September Alliance Meeting
Our next Alliance meeting will be Thursday, September 1, at the Graustein Memorial Fund, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Early Childhood Affordability, Teacher Compensation in the Media Spotlight
Children's Oral Health in the News
211 Child Care Releases Top Reasons Programs Close in CT in FY2016
In FY16, 211 Child Care gathered responses from child care centers and licensed child care homes on why they closed, did not renew their license or stopped providing care while their license is still active. Overall, 434 licensed child care homes closed and 192 opened during FY16, resulting in a net loss of -242. 141 Centers (licensed and exempt) closed and 111 opened during FY16, resulting in a net loss of -30. A further breakdown of the numbers can be found HERE.
The Diaper Bank Hosts "Rock Your Baby"
Now celebrating its 12th year, The Diaper Bank has to date distributed more than 20 million free diapers to poor and low-income families through its extensive Diaper Distribution Network (DDN) of 57 agencies in New Haven, Fairfield, Hartford and Middlesex Counties. To learn more about The Diaper Bank, visit: www.thediaperbank.org.
Connecticut Parent Power Hosts Annual Gala
Connecticut Parent Power (CTPP), established in 2001, focuses on local, state and global affairs with issues that include, but are not limited to, early childhood, (cradle to career) education Pre-K thru 12th grade school systems, immigration/racial/equity/economic security and health care reform.
Registration information is available HERE.Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Any questions, please contact Marilyn Calderon at CTPP at 203-980-8511.
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, Connecticut Community Foundation, and The Eder Family Foundation.