A Collective Spotlight on West Haven

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 started a new series, the Collective Spotlight. We will talk with directors, staff, parents, and community members who have created, improved, or brought awareness to programs and services that will better serve the children and families in their community, as well as the entire state. By sharing and learning from others, we begin to break down silos, and form a stronger, more forward moving, and innovative community of practice.

ALL of our LECCs are dedicated, hardworking, professionals who are committed to improving the lives of children. They all deserve a spotlight, and the Collective intends to shine one on them. June’s Collective Spotlight shines a light on the West Haven Early Childhood Council. We spoke to Patrice Farquharson, Executive Director of the West Haven Child Development Center (Fiduciary for the WHWCC), and Tammy Theis-Satterlee, Family Engagement Coordinator, who worked together with the City of West Haven along with ArtsWestCT to bring about the 2nd Annual Make Music Day on June 21, 2023. Our interview focuses on this international event that celebrates music, diversity, family, and community!

Along with our interview that can be found HERE, you can also check out pictures and recordings of the day by clicking on this article:

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