WHO WE ARE - The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide membership and advocacy organization committed to improving outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security, for children ages birth to eight.
OUR VISION - We envision a time when all Connecticut children are born healthy, live safely within their home and community, and have ongoing opportunities for successful learning. We want all Connecticut children to grow up eager to learn and ready for school success, and we want their families to become, if they are not already, economically self-sufficient. We respect families as the cradle of learning, and we seek to ensure that all families can access opportunities and services that strengthen this critical role.
OUR GOAL - All children born in Connecticut will enter kindergarten healthy, eager to learn, and ready for school success.
MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS - ACES Early Childhood Services, Alliance for Bloomfield's Children, All Our Kin, Inc., Best Beginnings - Clinton, Bridgeport Alliance for Young Children, Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition, Brighter Futures Initiative of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, CAFCA, Canaan Child Care Center, CFDCAN - CT Family Day Care Associations Network Inc., Child and Family Agency of Southeast Connecticut, Childcare Learning Centers, Inc., Catholic Charities, Child FIRST, Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc., Children's Adventure Center, Children First Norwich/School Readiness Council, Children First Southeastern Connecticut, Children's Trust Fund Council, Community Renewal Team, Inc. (CRT), Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs, Connecticut Association for Education of Young Children, Connecticut Association for Human Services, Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health, Connecticut Birth to Three System, Connecticut Coalition for Child Development Education, Connecticut Commission on Children, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Connecticut Education Association, Connecticut Family Resource Center Alliance, Connecticut Head Start Association, Connecticut Health and Education Facilities Authority, Connecticut Parent Power, Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Voices for Children, ConnPAT, Coordinating Council for Children in Crisis, Inc., Cradle to Classroom Winchester Early Childhood Council, Cromwell Early Childhood/School Readiness Council, CSEA/SEIU Local 2001, CT After School Network, CT Charts-A-Course, Danbury Children First, Inc., Danbury School Readiness Council, The Diaper Bank, Discovery Zone Learning Center, Early Childhood Education Cabinet, EASTCONN, East Shore Child Development Center, E.C. Brown Consulting, ECHN's Manchester Memorial Hospital Family Development Center, Educational Playcare, Evans & Associates LLC, Even Start, Gateway Community College Early Learning Center, Gesell Institute of Child Development, Good Shepherd Child Development Center, Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition for Equity and Justice, Hall Neighborhood House - Care Around the Clock, Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative, Jeffrey Daniels Consulting, Knight Hall School, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Meriden Children First, Meriden School Readiness Council, Middlesex Coalition for Children, Middletown School Readiness Council, Montessori Schools of CT, New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative, New Haven Early Childhood Council, New Opportunities, Inc., Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services, Plymouth Early Childhood Council, Reach Out and Read, Read To Grow, Regional YMCA of Western CT, RESC Alliance, Riverfront Children's Center, Inc., Sleeping Giant Day Care, Inc., Social Justice and Advocacy Committee of CT Episcopal Diocese, State Education Resource Center (SERC), State Funded Child Development Centers Directors Forum, St. Mark's Day Care Center, Inc., Stork Club, Inc., TEAM Early Education, The Children's Center of New Milford, The Diaper Bank, Therapy Unlimited, Torrington Child Care Center, Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative, Town of Enfield Child Development Center, TVCCA, United Way of Connecticut 211 Childcare, Viking Global Foundation, Village for Families and Children, Wallingford Community Day Care, Westbrook Early Childhood Council, Wheeler Clinic, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. Windham Willimantic Child Care, Windsor Early Childhood Council, Women's League Inc. Child Development Center, YWCA Hartford Region.
FUNDERS - The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is supported by generous funding from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Child Health and Development Institute, and Karlson Family Foundation.