The Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative

By March 14, 2017 News

The Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, sponsored the February 2nd, ESSA Forum: Opportunities for Children Birth to Grade Three. The Forum was hosted by the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors (CWCS) and organized by the Birth to Grade 3 Leaders’ Council. The purpose of the Forum was to learn about national best practices and local opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to better align early care and education and K-3. Collaborative Executive Director Carol O’Donnell, and Collaborative members Kimberley Russo of The Fund for Greater Hartford; Jim Williamson and Joeline Wruck of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain; and Elena Trueworthy of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and 125 early childhood leaders and legislators participated. 

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