25% Fewer Children Receiving Care4Kids
Care4Kids was highlights in a recent article by Nate Lynch at the New London Day. His article featured interviews with child care providers in Southeastern CT, families that utilize Care4Kids, and our Executive Director, Merrill Gay. The article can be found HERE.
Don't forget - the Alliance is hosting a discussion on Care4Kids on the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Early Childhood Collaborative website. To find our discussion, click HERE. You will need a free account to comment.
Massachusetts Raises Wage Rates for ProvidersCongratulations to our ECE neighbors to the north! Advocates were successful in increasing wages for the early childhood workforce in the 2018 budget. See "Early Education for All's" blog.
The Diaper Bank Hosts Annual "Rock Your Baby" Event
Mark your calendars for , and buy your tickets for the annual "Rock Your Baby" event, hosted by The Diaper Bank, at Amarante's Sea Cliff in New Haven. Tickets are $75 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds benefit The Diaper Bank, a Connecticut-based non-profit organization, that centralizes the fundraising and distribution of free diapers to poor families through existing service providers, including local food pantries soup kitchens, daycare centers, social service agencies and shelters. In its 13 years of existence, The Diaper Bank has distributed more than 20 million free diapers to poor and low-income families through its Diaper Distribution Network (DDN) of over 60 agencies in New Haven, Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex and Windham Counties. To purchase tickets or sponsorship info, click HERE.
Oral Health Training for Community Health Workers
Community health workers will learn about the importance of oral health and its connection to overall health and well-being. By learning about oral disease prevention, community health workers will be able to improve access to care for the targeted populations: infants and young children (0-5), pregnant women, and older adults 65 and over. The training is , at Connecticut Hospital Association 110 Barnes Road, Wallingford. To see the full flyer and for more information, including contact info, click HERE.
CHDI Discusses Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative on WICC 600AM
Dr. Jason Lang, Director of Dissemination and Implementation at Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc., was a guest on Coffee Break Chat on WICC 600AM on August 15. Dr. Lang talked about early childhood trauma, its prevalence, solutions to combating early childhood trauma, what the Collaborative is about, and resources. To listen to the full interview, click HERE.
Support for the Alliance comes from of our members and our funders: The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Connecticut Health Foundation, Children's Fund of Connecticut, CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of CT Council of Philanthropy; The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; Community Foundation of Greater New Britain; Community Foundation of Greater New Haven; The Fund for Greater Hartford; and The Eder Family Foundation