Category: Education

Westhill Angels Organize a Contactless Children’s Book Drive for Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County

Reading books to children is a meaningful way to share calm, bonding, focused time together, especially with families self-isolating during COVID-19. Children’s books can take you into another world, inspiring imagination and distraction, if only for a short time. Reading at bedtime also creates a well-needed structure in children’s lives. Do you have children’s books…

WCSU professor receives grant for bacterial research

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Edwin M. Wong has received a $20,000 grant from Praxair/Linde to fund his continuing environmental research. Wong currently is researching and investigating toxic Cyanobacteria in Connecticut waterways. Cyanobacteria, more commonly known as “blue-green algae,” has been a growing health issue…

CLC Opens Project 26 for Children of Stamford Health

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) has been identified by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) as an operation site for its statewide initiative, Project 26. Currently, CLC is one of over 28 sites throughout the State participating in the program, also called CTCARES for Hospital Workers. The initiative was facilitated by the…

CLC receives diapers from Mothers for Others for families in need

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) received a welcome and significant donation last week from a community partner, Greenwich-based Mothers for Others (MFO). Karen Gianuzzi and Cathy DeGraaff, both Mother for Others Board Members, delivered more than 3,000 diapers to CLC’s Early Head Start location at 72 Franklin Street in Stamford. CLC has been a leader…

Connecticut Public Launches On-Air and Online Educational Programming and Resources to Support At-Home Distance Learning for Students Pre-K through 12

HARTFORD, CT – At a time when classrooms have given way to distance learning across the state and nation in response to the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) virus, Connecticut Public is putting its broadcast and digital platforms to work to support the at-home educational efforts of teachers, parents, caregivers and children in grades pre-K through…

WCSU receives funding for graduate science programs

DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University science outreach program “Finding Our Way” has once again received funding from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) B-Wet program. Through this funding, WCSU graduate students in the M.S. in Integrative Biological Diversity program will work with the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) Connections Program and Danbury High…

Housatonic Community College Donates Critical Medical Supplies  To Hospital Fighting Coronavirus

BRIDGEPORT, CT – To support the fight against Coronavirus, Housatonic Community College (HCC) donated critical medical supplies from its math, science and allied health programs today to Yale New Haven Health – Bridgeport Hospital. Boxes containing medical devices, masks, face shields, sterile gowns, disposable gloves, disposable head covers, shoe covers and general-purpose hand cleansers were…