Early Childhood

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.

Friday, September 29, 2017
Trust for Learning Releases New Research that Illuminates Parent Priorities for Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Trust for Learning released today the first-ever comprehensive survey of parent motivations as consumers of early childhood programs and resources. The vast majority of parents strongly desire early childhood education (ECE) that is highly personalized, child-centric and supports their child’s development into capable, well-rounded individuals. The research also found that parents intrinsically recognize quality programs and are frustrated by their lack of availability.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
More Than $200K in Grants Approved by Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The New Britain Museum of American Art’s Education and Outreach Program and the Southington Public Schools’ Family Resource Center were among the major beneficiaries of more than $200,000 in grants awarded this week by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB).