Advocacy

ECEA of Colorado represents child care businesses in over 15 ongoing collaborative stakeholder meetings statewide on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.

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Legislative 

Sandra Solin of Capitol Solutions, Inc is the Lobbyist for ECEA of Colorado.  Sandra ensures that ECEA is a powerful voice with the Colorado legislature.  Every year over 600 pieces of legislation are reviewed to evaluate the impact on your business. 

ECEA provides regular legislative updates to it's membership and gathers data on a regular basis.  This makes it possible for ECEA to accurately represent the legislative and administrative needs of your program.  

Administrative

ECEA advocates on a systems level with the Office of Early Childhood, the Governor's office and the state legislature as well as other systems advocates statewide.  We participate in numerous statewide committees in order to provide a consistent voice for child care businesses.  ECEA maintains a bold stance in support of issues that directly impact the child care industry.

The Executive Director, Dawn Alexander, started in the child care industry 15+ years ago as a licensed family child care provider.  After raising three children of their own, she became a licensing specialist at Red Rocks Community College for 3+ years.  Dawn then worked for the Weld County Health Department supporting licensed and qualified exempt providers for 3 years.  She is now at ECEA, advocating for all licensed providers statewide.  Here education background includes a Masters degree in Public Education from UCD, and a BA in Sociology & Human Services from Fort Lewis College.

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