Become a Member

Membership Benefits

If you are not a member of ECEA you are losing money.  Check out these GREAT cost savings benefits for your program!

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ECEA Member Pages

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Additional benefits to ECEA include:

  • a private, members only forum where owners and directors can ask questions and receive support from others in similar roles;  

  • FREE Owner Consultations with an ECEA board member;

  • Access to FREE Business Coaching/Consultations to get your 2 points for your quality rating;

  • FREE training certificates for attending live trainings offered through/by ECEA;

  • FREE resources in member forum (ie., forms, etc.)

ECEA benefit links can be found in the membership side of this website.  These resources are a benefit of membership.  For direct support on issues that you are encountering within your program, please contact Dawn at



Receive some of the best rates and customer service for your business liability and worker's comp insurance.

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Journey Payroll & HR

Decrease your Payroll costs by 20-40% .  Receive outstanding customer service support for your HR needs.  Journey will pay your membership fees up to $300 a year with ECEA if you make the switch!  Get details HERE.

Early Learning Ventures


Receive FREE access to the Early Learning Ventures Shared Resource Platform.  Average cost savings include: $7,900 annual on food and beverage, $580 on classroom supplies, $300 on office supplies.  ECEA membership provides you with this AMAZING resource for FREE ($100 cost savings a year).   ALSO, ECEA members receive $10 off a month for their ELV CORE membership! 


ChildCare Education Institute

Receive terrific membership discounts through our member pages.  Your staff can participate in their fully supported CDA program for $499.  So put that grant money to good use. That's a cost savings of $300 each.  Maximize your grant funding budget!

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Hazen + Klopman

Laura Hazen provides a $25 an hour discount on legal services for ECEA members.                                                            

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Access an entire toolkit of supports through this great resource.  You and your employees can engage in therapeutic supports online at an amazing price!  Receive 20% off first month. 


Kaplan Learning Company

17% discount and free shipping on order over $300 (some exclusions may apply)                                                       



Receive a 5% discount from our member pages and free shipping.                                                                                                

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Healthy Child Care Colorado

Create an account with Healthy Child Care Colorado and receive free access to their health and safety resource database.  Also, don't forget to post job vacancies on their job board!

Playground Safety Solutions, LLC

Whether it's an installation or repair of a playground, Tony Jaramillo and his team is there for you.  They can also conduct playground safety inspections for a great price.                                                        

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Exchange Magazine

Receive a free print subscription to Exchange Magazine, and a free subscription to ExchangeEveryDay (EED).  These sources will help to keep you current in industry information nationwide.       



Hinge offers GREAT trainings for ECEA on running an efficient and effective programs.  Contact information is on our member pages if you are interested in buying or selling your program.      

Membership Details

Family Child Care Home  - $50
Small Center/PRS (15 or less in capacity) - $200 for 1st 2 locations each ($120 for locations 3+ each)
Large Center/PRS (16+ in capacity) - $250 for 1st 2 locations each  ($140 for locations 3+ each)
School Aged Programs - $60 for 1st 2 locations each ($50 for locations 3+ each)

Please note for 2022:

86% of your dues and contributions may be tax deductible as a business expense.
14% support our lobbying and are not tax deductible.

As membership grows, the tax deductible portion of your membership fees will increase.

Get Involved too!

We need you to be actively engaged in ECEA as a member.   We need to hear from you so that we can provide a consistent voice for your business statewide. Together we can accomplish amazing things.  Now that you've seen our GREAT member benefits, let us know if we are missing anything that can support you and your business!