Weekly News - August 13, 2018

BUILD Initiative Offers Infant/Toddler Webinars

The BUILD Initiative will be offering several webinars in August surrounding infant and toddler care. The Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) offers an opportunity to improve access to, and quality of, child care for infants, toddlers, their families, and the teachers and programs that work for them. Through funding and project support, BUILD is partnering with ZERO to THREE and CLASP for a series of webinars for state policy leaders, decision makers, and advocates. Even if you can't attend each, register anyway - you will receive the archive in your email.

Monday, August 13, 2 p.m. - Equality Right from the Start: Addressing Access to Quality for Infants and Toddlers

Monday, August 27, 2 p.m. - Seize the Day for Babies! Child Care Assistance Opportunities for Infants, Toddlers, and the Providers Who Love Them (Part 1)

More information can also be found HERE.

How Babies Can Help the Alliance - And Vice Versa

Parents of young children - we need your help! The Alliance is seeking video clips of babies - the babies (or toddlers) can be playing, interacting with you, playing with a sibling, eating - anything, really. We would like to compile the clips we receive into a video to help with our ongoing fundraising efforts, both by email and on social media. If you have a clip (30 seconds or less) you would like to send, please contact Jessica at[email protected] and she will help arrange the clip "delivery."

TUESDAY is Primary Day!

Tuesday, August 14 is Primary Day in Connecticut. Only voters registered with a party can vote in the primary election. You can check to see if you are registered to vote and whether you selected a party here. Monday at noon was the latest you could register in-person with a party if you were Independent or a new voter. Remember, kids can’t vote, so we have to vote for them.

Also, CT Voices for Children released a candidate briefing book, which provides an overview of the challenges the state faces, as well as a roadmap for voters and policymakers going forward. The briefing focuses on three areas: Thriving families, education excellence, and inclusive economic growth. To download the briefing, click HERE

We're Hiring!

The CT Early Childhood Alliance is seeking a digital organizing intern (25 hours a week, paid position) for our upcoming "We Vote for Kids" campaign. We Vote For Kids is a non-partisan campaign to raise early childhood issues in Connecticut’s 2018 gubernatorial, st

ate Senate and state House elections. A project of the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, this campaign will educate candidates on early childhood issues, build relationships with future decision makers and mobilize people who care about young children to participate in the election.

The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance uses digital tools, including but not limited to NationBuilder, Hootsuite, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, to strengthen and amplify a network of adults working to make things better for young children. The Alliance seeks a Digital Organizing Intern to help us grow and mobilize our online base of early childhood activists across the state. The Digital Organizing Intern will report to the Executive Director, and will work collaboratively with volunteers as well as our communications and advocacy staff.

Application deadline is Friday, August 17, 2018. No phone calls, please. The full job description and application info can be found HERE.

CT-AIMH Home Visitor Training Series Starts This Month

CT Association for Infant Mental Health announces a FREE 6-day IMH Home Visitor Training Series for those working with children and families in the New Haven area.

Dates: August 22, 23 & 30, September 6, 14 & 21, 2018 at the United Way in New Haven. Click HERE to register.

Support for the Alliance comes from of our members and our funders: The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Connecticut Health Foundation, Connecticut Community 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; and Community Foundation of Greater New Haven.