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Early Childhood Initiatives

Early Childhood Initiatives

Early Childhood Initiatives (ECI), which includes children from birth to grade 3, offers an array of professional, systems development and programs to the region’s families, school districts and communities. Through these services, professional development, coaching and consultation are provided to early care and education programs and public schools in our region, including support for program development, accreditation and professional learning on standards, curriculum, assessment and implementation of instruction. ECI engages families in a two-generation approach through goal setting, parenting workshops and connecting them to adult education services and job training. We administer and provide direct services to children and their families as the grantee for the federally funded Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Windham and Tolland Counties and the subsidized Birth-to-Three Program. Evidence-informed practices to increase outcomes for children are promoted. 

Early Childhood Initiatives Mission:

EASTCONN works together with parents, communities, and schools to ensure that all children are prepared for school success.

Save the Date

Saves the dates for the Writing and Reading Summer Institute at EASTCONN. Presenters Kate Roberts, Hannah Schneewind and EASTCONN literacy consultants Linda Kauffmann and Tiffany Smith will share ways to help students become critical readers and dynamic writers and thinkers. Multiple workshop options available. New and returning participants are welcome! Learn more and view all workshop date options.

School Readiness Quality Enhancement Request for Proposal

School Readiness Quality Enhancement Request for Proposal Legal Notice for the towns of: Brooklyn, Chaplin, Hampton, Lisbon, Plainfield, Putnam, Scotland, Sprague, Stafford, Sterling.

The above-listed towns are soliciting proposals for programs or services under the state Quality Enhancement Grant Program, pursuant to CGS Sec. 17b-749c. The purpose of the Quality Enhancement funding is to assist early care and education programs in addressing quality standards and/or expand comprehensive services for children and families for the grant cycle of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Proposals for programs must be received by email with original hard copy signature pages mailed or delivered in person no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 19, 2018 to Melanie Smith-Cervera.

To obtain a copy of the Quality Enhancement Request for Proposal (please specify town) or for further information on appropriate use of funds, contact:

Melanie Smith-Cervera EASTCONN 376 Hartford Turnpike Hampton, CT 06247 msmith-cervera@eastconn.org 

Early Childhood Programs & Services

EASTCONN 376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, CT 06247 860-455-0707