Mission: To give the youngest children the best possible educational start.
- High quality early learning experiences are critical to a child’s long-term development and academic success.
- All learning is based on relationships.
- Respect and dignity are absolutes.
- The child is a member of a larger system that includes family, school and community.
- Supports and services should be sensitive to local contexts, cultures and expectations.
- Community partnerships are essential for stronger collaboration.
- Family development is central to positive child outcomes.
- Secure attachments provide the base for learning.
Who We Serve:
- Early Care and Education Programs (staff and leadership)
- Family Child Care providers
- Public schools K-3 (staff and leadership)
- A collaborative plan is developed along a continuum of services that may include: coaching with staff, leadership, parents, or children or group presentations to small or large groups of staff and/or parents
- ACES ECS accepts time specific or extended contracts throughout the calendar year, including summer months
- Consultants collaborate with local partners, other program staff and consultants
- ACES ECS supports:
- All quality standards including Early Head Start, Head Start, NAEYC, and NEASC as vehicles for promoting best practice in early childhood
- CT Early Learning and Development Standards and CT School Readiness requirements
- All regulatory requirements under the CT Office of Early Childhood, CT State Department of Public Heath, Department of Children and Families, Department of Social Services and Department of Education
- Early Childhood Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI)
- Grants, contracts, and individual program financing are options for funding the range of services identified