The Connecticut Commission on Children
The Connecticut Commission on Children
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18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Conn.  06106-1591
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An open letter to Gov. Malloy

The Commission on Children has sent an open letter to Governor Dannel P. Malloy regarding Central American refugee children. Read it here.

Parent leadership graduation ceremonies

The 300 parents across Connecticut who completed their civic leadership training with the Commission's Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) or Parents Supporting Educational Excellence (Parents SEE) received their diplomas at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, June 18. You can watch the Connecticut Network's start-to-finish coverage below. Also: News release | Graduation program (PDF) | More about PLTI and Parents SEE

You can order a DVD from CT-N here.

Here's a short video in which 2014 PLTI graduate Alva Blair of Bridgeport describes the community project she undertook as part of her course work:

VIDEO: Connecticut child-care providers and emergency preparedness

The Commission's Mary Kate Lowndes talks about efforts to coordinate emergency preparedness among day-care providers and government agencies. Recorded June 5, 2014.

For more, visit our Terrorism and Natural Disasters section.

what we're readingCheck out our June 12 issue

Each week we compile a newsletter of links to what we consider important news stories and magazine articles concerning Connecticut children. You'll find the current issue here.

To have future issues e-mailed to you, sign up here. You'll also receive the Commission's regular newsletter.

plti logoKellogg awards grant to expand PLTI nationally

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a $500,000, two-year grant to the Commission on Children for a national expansion of its ground-breaking Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). The funding will also allow expansion of the program to a two-generation strategy, so that it includes the children of participating parents.

News release
| PLTI home page

Audio from WTIC-AM interview of Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman

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On the Cutting Edge

Since its bipartisan creation in 1985 by the state legislature, the Commission on Children has promoted public policies in the best interests of Connecticut's children—and built a long record of success. Learn more

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