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Silly wigs, cream pies on faces, and hope

By Dora Esparza, Director of Business Services On a beautiful October afternoon close to Halloween, I was invited to 1080 Learning Center for their Fall Festival. I was there as […]

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The healthiest decision you’ll ever make

By guest blogger Gary Drews, CEO of 365 Health (formerly 9Health Fair) Have you made it through the year without catching a cold or having to miss work? With kids […]

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Summer survey results

We asked. You answered! Here are our top takeaways from the 2022 summer Denver child care provider survey. We received 69 responses from a range of directors, teachers, assistant teachers, […]

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Denver’s Early Childhood Council awarded CIRCLE grant

Denver’s Early Childhood Council is excited to be among the multiple partnerships taking on early childhood challenges through the CIRCLE Initiative! Our projects will seek to stabilize and grow the […]

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Farewell to a community champion

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gerie Grimes, President and CEO of Hope Center in Denver. As a community leader for countless family-serving institutions in Denver, […]

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The Council team is growing and changing

It’s been a few minutes since we’ve provided a staff update, so we would like to take this opportunity to introduce newer staff and some role changes among existing staff. […]

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Career navigation made easy

by Ché Walker, Career Navigator My name is Ché Walker (it is a hard “ch”; say “chay”) and I am the Career Navigator for Denver’s Early Childhood Council! I have […]

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A year of challenge and hope

by Emily Bustos, CEO & Charles Dukes, Board of Directors Chairperson This year has been one of challenge and hope. As our organization and the Denver child care provider community […]

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Turning great challenges into opportunities

by Karen Thiel, Lead Quality Navigator 2021 wrapped up a year that was very demanding. Yet, in the face of the challenges brought by the pandemic and the changing child […]

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In search of diverse, bilingual ECE trainers

by Melissa Maldonado, Career Pathways Manager Do you speak Arabic, Somali, Vietnamese, Spanish, or another language that meets Denver’s early care and education communities in their native languages? In an […]

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