Remember the first time you channeled The Little Engine that Could? That moment you had to put into practice the lessons of determination and faith in what is possible? That moment you were asked to help, knowing the challenge was huge - yet your answer was yes.
This is another of those moments. You make it possible for the Branford Early Childhood Collaborative to help families and educators in your community create nurturing environments for the youngest among us to grow and thrive. Together, with your support, we are offering hope and courage to be the fearless teachers that all children deserve.
Kids like Aaron, who was seven months old when his mom went back to work. She enrolled him and his twin sister at ABC Learn with Me sharing their early struggles as preemies. They persevered and with each challenge the twins grew more confident. "They teach them things I didn't know they were ready to learn," their mom, Becky said. During Week of the Young Child Aaron worked closely with his teacher. She asked him to draw a picture of his feelings. He drew a multi-colored butterfly which won him an award and recognition as a student who did not give up despite his early challenges.
Like the butterfly, Aaron was transformed. With your help, we are transforming our community for Branford’s youngest learners. Together we are helping ensure that all Branford children and families are given the opportunity to develop a sound foundation for learning in the critical early years.
Climb on board as we lift young children and families with programs and resources that build a better future! Your gift today creates a better tomorrow for your community. Thank you so much for your help.