New Britain
Early Childhood Collaborative


A special project to improve the lives of New Britain’s youngest children from birth to age eight.


The New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative brings together people and organizations that care about improving life for the city’s young children.  The Collaborative includes: parents, early care providers, educators, local government, health and human service providers who are working together to improve and better coordinate services for families with young children. 

Our Story

From 2003 through 2008 the Collaborative worked with early care providers, the school district and state legislators to dramatically increase preschool capacity and raise preschool participation from 32% to 79%.   At the end of 2009 the Collaborative released the Blueprint for New Britain’s Young Children.  This community plan will be the basis of our work going forward. 


The Blueprint highlighted the need to improve children’s reading skills in 3rd grade.  With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund, the Children’s Fund of CT and the State Department of Education  the Collaborative and school district have launched the New Britain Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

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