ECCS Resources Toolkit

Narrated Presentations

Title: It Takes a Village: Developmental Promotion, Screening and Early Detection, and Connecting to Services – Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

Intended audience: all disciplines of early childhood consultants, other early childhood support professionals, and Early Care and Education providers and administrators. For the purposes of this series, “Early Care and Education providers” refer to all early childhood settings where young children are receiving care and/or education. These settings include: center-based programs, family child care, preschool, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, and the like. Parents and families can benefit from the information included in the toolkit.

  • Part 1: Developmental Promotion (what it is, how to practice it, tools to use) *6 minutes
  • Part 2: Developmental Screening (what it is, how to implement it in Early Care and Education Settings, partnering  together, tools to use) *12 minutes
  • Part 3: Connecting Young Children and their Families to Services (how to talk with families about screening results –  including concerns, accessing resources and services) *9 minutes
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We would like to acknowledge the collaboration, supports and efforts of the CT Office of Early Childhood, the United Way of CT, the ECCS Advisory Committee, and the Child Health and Development Institute of CT. Additionally, the Office of Head Start National Center on Health provided information to include in several of this presentation’s slides, primarily those regarding families and Early Care and Education providers.

We also acknowledge Angela Crowley, PhD, APRN, PNP-BC, FAAN- Yale University School of Nursing, the major contractor for this presentation and toolkit with support from the many partners throughout the state that came together on this project. Many of these partners served on the ECCS Interagency Subcommittee:

  • (Co-chair) Eileen McMurrer, CT Birth to Three System – Family and Community Support Team
  • (Co-chair) Bethanne Vergean, UCONN Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • Tanya Barrett, Senior Vice President, 2-1-1 HHS, United Way of CT
  • Monica Belyea, Program Planner, Opportunity Knocks for Middletown’s Young Children
  • Kareena DuPlessis, Director- Child Development Infoline,  United Way of CT
  • Lisa Honigfeld, Vice President for Health Initiatives, CHDI
  • Michelle Levy, Education Consultant, Office of Early Childhood (OEC)
  • Christina Nelson, Early Childhood Policy Fellow, All Our Kin, Inc.
  • Richard Porth, President/CEO, United Way of CT
  • Heather Spada, ECCS Project Manager, United Way of CT
  • Deborah Watson, Project Manager for Family & Community Engagement, OEC