Early Childhood Council of Larimer County is excited to introduce you to our new administrative assistant, Karly Kampe. Originally from Boulder, Karly moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University, where she studied human development and family studies and minored in German. In addition to her bio, which you can read on our website here, learn more about Karly and why she joined the Council below.

What inspired you to apply for a position with ECCLC? 

I was inspired to apply for a job with ECCLC because I connected with the organization’s mission of working collaboratively within the community to ensure the health, safety, and access to opportunities for success for children in Larimer County. I also liked that the employees shared that a sense of humor is an important part of the organization’s work culture! 

What are you most looking forward to in your new role? 

I am looking forward to getting to know my awesome coworkers and supervisor better, learning more about what ECCLC does and its values, the chance to sit in on meetings with board and community members, and assisting behind the scenes.

Why do you think quality early child care and education are important?

I think that quality early child care and education are vital because they are a baseline for on-going success, health, and happiness for the tiniest members of our society—and I know that the impacts last far beyond early childhood!

Any nicknames or things our readers should know about you if they call, email, or see you out and about?

I don’t really have nicknames (at least not yet!), but sometimes the pronunciation of my last name can throw people off; “Kampe” is pronounced like “Camp”. My parents floated the idea of giving me the first name Summer, but I’m grateful they chose Karly instead. I’m looking forward to talking, emailing, and hopefully seeing folks out and about in the near future!

(In case you’re wondering, former Administrative Assistant Erin Amidon is now an Early Childhood Coach with the Council.)