HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative (ECFC) with the CT State Department of Education and the Office of Early Childhood presented a Symposium on Family and Community Engagement on December 13, 2017 at Gateway Community College in New Haven.
More than 100 participants including members from the Commissioner's Roundtable, funders from the ECFC, early childhood leaders and practitioners, parents and community members to determine common definitions and shared language and values for better alignment of policies, resources, more effective parent engagement and ulitimately better outcomes for children.
Photo 1: CT State Department of Education COO Charlene Russell-Tucker, and ECFC members Maria Sanchez of American Savings Foundation and Kim Russo of The Fund for Greater Hartford.
Photo 2: ECFC Consultant Anne Henderson, and ECFC members: Richard Sussman of Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Toral Maher of Liberty Bank Foundation; Maria Sanchez of American Savings Foundation; Kim Russo of The Fund for Greater Hartford; Stephanie Miller of Trust for Learning; and R. David Addams of Graustein Memorial Fund; with ECFC Executive Director Carol O'Donnell.
About Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative (ECFC)
Founded in 2011, the Collaborative worked toward the creation of an Office of Early Childhood (OEC) at the state level that merges state agencies serving young children and their families to better integrate systems and services. In 2013, the Office of Early Childhood was created via executive order, and in response, the mission of the Collaborative expanded and became more robust: To bring the collective voice and resources of philanthropy to build and sustain a comprehensive early childhood system that works for all children, families, communities and the workforce in Connecticut. The Collaborative comprises 16 funders from around the state who bring many years of experience in supporting and operating programs that serve the needs of children and families. The Early Childhood Funder Collaborative is a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) for which CCP serves as fiscal sponsor.
Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative