What’s Up Wednesday

#WhatsUpWednesday with Virginia Marsh on the Colorado Substitute Workforce Program

Virginia Marsh brings over 15 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration to the role of Project Coordinator for the Colorado Substitute Workforce Program. Her roles have ranged from program director to business consultant, where she led strategic initiatives, facilitated professional development, and managed a shared services alliance. These experiences have given […]

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Tristan Clerihew on Alliance Credible

Today our product manager here at Early Learning Ventures, Tristan Clerihew is joining us to introduce us to our new Food Program software, Alliance Credible. ELV’s new, stand-alone CACFP (Food Program) software for CACFP Sponsor organizations. This new software allows CACFP Sponsors to manage and track the entire Claims’ ecosystem for all of their providers,

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Vail and Mindy on an Early Childhood Apprenticeship program at CMU Tech

Today we are joined by Vail Shoultz-McCole and Mindy Gutierrez from Colorado Mesa University to share with us all about the Early Childhood Apprenticeship program. T. Vail Shoultz-McCole – Over the past 30+ years she has worked in ECE; owning a childcare, Head Start teacher, teaching 1st grade, Colorado Shines coach, B4Change trauma informed practices

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WhatsUpWednesday with Elsa on Colorado s new FAMLI program

Elsa is our leadership and development manager here at Early Learning Ventures on the Early Head Start team and today she will be sharing about Colorado’s new leave program. This program is available to those who live and work in Colorado and Elsa will share her thoughts with us on how this can be very

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Melissa Mares from the Children’s Campaign on policies and legislation

Today we are joined by Melissa Mares form the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Melissa Mares is the Director, Early Childhood at the Colorado Children’s Campaign and a co-convener of the Raise Colorado Coalition and the Growing Our Future Coalition. In this role, she leads the Children’s Campaign’s early childhood portfolio, coordinating policy and coalition development, community

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Tim Garcia and Grace Honce on Provider Feedback Survey results

Today we are joined by our COO here at Early Learning Ventures, Tim Garcia, and Grace Honce from Hartway Evaluation Group. Grace partnered with ELV to create a Provider Feedback Survey which we sent out on January 1st 2024. Today Grace and Tim will be sharing some of the results from this survey, and how

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Valentina Estrella from the Rural Homes Early Childhood Initiative

Valentina Estrella is a first-generation immigrant who moved to the states at 5 years old. This life experience has greatly fueled her passion for uplifting the often-overlooked voices and empowering community members. Deeply rooted in community work and engagement, Valentina has facilitated 37 Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings. Valentina joins Bright Futures as the

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#WhatsUpWednesday with ELV Staff to give an overview of Alliance CORE!

Early Learning Ventures is dedicated to expanding access to quality, affordable child care. We focus our efforts on improving the quality of early child care programs – 85% of which are small, independent businesses that lack the infrastructure and resources to invest in quality improvements. What Can Alliance CORE Help You With? Record Keeping Tracking Attendance

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Britt Martens on Farm to Child Colorado

Britt Martens is the Farm to Child Colorado Specialist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Britt’s work is focused on connecting children to their food system and building strategic partnership and cohesion to strengthen Farm to ECE efforts. Britt serves as the Lead for the Colorado Farm to Child Collaborative. She

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Dawn Alexander on a new licensing approved infant/toddler orientation

Today we will have Dawn joining us. Dawn is a seasoned professional with 20 years in the early childhood education industry. Starting as a licensed family childcare provider, she has a wealth of experience, including roles as a licensing specialist and advocate for licensed programs through the Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado (ECEA). Dawn

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