Leadership Change at Stamford Cradle to Career

For the past three years, I have had the unique privilege of working with people from across Stamford, with the purpose of ensuring the success of our city's children. It has been rewarding (and sometimes challenging) beyond measure.

As some of you already know, I been given the opportunity to serve the City in a different capacity, leading the transition team for Mayor-elect Caroline Simmons and have accepted a role in her administration. I'm excited for this new challenge, but I will always remember these past three years as some of the most rewarding of my career. I believe in the work we are doing to systemize collaboration and prioritize racial equity in education. We have a phenomenal backbone team of committed and talented people, so I leave this work in very capable hands.

Thank you for devoting your time and talents to Stamford Cradle to Career. I know that the SC2C team will continue to partner with all of you to create stronger Stamford. I look forward to working with many of you in the weeks and months to come.

The position of President, Stamford Cradle to Career has been posted. To view and share the position, click here.
I'm also excited to announce that SC2C is hiring a Communications Manager to help disseminate information about all the work being done by this initiative. To view and share the position, click here.

Finally, we are happy to announce that Brandon Haydon has been hired as the new Connecticut Cradle to Career Policy Director. Brandon will help elevate the importance of our systems change work throughout the state and support statewide efforts to make policy changes that advance our mission. In this capacity, he will be representing all Connecticut Cradle to Career Initiatives (Bridgeport Prospers, Norwalk ACTS, Stamford Cradle to Career, and Waterbury Bridge to Success).

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It has been a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to seeing the progress of SC2C under new leadership,

Bridget Fox
President, Stamford Cradle to Career
Information about upcoming events can also be found on our website under News & Events. Recordings of previous events and webinars can be found under Resources.
SC2C News & Events
Early Childhood Professional Development Series

Wednesday, November 17
6:30-7:30 pm | Via Zoom

Three sessions will be held.
Spanish interpretation will be available for all sessions.

Health & Safety in Early Childhood Programs
Learn how to identify common childhood illnesses, safety, and emergencies and how to best create a healthy and safe environment for young children in your program. Presented by Nathalie Tocci, Family Centers Manager of Care to Care, Nurse Consultant, and Dr. Catherine Ford, Pediatrician, Optimus Healthcare.

The Process and Supports for Students in Preschool Environments with Diverse Needs
Stamford Public Schools has a process for identifying whether a child qualifies for an Individualized Education Plan. We also have many supports in place for students who have diverse needs. Come learn about how to reach out to us and what supports we can put in place together to support the child in your program. Presented by Kendra Brown, Director of Early Childhood, Stamford Public Schools.

Emotional Connection in Childhood
Join Dr. Martha Welch to learn about social-emotional development and how you can support it in your early childhood program. Presented by Dr. Martha Welch, Director, Columbia University Medical Center Nurture Science Program.

All attendees will be entered into a raffle for the book Each and Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens by Susan Friedman and Alissa Mwenelupebe.

For a copy of the flyer for this event, click here.
Restorative Practices Trainings, Winter 2022

In partnership with Norwalk ACTS, SC2C is offering two restorative practices trainings this winter.

January 27 & 28, 2022
8:30 am - 2 pm | Virtual

February 3 & 4, 2022
8:30 am - 2 pm | Virtual

All sessions are FREE. The goal is to embrace restorative polices and practices in our communities, schools, and homes to create a healthier school climate.

All sessions are being led by Restorative Practices Expert Jo Ann Freiberg of School Climate Consultants.

For a copy of the flyer, click here.
Check Out the New Skill Building for Success Pages on Our Website!

New resources on our website provide tools to support students in building the non-academic skills that are needed to be successful in college and careers.

Skill Building for Success provides information on the Eight Essential Skills students need for success in college and career. It identifies the skills, presents the need for a common vocabulary, and provides links to community and national resources, as well as to the SC2C Brochure and Flyer.

Skill Building for Students includes a link to a Student Skill Tracker, as well as a video on how to use it.

To learn more about SC2C's initiatives related to Skill Building for Success, contact Akosua Agyei at akosua.agyei@uwwesternct.org
News & Events from Community Partners
Help Spread the Word About Housing and Utility Assistance from UniteCT

UniteCT provides up to $15,000 rental assistance and up to $1,500 electricity payment assistance to Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the Department of Housing on behalf of the US Treasury.

UniteCT is stabilizing Connecticut’s rental housing market by financially supporting those households up to 80% of HUD’s Area Median Income (AMI). Click here for an interactive AMI map to see if you may qualify.

To learn more about this program, click here.

For a copy of the English flyer, click here.
For a copy of the Spanish flyer, click here.
For a copy of the Haitian Creole flyer, click here.
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