NAEYC’s newest survey, completed by more than 7,500 respondents between June 17 and July 5, 2021, working across all states and settings, shows that child care still struggles to survive. We know that the COVID pandemic has reinforced the essential
The Connecticut Children's Collective is comprised of local partners from across the state who are proud to be serving the children and families in their communities to ensure they have the services and resources they need to grow and thrive.
The Childhood Conversations & Together We Will Annual Conference is fast approaching! The virtual conference will be Friday April 16, 2021 from 9-2:30 and Saturday April 17, 2021 from 9-2:30. Friday Moderator: Commissioner Beth Bye, CT Office of Early Childhood Friday Panelists: Gil Noam, Ed.D,
The Office of Early Childhood will host a webinar Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2 pm. with officials from the Department of Public Health to discuss the need to continue following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in child care settings.
Back in October of 2020 the Bipartisan Policy Center published a report, which is bound to have a profound impact on the early childhood field and child care: Child Care in 25 States: What We Know and Don't Know: Quantifying the
What is COVID Straight Talk COVID Straight Talk is a public health campaign raising awareness that COVID-19 is airborne and encouraging people to adopt harm reduction measures to keep themselves and their communities safe. The website is a set of bilingual
No Small Matter We are excited to be joining with the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, Middlesex Coalition for Children, Connecticut Association for Human Services, and CSEA/SEIU to provide you with an opportunity to view the documentary No Small Matter and discuss
A very important paper was released earlier this month by the Alliance for Early Success, that because of the pandemic, has even more impact now, as we witness first hand the crucial need and importance for access to to an
This month the National Academy of Sciences released a report that has been thirty years in the making. It answered the question, does quality early childhood education lead to more successful lives as adults? The answer was a resounding yes!
I have always known that our partners that comprise the Connecticut Children's Collective are led by a group of smart, dedicated, energetic, and hard-working people who have devoted their lives to advocating for the families and communities they serve. They