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

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.

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ENGLEWOOD, CO (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

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 public sector finance, private investment, legal professionals, and representatives from philanthropy, policy, and service providers in developing “Pay for Success (PFS)” contracts or “Social Impact Bonds (SIBs)”.

“This important gathering seeks to elevate cutting-edge approaches to funding for early childhood support initiatives,” said Sue Renner, Executive Director of Early Learning Ventures. “We are looking forward to bringing our venture philanthropy perspective to this national conversation.” Sue will be joined by Tyler Jaeckel from the Colorado Governor’s Office.

On behalf of Early Learning Ventures, Sue will be presenting on ELV’s first-of-its kind network of Alliances that provide tools and support to child care providers. These efforts expand access to quality child care programs by helping providers save time and money, thus, allowing them to focus on the most important part of their day – caring for and educating children. Knowing that a child’s first five years of life are the most critical for charting course to lasting success, ELV’s focus remains on serving children 5 and under. Children who experience quality child care at this young age are more likely to succeed in school, obtain a job, and lead happy, productive lives.

About Early Learning Ventures
Founded by the David & Laura Merage Foundation, ELV believes that all children have the right to develop strong learning foundations through universal access to high quality early childhood education. With a focus on bringing Colorado’s early care and education sector to scale through comprehensive innovations, policies, and incentives that are market-oriented, include parent involvement, and have measurable impact, our efforts will result in mechanisms for state and local governments to optimally invest in early care and education. For more information, visit http://www.earlylearningventures.org

About the David & Laura Merage Foundation
Promote self-sufficiency through education and community development, the foundation supports programs that are focused on social change and result in children, families and communities improving the quality and circumstances of their lives. David & Laura Merage believe that education is the gateway to optimal life outcomes. For more information, please visit http://www.merage.org.

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