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The Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children promotes high quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8 by connecting practice, policy and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care, educate and work on behalf of young children.

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Executive Director Karen Rainville is presenting today at the NAEYC Professional Learning Institute in New Orleans.

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Katie Hagen had the honor of representing CTAEYC at a press conference with United Way and Office of Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz to celebrate the tremendous contributions of child care providers in our state, as she presented 211 Child Care with a proclamation from Office of Governor Ned Lamont declaring May 10 Provider Appreciation Day!

On April 23, Jacqueline Hernandez, SFCCN Facilitator for Region 5, collaborated
with area resources to host a Provider Night Out for Hamden family child care providers.

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Conference in Florida

On April 27, the Staffed Family Child Care Network in Region 4 hosted
a "Lesson Planning for Mixed Ages" workshop in Stratford.

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Marta Cruz, SFCCN Facilitator for Region 4, was joined by family child care providers at the Stamford Early Childhood Fair earlier this month. It was a great morning connecting with families and providers!

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Staffed Family Child Care Network providers in Region 5 met at the CTAEYC office last night for dinner and networking.
Everyone left with lots of new materials!

On May 18, the SFCCN in Region 5 hosted a workshop at the Meriden Public Library for family child care providers. Chris Badenhop presented on lesson planning for mixed age groups, and each provider walked away with not only new knowledge about scaffolding and scaling activities for different age groups, but also new materials for their programs.

Katie P, SFCCN Facilitator for Region 3, was at the
Family Fun Event in Mansfield on Saturday!
Are you a family child care provider in Region 3,
looking to connect with other providers for
professional development and FREE materials?
Contact Katie at to learn more.

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The Network will host networking dinners and workshops throughout the year. To ensure you're on the list, please be sure to join your local network by completing this interest form:

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