The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership is a statewide program that is designed to offer Early Childhood Educators and Families relationship-based consultation services. These services focus on the healthy social and emotional development of children birth to five. The overall services offered are based upon a continuum from brief phone consultation to center-based consultation to child-specific consultation. The staff has experience working with children, families, and teen mothers; their services include home visits and clinical work with children and families.
Contact: Sara Schmidt, LCSW at the Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut at (203) 235-2815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“2-1-1 Child Care is a confidential and free child care referral telephone service in Connecticut - just dial 2-1-1. Child care referral specialists are available to assist parents and child care providers in locating appropriate resources and referrals. Child care referral specialists have a background in child development and participate in ongoing trainings.”
The Connecticut Family Support Network is a statewide network of families who have children with disabilities and special healthcare needs. We are parents interested in helping other parents to find the supports they need to become their child’s best advocate. We assist parents
directly, connect parents to each other for parent-to-parent support, offer help with navigating Connecticut's state service systems, provide training and offer information to parents and professionals regularly through email distribution lists.
“HUSKY Infoline is a specialized unit of the United Way of Connecticut that provides information on the HUSKY program to working families, individuals, agencies, providers and other interested parties. The HUSKY Health Program is Connecticut’s state health insurance program.”
Child Development Infoline care coordinators provide education on development, behavior management strategies and programs, make referrals to services, and provide advocacy and follow-up as needed. They take great pride in working with families to understand their individual needs, connect them to the best services available, and follow up to ensure their needs are being met.”
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social
Services (also called DSS).
KIDSTEPS is theInfant and Children’s division of SARAH, Inc. KIDSTEPS offers professional services to infants, toddlers and their families to help them reach their full
potential. KIDSTEPS is comprised of two distinct programs: Birth to Three andthe Family and Children’s Center. “Making Strides to Support, Educate and
Advocate for all CHILDREN and FAMILIES."
Westbrook Youth and Family Services. Our mission is to support and strengthen the youth and families of Westbrook and surrounding communities through coordinating and providing a comprehensive delivery system of prevention, intervention,treatment and follow-up services.Check out the wonderful programs for little ones and their parents here!
Westbrook Public Library Check out the wonderful story hour for little ones in the children’s library!
Created and run by working parents, Au Pair Care has placed over 40,000 au pairs from around the world with families nationwide. As a premier au pair agency, our carefully screened au pairs are qualified, affordable and love working with children. Introduce your family to the language and traditions of another country while knowing your children are safe, happy and healthy with a specially-trained au pair. For more information, please contact your local Area Director: Laura Work at 860-391-8073 or Lwork@aupaircare.com or visit www.aupaircare.com
If you'd like information for other neighboring shoreline Early Childhood Council's,
Old Saybrook: www.oldsaybrook.org/Pages/OldSaybrookCT_youth/OSECC
Community Music School
In addition to an early childhood program called Kindermusik, we also offer music therapy with a focus on supporting the development of communication and motor skills. We have had a number of referrals from Birth 2 3 for our programs and currently work within a public elementary school to provide music education for preschoolers. We offer scholarships for all of our programs on a rolling basis. Contact: Robin Andreoli Executive Director
90 Main Street, P.O. Box 387 Centerbrook, CT 06409
Shoreline Soup Kitchen
The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries is an interfaith service that provides food and fellowship to those in need and educates our community on hunger and poverty.