Thursday, November 10, 2011
Early Childhood Display Featured at Hamden’s ‘Community Conversation’
"Hamden’s Partnership for Young Children is seeking feedback on plans to improve childcare, education, family supports and healthy lifestyles," the statement said.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hamden Youth Service at 203-777-2610. Walk-ins will be welcome.
The early childhood display was developed by the CT Early Childhood Alliance and travels the state to be displayed at early childhood centers, schools, town halls and town events, the statement said.
“The display’s message affirms what we have long known as true – it emphasizes that a quality early childhood experience is a significant way to provide a strong foundation for future learning,” said Susan Rubino, coordinator of Hamden Youth Services and co-chairwoman of Hamden's Partnership for Young Children. “We’re pleased to be able to tie the display into our community conversation event.”
Investing in high-quality early childhood initiatives including Care4Kids, School Readiness, Head Start, state-funded child care centers and family resource centers, helps close the achievement gap, helps reduce grade repetition, reduces the need for special education services and reduces high school dropout rates. It increases college graduation rates and helps form a productive and capable workforce. Research shows that for every dollar spent on early childhood programs, the return on investment can be up to $17.
Hamden's Partnership for Young Children is made up of a group of professionals, parents and grandparents who are concerned about the future of Hamden’s children, the statement said.
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