Author: Jayne Smalls
October 17, 2023
Please join the Office of Early Childhood, Behavioral Health Initiatives’ upcoming webinar: A Place to Call Home: Addressing Housing Instability- Supporting Young Children and Families in Connecticut. The webinar will focus on addressing housing instability to support families in Connecticut and will offer perspectives from the State Department of Education, Department of Housing, and the OEC. Learn more about the impact housing instability has at both a national and state level, and be connected to resources and supports to better serve CT’s children and their families experiencing housing instability. The session will include: Opening remarks from Barbara Duffield, Executive Director at … Continue reading
The Sparkler “Once Upon a Time” summer learning program (Birth – 5 years old) launched for CT families on July 3rd.
July 6, 2023
Please encourage all families to join us for weekly folktale told by a storyteller from the culture where the story originated including learning activities! We hope parents/caregivers with young children can have some fun while learning over the summer (see the Camp 2023 Schedule down below). Please click the links below to access the first story, family and or provider facing websites, and the provider kit. Week 1: The first story is about the First Fire: A Cherokee Legend https://playsparkler.org/once-upon-a-time/ Here’s the family-facing website: https://playsparkler.org/campsparkler23/. Here’s the provider-facing website: https://playsparkler.org/campsparklerproviderkit23/ Provider kits in English, Spanish, and Chinese! https://playsparkler.org/campsparklerproviderkit23/ Camp 2023 Schedule … Continue reading
March 21, 2023
“The New England Regional Genetics Network (NERGN) advances the health and well-being of individuals with genetic conditions by connecting them with genetic services, educating professionals to improve systems of genetic care, and supporting families in New England. NERGN is offering FREE training for early intervention specialists to help them address questions of genetics in their profession. See flyer attached for more information and contact email.” Flyer Located HERE
February 24, 2023
If you are a provider in the early intervention system, please consider filling out this survey developed by one of our Leadership Academy Participants: https://forms.gle/jadw4mNyBTSKcAsD8 This survey is being used to collect information related to the prevalence of sleep concerns with the families we serve and how we, as Birth to Three Providers, are able to identify and support these concerns. This 10 question survey should only take 1-2 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to provide me with this valuable information.
December 10, 2020
Will you please forward this 8 question survey link to the families you support in Birth to Three? https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEjoJH33UbhfFvn The UConn, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), as part of a CDC/AUCD Learn the Signs Act Early (LTSAE) grant, is gathering information about the impacts on families during the COVID-19 PHE and developmental monitoring. If you or your families have questions they can contact Bethanne Vergean | Early Childhood Technical Assistance CDC Act Early Ambassador for Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities | UConn Health School of Medicine 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 | MC6222 Office: 860.679.1544 … Continue reading
December 5, 2020
The A.G. Bell Chapter in CT is hosting a Virtual Parent Chat Here is a flyer. It is December 10th at 7:30 PM Join them for a parent led discussion to connect families across the state who currently receive Birth to Three services or previously transitioned out of Birth to Three. Families can bring their questions, experiences, and tips! Let your families know they need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the meeting invitation link. They can also email any questions or topics ahead of time to make sure they are covered! CAPTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED