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ELV Affiliates Find Healthy Bucks a Great Way to Encourage Healthy Eating AND Earn Funding

Did you know that as an ELV Affiliate, child care centers can participate in the Healthy Options for Pre-schoolers Rainbow Snacks Program to experiment with fruit & vegetable snack ideas while earning incentive dollars to offset costs for any added prep time and purchasing? Through the program, child care providers are able to add nutrition […]

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New ELV Affiliate Tells us “I Needed this Ten Years Ago!”

Last week, ELV staff was in Colorado Springs training our newest Affiliate member, Global Village International. Each time a new child care provider enrolls in ELV, staff members conduct a personal training session to walk through the many tools and resources the platform provides. From purchasing discounts to classroom resources to online training that meets child

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J Williams and President Clinton

ELV at CGI America 2014

ELV Program Director, Judy Williams, attended the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI America), where she collaborated with national leaders and renewed the organization’s commitment on behalf of ELV. She also reported on ELV’s status from 2013. That report details: “In 2013, Early Learning Ventures, along with its partners, committed to expanding quality child care by

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National Public Radio Runs a Story on Mediocre Child Care

Yesterday, National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story on the state of America’s child care entitled “The Hell of America’s Day Care: Expensive and Mediocre.” To read or listen to the full article, click here. This represents an important national discussion and we support NPR bringing further light to the situation. Each day, millions of children

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To grow the economy, invest in early childhood education

We had to share this excellent blog from The Hill’s Congress Blog. Early Learning Ventures and Merage Foundations continues to work tirelessly to ensure federal policy and budgets include support for and investment in early care and education.  Thank you to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) and Kris Perry, executive director, First Five Year’s, for their work in

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Mark Your Calendars to Tune into Child Care Shared Services on Buell Leaders Radio

Shared services models in child care are designed to be a one-stop shop for business supports for child care providers – everything from ordering supplies to tracking attendance.  This service is gaining popularity in Colorado, where Early Learning Ventures has launched alliances in four regions across the state.  Brian Conly and Ty Johnson from the

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Preschool Assistance for Colorado Parents

In today’s economy, childcare and preschool expenses, when combined with other critical living expenses, may overwhelm families. Childcare, however, is essential for parents to be able to work or continue their education to improve job skills. Equally important, a quality preschool education gives children opportunities to learn and practice social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills

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