Category: Birth to Three

Words Count-Free Literacy program for families in Greater Hartford

July 10, 2018

Words Count is a short-term, parent-directed, play based program that builds creativity and caregiver-child bonds. The program is based on research showing that the number of words a child hears by age 3 can have a significant impact on his or her future academic success. Research that tells us that by age three, children growing up in poor neighborhoods or from lower-income families may hear up to 30 million fewer words than their more privileged counterparts. During in-home and community-based coaching sessions with a literacy specialist, parents and caregivers are helped to increase their children’s vocabulary and enhance their conversational abilities. … Continue reading


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Birth to Three on Connecticut Public Radio!

May 8, 2018

This is one segment from a four part series that you might enjoy. http://wnpr.org/post/seeing-things-differently-where-turn-help-and-after-autism-diagnosis Dr. Thyde Dumont-Mathieu has been working with us for a while and really gets what Birth to Three looks like.  Also Maris and Maris and Kate from Creative Intervention are featured!  It’s only 5 minutes long but is wonderful. http://wnpr.org/term/seeing-things-differently  


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READY TO ROLL — THINK BABIES

May 7, 2018

It’s time to Think Babies and make the potential of every baby a national priority! Early experiences shape how a baby’s brain develops, laying the foundation for future learning, behavior, health and success throughout life. On May 8, children and families from all 50 states and D.C. will descend on the nation’s capital for the second annual Strolling Thunder. They will meet their Members of Congress to share what babies and families need to thrive: Three Ways to Join Us: Meet us at the Capitol for Strolling Thunder on Tuesday, May 8th. Join the rally on Facebook Live. Tell Congress to #ThinkBabiesAndAct For … Continue reading


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UTILITIES SHUT OFF NOTICE?

April 19, 2018

FREE CLINIC To Learn How To Keep Your Power On (Gas or Lights) Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) 282 Washington Street, Hartford, Conference Rooms C&D Date:   Friday, April 27, 2018 Time:   1:30 – 4:00 p.m Walk-Ins are Welcome Please bring proof of income if possible.   ¿Aviso de descontinuación? ¿Su cuenta de gas o electricidad es muy alta? Venga a Nuestra Clínica Gratis El 27 de Abril, 2018 – 1:30 a 4:00 pm Connecticut Children’s Medical Center 282 Washington Street, Hartford, Conference Rooms C&D Son bienvenidas las personas sin reserva.  Si puede, traiga prueba de ingresos. Para pregustas o reservar espacio: … Continue reading


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Back and Forth Exchanges Boost Children’s Brain Response to Language

March 19, 2018

Anne Trafton MIT News  — A landmark 1995 study found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first 3 years of life than children from lower-income families. This “30-million-word gap” correlates with significant differences in tests of vocabulary, language development, and reading comprehension. Massachusetts Institute of Technology cognitive scientists have now found that conversation between an adult and a child appears to change the child’s brain, and that this back-and-forth conversation is actually more critical to language development than the word gap. Click link for information:   http://news.mit.edu/2018/conversation-boost-childrens-brain-response-language-0214    


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Perception of Service Coordinator Practices and Transition Related Outcomes for Children and Families

February 2, 2018

The A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at UConn Health is recruiting Part C (early intervention) Service Coordinators in the state of Connecticut for a research study.  Participation includes an interview conducted with a student researcher that will last about 1 hour at the convenience of the Service Coordinator,  regarding recent transitions for children and families from Birth to Three to preschool special education.  Please contact Annie George-Puskar, M.A. (student researcher): anne.george@uconn.edu    


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CDC Launches Milestone Tracker App

January 10, 2018

To Learn More About This Free App Click the Link Below: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of CDC’s Milestone Tracker—a free app for tracking every child’s development in a fun and easy way. This app adds to the popular suite of free, family-friendly materials available through CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program.    


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