Celebrate National Reading Month!
March was designated as National Reading Month to celebrate Dr. Suess. He was born on March 2, 1904. Interestingly enough, Dr. Suess was not a doctor at all, he was a writer and an illustrator of very popular children’s books
March is Women’s History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of
A Collective Spotlight on New Britain
The Connecticut Children's Collective partners with local early childhood collaboratives from across the state that are doing amazing, innovative, system-changing work. In 2023 we are starting a new series, the Collective Spotlight. We will talk with directors, staff, parents, and
Choose Love in February
Why Choose Love Choose Love programs offer the solutions that are desperately needed in schools today. They teach children, and adults, how to Choose Love in any circumstance, and help them become connected, resilient, and empowered individuals. These skills, tools and attitudes
February We Celebrate Black History Month
It was Negro History Week before it was Black History Month In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, the scholar often referred to as the "father of Black history," established Negro History Week to focus attention on Black contributions to civilization. According to the NAACP,
Connecticut Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.)
You never know what your day will bring. One particular day I had a Zoom call with a woman named Tigger, she wanted to share with me how her organization, Bikers Against Child Abuse, or B.A.C.A., helps children who have
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
According to the U.S. Department of State, human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, includes both forced labor and sex trafficking. It not only represents a threat to international peace and security but also undermines the rule of law,
Celebrating the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today, we honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by continuing his unfinished work to redeem the soul of America. Dr. King came of age in the South during a time when racial discrimination was the law of the land.
Congress Expands the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program!
Last month Congress wrapped up legislation for the year, including the passing of the Omnibus year-end spending package. Thanks to the advocacy of you and so many other stakeholders across the nation, Congress included a bipartisan five-year reauthorization and expansion
January is National Mentoring Month!
Each January, communities come together to ignite passions and help turn those wildest dreams into reality with National Mentoring Month. By harnessing our collective voice, MENTOR advocates for mentorship, legislative priorities, and raises awareness for how one conversation, one experience,