Early Learning Ventures and the Merage Foundation Featured at National Funders Convening

June 10, 2014

Sue Renner, Executive Director of the Merage Foundations spoke at a gathering of philanthropists in Washington, D.C., this weekend about the foundation’s efforts to fund programs promoting early literacy, specifically, Early Learning Ventures (ELV). At a meeting organized by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Sue described how Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is increasing the operational efficiencies of child care providers allowing them to provide… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Announces Scholarship Program for Child Care Providers in Partnership with the CDHS Office of Early Childhood

May 27, 2014

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) and The Office of Early Childhood – Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant have partnered together to offer 12-month scholarships to child care providers for free access to the ELV Alliance Shared Services model. The ELV resource platform and Child Management System (Alliance CORE) increase the stability and productivity of Colorado’s early care and… Read more »

Innovative finance model could provide new path for early childhood services

April 4, 2014

Article on ChalkBeat Colorado By Ann Schimke on April 3, 2014 It was the fall of 2010, and the finance task force of the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County had worked for the better part of the year to come up with the dollar amount needed to provide high-quality early childhood services to every child in the county. But after the task force… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Announces New State-wide Colorado Alliance

April 2, 2014

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is pleased to announce the formation of the ELV Colorado Alliance. ELV Alliances are community-based networks comprised of small, early care and education businesses (nonprofit or for profit) that work together to deliver services in a more streamlined and efficient way. The ELV Alliance model ensures fiscal stability and superior business operations, which are the foundation for… Read more »

Early Learning Ventures Represents Colorado at National Summit for Social Impact Performance Advisors

March 26, 2014

Colorado-based Early Learning Ventures (ELV) will join advocacy groups, governmental agencies, education coalitions and non-profits from across the nation for an event designed to explore and develop innovative alternative financing mechanisms to fund early childhood programs. The ReadyNation Conference of the Early Childhood Social Impact Performance Advisors will take place March 27-28 in Charlotte, NC, and is designed to assist… Read more »

Child Care an Important Part of American Life

June 28, 2013

Child Care an Important Part of American Life – Please check out this compelling info graphic from the US Census Bureau. Are you surprised by the numbers? [Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Secretary Hillary Clinton recognizes the David and Laura Merage Foundation

June 20, 2013

“I also want to recognize the commitment by the David and Laura Merage Foundation and its partners, to create networks of child care and early learning providers, that will pool resources, share best practices and create economies of scale to lower costs and improve quality.”   To view the entire transcipt of Hillary’s remarks, please click here – CGI America Hillary… Read more »

Merage Foundation recognized at CGI

June 19, 2013

The Merage Foundation was recognized during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) by Hillary Rodham Clinton in her opening remarks. CGI brings together nearly 1,000 business, government, and civil society leaders to address the economic recovery and the long-term goals of the United States. The former Secretary of State praised The Merage Foundation for its innovative and ongoing dedication to early… Read more »

David Merage, To Receive 2013 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award; Governor Hickenlooper Proclaims May 11 “David Merage Day”

May 10, 2013

DENVER, CO – May 10, 2013 – David Merage, successful entrepreneur and businessman, has been named a 2013 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient. David will be honored at the ceremony on Ellis Island on Saturday, May 11th. In conjunction with this prestigious honor and in recognition of David’s tremendous contributions, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed May 11 as… Read more »