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TITLE: Tools for You!

DESCRIPTION: This month, we highlight a budget tool and include the link to access for both homes and centers. We include an instructional document regarding our new mobile enhancements and announce more is to come supporting document wise. We welcome, newest Client Support Specialist member, Amy Heide to the team and highlight a recent #WhatsUpWEdnesday interview done in August with guest, Constant Hine covering her trainings and coaching available. This month's "Get To Know The Team" is Malana Boris. As always, we include referral information and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews.

DATE:  September, 2021


TITLE: Mobile Updates, CTC & More!

DESCRIPTION: This month, we have our mobile IM and daily reporting announcement to the Alliance CORE system, congratulate Ty Johnson on being a member of the Transition Advisory Group and share about Senator Bennett's visit with ELV site. We highlight a July #WhatsUpWednesday video with Cassie Levya regarding the CTC as well. This month's "Get To Know The Team" is Jennifer Hinderliter. As always, we include referral information and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews.

DATE:  August, 2021


TITLE: Summer Updates on the Horizon

DESCRIPTION: This month, we have our save the date for our July webinar and have an announcement for any child care businesses temporarily closing for the summer. We highlight a June #WhatsUpWednesday video with Brandon DiCesare for the DocsByPhone feature as well. This month's "Get To Know The Team" is Michael Taylor. As always, we include referral information and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews.

DATE:  July, 2021


TITLE: Summer Updates on the Horizon

DESCRIPTION: This month, we recap how successful Teacher Appreciation Baskets and share photos of the prep process to get these out to the winners of our nominations in May. We have included our June webinar save-the-dates and highlight one of May’s #WhatsUpWednesday videos done with Erin Holt. She highlights all things ECE Shared Resources Platform. This month's "Get To Know The Team" is Tristan Clerihew. As always, we include referral information and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews.

DATE:  June, 2021


TITLE: Mental Health Awareness Month

DESCRIPTION: Check out several resources and videos regarding Mental Health Awareness for this month's topic. We also include a video highlighting Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month. Check out a demo video on the ELV Billing module as well. Save the date for our May webinar with Lisa Armao of Boomers Leading Change and watch one of April's #WhatsUpWednesday videos done with Sue Renner about the American Rescue Plan Act's Impact on the child care industry. This month's "Get To Know The Team" is Tracey McKinney. As always, we include referral information and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews. 

DATE:  May, 2021


TITLE: Spring and Updates On the Horizon!

DESCRIPTION: Save the date for our April webinar and visit a link to participate in our 2020-2021 ELV Feedback Survey. We highlight our #WhatsUpWednesday interview with ELV staff, Tim Garcia, about Early Head Start as well. This month's "Get To Know The Team" is Eva Nagel. As always, we include referral information and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews. 

DATE:  April, 2021


TITLE: Spring and Updates On the Horizon!

DESCRIPTION: Check out our newest resources as well as the most recent #WhatsUpWednesday with ELV staff, Eva Nagel, about the team's new Knowledge Base. We share information about our newest blog on age group data and partnerships as well as a fun blurb to get to know our team member, Carson Haney. Our team has a new Calendly accessible via the link provided as well as in staff email signatures as a convenient way to schedule any kind of training needed. The National CACFP week is coming up as well, so we promote the social media contest involving that. As always, we include referral information and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews. 

DATE:  March, 2021


TITLE: Network and Team Growth

DESCRIPTION: Learn about the team's new Knowledge Base and what tools that has to offer thus far. We have added two new team members to our ELV staff, Kailee Smith and Carson Haney. This week's #WhatsUpWednesday interview is also featured this month to highlight Louise Stoney's work with Opportunities Exchange and the Iron Triangle. There are several resources included with registration links to learn more.  As always, we include referral information and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews. 

DATE:  February, 2021


TITLE: New Year, New News!

DESCRIPTION: Learn about what's new in client support including the CORE-to-ATS Interface Enhancement and the Knowledge Base. Coloradans can learn about the COVID-19 Phase 1B vaccine and providers will see a flyer for how to run the "Statement of Payments" report within the Parent App for tax season. The Sales team has a January promo going on and the team shares out their 2020 year in review graphic relating to support and funding throughout the year. There is also a reminder to for ELV members to use AmazonSmile when doing their personal shopping as a way to support the ELV team mission. As always, we include referral information, pandemic related enhancements to the Alliance CORE system, where to purchase more masks and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours, Resource Platform account access and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews. 

DATE:  January, 2021


TITLE: 'Tis the Season!

DESCRIPTION: Learn about the Child Care Sustainability Gran Program as well as access a link to donate to ELV for Colorado Gives day on the 8th. We have updated our availability hours for the holidays coming up and have included numerous educational items including trainings and webinars available across several organizations. As always, we include referral information, pandemic related enhancements to the Alliance CORE system, where to purchase more masks and who to contact if in need of a website for an online presence in the child care industry. Additionally, all reminders are included for office hours, Resource Platform account access and information about our Breakout Series and #WhatsUpWednesday interviews. 

DATE:  December, 2020


TITLE: November News!

