WCGMF Discovery

Welcome to Discovery!  An initiative of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund committed to ensuring that: 

Connecticut children of all races and income levels are ready for school by age five
and are successful learners by age nine.

Now in the fourteenth year of Discovery, we have amassed a wealth of information from our community partners, statewide partners, and funding partners.  Much of that information is captured on this site. 
The documents presented on this page were selected from our resources for those of you who are new to a Discovery collaborative.  After reviewing them, we encourage you to learn more About Discovery.

Discovery Background [DOC 61 KB]

A brief overview of Discovery from the 2014 community grant application.

Discovery Timeline

A web-based opportunity to learn more about the history, events, and decisions of Discovery.

Community Liaisons [PDF 64 KB]

Discovery liaisons are a critical part of the initiative. This document outlines the primary roles and functions of the liaisons.

Community Self-Assessment Tool & Instructions [DOC 152 KB]

The Self-Assessment is intended to help a community assess its capacity to sustain a local collaborative structure and decision-making process, supported by local resources, and to identify strengths and areas for growth.

Local Early Childhood Councils [PDF 192 KB]

A Structure for Improving Outcomes & Systems for Young Children Birth to Age Eight