Association of Early Childhood Directors (AECD)
AECD, a professional support system, offers participants an opportunity to freely share
ideas, experiences, concerns and problem-solving techniques related to the daily operational
challenges of directing an Early Childhood Program. AECD addresses the personal/professional
needs of Directors and their leadership roles in their respective communities.
For info: Rahnna Peck, Pres. 203-426-6149
Greater Danbury Family Child Care Association
The GDFCCA is a support, resource and advocacy group for family child care providers. GDFCCA
offers monthly meeting, resources for those starting-up or expanding a business, a newsletter
and curriculum planner, community awareness activities and participation in state and federal
initiatives, as well as, a lending library and a buddy system that assists providers in
For info: Sue Webb, President 203-730-1234
National Association for Family Child Care
NAFCC supports individual family child care providers and associations on local, state
and regional levels as they strive to meet the evolving needs of the family child care profession.
NAFCC provides associations with the skills to build and network with one another, an annual
conference, a quarterly newsletter and the NAFCC Accreditation.
For info: 1-800-359-3817
Web Site: www.nafcc.org
CCAC is a sytem designed to improve professionalism in the early education and school-age
care fields through a statewide career development plan. It assistss the early education
and school-age care providers by providing scholarship assistance, access to quality training
and career and accreditation support.
For info: 1-800-832-7784
Web Site: www.ctcharts-a-course.org
National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAEYC's goal is to act on behalf of the needs and interests of young children by providing
developmental and educational resources to adults who work with children from birth to age
8. NAEYC offers an annual conference, bi-monthly journal "Young Children" and
accreditation for child care centers.
For National Info: 1-800-424-2460
For the Connecticut Chapter: 1-860-257-0676
Web Site: www.naeyc.org
Connecticut Family Day Care Associations Network Inc.
CFDCAN is a statewide non-profit organization comprised of childcare associations and individuals
committed to providing quality childcare to Connecticut's children. It offers resources,
education and technical assistance to encourage the effective management of childcare associations.
Successful programs offered by local associations and individual childcare providers improve
the quality of childcare in Connecticut.
For info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: www.cfdcan.org
Supplemental Child Care Services, Inc.
SCCS is Child Care Food Program Sponsor in the Danbury and Bridgeport, Connecticut locales.
SCCS offers reimbursement to providers for the meals they serve in their family child care
homes, nutritional training, newsletters and workshops.
For info: 203-775-8971
Toll Free: 1-888-330-7227
Literacy Caravan / Weston Woods Institute
The Literacy Caravan is a unique learning environment, committed to presenting the most
interactive, practical, and effective workshops for early childhood educators. It currently
offer 14 workshops on emergent literacy ranging from Storytelling and Building Early Literacy
Skills to Questioning Techniques and Fostering Dramatic Play. The project is sponsored by
the Connecticut State Department of Education, Graustein Memorial Fund, Weston Woods Studios/Scholastic
Inc, and the Weston Woods Institute.
Web Site: www.wwinst.org
Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc. (APC)
APC is a tri-state, non-profit, volunteer group. The group offers a 90 minute workshop
entitled "What Every Childcare Provider Should Know about Adoption." This workshop
provides participants the opportunity to explore their understanding of adoption and adoption
issues as they relate to young children and adoptive families. It will debunk some of the
common adoption myths, provide accurate information about adoption, and introduce positive
adoption language. It will also point out some of the potential adoption "hot buttons"
that arise in the classroom and offer suggestions on ways to revamp lesson plans to be inclusive
of all methods of family formation. Examples of adoption-friendly children's books and music
will also be presented.
Web Site: www.adoptiveparents.org