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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!

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, …

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Early Learning Ventures highlighted in Erikson Institute’s National Report

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 …

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ELV Highlighted in BPC Report

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 …

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An Interview with International Learning Center

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 …

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Child Care Provider Highlight- Children’s Palace Learning Center

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 …

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By the Numbers: Utilizing ELV Services Increases Program Quality

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 …

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Community Highlight: O’Toole’s Garden Center

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 …

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

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 …

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Teachers, Learning, and Collaborating

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 …

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