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Early Care and Education
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Importance of Friendship in Preschool »
Preschool is the age when children start to make friends and build relationships with their peers. We know that friendship...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
TEACHER VOICE: We need phonics, along with other supports, for reading »
Finding ‘a middle way for the good of students’ “Balanced literacy.” It means different things to different people. R...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apps marketed as educational don’t teach the way preschoolers need to learn »
http: Preschool is a major market in the world of apps, with more than half of apps on the Apple and Android platforms gea...
Friday, October 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Enfield and Manchester Children Are Having a Great Time Learning the Old-Fashioned Way--Through Play »
Getting parents and communities engaged in purposeful play that promotes early child development is the primary goal of a...
Thursday, October 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Lesson of Child Care Expenses »
It's not cheap to do education right, or even half-right. If there are any simple truths we struggle to avoid in this coun...
Thursday, October 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early childhood education yields big benefits — just not the ones you think »
Any academic boost from preschool fades out after a few years. Surprisingly, it still has lifelong effects.  Kid...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Reasons Child Care Programs Closed in FY 2018 »
2-1-1 Child Care collected reasons directly from child care programs that closed, did not renew their license, or, stopped...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bad Teaching for Preschoolers? There Are Lots of Apps for That »
Although educational apps for preschoolers abound, many don't include sound teaching strategies. Read More
Wednesday, October 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant opportunity for communities seeking to implement Family Math »
This is an opportunity for early childhood providers to implement the family engagement strategies contained in the Early...
Monday, July 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Applicant Background Check Management System-Coming Soon »
ABCMS is a new background check database designed to support your work Coming Soon -- Expect September 2018 Read More
Wednesday, June 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Hechinger Report: Who should pay for preschool for the middle class? »
Universal preschool has a significant positive effect on reading scores of children from low-income homes, but programs ta...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Students, Teachers Get To Pick From 45,000 Free Books At Hartford Event »
“Learning shouldn’t stop when school lets out and these efforts are providing kids the opportunity to feed and stimulate t...
Thursday, June 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Connecticut Provides Resources to Ease Transition to Kindergarten »
Education leaders in Connecticut are taking steps to help ease the transition of children into kindergarten. Read More
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant to help East Hartford schools improve family involvement »
The school system has received $596,000 in additional grant money this year from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Preschool Lesson: Hide And Be Quiet »
Join preschoolers in Connecticut for “Quiet Practice.” Last week, when I dropped my daughter off at preschool, I dec...
Friday, May 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Most child care providers in the United States are based in homes, not centers »
As policymakers and early childhood education professionals seek opportunities to support the early childhood workforce, t...
Friday, May 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How teachers of all races can better support students of color »
Looking at English Language Learners through the lens of assets and not deficits guides what we do in the classroom and th...
Friday, May 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
East Hartford Public Schools Receive Grants from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving »
East Hartford Public Schools Receive Additional $596,000 in Grants from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to Support P...
Friday, April 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Community Colleges Are Crucial for Kids »
COMMUNITY COLLEGES PLAY a vital role in our nation's education and workforce training systems: Roughly 38 percent of all u...
Friday, April 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The State of Preschool in the U.S. »
MORE STUDENTS ARE enrolling in state preschool programs than ever before as states continue to invest in them. But those i...
Friday, April 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A windfall of federal aid for child care for needy families »
The funding, in the omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed Friday, would come at a critical time. The ad...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Renovate to Educate” Program for Hartford Home-Based Childcare Providers Yields Positive Results »
“Renovate to Educate” Pilot Program for Hartford Home-Based Childcare Providers Yields Positive Results for Caregivers, Ch...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hartford Foundation Submits Testimony in Support of SB 365, An Act Concerning Early Childhood Educat »
The Foundation urged legislators to continue Connecticut’s long-term investments in early childcare including support for...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
CLASP Releases Two Reports on Immigration Policy and Young Children »
In the face of anti-immigration policies currently in this country, young children in immigrant families - babies, toddler...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Why talking — and listening — to your child could be key to brain development »
A new neuroscience study finds that back-and-forth conversation is related to brain activity and verbal aptitude More t...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The latest from Child Trends: Talking about numbers can improve children’s math scores »
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found that parents talking to children about numbers may increase their m...
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Data: Where Do Teachers Get Their Ideas? »
Data: Where Do Teachers Get Their Ideas?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Report Looks At Benefits Of Assessing Mild Developmental Needs In Early Childhood »
A lot more attention has been paid in recent years to addressing the needs of kids with severe developmental delays and di...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools »
Will the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs push out the students these programs were designed to se...
Friday, December 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does Connecticut policy discourage potential bilingual teachers? »
Decades of research demonstrate the superiority of DL programs for both, native English speakers and English Learners, sin...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Notice About Background Checks »
A new law, passed in the FY18-19 budget bill, increases the fee to process background checks >>> for additi...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Malloy's press release on the reopening of the Care 4 Kids program »
Care 4 Kids is beginning to contact families currently registered on the wait list, welcoming them to apply for state’s pr...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Does English-Language-Learner Classification Help or Hinder Students? »
Designating early elementary students who are close to being proficient in English as English-language learners can have "...
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Care 4 Kids Reopened! »
Press Releases 11/08/2017 Gov. Malloy Announces Families on Care 4 Kids Wait List Can Now Apply for Child Care Su...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health blog post: Ensuring All Children Thrive »
Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Early Childhood Investme...

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