Making Scripted Stories for Home and School Scripted stories can be a valuable visual tool in the classroom and at home! Scripted stories can help a child understand what to expect during new situations or everyday routines and provide examples of
The highlighted brochure and short video was put together by a committee of parent volunteers and professionals from Great by 8 in West Hartford, one of our local collaborative partners, as part of their PLTI Program. PLTI stands for Parent
On April 7, 2022 during the Week of the Young Child, the Office of Early Childhood officially launched their statewide Parent Cabinet. All fifteen Cabinet members were present at the celebration in downtown Hartford. It was truly a joyous occasion
Join us on April 2, 2022 for our Virtual and FREE One-Day Conference!! It is our hope that our conference will allow you to explore deeper content, make cross-sector connections, and gain perspectives on how to maximize connections within your community.
Recently, one of our local early childhood collaborative partners, Enfield KITE (Key Initiatives to Early Education) sponsored a live talk on the Hidden Dangers of Button Batteries. They wanted to share this powerful and moving event with the rest of
Did you know? March is National Reading Month! We’re joining United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and our partners through the Hartford Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to ask children and families in central and northeastern Connecticut to pledge to read for at
In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing StoryCorps stories that center Black voices in conversations about Black history, identity, struggles, and joy. This collection also includes behind-the-scenes information about some of the stories. Through these broadcasts and animations, you
On February 9, 2022, the Collective welcomed Lisa Swain, ED.S. to teach us about the Pyramid Model and all that it has to offer regarding social-emotional learning. We all know that with COVID-19 children of all ages, along with their parents
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.
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