Month: May 2016

ECCS Action Plan – Your Input Wanted

May 16, 2016

The Connecticut Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) planning grant has supported the Office of Early Childhood and the United Way of CT to develop a comprehensive plan for improving Connecticut’s developmental monitoring and screening and linkage to services.  ECCS needs to know if the Action Plan will meet this goal in a way that works for families, communities and Early Care and Education (ECE) programs.  (click here for a concise summary)   You may have participated in the 2014-15 Needs Assessment that led to the current Action Plan.   Now we want your feedback to help shape the process further. Please take 5 – 10 minutes to complete this  Early Childhood Stakeholder Survey by … Continue reading


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Notice changes on our website?

May 10, 2016

Every time WordPress updates something changes! This time, we lost the calendar plug-in.   To get it back we needed a quick redesign.  Jesse at the United Way of CT came to the rescue and now the site has a calendar again and the site is finally RESPONSIVE.  This basically means that the site layout will change based on the screen size.  On your phone you’ll need to scroll down to see the left menu options and the top tabs will be in a drop down menu at the top (but it’s a long list!) The one thing that isn’t responsive … Continue reading


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Better Hearing and Speech Month webinars

May 9, 2016

“Communication Takes Care”  Join us for the  Coffee Break Webinar series, May 16-20, 2016 from 2:00 – 2:15 pm ET to learn more about hearing screening and the use of assistive technology to support young children with disabilities and their families.  No registration is required to join the webinars.  May 16, 2:00 – 2:15 pm ET Debunking Common Myths about Using Assistive Technology with Young Children  https://ncham.adobeconnect.com/ncham/ Captioning Services:  http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=NCHAM   May 17, 2:00 – 2:15 pm ET Don’t Wait to Communicate! Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)  https://ncham.adobeconnect.com/ncham/ Captioning Services:  http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=NCHAM   May 18, 2:00 – 2:15 pm ET Quality … Continue reading


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Infant Mental Health Collaborative meetings

May 9, 2016

Join your colleagues at various locations around the state on May 18, June 9, 20, 27 or 28 to: Promote awareness of infant mental health Promote use of relationship-based practices throughout infant/early childhood communities Expand skills, knowledge & best practice in field of infant mental health Identify gaps/needs in programs & communities related to infant mental health Advance knowledge of the competencies & endorsement in infant mental health Identify & explore opportunities for collaborative training & reflective supervision This is for EVERYONE serving infants, toddlers/very young children and their families!!! For times, locations and to RSVP:  contact Anne Giordano   Giordano@educationconnection.org   860-567-0863 X236


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Your Voice Needed – ECCS Community Discussions

May 4, 2016

The OEC and United Way Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) group is hosting four community discussions on how to increase Connecticut’s ability to detect and address developmental challenges and delays in children aged 0-5 through developmental promotion, monitoring and screening, and supporting linkage to follow up services when there are developmental concerns. We want YOUR input on the ECCS work and Action Plan. Audience: ECE and family child care providers, Early Childhood community members and stakeholders, families, Birth to Three providers   Format: Open forum setting with a guided presentation, Q & A, and brief opinion survey When and Where: Monday, May 9, 3:00-4:30 PM: Energize … Continue reading


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