ALICE FREDERICK TORRES ED.D, MSW
Director, Early Childhood Services
Phone: 203.407.4441     
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Alice has over 30 years of experience working within early childhood systems to plan, develop, and deliver early intervention and education programs that improve collaboration and coordination and engage families as partners. Alice directs the Early Childhood Services Department and the Early Head Start program at ACES.


REBECCA CUEVAS, BA
Early Childhood Specialist
Phone: 203.407.4455 
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Becky has over 25 years in early childhood and family services. Becky has experience in home visiting, training in child development, family literacy, child development, and referral and coordination of services for children with developmental concerns. Becky is fluent in Spanish.


DIONNE LOWNDES, BA, BSN, RN, CLC
Early Head Start Health Manager
Phone: 860.704.0725 
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Dionne has over 17 years of experience in promoting and supporting health and lactation through direct care and consultation.  She is the ACES EHS Health Manager and works with staff and families of young children around health issues including assisting with health plans and referrals or providing training, including medication administration.


SHARON REDMANN, M.Ed.
Early Childhood Specialist
Phone: 203.407.4417 
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Sharon has over 30 years of experience working with early childhood systems to develop leadership capacity of staff and reflective supervision practices by supervisors. Sharon is available to assist staff with supervision and program administration, professional learning to support staff and parent engagement, as well as data analysis and self-assessment.


CINDY SMERNOFF, M.Ed.
Early Childhood Specialist
Phone: 203.407.4443 
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Cindy has over 30 years of experience in early childhood education and special education. She is certified in Early Childhood Special Education and provides staff and families with information on child development, developmental concerns curriculum, assessment, NAEYC accreditation and CT Early Learning and Developmental Standards (ELDS).