Hello October!

From our President:

Stamford Cradle to Career would like to wish the entire community a great start to the fall season. In October we take time to observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year in the United States, about 264,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,400 in men. About 42,000 women and 500 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer. This disease effects every sector of our community, please let us know of any local Breast Cancer Awareness Events to be posted to our community wide calendar. You can email information and fliers to stamfordcradletocareer@gmail.com.

October also provides the community time to reflect as we observe Yom Kippur. This is the holiest Jewish holiday and often considered a day of atonement. This day also serves as a reminder to focus on setting intentions for the year ahead.

Our team is excited to launch our 2021 Annual Report to the Community. For the first time, we created a fully virtual report. We hope this format will provide ease of use for our readers, while being a central location for community partners, families, and students to learn more about Stamford Cradle to Career. Please see our recent report here.

Lastly, SC2C has been increasing our involvement in civic engagement work in Stamford. In this effort, we are co-sponsoring a Board of Education Candidates Forum along with the Parent Teacher Council of Stamford Public Schools on November 1, 2022. We hope to provide voters with information about how current Board of Education Candidates feel about the issues most important to them.  Visit this page to learn more about the candidate forum and we look forward to your participation.


Edith Presley 

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

Please scroll down for important and timely information.

SC2C News & Events

October 13th & Oct 25th 

We will be hosting a series of “SNAP 101” trainings, in partnership with End Hunger CT!, that will occur monthly in both English and Spanish.


Send staff members to these trainings to learn the tools, facts, and language necessary for encouraging eligible families to sign up for SNAP and HUSKY and addressing common questions and misconceptions about these programs. 


October 12th

Join us from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm to learn:

  • To better understand the impact of growing up in a digital world and strategies to raise happier and empowered children.
  • The impact of technology on mental health, learning, and development.
  • Ways to teach a digital generation to have real attention and engagement alongside digital use.

SC2C Annual Report

It is with a continued commitment to the mission of Stamford Cradle to Career that we share this annual report. 

Over the period that this report covers, SC2C was a valued partner to the City of Stamford in its Covid-19 response, a leader in promoting equity in every area we worked, and key convener of all involved in Early Childcare Initiatives in Stamford

With an urgent focus on continued growth, we are actively seeking new partnerships to continue and intensify our work...

Read More

November 1st

The Board of Education Candidates Forum will take place via Zoom on November 1, 2022 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Three of nine seats on the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) are up for election on November 8th.

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Monthly Spotlight: Waterford Upstart

Waterford Upstart helps 4 and 5-year-old children prepare for school at home and at NO COST. Children develop foundational reading and social-emotional skills, and parents are empowered to become their child’s first and most influential teachers.

English language learners have done well using Upstart, and they offer tech supported translation in many languages (over 100) for parents via phone support. Coaches are available who speak English and Spanish. Other languages (135+) are supported through via phone using a third party translation service.

Eligible Families that participate will receive:

  • Research-based, award-winning, adaptive software to use at home for 15 minutes per day, 5 days per week (plus 15 optional minutes for math/science)
  • Personalized online learning
  • Program coaches that provide ongoing support through the program
  • A free Dell laptop per household if needed, that they can keep at the end of the program
  • Internet is provided for free if/as needed

Registration is now open. Families can call 888-982-9898 or visit Waterford.org/upstart to apply for Waterford Upstart.

Community News & Events

Join the SJPC General

Parenting Program

This is a FREE open enrollment program for all Mothers, Fathers and/ or Legal Guardians. 

The program consist of 28 different parenting classes led by professional volunteer instructors.

Dinner & Free Incentives provided

Transportation Vouchers available

Child Care available

English & Spanish

To enroll, contact:




Student Conversation Sponsored by AFBA

On October 12th at 6:00 p.m. AFBA wants to hear from Stamford Public Schools’ black high school students about their experiences in SPS.

The information collected will be shared with SPS and community organization leaders to influence programs and policies. 

This event counts as volunteer hours. 

Door prizes. Pizza served. 

Stamford Government Center 

5th Floor Board Room

For more information, contact afbastamford@gmail.com


Hispanic Heritage Month

Music and Storytelling Series

by Orchestra Lumos

On October 8, 2022, Orchestra Lumos Music and Storytelling program brings to life your child's storybooks through a fun, musical concert of

"Gustavo, The Shy Ghost".

PreK to 3rd Grade.

Main Ferguson Library


Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:00am in English


Sabado, 8 de Octubre, 2022 11:30am en Español


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