WCGMF Discovery

Community & State Partners

cat's cradle

Developing a statewide and regional network that supports policy and practice change at both the local and state level.

Across Connecticut, community, statewide and other partners are working together to improve early school success for young children from birth through age eight. Since 2001, 52 communities have accepted an invitation to join the Discovery initiative. Based on local resources and needs, the communities are using direct grants, technical assistance, convening and other supports to develop and carry out local action plans.

Statewide organizations, funders and other partners have joined this network to support both the local communities' work and state level change in policy and practice. Across Connecticut, early childhood partners are creating a network of communications, policy research, advocacy, knowledge sharing, and civic engagement resources.