Year: 2012

Gov. Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Garcia announce Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Fund award

DENVER ­— Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced today the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Colorado a $29.9 million grant from the Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge. Colorado will receive the $29.9 million in federal funding …

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Child Care Shared Services – Costs and Benefits

Shared services models in child care are designed to be a one-stop shop for business supports for child care providers – everything from ordering supplies to tracking attendance.  This service is gaining popularity in Colorado, where Early Learning Ventures has launched alliances in four regions across the state.  Early Learning Ventures Mia Pritts joined Brian …

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Mark Your Calendars to Tune into Child Care Shared Services on Buell Leaders Radio

Shared services models in child care are designed to be a one-stop shop for business supports for child care providers – everything from ordering supplies to tracking attendance.  This service is gaining popularity in Colorado, where Early Learning Ventures has launched alliances in four regions across the state.  Brian Conly and Ty Johnson from the …

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Child Care Aware® of America Provides Resources to Help Make Children a Priority This Election

October 24, 2012 Arlington, VA— Child Care Aware® of America is providing resources for parents, early education advocates and other concerned citizens to help keep the need for affordable, quality child care for working families on the agenda November 6. The topic of child care and early education was not addressed during recent Presidential and …

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Garcia visits Valley educators

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 2012 BY: LAUREN KRIZANSKY Courier staff writer ALAMOSA — Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia visited the Valley on Monday to celebrate education from the cradle to college. Garcia first joined Adams State University, the Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), the Boettcher Foundation and Valley school district representatives at the Ramada Inn …

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Canada: Child care a surefire investment for government

Opinion: It supports the education system, citizenship by decreasing crime  and enhances a country’s long-term productivity By Marc Lalonde, Special to The Vancouver  SunOctober 23, 2012 Imagine an investment where you can receive a 40-per-cent rebate, then get an  annual rate of return from seven per cent to 16 per cent with a guarantee of …

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Weighing the true cost of childcare

by Dan Gorenstein Marketplace for Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Putting a child into full-time day care can cost up to $15,000 in some parts of the country. That’s according to an annual study from Child Care Aware of America. The study found that it costs more to put a 4-year-old in full-time care than it …

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New Report Shows Downward Slide in Child Care Assistance Policies

Posted on October 11, 2012 | Posted by Karen Schulman, Senior Policy Analyst Families in 27 states were worse off under one or more key state child care assistance policies in 2012 than in 2011 and better off in just 17 states, according a new report from the National Women’s Law Center. This was the …

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Child Care Aware® of America Supports Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign

October 3, 2012 REPORT Arlington, VA— Child Care Aware® of America joins Jumpstart, the Pearson Foundation and readers across the country today to celebrate Read for the Record, America’s largest shared reading experience. Launched in 2006, the campaign brings together millions of people to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for reading the same …

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Governors Work to Align Early Learning and K-12 Reforms

October 01, 2012 WASHINGTON—To increase student achievement, more states are pursuing reforms in both early care and education (ECE) programs and K-12, according to Governor’s Role in Aligning Early Education and K-12 Reforms: Challenges, Opportunities, and Benefits for Children, a new white paper released today by the National Governors Association. Many states are implementing the Common …

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