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We Drive for Excellence

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 […]

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ELV to Participate in Colorado Gives Day

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.

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Coordinated Approaches To Child Health ELV Partner Training

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

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We Show Respect

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

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We Embrace Innovation

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

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How We Create a Better World

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

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

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

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Healthy Options For Preschoolers Event in Rifle

Over Memorial Weekend, Early Learning Ventures (ELV) participated in a celebration event in Rifle for one of ELV’s partners, Preschool on Wheels. Preschool on Wheels is a unique program that brings early childhood education on a specially designed bus to rural areas in Rifle. The Rifle and Glenwood Springs community came together to host the

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