Chapter: Connecticut

2020-2021 Dates


Fridays, 9:00-11:00 am

  • October 9, 2020
  • November 6, 2020
  • December 11, 2020
  • January 29, 2021
  • February 26, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
  • April 23, 2021
  • May 21, 2021


Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm

  • September 17, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
  • November 19, 2020

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January 29, 2021

Time to Start Planning for Transition to Kindergarten

How Can We Help Every Child Get A Strong Start? 

Going into kindergarten is an important and exciting milestone that young children and families will face in September. Along with the excitement, there are often questions about starting school and being ready. COVID presents even more questions for families. It is the partnerships among families, schools, and the community that create the bridges for a smooth transition. It is not too early to start talking with families and building those relationships.

Please join the Friday CAFÉ community to discuss strategies for partnering with families during the transition to kindergarten and get your questions answered. You’ll also learn about new, FREE resources in CT to help families support young children’s development at home.

Conversation Catalysts:
Andrea Brinnel, CT State Department of Education
Abby Alter, Child Health and Development Institute
Amanda Heath, 211 Child Development, United Way of Connecticut
Julia Levy, Sparkler

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