We are Accountable

November 30, 2017

All areas of ELV’s work are held to higher standards, which come from not only within our organization but also from multiple entities who oversee child care regulations. In regard to our Quality Child Care Partnerships (QCCP) team, they are held to the Early Head Start (EHS) Performance Standards. These Performance Standards are mandated by the federal government and ensure… Read more »

ELV awarded renewal of HOP Grant from Colorado Health Foundation

November 8, 2017

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) was recently awarded a continuation grant from the Colorado Health Foundation for our Healthy Options for Preschoolers (HOP) program for another two years. HOP promotes healthy snack options for children and families. Children are introduced to new food items, and parents and child care providers are given resources such as recipes, shopping gift cards, and healthy… Read more »

We Drive for Excellence

October 30, 2017

Everyone may define excellence a little bit differently. Some may use data to define excellence, while others may define excellence through more qualitative means—like seeing improvement in child language skills or a creating a less stressful work environment for our providers. But, more importantly, how does ELV drive for excellence? Our Client Support Team works daily with our providers to… Read more »

Refer a Child Care Provider and Win!

October 10, 2017

Have a friend or colleague who could benefit from ELV services? Refer them to us, and you’ll be in the running for some of amazing prizes! For every child care provider you refer, you’ll receive one raffle ticket, in addition to one free month of CORE, ELV’s child management system. Join us on Halloween at 9 a.m. when we will… Read more »

ELV to Participate in Colorado Gives Day

October 5, 2017

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is excited to once again be participating in Colorado Gives Day, presented by FirstBank on Tuesday, December 5th! Give back to Colorado’s youngest learners by donating to Early Learning Ventures. Schedule your donation early starting November 1st and then watch donations in real time by downloading the new Colorado Gives Day App. Every dollar makes a difference…. Read more »

Coordinated Approaches To Child Health ELV Partner Training

September 25, 2017

ELV recently hosted the “Coordinated Approaches To Child Health” (CATCH) training for our Early Head Start (EHS) partners in Mesa County. Utilizing Head Start standards for physical activity and nutrition, CATCH training supports early childhood educators and professionals in improving the quality of their care . CATCH introduces more 500 activities for children, which increase gross motor, locomotor, and non-locomotor… Read more »

We Show Respect

September 20, 2017

This is the fourth blog based on the blog series about our Cornerstones.   Being an Early Head Start grantee and a part of a diverse early childhood education (ECE) community, we have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals every day. Each child has a unique story about his/her family and the obstacles he/she works toward… Read more »

We Embrace Innovation

August 29, 2017

This blog is part 3 of a series of blogs based on our cornerstones.   At its core, innovation is what makes humans different. Our minds our constantly thinking of new ideas and new ways to better improve our lives, although not many people tend to act on their innovative ideas. Here at ELV we strive to be innovative in… Read more »

How We Create a Better World

July 25, 2017

For July, we are highlighting the Merage Foundations and Consolidated Investment Group cornerstone– We Create a Better World. Because ELV is a nonprofit, it may seem obvious that we work to create a better world. But, what makes us different from the 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S that are also working to create a better world? First, the ELV team,… Read more »

Child Care Provider of the Month for June: Grand Valley Child Care

July 24, 2017

Grand Valley Child Care originally opened its doors in August of 2006. Starting as a small, infant and toddler child care center, Grand Valley Child Care serves young infants and toddlers ages 6 weeks to 18 months in a beautiful family home. One of Roberta’s Nicolosi, Director of Grand Valley Child Care, favorite memories is taking the “BYE BYE Buggy”… Read more »