Child Care Provider for the Month of March: Rising Star Early Learning Center

April 11, 2017

“Our job is to build those foundations that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives,”  says Dania Kasim, Director of Rising Star Early Learning Center. Rising Star Early Learning Center opened its doors in January of 2010 to provide high quality child care to the Sheridan area. Family owned, Rising Star attributes their success to the… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Visits Arapahoe Community College to Discuss Careers in Early Childhood Education

March 15, 2017

This past Wednesday evening, Jennifer Rosendo, Early Learning Ventures’ (ELV) Family & Community Coordinator, spoke to students at Arapahoe Community College about exploring career opportunities- outside of being an educator- in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Thank you, Arapahoe Community College, for this opportunity. ELV is always excited to share about what the ECE field has to offer for future educators… Read more »

Child Care Provider of the Month for January: Kids’ Castle

February 15, 2017

Roger and Stephanie Olsen are the, Owners and Directors of Kids’ Castle Child Care in Arapahoe County. As small business owners, Roger and Stephanie know that every dollar counts and are very diligent about keeping their classroom enhanced for quality early childhood education. From partnering with Early Learning Ventures, Roger and Stephanie now have the additional finances for enriching their… Read more »

ELV Team: New Year, New Ways to Make a Positive Impact in 2017

February 9, 2017

As the new year rolls in, our team has developed a plan to foster ideas from every single person within the team. We’ve decided to focus our weekly team meetings on making positive changes that have a lasting impact not only for our work but for our everyday lives. For each of our weekly meetings, several members of the team… Read more »

Stronger Together: A Testimonial from a Child Care Center Partner

February 2, 2017

A testimonial from Ms. Roberta, Owner and Director of Grand Valley Child Care A year ago I was down to 16 children, bringing in 12 cents a month profit, earning no paycheck for four years to ensure all other bills and responsibilities were taken care of. At times, not knowing how we were going to feed the children and staff… Read more »

Give Back this Holiday Season with AmazonSmile

December 10, 2016

It’s now easier than ever to give back to ELV! Are you doing holiday shopping this year on Amazon.com? Did you know that through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price per item to a non-profit of your choice? ELV is a registered non-profit with AmazonSmile, so search for us and give back this holiday season! AmazonSmile offers the… Read more »

Colorado Gives Day is Almost Here!

November 28, 2016

On Tuesday December 6, Support Early Learning Ventures! We are excited to announce that this year, Early Learning Ventures will be participating in Colorado Gives Day. Presented by FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a great opportunity to give back to your local community. Schedule your donation ahead of time or donate all day Tuesday, December 6 starting at 12 a.m…. Read more »

Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Helps Providers and Tax Payers

November 18, 2016

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) recently released a video describing the mutual benefits to Colorado child care programs and taxpayers offered through the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (CCTC). This video shows the benefits of the credit and features ELV’s own Tim Garcia. View the video here.    

How ELV’s Resource Platform is Benefiting Students at Arapahoe Community College

October 14, 2016

By Guest Blogger, Kristin Habicht, Department Chair of Early Childhood Education, Arapahoe Community College I wanted to share a unique partnership that we at Arapahoe Community College have enjoyed for a couple of years with Early Learning Ventures (ELV). As you may know, ELV is a non-profit designed to support child care providers in business operations. They have a variety… Read more »