Year: 2011

Early Childhood Colorado Framework “Placemat”

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 …

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

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 …

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Sue Renner Serves on Early Childhood Education Commission

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 …

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2011 Colorado Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Report

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.  …

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Letter: Invest in Children

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 …

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From Kindergarten to College Completion

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 …

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2011 National Shared Services Technical Conference, New Orleans, LA

10/10/2011 Since our first conference four years ago, accomplishments in Shared Services for the ECE Industry have been plentiful and impressive, and we are eager to celebrate these achievements.  ELV is also eager to facilitate the possibilities for new and existing Alliances by providing access to practical tools, information and resources. Please click the link …

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Entrepreneur-philanthropist giving Colorado day cares, children a big boost

9/25/2011 When Laura and Brian Kim purchased Parker Learning Center last October, they quickly realized the magnitude of their impending challenge.  The 25-year-old Aurora day-care facility was in need of new equipment, new curricula and new business procedures.  Compounding the challenge was the fact that the Kims were newcomers to the child-care industry.  “I was …

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Early Childhood Governance – Proposal and Next Steps

9/15/2011 We propose the following governance plan designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and elegance of Colorado’s early childhood supports, services and programs. This plan further supports Colorado’s vision that all children deserve the opportunity to be valued, healthy and thriving. MEMORANDUM To:  Early Childhood Leadership Commission From:  Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, Reggie Bicha, Sue …

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