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Family Resources

Head Start partners with many different groups to offer resources to families in CT, including job training opportunities, information about important child development milestones, and available resources.

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United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, online and over the phone.

Visit: 211ct

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Birth to Three

The Birth to Three System contracts with early intervention programs across the state of Connecticut that support families with children who have delays or disabilities.

Visit: Birth to Three


Community Action Agencies

Connecticut’s nine Community Action Agencies (CAAs) continually strive to address the causes and conditions of poverty, through the identification and removal of social and economic barriers, the mobilization of community resources, advocacy, and the provision of direct services at the community level.

Visit: Community Action Agencies

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CT Act Early

Connecticut Act Early is a statewide outreach campaign that reaches out to families, communities, and organizations to promote early screening and early identification of potential developmental delays.

Visit: CT Act Early

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The AAP Parenting Site

The American Academy of Pediatrics parenting site is the only parenting website backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Visit: The AAP Parenting Site


Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

The Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC) promoting school readiness and partners with families for children’s success in school and in life.

Visit: ECLKC

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Family Resources Center

The Connecticut Family Resource Centers concept promotes comprehensive, integrated, community-based systems of family support and child development services located in public school buildings.

Visit: Family Resource Centers

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Head Start on Housing

Head Start on Housing connects landlords with families in need of stable housing in Connecticut. 

Visit: Head Start on Housing

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Husky Health

HUSKY Health offers coverage to eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, adults without dependent children, and pregnant women.

Visit: HUSKY


National Head Start Association

The National Head Start Association’s mission is to inspire and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education. NHSA is committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life.

Visit: National Head Start Association


Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework

The Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework is a road map for progress. It can be used in program-wide strategic planning, program design and management, continuous learning and improvement activities, as well as with governing bodies and parent groups.

Visit: Parent, Family and Community Engagement Framework



The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. Although SNAP is a Federal program, it is administered in Connecticut by the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS).

Visit: SNAP



The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), provides healthcare referrals, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and supplemental foods.

Visit: WIC