Stronger Together: A Testimonial from a Child Care Center Partner

February 2, 2017

A testimonial from Ms. Roberta, Owner and Director of Grand Valley Child Care A year ago I was down to 16 children, bringing in 12 cents a month profit, earning no paycheck for four years to ensure all other bills and responsibilities were taken care of. At times, not knowing how we were going to feed the children and staff… Read more »

Give Back this Holiday Season with AmazonSmile

December 10, 2016

It’s now easier than ever to give back to ELV! Are you doing holiday shopping this year on Did you know that through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price per item to a non-profit of your choice? ELV is a registered non-profit with AmazonSmile, so search for us and give back this holiday season! AmazonSmile offers the… Read more »

Colorado Gives Day is Almost Here!

November 28, 2016

On Tuesday December 6, Support Early Learning Ventures! We are excited to announce that this year, Early Learning Ventures will be participating in Colorado Gives Day. Presented by FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a great opportunity to give back to your local community. Schedule your donation ahead of time or donate all day Tuesday, December 6 starting at 12 a.m…. Read more »

Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Helps Providers and Tax Payers

November 18, 2016

Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) recently released a video describing the mutual benefits to Colorado child care programs and taxpayers offered through the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (CCTC). This video shows the benefits of the credit and features ELV’s own Tim Garcia. View the video here.    

Sue Renner’s Article in Exchange Magazine Features ELV

November 2, 2016

Sue Renner, Executive Director of Merage Foundations, was recently published in Exchange Magazine promoting shared child care services in early childhood education. Shared services in early childhood education gives providers more time to focus on the quality of care. Sue describes the strong benefits of early child care providers using shared services models, specifically when using the Hybrid Model created and implemented by ELV. The ELV model helps… Read more »

How ELV’s Resource Platform is Benefiting Students at Arapahoe Community College

October 14, 2016

By Guest Blogger, Kristin Habicht, Department Chair of Early Childhood Education, Arapahoe Community College I wanted to share a unique partnership that we at Arapahoe Community College have enjoyed for a couple of years with Early Learning Ventures (ELV). As you may know, ELV is a non-profit designed to support child care providers in business operations. They have a variety… Read more »

Little Angels Achieves Four Star Colorado Shines Rating

September 7, 2016

Little Angels was one of the very first six pilot sites for Early Learning Ventures when it began back in 2009. Since then, they have worked and dedicated their time and efforts into streamlining their businesses practices and investing in their programs to raise the level of quality of care to meet the needs of the children and families they… Read more »

ELV Supports Cooking Matters Classes By Providing Free Child Care

August 4, 2016

On June 23, seven families from across Arapahoe County began attending Cooking Matters classes and while their parents were taking classes, Early Learning Ventures provided child care to the children to remove the cost of child care and encourage attendance. Cooking Matters is a national campaign which has served more than 265,000 low-income families across the U.S. since its inception… Read more »

A Story About Peaches: A Family Child Care Provider’s Story

July 28, 2016

A note from Jen Freed, Owner, Lil Peaches Home Childcare Finding the perfect peach is tough. To tell you a little bit about my family and myself…I’ve been married 16 years and have four children. Two older girls, 22 and 19, and after 14 years of waiting, we had another child, DJ, who is 2 years old. We also adopted our… Read more »