Connecticut Commission on Children: An Agency of the Connecticut General Assembly
The Connecticut Commission on Children
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Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1591
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Phone: (860) 240-0290  | Fax: (860) 240-0248 | E-mail

reading graphNarrowing the Achievement Gap: Connecticut’s Successful Reading Plan

A pilot initiative to give intensive reading instruction to the Connecticut children who need it most has produced dramatic results, as educators showed at a legislative briefing co-hosted on April 22 by the Commission.

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photo of opioidsIn Everyone's Neighborhood: Communities Convene on the Opioid and Heroin Crisis

On April 14, the Commission gathered together stakeholders from towns and cities across the state for a frank discussion on the crisis. Watch CT-N video, download documents, and more.

CapitolCommission testifies on bills

The Commission on Children has testified on a wide range of bills concerning children and families in the 2016 General Assembly session, from safe school climates to child care for working families.

Read the testimony and check the status of the bills.

Elaine ZimmermanElaine Zimmerman interviewed on WTIC

Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman was interviewed recently on the WTIC-AM public affairs program "At Home Connecticut," discussing such issues as parent leadership and the two-generational approach to providing services and education.

Listen to the interview

Parents discuss two-gen programs

A panel of parents from around Connecticut convened in Hartford on January 7 to discuss how they might benefit from two-generational programs, which allow parents to go to school or train for jobs while their children get the care they need.

Watch video and learn more

This page was last updated: April 27, 2016

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