Early Learning Ventures

Access to High-Quality Care and Education

Early Learning Ventures (ELV), founded by the David and Laura Merage Foundation, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to quality, affordable childcare. The organization focuses its efforts on improving the quality of childcare programs offered at center and family child care homes across Colorado, many of which are small, independent businesses that lack the infrastructure and resources to invest in quality improvements. 

Our Impact

41, 712 Children Impacted

558 Childcare Programs Served

$22 Money Saved Per Year Per Child

551 Hours of Annual Time Saved


Shared Resource Platform

The Shared ECE Resources Colorado platform is powered by CCA For Social Good and links child care providers to a variety of resources including marketing materials, HR, classroom tools, cost savings, and more.

Childcare Management System 

Our childcare management system, Alliance CORE, saves you time and money allowing you to focus on the reason you got into the childcare business in the first place, caring for and educating children. CORE will help you with record keeping, tracking attendance, maintaining childcare licensing compliance, enrollment management, tuition invoicing, payment tracking, and more. 


Early Head Start Quality Child Care Partnerships

This unique program is made possible by Early Head Start Child Care Partnership (EHS–CCP) grants. Through these grant-funded programs, ELV supports vulnerable children and families in under-served areas across Colorado.