Free Glasses & Eye Exams through Vision to Learn!
Vision to Learn a non-profit, provides a concrete solution, real hope – and a simple, yet powerful tool to kids in need. The tool? A pair of eyeglasses. Consider this: About one in five kids will naturally need glasses to see the
The Connecticut Network for Children & Youth is Official!
Check out this video that shows how the Connecticut After School Network has out grown its name because it is doing more around the state to help children, families, childcare providers, teachers, and staff reach their full potential, now, more
Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month
Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. Bebe Moore
Did You Hear the BIG News about The Network?
We are so excited to start July with some AMAZING news. Did you catch our Facebook Live on July 1st??? Well, it’s official. We’re growing and our NEW name is the Connecticut Network for Children and Youth (CTNCY). Connecticut After School Network, Sel4ct and Connecticut Children’s Collective are
The History & Critical Importance of Juneteenth
On “Freedom’s Eve,” or the eve of January 1, 1863, the first Watch Night services took place. On that night, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation
Spotlight on Social-Emotional Learning: Learn How to Make a Scripted Story
Making Scripted Stories for Home and School Scripted stories can be a valuable visual tool in the classroom and at home! Scripted stories can help a child understand what to expect during new situations or everyday routines and provide examples of
June is Pride Month
"Colorful, uplifting parades with floats and celebrities, joyous festivals, workshops, picnics, and parties are among the principal components of LGBTQ (Gay) Pride Month, which is celebrated in June in the United States. Pride Month commemorates years of struggle for civil
Full Workshop Recording of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
On May 25, 2022 Paul Brainerd, the Director of Community Outreach, and Grace Grinnell, Director of Youth Services were our guests to teach us of all the supports that NAMI has to offer to families and individuals in Connecticut. If
MWM-CT: Nurturing the Little Scientists in All Young Children, Webinar Recording
In case you missed MWM-CT Webinar, Nurturing the Little Scientist in all Young Children on May 18, 2022, you can catch the whole recording and download the slide deck here! During the webinar we heard from various leaders in science education
Spotlight on Social-Emotional Learning: A Calm Down Area
The Collective is so pleased to be collaborating with Lisa Swain, ED.S. a consultant to the Office of Early Childhood regarding the Pyramid Model. This week will focus on providing a calm down area for children who need a break or