Early Childhood

Stamford's Summer Preschool Program Expands in Second Year

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07/25/2018

STAMFORD, CT -- The Stamford Public Education Foundation’s Summer Start program, housed at Stillmeadow Elementary School, runs a six-week preschool for students from low-income families who have had no formal academic schooling. I It’s made possible with $90,000 of funding provided by United Way of Western Connecticut, Legg Mason, and Impact Fairfield County, which provided $100,000 to be used over the course of two years.

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New Reach Out and Read Research Underway in Connecticut

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07/05/2018

MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Reach Out and Read has launched a new research study being conducted in Connecticut. Thanks to the generous support of The Grossman Family Foundation, and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr/ U.S. Bank Foundation, the study, "Rx for Success: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Technology-Based Dialogic Reading Training Incorporated into the Reach Out and Read Program" started enrolling families in April of 2018.

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YWCA of New Britain announces $69,425 Grant from The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA)

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03/21/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- New windows, air exchange ventilation unit, and playground surfacing will now be a reality for the Pamela E. Hill Childcare wing of the YWCA of New Britain, thanks to a $69,425 grant from CHEFA, the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority. 

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Donors Raised $100K in Support of Three New Funds

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03/06/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- In May 2017, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving launched “Spark Funds,” three new current-use funds developed to ignite and more closely engage the community in its strategic work of supporting education, family economic security and vibrant communities.

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Danbury Named As Finalist In Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

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02/21/2018

DANBURY, CT -- Out of 320 applicants, the City of Danbury is one of 35 finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. Danbury’s application, led by the City of Danbury in partnership with United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC), rose to the top for our innovative approach to finding a solution to the lack of affordable childcare options for low-income families.

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Off To a Great Start! Early Childhood Fair Set For Saturday, Feb. 24

Release Date: 
02/09/2018

DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) in conjunction with Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership is proud to announce a fun and informative early childhood fair, Off to a Great Start! on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Rogers Park Middle School, 21 Memorial Drive, Danbury, CT from 11 am to 2 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public for parents of young children.

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Burlington Families to Explore Museum Free of Charge Thanks to Grant

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01/31/2018

BRISTOL, CT -- Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, located in Bristol, will hold its inaugural “Imagine Nation Loves Burlington Day” in the spring of 2018. This program is being made possible by a $1,000 grant from the Burlington Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation.

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