Right now, legislators are continuing to negotiate the details around the state budget. That means that there’s still time to call on our elected officials to increase investments in early childhood! Throughout the month of May, there's no shortage of ways that you can take action:

Child Care for Connecticut’s Future will hold their next stakeholder meeting on May 17! Seize the opportunity to speak out and learn how you can best advocate for investments in ECE at this time. You can also sign up to participate in Wednesday action days at the state capitol, or fill out postcards to the Governor. 

We will continue to keep you informed on advocacy efforts in the coming newsletters. If you have any questions about ways to get involved, please reach out to Jade at

Events & Workshops

Our Time

New Haven Network Meeting

Our next network meeting will take place on May 8 at the NXTHVN art space. We look forward to coming together for an evening of art, exploration and connection. 


Blue Ribbon Panel

Workforce & Quality Community Convening

Connecticut’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Care will hold a ‘Workforce and Quality’ Community Convening on Thursday, May 11 from

11:30-5:00 p.m. Join the Office of Early Childhood, national experts, and fellow providers to discuss ECE workforce challenges and solutions for supporting providers.

Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.


Final Workshop

Strengthening My Community

Explore important concepts of community and how you can make an impact to contribute towards its strengthening! Join New York Coach, Rosemary Goyzueta on May 15 for this final workshop of our educator leadership series. 


New Haven

Family Stroll & Festival for Early Childhood Education

Take a stroll with All Our Kin and the New Haven community to raise awareness and funding for early childhood education! Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day of activities, entertainment, arts & crafts and so much more.

The festival will kick off on Saturday, May 20 at Quinnipiac River Park and will be open to the public. You can learn more here.



Mother's Day Series

Share Your Mother's Day Cards & Crafts!

Are you working on a fun crafts project for Mother’s Day? The Communications Team would love to celebrate by spotlighting the amazing work that you do with the children in your care!

Please send photos of your Mother’s Day cards and craft projects to

203-525-0271. All photos must have a signed release form and be submitted by Monday, May 8!


Bridgeport:; 203-392-4574

New Haven:; 203-301-8473

Stamford/Norwalk:; 203-690-9726  

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