WCGMF Discovery

The City of Stamford is the third largest city in the state of Connecticut and the seventh largest in New England.  Home to 122,643 people (2010), Stamford is located approximately 30 miles north of Manhattan.  There are approximately 15,000... More

The City of Stamford is the third largest city in the state of Connecticut and the seventh largest in New England.  Home to 122,643 people (2010), Stamford is located approximately 30 miles north of Manhattan.  There are approximately 15,000 children birth to 8 in Stamford representing about 13% of the total population.

Stamford’s population is ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse, and is inclusive of many religions.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2010), 65% of Stamford residents are White; 23.8% are Hispanic or Latino; 13.9% are Black or African American; 7.9% are Asian; .3% are American Indian; .1% are Native American or Other Pacific Islander; and 3.2% are two or more Races.  Forty-six percent of the population speaks a language other than English at home, compared to 21% statewide.   Minority students comprise 64% of the Stamford public school system.

Children birth to 8 in Stamford face a myriad of known challenges that increase their risk of arriving at primary school unprepared for the challenges ahead.  The Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative, a community partnership of over 40 organizations committed to improving the quality of life for all children, is focused on a vision for Stamford.  As stewards of early childhood, we aim to connect resources, highlight best practices, and drive the work being done in our community.

Discovery Work

Grant Option: 
Plan Enhancement

Population Results Statement: 
The Collaborative’s mission is to prepare all children birth through eight for a lifetime of learning by engaging families, fostering community, and advocating for resources and results. Our strategic initiatives and partnerships ensure access to high quality early childhood experiences that enable all children to succeed.


Community Demographics

Population: 
122,643
DRG: 
H
District Designation: 
Priority/Alliance
ELL Percent: 
14%

Community Contacts

Primary Community Contact: 

Karen Brennan, Director, Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative
203-883-6700 | karen.brennan@uwwesternct.org

Other Contacts: 

Donna Arcuri , School Readiness Liaison, City of Stamford
203-977-4589 | darcuri@stamfordct.gov