ELV Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Awareness by Making Pinwheels for Prevention

April 28, 2016

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) acknowledges the many efforts during the year around Child Abuse Prevention and spreading awareness about child maltreatment. Additional effort and attention is shared during the month of April to support the 1983 presidential proclamation which declared Child Abuse Prevention Month nationwide. This year, on April 28, ELV associates and their children joined in a half day… Read more »

Colorado Child Care Program Leaders Are Getting Educated!

April 7, 2016

As part of the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant, Early Learning Ventures is implementing professional development programs in Mesa, Garfield, Arapahoe, and Pueblo counties in Colorado which will provide education and training opportunities in the field of early care and education. Through the program, 124 teachers are enrolled and receiving training to achieve certifications by May 2016. Early… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Announces Tim Garcia as Early Head Start Director

March 21, 2016

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) announced today that Tim Garcia has been selected as the organization’s new Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Director. In this role, Tim will lead ELV’s work related to its annual $2.9 million Early Head Start – Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership grant. The EHS-CC Partnership grant program allows organizations to partner with local child care providers… Read more »

ELV Affiliates Receive Thousands of Dollars in Classroom Materials as Part of the Early Head Start Grant

February 29, 2016

Over the past two weeks, 32 total ELV Affiliates have received supplies and resources to improve the quality of care and education in their classrooms. Made possible by the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant, ELV Quality Improvement (QI) Specialists worked closely with the child care programs and used the reliable assessments completed by our community partners to conduct… Read more »

Senator Bennet Visits ELV Affiliate in Pueblo to Discuss Child Care

February 25, 2016

Last Friday, Senator Michael Bennet visited Kinderkirk, one of Early Learning Ventures’ affiliates in Peublo. Senator Bennet’s visit was meant to learn about families’ struggles and triumphs with child care and talk briefly about a bill he is co-sponsoring in the senate to increase the tax credit for those who pay for child care. He toured the facility and chatted… Read more »

David Merage Op-Ed Published in The Pueblo Chieftain Addresses Need for ECE Support

January 19, 2016

An op-ed titled “Investing in Early Childhood Education” authored by David Merage was published in The Pueblo Chiftain. In this article, David calls out the importance of this issue and urges voters and our political leaders to prioritize our kids and their future at the top of the list of critical issues for our country’s future leaders. Excerpt from article:… Read more »

Two Major Bills with ECE Implications Signed in to Law – Providing More Opportunities for U.S. Children to Reach Their Full Potential in 2016

December 29, 2015

Congress has passed—and President Obama has signed—two major bills that positively impact early childhood care and education in a significant way. Firstly, the $1.1 trillion Omnibus appropriations bill includes nearly $1 billion in new money for early childhood. These dollars fund increases for critical programs which support children from low income families including the Child Care and Development Block Grant… Read more »

Colorado Tax Credit Returns 50% of Qualified Child Care Contribution to Donor

November 23, 2015

A group of business, community and government leaders (CCTC Coalition) are working to inform Colorado taxpayers about the benefits of CCTC. This group is comprised of Early Learning Ventures, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), the Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado, The Piton Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Colorado. A small investment can provide big returns… Read more »

Article by Senator Bennet in Parker Chronicle Highlights Colorado’s Challenge for Affordable Child Care

November 16, 2015

In an article published in the Parker Chronicle, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet discusses the burdens working families carry to provide for their families, and specifically, to find high-quality, affordable child care. He references stories he heard from parents at a child care forum held in August at ELV affiliate, New Legacy Learning Academy. “This past August in Aurora we met… Read more »

ELV Reports 26 Child Care Providers Signed Up to Date for Unique Model Made Possible by Early Head Start Grant

October 21, 2015

Through a $3.1 million grant from the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership that was awarded to ELV earlier this year, ELV is employing a unique, five-prong approach to increasing the quality of child care in Arapahoe, Garfield, Mesa, and Pueblo counties. ELV is thrilled to report that through the first nine months of the year, we have contracted a total… Read more »

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