Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development
When Albert Einstein was a child, few people—if any—anticipated the remarkable contributions he would make to science. His language development was delayed, worrying his parents to the point of consulting a doctor. His sister once confessed that Einstein “had such
March is National Reading Month!
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
As We Begin a New School Year
We have seen, on a regular sustained basis, the very best that our country has to offer, which is loving families and children; and the very worst, a systems that has been designed to help some flourish, and others fail.
School Reopening: Lessons Learned
In the recently published article found in the Center for American Progress, Remote Learning and School Reopenings: What Worked and What Didn’t, Megan Ferren writes, "When schools closed their doors in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was
Teacher Appreciation Week!
This week May 3-7, is Teacher Appreciation Week culminating on Friday when Childcare Provider Appreciation Day is celebrated. We must give a HUGE shout-out to all of the devoted men and women around the country and great state of Connecticut
Celebrating Earth Day
"Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking
Celebrating the Week of the Young Child’s 50th Anniversary with a Video
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.
My Reflection Matters~ Three Part Workshop Focused on Race & Equity
The Connecticut Children's Collective is excited to offer a three-part workshop series focused on Race & Equity. We are grateful to be working with Chemay Morales-James, founder of My Reflection Matters, LLC to offer you and your staff these valuable learning opportunities. Registration is required. Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:00-11:30am: Culturally
Talking to Children with Honesty and Kindness is Key
Many schools have started, or will be starting soon the 2020-2021 school year. Most teachers and students alike share in first-day anxiety, but this year, it is shared by most everyone. COVID-19 has rocked the very foundation of our society
The Heart of Our Communities
In a press conference Governor Lamont on April 29, 2020 urged local governments and community partners to establish long-term recovery committees. He said, “Responding to a disaster is a shared responsibility that calls for the involvement of everyone – state