Danbury Children First achieves its mission
through education and information for parents and advocacy for children.
Children First's goal is that all children can succeed in school to
their full potential. Danbury Children First was founded in 1995 out of
the Community Partnership for Children and Youth, a citywide
partnership in Danbury. This partnership was sparked by the
superintendent of schools, who went to United Way asking for help,
saying the schools could not meet all the needs of the students alone.
years later, when funding became available from the William Caspar
Graustein Memorial Fund to support to children ages birth to eight, the
partnership decided to start its work by focusing on this age group,
and Danbury Children First was funded, with parents as partners in