We wanted to share the results of some great community work by Great By 8 in West Hartford regarding care for infant and toddlers. Please see the brochure Finding High-Quality Childcare for Infant and Toddler in English, Spanish and Portuguese as well as our recently completed video in English.
Many thanks to OEC Commissioner Beth Bye and her team for discussing how the Collective will contribute to their plans to Build Back Better. They are counting on the Collective to provide a local perspective to the work! And many
On Wednesday November 17, 2021, we were so pleased to welcome Andrew Russo, Co-Founder & Director of the National Family Support Network, along with our own Lori Borysewicz, from Plymouth, and Gail Nolan from Bloomfield who represent Connecticut's Member Network. Founded
There is strength in numbers and with hundreds of parents, childcare professionals, legislators, local leaders, and advocates attending the launch of Childcare for Connecticut's Future on November 3, 2021, we now know the power of the people involved in the
Back in the day children were meant to be seen but never heard, and they were instructed to never speak unless spoken to. Wow, have times changed! It's fairly common knowledge among professionals in the early childhood field how rapidly
On October 20, 2021 the Collective welcomed Jules Calabro, LCSW the Network of Care Manager for Western Connecticut from Beacon Hills Options. During the workshop Jules talked about Connecticut’s work to transform the children’s behavioral health system within our state.
National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying
On September 29, 2021 the Collective was very pleased to welcome Vito Borello, Executive Director of the National Association for Family, School, and Community, along with his colleagues Reyna Hernandez, Senior Director of Research and Policy and Bianca Scott, NAFSCE
Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Beginning in 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month was originally observed
Make Way for Books is an app that has hundreds of books and family-friendly early literacy activities for FREE! The Make Way for Books App is a two-generation, early literacy, and early education resource. All of the educational content on the