Welcome May!

From our President:

Dear Community Partners,

As we welcome the month of May, we would like to take a moment to highlight Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is an essential component of overall health and well-being, and we encourage everyone to prioritize their mental health and seek support when needed for ourselves and for those we serve.

We also wanted to remind you about our upcoming Early Childhood Fair on May 20th. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about resources and services available for families with young children. There will be various activities and vendors, so make sure to mark your calendars.

In addition, we would like to share information about our Bridge to College program for graduating seniors. This program provides resources and support to help students navigate the college application process successfully. If you know a high school senior who could benefit from this program, please encourage them to reach out to us.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be graduating the first cohort of Raising Highly Capable Kids. This series of parent workshops were offered in Spanish. This program equips participants with the tools and resources needed to raise confident and resilient children. We are proud to offer this program in Spanish to serve our diverse community. Please stay tuned for our next opportunity to support families with this awesome opportunity.

Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who attended our 2023 three-part annual convening. They were highly successful events, and we appreciate everyone who participated. We would like to share some of the resources that were discussed during the convening, which you can find included in this newsletter.

As always, we value your feedback and support. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Best regards,

Edith Presley  

President, Stamford Cradle to Career

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SC2C News & Events

SC2C Stamford Unites Convening 2023 Summary

3 events held between March and April 2023.

250+ people attended and learned more about SC2C and community resources. 90% of caregivers and community partners felt more informed about SC2C's work after attending...

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Bridge to College

Sign up

We encourage you to share this information with students who may be interested in learning more about the program or participating in it.Click on the button below to access the sign up form.For more information about the program, please contact Rose Velazquez.

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Stamford Early Childhood Fair

May 20th

Join us at Mill River Park - Whittingham Discovery Center Patio. Learn about the many preschool and family home daycare programs in Stamford and explore numerous health, education and social service resources available throughout the city.

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Local Summer Camp Opportunities

Have you been looking for summer camp options for your child? Find great opportunities from Pre-K to High School in arts, nature, sports, and more by clicking the link below. The summer camp experience will give your child a sense of independence and confidence.

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Community Partner Spotlight:


Food Rescue US - Fairfield County is dedicated to eliminating hunger and food waste (keeping food out of the waste stream and reducing greenhouse gasses) in Fairfield County, CT. It is the original Food Rescue US location and today remains their largest site, partnering with 275+ registered food donors, 2,800+ registered volunteer food rescuers, and 200+ registered social service agencies. Since launching in 2011, they have provided 31+ million meals and prevented 42+ million pounds of food waste in Fairfield County.

Food Rescue US - Fairfield County is looking for volunteers to help them transport fresh excess food to social service agencies in the community! There is no long term commitment, instead you are able to sign up as you see with your schedule! A rescue will take 30 minutes to 1 hour maximum. Do you want to be involved in stopping food waste and providing food to our community? Sign up and join their team!

For more information, visit: FOODRESCUE.US

Community News & Events

Kindergarten Registration

is now open

Children who live in Stamford and will be five years old on or before January 1, 2024.

What Documents are Required?

Birth certificate or official documentation proving child's age and name of parents.

Photo ID of parent or guardian

-2 forms of proof of address

(including lease or mortgage)

Health Requirements: Current physical exam and immunization record (Not required) to register but required to attend school)

Click here to visit the Stamford Public Schools website for more information.

Join Our SC2C Team:

Community Engagement Manager

The CEM will be present in the community and at community events and will be responsible for developing authentic relationships with parents and families across Stamford, in particular reaching families that are not already connected with SC2C partner organizations. The CEM will also be responsible for outreach to community nonprofit partners, schools, and faith-based organizations to share information about SC2C and determine ways to engage families, and find natural places to integrate their participation in the work of the CANs. This will include creating regular opportunities for one-on-one and group engagement and management of relationships.


Read the full job description and how to apply here

The Museum & Park Program

is back at

The Ferguson Library

Did you know you can borrow passes for free or reduced admission to area museums,

state parks and other attractions?

The free passes offered include the Danbury Railway Museum, the Beardsley Zoo and the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. 

You can also get free admission for two adults and four children to Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle state parks.

For more information about these and other museum passes, stop by the library or visit:

Ferguson Library

Museum & Park Passes

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