Child Care Provider Highlight- Children’s Palace Learning Center

May 10, 2018

Every child care provider works hard each day to teach our youngest learners during the most crucial time in their development. Children’s Palace Learning Center, an ELV child care provider in Pueblo West, has made huge strides in providing high quality child care to the children in their community. Children’s Palace’s Colorado Shines rating speaks volumes about their quality of… Read more »

By the Numbers: Utilizing ELV Services Increases Program Quality

April 16, 2018

A mounting body of research suggests that the first five years of a child’s life are crucial for cognitive development and emotional wellbeing, thus laying the foundation for the lifelong health of a child. So, it’s important for families to seek out quality early child care, but, oftentimes it’s hard for parents to truly know what quality looks like. Fortunately,… Read more »

Health and Wellness at the Workplace

March 28, 2018

Health and wellness… I’m sure you’ve heard that one before but really what are you doing every day to better your health? Do you take the time to have a 15-minute break or drink enough water? Are you active or attempting to get your steps in? At ELV, we value our team member’s health and wellness, so over the past… Read more »

Community Highlight: O’Toole’s Garden Center

February 28, 2018

Since 2015, O’Toole’s Garden Center in Littleton, CO, has generously supported the families of Rising Star Early Learning Center. Each year, O’Toole’s provides more than 16 children at Rising Star with warm coats for the winter season. However, this past holiday season, O’Toole’s went above in beyond. They not only provided winter coats for 16 children but also Thanksgiving meals… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures to Sponsor and Present at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference

February 15, 2018

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is excited to announce that we will once again be a Gold-level sponsor for the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) March 16-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver. Each year, RMECC brings together the entire early childhood community from the Rocky Mountain Region. The conference focuses on professional development and networking to encourage… Read more »

Teachers, Learning, and Collaborating

January 11, 2018

By Guest Blogger, Ty Johnson, Early Education Manager, Early Learning Ventures In the third quarter, Early Learning Ventures (ELV) launched its Teachers, Learning, and Collaborating (TLC). These teacher learning groups are supported by qualified and credentialed coaches, trainers, and master-level professionals. The learning sessions take place monthly and allow for teachers to have time to seek out peer-to-peer support, group… Read more »

We Have Fun… and you should too!

December 19, 2017

It seems like this time of year we all are super busy, trying to get everything done before the New Year. In an age of endless technology and always being plugged in, it can sometimes be difficult to take a step back and just have some fun. Here at ELV, one of our cornerstones is “We Have Fun.” So, we… Read more »

We are Accountable

November 30, 2017

All areas of ELV’s work are held to higher standards, which come from not only within our organization but also from multiple entities who oversee child care regulations. In regard to our Quality Child Care Partnerships (QCCP) team, they are held to the Early Head Start (EHS) Performance Standards. These Performance Standards are mandated by the federal government and ensure… Read more »

ELV awarded renewal of HOP Grant from Colorado Health Foundation

November 8, 2017

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) was recently awarded a continuation grant from the Colorado Health Foundation for our Healthy Options for Preschoolers (HOP) program for another two years. HOP promotes healthy snack options for children and families. Children are introduced to new food items, and parents and child care providers are given resources such as recipes, shopping gift cards, and healthy… Read more »

We Drive for Excellence

October 30, 2017

Everyone may define excellence a little bit differently. Some may use data to define excellence, while others may define excellence through more qualitative means—like seeing improvement in child language skills or a creating a less stressful work environment for our providers. But, more importantly, how does ELV drive for excellence? Our Client Support Team works daily with our providers to… Read more »