Quality early childhood experiences, which are grounded in developmentally appropriate practices, provide a solid foundation for learning that has long term positive benefits for children.  The early childhood and after school programs that we offer for children from the prenatal period to early elementary grades provide high quality educational experiences for all participating children. All of our programs provide comprehensive child development and family support services that support the social, emotional, physical, and educational development of children and families in our programs.

We also provide professional development and consultation services for early childhood and after school providers. Our professional development and consultation services are recognized as exemplary and much sought after by school districts, early care providers, and after school providers.


Early Childhood Training, Services and Consultation

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 childcare 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 onsite 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.

Danbury
Eileen Costello
203.791.1904 | Email

Plymouth
Lori Borysewicz
860.283.6167 | Email

Torrington
Donna Labbe
860.806.1410 | Email

 

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.

Danbury
Eileen Costello
203.791.1904 | Email

Plymouth
Lori Borysewicz
860.283.6167 | Email

Torrington
Donna Labbe
860.806.1410 | Email