ECE Provider Cost Savings From Early Learning Ventures’ Comprehensive Service Model

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) is a non-profit based in Colorado that supports early childhood care providers with a shared services model whose goal is to increase access and quality of programs, and to help providers save time and money as they operate quality childcare facilities. ELV hired APA to conduct a study of the costs and savings (both in terms of time and money) to providers that use ELV services. The project further documents the benefits ELV services provide to early childhood councils, state licensing agencies, and Early Head Start grantees. Data generated by the study will contribute to ELV’s understanding of its value to early childhood education in Colorado and the potential areas where its services can have the greatest impacts.