Exciting News for the New Year

From our President:

Stamford Cradle to Career would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy start to 2023. We, along with our community partners have lots to look forward to this year. First, we’d like to announce our 2023 SC2C Annual Convening Series "Stamford Unites", which will include events for students, parents and caregivers as well as hosting fellow non-profit and community agencies in Stamford. We are very excited to offer an opportunity to share the thoughts and ideas of students and families with our community. This collaborative work allows us to continue to help improve outcomes for all youth in Stamford to help them succeed in education, career, and life.

The residents of Stamford are fortunate to have several opportunities to acknowledge the humanitarian contribution of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This day of action is a great way for our entire community to reflect upon practices of equity and providing greater access to all students and families. 

Just weeks before his death in 1968, Dr. King launched a Poor People’s Campaign in an effort to gain economic justice. He gave a speech in Detroit called “The Other America” where he addressed the connection between inequality in jobs and justice. “The most critical problem in the other America is the economic problem. By the millions, people in the other America find themselves perishing on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity…”. 

Our partners in the Boys and Girls Club continue to work hard to counter this opportunity gap and are hosting an upcoming Financial Literacy for Students and a Free College Admission & Financial Aid Workshop. A host of information regarding student loans, school choice, saving strategies as well as scholarship opportunities will be shared. As part of our efforts to ensure food equity, our team is also conducting SNAP Trainings in English and Spanish in January and February.

We anticipate a great year! 

Edith Presley  

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

Please scroll down for important and timely information.

SC2C News & Events

January 12, 2023

6:00-07:00 PM

Learn Strategies and get your questions answered about how to support all students in early childhood where we explore the social emotional learning of young children.

Presented by Autumn McGuyer and Christina Miller from Child Guidance Center.

Spanish interpretation will be available.


February 7, 2023

7:00pm to 8:00 pm

When's the last time you questioned something and were met with the response, "That's the policy"? Did you ever wonder what policy is, who makes the policy, or how you can go about changing policy? Spanish Interpretation provided.

Workshop led by Erika Haynes, CT School and State Finance Project, via zoom 


March 11, 2023

09:00-03:00 PM

Representatives from local early childhood businesses and organizations will be on hand to network, talk about career opportunities, and current hiring needs.

Early Childhood Education scholarship information will be provided by Norwalk Community College and Charter Oak.


January 24, 2023

11:00am -1:00pm / Oral Languages

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) will share an overview of the early literacy curriculum and hand-on practice with strategies and tools used during the school day. This will allow out of school program staff to understand and feel prepared to support literacy development of elementary aged students, in alignment with what is taught in school.


Community Partner Spotlight

“All Our Kin is dedicated to training, supporting, and sustaining

family child care educators.”

All Our Kin is a national nonprofit organization that trains, supports and sustains family child care educators. Their mission to transform the nation’s child care system results in a triple win: child care providers succeed as business owners; working parents find high quality, stable care for their children, and children gain an educational foundation that lays the groundwork for success in school and life.

Since 2001, All Our Kin has served more than 1,500 family child care provide, who in turn, can educate and care for over 11,000 children across Connecticut and New York City.

Learn more about All Our Kin here: https://allourkin.org/

Community News & Events

HUSKY HEALTH Effective January 1, 2023

Connecticut residents who are not U.S. citizens but are between the ages 0-12 are now eligible to receive healthcare coverage through CT State HUSKY A or State HUSKY B


Visit the DSS Portal at:


Call Access Health CT at:


Stamford Social Services at:


Visit the DSS Field Office at:

1642 Bedford Street, Stamford

Click here to visit the

DSS Portal

Free College Admission

& Financial Aid Workshop

Parents of middle and high school students, do you have students planning on attending college? Don't miss this free workshop.

January 17, 7:00pm - 8:15pm


Even if your family is not eligible for need based aid, we will cover strategies on how to pay for college on the most efficient basis.

Learn more about: FAFSA application, Expected Family Contribution, Financial Aid, Scholarships and more.

Click here to register

Books Across Stamford:

A Winter Wonderland Book Giveaway

Students in grades pre-K to 5 and their families are invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon.

January 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Pick out books for your home library, listen to guest readers, sign up for a library card, enjoy snacks, visit a photo booth and much more in this family event.

Hosted by Stamford Public Education Foundation and the Ferguson Library

Click here for more

Stamford Cradle to Career | Website
Facebook  Twitter  Linkedin  Youtube  Instagram