The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for low-income people, has developed a Justification Briefing and Fact Sheet with state-by-state estimates of public funds needed by the child care industry during the pandemic to sustain the viability of our providers.
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Connecticut Voices for Children released a second crisis response report, as part of a series of reports, that outlines what the state can do to support children and families during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
Home Grown and the Reinvestment Fund have developed a toolkit to help sustain and strengthen the home-based caregivers and providers in communities across the country.
In 2019, several long term CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative action items became reality. In addition, other efforts including cross agency collaboration and state/philanthropic coordination continued and were strengthened.
The CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative (ECFC) is pleased to share their new report.
When CCP was founded in 1969, our job was to evaluate nonprofits on behalf of our members to inform their grantmaking. Today, CCP promotes and supports effective philanthropy for the public good by educating and convening funders across Connecticut. For our 50th anniversary, we’re sharing the story of the Early Childhood Funder Collaborative to illustrate how our mission is made real.
The Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of CCP, is please to share its new paper, Full, Equal, and Equitable Partnerships with Families: Connecticut’s Definition and Framework for Family Engagement.
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.
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 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.
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.
Find early childhood resources by topic through the Early Childhood National Centers for Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA). T/TA promote excellence through high-quality, practical resources and approaches and they are designed to build early childhood program capacity and promote consistent practices across communities, states, Tribes, and territories. These Centers bring together the knowledge and skills from Head Start, child care, and health partners across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, developed this report for the purpose of developing recommendations for an infrastructure connecting state child-serving agencies with local communities and communities with each other.
"Co-Creation," written by Patricia Bowie, is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The new case study is significant, as there is much written about funder partnerships and collaboration success stories, but little discussion on different kinds of collaborative ventures and the lessons learned by philanthropy.
First Five Years Fund (FFYF) has developed this resource to serve as a helpful tool for states writing innovative ESSA early learning plans. This shareable, downloadable resource highlights the law’s express early learning provisions, as well as others that could strengthen and expand early childhood initiatives at the state and local level.