Partner Publications

Opportunity in Connecticut: The Impact of Race, Poverty and Education on Family Economic Success

February 2012 This Connecticut Association for Human Services’ (CAHS) Connecticut KIDS COUNT Project report focuses on race, ethnicity and poverty as they relate to education and economic success.

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Connecticut Early Care & Education Progress Report, 2011

February 2012 This progress report on the state's early care and education system is authored by Sarah Etsy & Cyd Opppenheimer from CT Voices for Children. The report looks at the resources for early care and education, the number of children served, access to state subsidies, program quality, readiness for kindergarten, and progress by fourth grade.

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From Worst to First: Closing the Achievement Gap in Connecticut Schools: A Town Hall Meeting

March 2011 Business, education and community leaders come together for an enlightening and evocative discussion on ways to close Connecticut's achievement gap.

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CT Voices for Children 2010 Progress Report Released

March 2011 This progress report on the state's early care and education system, authored by Annemarie Hillman & Cyd Opppenheimer from CT Voices for Children, finds that the state has reversed progress in early childhood funding in recent years.

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Bridging Tough Times for Connecticut's Families: 2010 Connecticut KIDS COUNT Data Book

February 2011 This Connecticut Association for Human Services’ (CAHS) Connecticut KIDS COUNT Project report looks at the impact of the "Great Recession" on Connecticut children and families.

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Closing the Achievement Gap: Early Reading Success and Connecticut's Economic Future

October 2010 This Connecticut Association for Human Services’ (CAHS) Connecticut KIDS COUNT Project report offers suggestions on what children need to know to be members of Connecticut's future workforce and recommendations on what can be done to close the academic achievement gap.

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Families and Communities Raise Our Children: The Role and Cost of Effective Local Early Childhood Councils

March 2010 This report looks at the roles, functions and scope of community-based local early childhood councils and makes recommendations about funding a local early childhood infrastructure.

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Connecticut Early Care & Education Progress Report, 2009

June 2009 This report, by Connecticut Voices for Children is the first annual comprehensive report on the state of early care and education in Connecticut.

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Connecticut: Creating a Results Based Accountability Early Childhood System

May 2009 This video presents the rationale for using Results Based Accountability (RBA) to measure the performance of the state’s investment in early childhood programs. Janice Gruendel, Senior Policy Advisor for Children, speaks to the importance of RBA. State Representative Diana Urban, who introduced RBA to the General Assembly, explains why focusing on the population result is necessary and how RBA is utilized by the Appropriations Committee. David Nee discusses how partnerships play a critical role in the RBA process.

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2008-2009 Connecticut Kids Count Data Book

March 2009 This report, by the Connecticut Association for Human Services, includes 20 town-level indicators, commentary by state analysts and advocates familiar with particular indicators, and an essay about early childhood education as a two-generational strategy and contributor to the present and future economic well-being of the state.

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Family Child Care Toolkit Licensing Project

June 2008 This publication offers caregivers a clear guide for becoming state-licensed family child care providers.

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Community Conversations About Education Fact Sheet

May 2008 Community Mediation, Inc., with support from the Memorial Fund, provides grants and technical assistance to communities wishing to hold a Community Conversation About Education. These local conversations are community-wide discussions that examine issues affecting children from preschool through high school (K-12).

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Medical Payments for Medical Interpreters: Implementation Questions and Recommended Action

April 2008 This report by the Connecticut Health Foundation reviews available options for reimbursing medical interpreters in Medicaid based on the experiences of 12 states and the District of Columbia, and supports implementation of a list of recommended action steps.

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Investing in the Early Years: A Great Return for Kids and for Connecticut

March 2008 A Connecticut Voices for Children Report on Connecticut’s funding for infant and toddler care with suggestions on how Connecticut can improve its early care system.

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Connecticut’s Playbook for Prevention

February 2008 Connecticut Commission on Children and its partners developed this tool, a “game plan” that parents, educators, care providers, and policymakers can follow to ensure all Connecticut children grow into happy, healthy, and productive adults.

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Connecting the Dots: Growth, Work and Prosperity

December 2007 A Connecticut Association for Human Services report that illustrates the interconnection among working families, Connecticut’s prosperity, and the State’s economic future. The report maps the findings of groups that have analyzed topics related to Connecticut’s well-being.

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Advocacy Toolkit

February 2007 A Policy Advocacy Toolkit for communities to use in their advocacy efforts related to young children. Topics include Getting Started, Making the Case, Taking Action and Elections and the Legislature.

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Parent Leadership Training Institute

September 2006 The Parent Leadership Training Institute is a course for parents designed to enable participants to become leading advocates for children.

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Embedded Deliberation: Entrepreneurs, Organizations, and Public Action

April 2006 This report for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation examines the character and effects of public deliberation by looking at four case studies, including Connecticut’s Community Conversations model.

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Connecticut Toolkit for Giving

June 2004 This publication was produced by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy as part of its program to promote new and increased philanthropy in the state.

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Opening the Kindergarten Door: The Preschool Difference

March 2004 A study initiated by the Connecticut Commission on Children and supported by the State Department of Education and the Connecticut Center for School change to determine how many children from the priority school districts enter kindergarten ready to learn.

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Social State of CT

This annual report, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Legislature and the Memorial Fund, provides an index to the social health of Connecticut, the first of its kind in the country.

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