Do you need help navigating the special education process, understanding your child’s educational rights, or communicating effectively with your child’s school team? CPAC, the Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, also one of our partners, is here to help.Read More
New state test results show that students learn best in person with their educators and friends. Students who learned in hybrid or remote models last year did not achieve as much compared to students who learned in person. Being in person also ensures that students have access to all that schools provide – like healthy meals and extracurricular activities.Read More
Connecticut defines family engagement as full, equal, and equitable partnerships between families, schools, and community partners. This means parents are seen as welcome partners and their voices are heard. Connecticut has established this definition and framework to encourage collaboration. This makes it easier for all parties to understand what is expected of them and thus elevate students’ success.Read More
Everything you need to know about COVID-19. This page is jam packed with resources to help families, schools and community partners.Read More
Every Wednesday, our Family Resource Center hosts a virtual playgroup via Zoom. Parents and children look forward to playing and learning with Ms. Carmen and Ms. Estela. While this is not the traditional way to play and learn, it is certainly a very successful group. During the pandemic, we were happy to make modifications for our families so that we can continue with parent/child engagement and community outreach. Children and parents interact with both me and Ms. Carmen during our time together. We sing, share a craft or activity, and we make sure that every child is engaged. I love storytime; I either read to them or share a story from an educational website. Parents are delighted that we have created a community of learners for their young children and their participation is amazing! Towards the end of the playgroup, we share community resources and say goodbye to each family.
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