell Colorado, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living. Within this partnership, LiveWell will work with local community partners to recruit Rainbow Snack Educators for each county who will contract with ELV to provide… Read more »

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