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Time-Space Percentage: Accurately Tracking and Reporting your Time Percent

See this article in infographic form. In the first installment of our time-space percentage series, we discussed how to maximize the space percent of your time-space equation by properly designating all rooms in your home. This installment will focus on the other part of the equation – your time. As a refresher, the time-space percentage equation […]

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Time-Space Percentage: Properly Designating Rooms as Exclusive, Regular, and No Use

Infographic Version The actual formula to calculate time-space percentage tracking is straightforward: Time Percent * Space Percent = Time-Space Percentage You take the Time Percent (total # of business hours at home / by the total # of hours in a year) and multiply it by the Space Percent (total # square feet of home

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Real-Time Data: Age Group Data and Calls for Partnership

We have new data to share! Child Care Aware of America recently utilized Alliance CORE attendance data to give an update on their “Picking Up the Pieces” report across rural/urban/suburban lines. Below, we will also share some of our interesting findings from an age group attendance analysis. We at Early Learning Ventures have been lucky.

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Real-Time Data: Necessary in Every Stage of the Pandemic

When I first wrote about real-time data as an ECE necessity during the pandemic, we approached it from a shortened time-scale – looking solely at the month of March and how quick data can inform immediate reactions. In the following installment, we widened that lens to look backwards on the pandemic’s effects on child care

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Expanding on “Rate Setting in Reality” from a Colorado Perspective

If you have not had the opportunity to read Opportunities Exchange’s new article, “Rate Setting in Reality: Moving Beyond the Myth of Market-Based Pricing,” we highly recommend adding it to your reading list. It dives into many of the harmful myths surrounding child care cost and pricing, backing up these societal fallacies with research and

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Real-Time Data: What We Learned in the Nadir

In a continuation of our first post on the subject, we’d like to update our partners on the efficacy of Alliance CORE’s real-time data capabilities. We highlighted that access to real-time data can quickly give information on which providers are open or closed, how their attendance has been impacted, and other quality data points to

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Real-Time Data: A Boon for Quick Action and Community Leadership

With the early childhood education situation changing on a near-daily basis at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, ECE organizations of all kinds – federal, state, public, and private – scrambled to respond. We here at Early Learning Ventures (ELV) scrambled as well. However, while many organizations spent valuable time searching for the data on

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ELV’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant increases from $5 million to $6.9 million with an additional $1.9 million grant award!

ELV has been awarded an additional Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant! The five-year project period with an initial federal share budget of $1,918,670 and a non-federal matching budget of $479,668 is designated to make EHS services available to an additional 110 infants, toddlers, and families through established community-based child care providers in Adams,

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Early Learning Ventures highlighted in Erikson Institute’s National Report

Early Learning Ventures‘ successful Business Services approach to early childhood education was highlighted in the Erikson Institute report, Mapping the Family Child Care Network Landscape: Findings from the National Study of Family Child Care Networks, as a key innovator in technology used to increase the quality of both center-based and home-based child care. The report summarizes a national

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ELV Highlighted in BPC Report

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) new report on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) and Educare Learning Network’s 2018 report, Lessons from the Evaluation of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Across the Educare Network highlights Early Learning Ventures (ELV) as an original 2015 Colorado EHS-CCP grantee. The report is now publicly available, and can be found at

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