ELV’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant increases from $5 million to $6.9 million with an additional $1.9 million grant award!

May 2, 2019

ELV has been awarded an additional Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant! The five-year project period with an initial federal share budget of $1,918,670 and a non-federal matching budget of $479,668 is designated to make EHS services available to an additional 110 infants, toddlers, and families through established community-based child care providers in Adams, Arapahoe, and Morgan counties. This… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures highlighted in Erikson Institute’s National Report

February 7, 2019

Early Learning Ventures‘ successful Business Services approach to early childhood education was highlighted in the Erikson Institute report, Mapping the Family Child Care Network Landscape: Findings from the National Study of Family Child Care Networks, as a key innovator in technology used to increase the quality of both center-based and home-based child care. The report summarizes a national study undertaken to advance the… Read more »

ELV Highlighted in BPC Report

January 17, 2019

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) new report on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) and Educare Learning Network’s 2018 report, Lessons from the Evaluation of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Across the Educare Network highlights Early Learning Ventures (ELV) as an original 2015 Colorado EHS-CCP grantee. The report is now publicly available, and can be found at the bottom of this message…. Read more »

An Interview with International Learning Center

July 31, 2018

International Learning Center has been providing child care to children ages 0-5 for four years. Located in a diverse area of Denver, CO, International Learning Center currently serves 77 CCCAP children and teaches three languages (English, Spanish, and Arabic). The center has been using ELV services since January 2018, and they value the time and cost savings they experience from… Read more »

Child Care Provider Highlight- Children’s Palace Learning Center

May 10, 2018

Every child care provider works hard each day to teach our youngest learners during the most crucial time in their development. Children’s Palace Learning Center, an ELV child care provider in Pueblo West, has made huge strides in providing high quality child care to the children in their community. Children’s Palace’s Colorado Shines rating speaks volumes about their quality of… Read more »

By the Numbers: Utilizing ELV Services Increases Program Quality

April 16, 2018

A mounting body of research suggests that the first five years of a child’s life are crucial for cognitive development and emotional wellbeing, thus laying the foundation for the lifelong health of a child. So, it’s important for families to seek out quality early child care, but, oftentimes it’s hard for parents to truly know what quality looks like. Fortunately,… Read more »

Health and Wellness at the Workplace

March 28, 2018

Health and wellness… I’m sure you’ve heard that one before but really what are you doing every day to better your health? Do you take the time to have a 15-minute break or drink enough water? Are you active or attempting to get your steps in? At ELV, we value our team member’s health and wellness, so over the past… Read more »

Community Highlight: O’Toole’s Garden Center

February 28, 2018

Since 2015, O’Toole’s Garden Center in Littleton, CO, has generously supported the families of Rising Star Early Learning Center. Each year, O’Toole’s provides more than 16 children at Rising Star with warm coats for the winter season. However, this past holiday season, O’Toole’s went above in beyond. They not only provided winter coats for 16 children but also Thanksgiving meals… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures to Sponsor and Present at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference

February 15, 2018

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is excited to announce that we will once again be a Gold-level sponsor for the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) March 16-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver. Each year, RMECC brings together the entire early childhood community from the Rocky Mountain Region. The conference focuses on professional development and networking to encourage… Read more »

Teachers, Learning, and Collaborating

January 11, 2018

By Guest Blogger, Ty Johnson, Early Education Manager, Early Learning Ventures In the third quarter, Early Learning Ventures (ELV) launched its Teachers, Learning, and Collaborating (TLC). These teacher learning groups are supported by qualified and credentialed coaches, trainers, and master-level professionals. The learning sessions take place monthly and allow for teachers to have time to seek out peer-to-peer support, group… Read more »