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The 2012 legislative session turned out to be a momentous one for Connecticut children, with major bills concerning education, child health and safety, families, and youth-employment winning passage. This report gives a plain-language summary of each bill. Download a PDF copy
This report details the Commission's work in policy, prevention, accountability, public information, and capacity building in 2011.
A 30-page, plain-English booklet explains for parents how to ensure their child begins school "ready to learn." The guide begins with pregnancy and ends at the school house.
Spanish edition of Ready or Not.
This booklet, which doubles as a poster for measuring children's height, gives parents guidance on choosing high-quality child care.
Spanish edition of Watch Me Grow
This 90-page report, co-sponsored with the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, measures Connecticut's "social health" in 11 quality-of-life areas. Released in November 2008. Download a PDF copy | Read more on the release of this report and download earlier reports
This is an easy-to-read "game plan" that parents, educators, care providers, and policymakers can follow to ensure all Connecticut children grow into happy, healthy, and productive adults. Released in February 2008. To read more about the Playbook, download PDF versions of it, or order printed copies, visit KidsforCT.org.
This 25-page report, organized like a stock portfolio but written in plain English, shows that state prevention policies help children succeed and produce a healthy return-on-investment (ROI) for the state. Released in April 2007. Download a PDF copy
Learn the basics about PLTI, a Commission initiative that helps parents become leading advocates for children. Download a PDF copy
This 12-page report summarizes a forum held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on October 22, 2007. The event was sponsored by the Commission and the Office of the Child Advocate. Download a PDF copy
What policies should Connecticut follow to promote the health and education of infants and toddlers? The Commission on Children and the state Department of Social Services (DSS) collaborated to answer that question in this document. Download a PDF copy
A four-page fact sheet summarizing the latest data. Released in October 2007. Download a PDF copy
Five pages of key facts about reading, along with a list of steps taken by state government has taken since 1997 to ensure school readiness. Updated in March 2007. Download a PDF copy
Prepared in conjunction with an exhibit at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, this 12-page pamphlet explains what state government has done in recent years to promote children's health, safety, and learning. Released in December 2006. Download a PDF copy
A suggested framework for early childhood education by the Governor's Early Childhood Cabinet, of which the Commission is a member. Published in October 2006, 40 pages. Download the PDF
An overview, updated in 2005, of the 1997 school readiness legislation (Public Act 97-259), in which Connecticut made a comprehensive commitment to best practices in early learning. Download a PDF copy
Kindergarten teachers in Connecticut's priority school districts were surveyed to determine how many children enter kindergarten ready for school. This 10-page booklet, released in April 2004, contains the results. Download a PDF copy
This 18-page booklet, created by the Commission and sponsored by the state Department of Education, uses a photo exhibit to make basic points about the importance of reading to children. Introduction by Dr. Alice S. Carter of Yale University's Department of Psychology. Updated in 2002. Download a PDF copy
Recommendations on ways to curb bullying. Authored by the Commission, the Connecticut State Board of Education, and the Governor's Prevention Partnership. Updated through November 2002, 20 pages. Download the PDF
The Commission marked the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks by compiling student writing and artwork on terrorism and safety. Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman provides commentary. Published in 2006, 62 pages. Download a PDF copy
This page was last updated: May 1, 2013