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Our Vision

The Vision of the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley is that…
“We envision a community where all members prioritize and invest in our children to build a thriving society.”

Our Mission

“is to strengthen the local system of early childhood care and education through research, advocacy, policy, and innovative practice.”

Our Approach

As the hub of early childhood efforts in the SLV, we build community awareness and engagement; disseminate information and resources; provide professional development and coaching create leadership opportunities; secure funding facilitate collaborative partnerships; build community capacity; and advocate for needed change.

What’s Happening

Why Early Childhood Care and Education is Essential to Economic Development: Supporting 14 licensed family child care home in the San Luis Valley

 

As an industry, early childhood care and education has historically been underfunded and underappreciated. In times of COVID-19, we have seen a huge impact on the early childhood care and education ecosystem. We have also finally begun to see a more overarching understanding of how important access to early childhood care and education is as an economic development issue. In our rural areas, there was already a lack of access to early care and education, with nowhere near enough capacity to deal with the demand. We cannot afford to lose our existing early childhood service providers from the COVID-19 pandemic – for both the education and wellbeing of our children, and for our rural economies to survive.

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The following items have been added to our website.

ECC Resource Guide

Here is our ECC Resource Guide. We hope you will check it out. If you would like a hard copy, please contact our office at 719-937-4010 or email us.

Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley Service Area Map 2019

We have added a new page to our website that offers a map of our service area and other areas within our state. This can be found under the Our Work Tab on the ECCSLV Service Area Page.

 

SLV Home Visiting Coalition Program Brochure 2019

We have just added our New, Updated SLV Home Visiting Coalition Program Brochure. High Quality Home Visitation Programs are available! Every family is unique with different family members, different cultures & values, and different needs. We are fortunate in the San Luis Valley to have several prenatal/early childhood home visitation programs that fit the needs of families in different ways. See our programs by clicking the above link or find it on our Parent Support and Training page under the Parents & Families tab along with other great resources.

In the News…Recent Articles

ECCSLV Newsletters

In the News…Recent Articles

How You Can Contact a Member of Congress

Anytime on Tuesday, February 25, pick up the phone to call your elected officials and share some of the same messages from home that your fellow educators and advocates are sharing in person. Here’s what you can say: -As a constituent and an advocate for child care...

ECCSLV Newsletters

ECCSLV Newsletter May 17, 2019

Working in Early Childhood Education Welcome from the Executive Director Dear Community Supporter: On Saturday, May 18, Head Start will turn 54 years old! This year is particularly special because it is also the 25th birthday of Early Head Start-which was authorized...

Getting it Right For Our Babies

State of Babies Yearbook: 2019

The 2019 Resource Guide is Available Now! Click here to to view it.