Parents as Partners In Education Committee

Parents as Partners in Education includes parents, teachers, school administrators, and community members who are working together to help parents become more involved in their children's education. The ultimate goal is to improve educational outcomes for Danbury's Children.

Danbury Parent Leadership Training Institute

PLTI Class 2010

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) informs parents on how to become leading advocates and change agents for children. The program bolsters parental involvement while promoting the lifelong health, safety, and learning of children. Parents complete a 20-week program with a curriculum that includes children's issues, leadership, and democracy skills. Click here for a PLTI Appplication.

People Empowering People (PEP)

PEP Class 2010People Empowering People (PEP) is a 15-week program offered in Spanish. It focues on communications, problem solving, parenting, community issues, and civics. It gives parents the  opportunities and resources to gain experiences and skills while taking greater control of their lives. The curriculum was developed the UConn Cooerative Extension System. Click here for the  PEP Brochure.

LYS Spring 2010Lee y serás

Lee y serás is a 6-session workshop series that is designed to empower families to support children's literacy development, with a special focus on reading. It celebrates Latino culture and traditions, emphasizing that culture, traditions, and everyday family practices help children develop the language and literacy skills they need to become strong readers and learners. To find out when the next Lee y serás workshop series begins in Danbury, call Danbury Children First at 797-8088.

The Greater Danbury Child and Family Network (L.I.C.C.)

Danbury Children First is an active supporter of the Greater Danbury Child and Family Network, a Local Interagency Coordinating Council of Connecticut's Birth-to-Three system. This group brings together parents of children with special needs and the professionals who serve them. The focus is on improving outcomes for children with special needs. The group sponsors Family Fun Nights, Transition Workshops, and speakers of interest to parents of children with special needs. Quarterly meetings address topics of interest to these parents. This group is also working actively to expand recreational opportunities for children with special needs in the Danbury area. Click here for the Greater Danbury Child and Family Network brochure.