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More about the Playbook for Prevention

February 14, 2008

Dear Friends:

As life grows increasingly complex in our state, our nation, and the world, it is more important than ever to invest in our children’s healthy growth and development to assure a just and productive society.

Today’s parents and policy makers are joined by economists, neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, and educators who clearly demonstrate the long term societal and economic benefits that accrue when preventive investments are made in children from birth, and continue proactively through adolescence.

Photo of Coach Jim Calhoun with, from left, Commission on Children Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman, Commission Chair Emerita Laura Lee Simon, and Commission Special Projects Director Pat Estill.

Coach Jim Calhoun in 2008 with, from left, Commission on Children Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman, Commission Chair Emerita Laura Lee Simon, and Commission Special Projects Director Pat Estill.

"The Playbook for Prevention: The Winning Game Plan for Kids and Connecticut" provides a range of strategies that are part of a comprehensive approach to achieving the lifetime well being of our children and grandchildren. Its success depends on an energetic, committed team of parents, educators, health care providers, civic and business leaders, social services, and local and state policy makers working together to make this happen!

Now is the time to do just that! Our children do not stop developing while we deliberate!

This initiative was developed by a public/private, state/national partnership of the Connecticut Commission on Children, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, the Committee for Economic Development, the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth Education and Families, and the Frameworks Institute.

Many thanks to our dedicated spokesman, Coach Jim Calhoun, Decker Advertising, and Makiaris Media Services.

Our gratitude to our funders for their support: the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Universal Health Care Foundation, the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the NewAlliance Bank, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Paul Newman, the State of Connecticut, and those who provided countless in-kind and pro bono services.

With high hopes!

Sincerely,


Laura Lee Simon
Chair, Kids for Connecticut Campaign
Chair Emerita, Connecticut Commission on Children
Past Chair and Trustee Emerita, Connecticut Public Broadcasting

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