September is Here!

From our President:

Stamford Cradle to Career commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month. This distinguished time recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to our nation. This observance takes place from Sept. 15th – Oct. 15th and is themed "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation." For more information and resources to share with your network please visit the following link:

Hispanic Heritage Month.


As students and families prepare themselves for the 2022- 2023 School Year, SC2C would like to provide the community with the most update information. We have included our Back-to-School Resource Link that provides timely information regarding bussing, school schedules, contact information and much more. 


We are very excited to launch an events calendar on our website. We are designing this as a community-wide tool to be utilized by the Stamford Public Schools, the City of Stamford, as well as any other local- family serving organization. We need your help in making this calendar serve as a central location for families to know about all the exciting and informative events happening in Stamford. If your organization has any upcoming events, please email the details, related flier and registration information to


Lastly, StriveTogether will host their 2022 Annual Convening in Chicago later this month. Stamford Cradle to Career is extremely honored to have Mayor Caroline Simmons as a panelist at this national convention. There, she will participate on panel entitled: Mayoral Champions of Racial Equity, Civic Engagement and Civic Infrastructure. We will share soon about how you can watch the session via livestream. Information about the convening is here. This support helps us to continue our work of collective impact and guides our efforts in civic engagement and policy change.



Edith Presley 

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

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SC2C News & Events

Back to School Resources

Are you a parent of a Stamford Public School student looking for places to find resources for your child(ren) and family? Take a look at our comprehensive lists of family support services. 

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Raising Highly Capable Kids

Raising Highly Capable Kids Casting Attending the vision casting (Via Zoom) is required before attending the full facilitator training on September 13th.

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2022 Cradle to Career

Network Convening with Mayor Caroline Simmons as a panelist

September 23rd, 2022

Mayor Caroline Simmons will be participating in a panel at StriveTogether.Cradle to Career Network 2022. Mayor Simmons will discuss how she is working with Stamford Cradle to Career to align on our shared commitment to racial equity and civic engagement during this panel presentation.

Sparkler App Info Session

September 6th from

12pm to 1pm

Interested in learning more about Sparkler

and it's benefits for children and families? 

Join us for a brief introductory session to learn more about this new upcoming app. We will walk through download and ASQ use through Sparkler and learn about the many resources it provides

for parents and children 0-5.

Community Partner Spotlight: Sparkler

"Our community has partnered with the Sparkler App since 2019. We currently support seven early childcare programs and two-family childcare programs. In addition, we work closely with Stamford Public Schools to encourage Sparkler as a part of kindergarten registration and enrollment. 


We have begun broad outreach in Stamford about the availability and value of Sparkler through various channels, including through building out a dedicated Sparkler page on our website, the Ferguson Library, social media, at local events such as our Stamford Early Childhood Fair and Multi-Cultural Day, and through direct sharing through our partner network and our parent email and What’s App groups. 


This partnership has helped us to leverage the investment in developmental screening in the Stamford community and support growing awareness and expansion of the use of Sparkler in Stamford to serve more children and their families."

Community News & Events

End Hunger Connecticut

End Hunger CT! can assist in finding out if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits. You can use their online Prescreener, or call

866-974-SNAP (7627) to speak

with a Call Center associate.


Answer a few income and household questions to determine if you may be eligible for SNAP.

NEW: SNAP Call Center hours are now available specifically for older adults Mon-Fri 8am-10am. Please email or call (866) 974-7627 and ask for an older adult appointment.

Great News for all

SPS Families

Stamford Public Schools has been approved to provide free Healthy Breakfast and Lunch to all students during the 2022-2023 school year.

Stamford Public Schools will no longer be accepting Free/Reduced Meal applications. The district has chosen to participate in the Community Eligibility Program.

Any questions, please contact Audrey Way, Determining Official at 203-977-1177 or

Community Conversations

with Robert Livingston, Author of The Conversation

Join The Ferguson Library for a discussion with Dr. Robert Livingston on Monday, October 3 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library - Dudley N. Williams, Jr. Auditorium.

Dr. Livingston is a Harvard social psychologist and leading expert on the science of underlying bias and racism in organizations. He will discuss his book, The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations.


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