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Artistic rendering of the Early Childhood Learning Center.
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Early childhood development and education are key determinants of future health and well-being.
      - U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

 Early Childhood Learning Center 

Checks can be mailed to: 
P.O. Box 1032
Alamosa, CO 81101

Financial contributions to the club qualify for the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit.
This allows for a 50% reduction in the after-tax cost of your gift.

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Father and Son Playing

The Challenge

There is a critical deficit in childcare availability in our community.
The number of children under the age of six with all parents in the workforce has increased significantly in the past two decades, especially in Alamosa, Costilla and Rio Grande Counties.

We hope to change that with the first of step in creating a new era in early childhood learning in the San Luis Valley.

❝ The new stat-of-the-art child care center will provide much needed child care and education resources that will have a positive impact in the lives of children throughout our San Luis Valley community. In addition, this center will provide job opportunities for Early Childhood Education professionals which will help our local economy. We are thankful for the collaborative efforts of our community partners and stakeholders for all their efforts in making this Early Childcare Learning Center possible.❞  - Alamosa Mayor Ty Coleman

Front view of model rendering of the Early Childhood Learning Center.

The Opportunity

 • Create more Childcare Openings for families in the Alamosa Community.
 • Provide jobs for Early Childhood Education professionals in the Valley.
 • Develop Career Pathways to enhance childcare in the San Luis Valley.
 • Act as a model for the development of facilities across the valley.

This state-of-the-art child care facility will be built on the BGCSLV campus to serve up to 160 children, ages 0-3. The design features 17,608 sq. ft. including Flex Space for dynamic learning needs, and observation rooms for immersive student teaching experiences and caregiver monitoring that doesn't disrupt the learning environment. When open, the child care center will create a minimum of 40 jobs earning a livable wage. ​

❝ I have a 15-month old, I have definitely missed work for, not having child care. I work night shift and my partner works in the daytime. I have been trying to find child care that works for me without success.  - SLV Parent

Kids crawling through play tunnels.

The Benefits

 • Every $1 invested in high-quality ECE, increases property values up to $13.
 • Reduced need for K-12 special education saves an average of $10,000 per year.
 • ECE programs can cover between 50% to 150% of their annual costs after 10 years.
 • The first 5 years of life provide a lifelong foundation for all future outcomes.

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