Collective Conversations Videos

A Collective Conversations with Jill Mahoney, Executive Director of the Connecticut Partnership for Children of Naugatuck, shares how she helped a family in need and restored hope into their lives.

A Collective Conversations with Mary Oster, Early Childhood Coordinator for the City of Norwalk, talks about the child development tool the Ages & Stages Questionnaire, designed for both parents and teachers.

A Collective Conversations with  Lori Borysewicz, EdAdvance Coordinator of Plymouth Family Resource Center talks about their parent-led Keys for Kindness Program.

A Collective Conversations with Tricia Godfrey, retired Coordinator of Hamden’s Partnership for Young Children talks about the parenting workshop that promotes social-emotional learning, Circle of Security.

A Collective Conversations with Brianna Beckstrand, Coordinator of Enfield KITE (Key Initiatives to Early Education) talks about their One Community Campaign that raised $30,000 for their local food pantries during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

A Collective Conversations with Christopher Badenhop, School Readiness Liaison for the City of New Britain tells the story of a struggling family in need of support, and how he was able to provide it.

A Collective Conversations with Brittany Eckert, Program Coordinator for Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services talks about their One Book, One Town initiative.

A Collective Conversations with Tressa Giordano, Executive Director of AHM (Andover, Hebron, Marlborough) Youth Services around the needs for mental health supports.

A Collective Conversations with Elizabeth Quinonez, Director of Early Childhood Programs, United Way of Western CT, Danbury around the importance of building relationships.

A Collective Conversations with Eileen Costello, EdAdvance School Readiness Coordinator, Danbury, around family engagement and language equity.

A Collective Conversations with Christine Rosati Randall, Regional Outreach Coordinator for the Northeast Early Childhood Council (Plainfield, Putnam, Thompson, Killingly, Sterling, Brooklyn, Canterbury), around providing resources, early learning kits, and social emotional supports to their region.

A Collective Conversations with Angela Rasmussen, Family Engagement Coordinator, New London Public Schools, around family engagement.

A Collective Conversations with Joanne Kelleher, Director of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington, around all of the programs and services the Collaborative provides to children, families, and providers in Southington.

A Collective Conversations with Tricia Hamlin, a member of the Parent Committee for the Manchester Early Childhood Collaborative (MECC) around all of the support MECC provides to parents and families.

A Collective Conversations with Dr. Patrice Farquarson and Tammy Theis-Satterlee of the West Haven Child Development Center, around the importance of building relationships with parents and caregivers, and providers.

A Collective Conversations with Kimberly Bobin & Jim Welch of the Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative, around the importance of building programs with parents and families rather than FOR them.

A Collective Conversations with Alice-Anne Harwood & Dr. Tim Dzirulla of the former Branford Early Childhood Collaborative, discuss lessons learned from the folding of the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative.

A Collective Conversations with Deborah Zipkin, former Director of West Hartford’s Bridge Family Center & Amy Yarbrough, Director of West Hartford’s Great by 8, around all of the services and programs provided to parents and families they provide.