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. Our mission? EASTCONN works together with parents, communities, and schools to ensure that all children are prepared for school success.
CT DOTS Online - Now Available
The Connecticut Documentation & Observation for Teaching System (CT DOTS) framework is in an easy-to-use, online platform. Early childhood professionals, inside and out of the classroom, now have a paper-free method of observing children, collecting evidence/artifacts and evaluating their skills against a standard set of indicators. Click here to learn more.