Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most

January 4, 2012

1/4/2012   Summary: With states under pressure to cut their budgets and federal stimulus money gone, low-income working parents are facing a paradox. Full Article: By SABRINA TAVERNISE Published: December 13, 2011 BALTIMORE — With states under pressure to cut their budgets and federal stimulus money gone, low-income working parents are facing a paradox. Just when they have to work… Read more »

Early Childhood Colorado Framework “Placemat”

December 14, 2011

In June, 2011 – the Early Childhood Leadership Commission developed “the placemat” as a supplementary resource that includes the Early Childhood Colorado Framework.   The Early Childhood Leadership Commission has developed “the placemat”as a supplementary resource that includes the Early Childhood Colorado Framework on one side and the early childhood supports/services and funding streams on the other side. This may be… Read more »

Good Toys for Young Children by Age and Stage

December 14, 2011

Need recommendations on what types of toys are best? The NAEYC has published recommendations on Good Toys for Young Children by Age and Stage including: Toys for young infants — birth through 6 months Toys for older infants – 7 to 12 months Toys for 1-year olds Toys for 2-year olds: Toddlers Toys for 3- to 6-year olds: Preschoolers and… Read more »

Mile High United Way is proud to partner with Early Learning Ventures

December 1, 2011

Mile High United Way presents the ELV Alliance Venture Fund to address the challenges facing early care and education in Colorado.   Full Article: Early Learning Ventures, an initiative of the David and Laura Merage Foundation, is an innovative approach engaging the public, private and philanthropic sectors to address the operational challenges facing early care and education in Colorado.   It is,… Read more »

Sue Renner Serves on Early Childhood Education Commission

November 10, 2011

Early Learning Ventures Executive Director, Sue Renner, joins Mayor Hancock’s Early Childhood Education Commission in Denver, Co.   Max. # of Members: 15 Members Year Terms: 3 Compensation: None Confirmation: City Council     Richard L. Garcia, 4/30/12 Jay Grimm, 04/09/12 Sue Renner, 04/09/12 Gerrit Westervelt, 4/30/12 Sean Bradley, 4/30/13 Martha Urioste, 4/30/13 Abby Humphrey, 4/30/13 Diana L. Romero Campbell, 4/30/13 Geraldine… Read more »

2011 Colorado Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Report

November 10, 2011

11/10/2011 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Prevention Services Division is pleased to release a summary of the 2011 Colorado Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Report. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Prevention Services Division is pleased to release a summary of the 2011 Colorado Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Report.  This summary represents the collaborative… Read more »

Early Literacy Bus Tour Stops at ELV Alliance

October 27, 2011

10/27/2011 Mile High United Way and State of Colorado’s Early Childhood Literacy Bus Tour attended a community discussion at an ELV Alliance in Colorado Springs with local, independent child care providers on the need for high-quality Early Care and Education (ECE) experiences for all children. Early Literacy Bus Tour Video Mile High United Way and State of Colorado’s Early Childhood Literacy Bus… Read more »

Lt. Governor Garcia launches literacy listening tour

October 17, 2011

10/17/2011 DENVER – Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor has boarded a “literacy bus” to begin a listening tour in hopes of boosting up childhood literacy in our state. Literacy Bus Tour Video as seen on 9News DENVER – Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor has boarded a “literacy bus” to begin a listening tour in hopes of boosting up childhood literacy in our state. The Literacy… Read more »

Letter: Invest in Children

October 13, 2011

10/13/2011 I’ve been in the banking business for 14 years, and I’ve seen firsthand that the backbone of any business is its human capital — the skills and abilities of the workers who keep the company running. The Topeka Capital Journal Oct. 11, 2011 I’ve been in the banking business for 14 years, and I’ve seen firsthand that the backbone… Read more »

From Kindergarten to College Completion

October 13, 2011

10/13/2011 A report released last week has drawn new attention to low degree-completion rates among college entrants, particularly among those who never attend full time. The organization that published the report, Complete College America, seeks to rally policy makers around the goal of substantially increasing completion rates by 2020. But here’s a question: if we want to increase college completions over the longer… Read more »