Early Childhood

2018 Legislative Session Update - OEC

The Connecticut State Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has provided a 2018 Legislative Session Update on how the OEC fared in the state budget, as well as important bills that were passed, including two agency bills.

Funder Collaborations — Flourish or Flounder?

From The Foundation Review's December 2017 article examines funder collaboration illustrated by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Education First's funding efforts to support the Common Core State Standards in the nation's K-12 public education system.

Connecticut Early Childhood Trauma Training Needs Assessment

Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) and their Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative partners are striving to increase the competency and capacity of the workforce serving infants and young children and their families to address the needs of children and families experiencing, or who have experienced trauma. In preparation for this work Lorentson Consulting was contracted to conduct a comprehensive statewide needs assessment in line with the tenets of participatory evaluation. The report was made possible by the Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.

Care for Kids in Connecticut: The Impact of Program Closure on Children, Parents, and Providers

A new report from Connecticut Voices for Children brings togather data analysis, provider perspectives, parent stries, and policy solutions to assess the role that Care 4 Kids plays in supporting families across the state and the effects of these budget cuts on the tens of thousands of families it serves. The Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Coillabotrative, a project of Connecicut Council for Philanthropy was a funding partner for this brief.