Early Childhood

Thursday, January 18, 2018
New Report Highlights A Better Way to Assess the Developmental Needs of Children in Early Childhood Systems

FARMINGTON, CT -- A new report released by the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) examines how Connecticut and communities in four other states are using MLDA to efficiently assess and address the needs of these children. Support for this work was provided in part by the LEGO Children's Fund, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and The Children's Fund of Connecticut.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership Hosts Community Report Out

DANBURY, CT -- Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership in conjunction with the United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce a Community Report Out event on January 23, 2018, at 8:00 am in the Community Room of the Danbury Police Headquarters.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Three Foundations Join Forces to Advance Obesity Prevention Efforts in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT -- Early Childhood Obesity is the focus of three Connecticut-based foundations as they combine forces to award $194,884 in grants for obesity prevention projects in Connecticut.  The grants are funded with contributions from the Children’s Fund of Connecticut (CFC), the Connecticut Health Foundation, and Newman’s Own Foundation and will be administered by CFC’s non-profit subsidiary, the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI).

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A Continuing Mission Evolves: Branford Early Childhood Collaborative Turns 16

BRANFORD, CT -- At 16 years old, Branford Early Childhood Collaborative (BECC), once a grassroots group, is evolving to meet its continuing mission. Now in the process of becoming a 501 (c)3 non-profit, BECC also has a newly established, 15-person Board of Directors chaired by Dr. Bruce Storm Ed.D. The new direction grew out of a change in funding support. For many years, BECC was largely funded with support from the Graustein Memorial Fund and operated under the umbrella of United Way of Greater New Haven.