Provides high quality training to early care and education staff throughout our region, including workshops, nationally recognized speakers, college courses, and training in leadership and administration. Consultation, monitoring, evaluation and training is provided to school districts and early childhood providers with a focus on curriculum, assessment, and the preschool environment.

Anne Giordano

Infant Mental Health Specialist

860.567.0863 x201 | Email

Judy Courtot

Early Childhood Education Consultant

860.567.0863 x188 | Email


Accreditation Support & Quality Improvement Services (AQIS)

Accreditation support and quality improvement services are provided to child care programs seeking National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation. Ongoing supports include: group and individual support meetings and study groups, professional development workshops, individualized on site coaching and technical assistance.

Donna Delohery

Early Childhood Education Specialist

203.791.1904 x161 | Email

Kristen Kennen

AFP Facilitator

203.791.1904 x189 | Email

School Readiness Initiative

Affordable, accessible, and quality preschool child care experiences for children ages 3-4, preparing them to succeed in school. EdAdvance directly supports School Readiness programs in Danbury, Plymouth, and Torrington. Support services include facilitating the work of the Councils, providing training for child care staff and directors, and supporting the national accreditation.

Community Planning for Young Children

Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership, Plymouth Early Childhood Council, and Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative each convene community groups, parents, and business partners to plan services and supports to increase positive outcomes for children that ensure children are ready and healthy to enter school.

Eileen Costello
203.791.1904 | Email

Lori Borysewicz
860.283.6167 | Email

Donna Labbe
860.806.1410 | Email