WCGMF Discovery

The Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative is a diverse group of passionate individuals who are committed to ensuring the success of all of Torrington's children, ages birth to six.  The Collaborative was created over nine years ago when the... More

The Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative is a diverse group of passionate individuals who are committed to ensuring the success of all of Torrington's children, ages birth to six.  The Collaborative was created over nine years ago when the Torrington Public School system, City of Torrington and EDUCATION CONNECTION were invited to partner with the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund's Discovery Grant Initiative in order to improve early school success for young children. 

Through a variety of small work groups comprised of parents, educators, healthcare providers, state and local government, business, faith-based and other community providers, TECC strives to increase the quality of existing early care and education in Torrington through public policy and advocacy, parent empowerment, quality care and education, and successful transitions from pre-K to Kindergarten.

Discovery Work

Grant Option: 
Plan Implementation

Population Results Statement: 
All of Torrington’s children from birth through age 8 are healthy and ready to be successful learners

Indicators

Early Care & Education: 
% of students evaluated and determined eligible for services to Special Education department
% of students who performed at Level 3 in the Literacy Domain on the Kindergarten Entrance Inventory
% of students rated at goal on third grade CMT Reading component

Community Demographics

Population: 
36,239
DRG: 
G
District Designation: 
Competitive
ELL Percent: 
7%

Community Contacts

Primary Community Contact: 

Donna Labbe
860-489-2327 | torringtonearlychildhood@gmail.com