DESCRIPTION: Learn about several webinar resources available within the industry and see where you can donate early to ELV for Colorado Gives Day. Check out a new graphic the team created to show the multi-use Alliance CORE system and as always, contact the team with referrals to receive two months from of the system for yourself.  As always, we have masks for purchase, the capability to create/edit/design custom websites for you as a child care provider and several other standard updates regarding office hours. Read about reminders on the #WhatsUpWednesday interviews and the 2020 Webinar Breakout Series. 

DATE:  November, 2020


TITLE: Tips and Tricks for YOU!

DESCRIPTION: Learn about the Child Care Assistance Program Attendance Tracking System (CCAP ATS) update and see where ELV was featured in press release articles recently. Client support has started "Tips and Tricks" tutorial videos that you can see on our Facebook page. As always, we have masks for purchase, the capability to create/edit/design custom websites for you as a child care provider and several other standard updates regarding office hours. Read about reminders on the #WhatsUpWednesday interviews and the 2020 Webinar Breakout Series. 

DATE:  October, 2020


TITLE: Making Back to School Safe & Easy!

DESCRIPTION: We announce the "September to Remember" webinars line-up. See who the guests are, when they will be speaking and what topics they'll be covering. The ELV Authorized Pickup and Provider/Staff apps are available as more safe and easy enhancements we've recently done. As always, we have masks for purchase, the capability to create/edit/design custom websites for you as a child care provider and several other standard updates regarding office hours. Read about reminders on the #WhatsUpWednesday interviews and the 2020 Webinar Breakout Series.

DATE:  September, 2020


TITLE: We Have Your Back!

DESCRIPTION: We highlight our provider, Shailee's Sunbeams as Director, Jessica, shares a heart warming story this month.  As always, we have masks for purchase, the capability to create/edit/design custom websites for you as a child care provider and several other standard updates regarding office hours. Read about reminders on the #WhatsUpWednesday interviews and the 2020 Webinar Breakout Series.

DATE:  August, 2020


TITLE: Your ELV Summer Updates!

DESCRIPTION: We highlight ELV network member, Rachael Balerio as she discusses her recent, successful, virtual licensing visit while using Alliance CORE. As always, we have masks for purchase, the capability to create/edit/design custom websites for you as a child care provider and several other standard updates regarding office hours. Read about reminders on the #WhatsUpWednesday interviews and the 2020 Webinar Breakout Series. Contact Brooke Shellhorn to participate in the ECE Legislation call. 

DATE:  July, 2020


TITLE: The Latest From ELV

DESCRIPTION: This is the third month in a row that we are offering THREE MONTHS FREE of Alliance CORE, thanks to generous donors. Learn about and register for several community webinars including Tom Copeland, Homegrown, and read about which ELV provider family child care homes were ECCLA awardees. We've provided resources and links on the Black Lives Matter movement as well. As always, we have the capability to create/edit/design custom websites for you as a child care provider and several other standard updates regarding office hours. Read about reminders on the #ELVcares social media campaign and contact Brooke Shellhorn to participate in the ECE Legislation call.

DATE:  June, 2020


TITLE: Bring On May Flowers

DESCRIPTION: This is the second month in a row that we are offering Alliance CORE for free to our network, thanks to generous donors. We link webinars that we've hosted over the several weeks for easy access. Learn about the new Parent App that increases efficiency and allows parents to use their security code on any phone/tablet. We encourage you to update your status on CO shines and complete the 2020 census. 

DATE:  May, 2020


TITLE: We're Here For You!

DESCRIPTION: We cover April's Alliance CORE invoices for our network due to the pandemic. We've linked April themed books for your use and leisure to spend time with your kiddos. Learn about a scholarship opportunity and a COVID-19 related webinar done by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood. The 2020 2nd annual training conference will be postponed due to the pandemic. 

DATE:  April, 2020


TITLE: Spring Has Sprung!

DESCRIPTION: Save the date for ELV's 2nd annual training conference. Learn about a CCCAP workshop and some Alliance CORE tips we wanted to share with you. It's tax season, which means you can donate your refund to a nonprofit of your choice. The Kiosk App is now available as a valuable backup for child and staff check-in/out daily. We have SCOOP gift cards to grocery stores for those interested in the nutritional program for their children and families

DATE:  March, 2020


TITLE: Big Goals on the Horizon!

DESCRIPTION: Michael Taylor has large goals on the outreach team and would like to help others "move past paper," and save them time and money - learn more on the presentation he gives to providers, sites, directors, and teachers. Acquire4Hire is a smart hiring tool that helps small businesses recruit quality staff. We have SCOOP gift cards to grocery stores for those interested in the nutritional program for their children and families. 

DATE:  February, 2020


TITLE: New Year, New Updates from ELV Client Support

DESCRIPTION: Acquire4Hire is a smart hiring tool that helps small businesses recruit quality staff. We have SCOOP gift cards to grocery stores for those interested in the nutritional program for their children and families. Need to schedule a CORE refresher, reach out to our team for more training for you or your staff. learn more about a Food Program reminder this newsletter as well. 

DATE:  January, 2020


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