A display on early childhood being held at the State Capitol Legislative Office Building features David Nee, executive director of the Graustein Memorial Fund in Hamden and Walter Gilliam, director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University, promoting the importance of early childhood initiatives, according to a statement from Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.
"The two are joined in advocating for early childhood investment by other notables, including former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark, Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman and Hartford Police Chief Daryl Roberts," the statement said.
The display, sponsored by the CT Early Childhood Alliance, runs through Jan. 14, the statement said.
The Alliance is "a group of organizations and individuals committed to improving developmental outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security for children from birth through age 8, the statement said.
The mission of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is to improve the effectiveness of education in fostering both personal development and leadership, the statement said. The Zigler Center's over-arching mission is to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the policy and public arenas, the statement said.
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, David Nee and Walter Gilliam are among the featured early childhood advocates in a display at the State Capitol/Legislative Office Building concourse. Design by Jennifer Borel Scholte.