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ELV Highlights Provider of the Month

Apr 14 2017

Early Learning Ventures (ELV) actively engages over 1,000 early childhood educators across the nation who utilize their Resource Platform. However of this larger number, ELV works closely with 32 sites around Colorado through an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership. Each month, ELV recognizes one of these partners that has gone above and beyond to provide high quality child care to their infants and toddlers. This month, ELV is recognizing the amazing dedication the staff at Rising Star Early Learning Center has for educating our youth.

Rising Star Early Learning Center, a community partner of Early Learning Ventures, began serving the Sheridan area in 2010. The center operates in a high-needs community where families rely on Rising Star to provide the care that their children need to exceed. Rising Star’s Director, Dania Kasim, has ensured that the center provides high quality childcare to these Denver families. Dania and her team understand the positive impact that they can have on not only the children but the entire families that are connected to their center.

With additional support from ELV Family Support Specialist and Quality Improvement Specialist, Rising Star has been able to enhance their learning environment and build stronger relationships with families. The center recently received a high rating of level 4 from Colorado Shines, which rates child care centers on a scale of 0-5. ELV has also encouraged Rising Star staff to increase their understanding and knowledge base within early childhood development. Dania recently completed her Aim4Excellence National Credential, which entails a rigorous program focused on improving educators knowledge of quality early childhood education. “Our job is to build those foundations that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives,” says Dania. To learn more about the amazing work Dania and her team have accomplished at Rising Star, visit ELV’s website.