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Kimberly Mansfield Named Director of Head Start


EASTCONN has named Kimberly Mansfield as the new Director of EASTCONN’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Mansfield will oversee EASTCONN’s Head Start programs in Windham and Tolland counties; the center-based programs in Plainfield, Putnam and Killingly; and the home-based…

David C. Howes to Lead EASTCONN’s LEAP School


This summer, The LEAP School’s new Principal, David C. Howes,  eagerly began preparing for the regional alternative high school’s debut on August 28th. On opening day, in the midst of LEAP’s refurbished, updated interiors, Howes stood, side by side, with…

Willimantic Artist Ben Keller Paints Vibrant Façade at The LEAP…


Last spring, after noticing a colorful, new, abstract mural that had been painted over the Willimantic Public Library’s main door, EASTCONN Executive Director Gary S. Mala asked for the artist’s name.  When he discovered that the artist, Ben Keller, was…

EASTCONN & 10 Partner Schools Win 4 CSDE Interdistrict Grants


EASTCONN is pleased to announce that it is partnering this year with 9 northeastern Connecticut districts and Hartford Public Schools to offer four new Interdistrict Grant programs.  The year-long grants will serve 1,425 public school children from culturally and economically…

EASTCONN Restructures Professional Learning Group to Build Capacity


EASTCONN’s Teaching and Learning division has undergone a transformation.  Not only has it expanded its staff and capacity for delivering high-quality professional learning, it has also changed its name – from Teaching and Learning, to Leading and Learning.   “We’ve hired wonderful, new…

The LEAP School Hosts Open House October 24


School District Leaders and community members are invited to attend The LEAP School’s Open House on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

EASTCONN’S First Annual Evergreen Crafts Fair November 16


EASTCONN’s first annual Evergreen Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the EASTCONN Conference Center, 376 Hartford Tpke. (Route 6) in Hampton, CT. EASTCONN’s Evergreen Crafts Fair will feature crafters and vendors…

EASTCONN and Rutgers University Present Two Social-Emotional Learning Workshops


Educators, school administrators, mental health professionals and community leaders are invited to attend two October workshops that explore approaches to social-emotional learning that can benefit schools and communities.

EASTCONN Chooses Principal to Lead The LEAP School


EASTCONN is pleased to announce that David C. Howes will lead the agency’s new, regional, alternative high school for northeastern Connecticut students.

LEAP - EASTCONN Announces New Alternative High School


With a strong focus on career readiness, EASTCONN’s new Learners Empowered to Achieve their Potential (LEAP) program will open its doors in downtown Willimantic, in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

EASTCONN Woodstock Academy Partnership Invites Students to Attend ACT Part-Time


New collaboration between The Woodstock Academy and EASTCONN's Arts at the Capitol Theater magnet high school is announced.

Walmart Awards $478,000 Job-Training Grant to EASTCONN


EASTCONN Seeks Eastern Connecticut Businesses and Adults to Participate in the newly created Customer Service Academy

Radio Replays


Listen to the latest Radio Replay with EASTCONN Executive Director Gary S. Mala and Teddie Sleight, Director of Marketing & Communications

EASTCONN Hosts Transition Resource Fair May 3


Fair offers opportunities for students to network with community partners and local businesses, to explore career opportunities, practice workplace communication skills and discuss educational and training requirements for employment.

EASTCONN Presents Cultivating Resilience: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning & Academics…


The symposium offers research-based, proven approaches to creating safe, engaging schools that integrate social, emotional and academic learning.

EASTCONN Adult Education Student Earns 2019 CAACE Award


Evan Donlon, an EASTCONN Adult Education GED program graduate, has been named the 2019 Connecticut Association for Adults and Continuing Education (CAACE) Adult Education Learner of the Year. 

Early Childhood Specialists Attend 6th Annual Infant/Toddler Conference


Early childhood and psychology professionals representing key research and learning institutions contributed their expertise during EASTCONN’s 6th Annual Infant/Toddler Conference in March. 

Cultivating Resilience: Integrating SEL & Academics to Ensure Success


Research shows that integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies and academics helps students and teachers succeed.

Early Childhood Video Premiere Emphasizes Importance of Coaching


The new early childhood video that focuses on the benefits and effectiveness of coaching in adult-learning settings. 

EASTCONN Brings CCSU Master’s Program to Quiet Corner Teachers


The new early childhood video that focuses on the benefits and effectiveness of coaching in adult-learning settings.