#WhatsUpWednesday with Tami Robare from Ka’Upena Shared Services Alliance in Hawaii

Today we are joined by Tami Robare who is the Ka’Upena Shared Services Coordinator and has been in this role for two years. Tami has worked in the ECE field for many years, working in different environments from preschools to family/child interaction programs, and she has also worked with children with special needs. Tami is […]

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Ryad Hussien and Meghan Leclerc from CDEC on Exclusionary Discipline

View Meghan Leclerc’s bio here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f… Meghan is the State Systems Building Initiatives Unit-Program Access Administrator for the Colorado Department of Early Childhood Phone: 03-358-6163 Email: meghan.leclerc@state.co.us meghan.leclerc@gmail.com Ryad Hussien started with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood in 2017 when it was just the Office of Early Childhood housed within the Colorado Department of Human

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Virginia Marsh on the Colorado Substitute Workforce Program

Virginia Marsh brings over 15 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration to the role of Project Coordinator for the Colorado Substitute Workforce Program. Her roles have ranged from program director to business consultant, where she led strategic initiatives, facilitated professional development, and managed a shared services alliance. These experiences have given

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Tristan Clerihew on Alliance Credible

Today our product manager here at Early Learning Ventures, Tristan Clerihew is joining us to introduce us to our new Food Program software, Alliance Credible. ELV’s new, stand-alone CACFP (Food Program) software for CACFP Sponsor organizations. This new software allows CACFP Sponsors to manage and track the entire Claims’ ecosystem for all of their providers,

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Vail and Mindy on an Early Childhood Apprenticeship program at CMU Tech

Today we are joined by Vail Shoultz-McCole and Mindy Gutierrez from Colorado Mesa University to share with us all about the Early Childhood Apprenticeship program. T. Vail Shoultz-McCole – Over the past 30+ years she has worked in ECE; owning a childcare, Head Start teacher, teaching 1st grade, Colorado Shines coach, B4Change trauma informed practices

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WhatsUpWednesday with Elsa on Colorado s new FAMLI program

Elsa is our leadership and development manager here at Early Learning Ventures on the Early Head Start team and today she will be sharing about Colorado’s new leave program. This program is available to those who live and work in Colorado and Elsa will share her thoughts with us on how this can be very

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Melissa Mares from the Children’s Campaign on policies and legislation

Today we are joined by Melissa Mares form the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Melissa Mares is the Director, Early Childhood at the Colorado Children’s Campaign and a co-convener of the Raise Colorado Coalition and the Growing Our Future Coalition. In this role, she leads the Children’s Campaign’s early childhood portfolio, coordinating policy and coalition development, community

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Tim Garcia and Grace Honce on Provider Feedback Survey results

Today we are joined by our COO here at Early Learning Ventures, Tim Garcia, and Grace Honce from Hartway Evaluation Group. Grace partnered with ELV to create a Provider Feedback Survey which we sent out on January 1st 2024. Today Grace and Tim will be sharing some of the results from this survey, and how

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Valentina Estrella from the Rural Homes Early Childhood Initiative

Valentina Estrella is a first-generation immigrant who moved to the states at 5 years old. This life experience has greatly fueled her passion for uplifting the often-overlooked voices and empowering community members. Deeply rooted in community work and engagement, Valentina has facilitated 37 Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings. Valentina joins Bright Futures as the

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#WhatsUpWednesday with ELV Staff to give an overview of Alliance CORE!

Early Learning Ventures is dedicated to expanding access to quality, affordable child care. We focus our efforts on improving the quality of early child care programs – 85% of which are small, independent businesses that lack the infrastructure and resources to invest in quality improvements. What Can Alliance CORE Help You With? Record Keeping Tracking Attendance

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