Food Services Planning and Consultation Services
CREC has many years of experience in planning, coordinating, and operating efficiently-run foodservice operations in many sites in the Hartford region. Professional staff help districts through compliance, accountability, regulatory, and consultation services.
eesmarts: K-12 Energy Education
An energy efficiency and clean energy educational program designed to facilitate students' understanding of the science, math, and technology related to energy efficiency, clean energy sources, and electricity.
Positive Youth Development
High-quality programming for youth and their families to promote literacy, career readiness, and lifelong learning.
Energize Connecticut Center
An interactive facility that serves as a resource for promoting energy efficiency, featuring seminars, special events, and student tours - all geared toward teaching residents how to use energy wisely while keeping an eye on the environment.
School System Therapies: OT/PT/SLP Services
School system occupational and physical therapy services available on a contractual basis. Schools within the CREC district can contract for therapy services on a short-term or long-term basis.
Maximizing Medicaid Reimbursement Revenue
Partnership between CREC and CompuClaim provides support and expertise to ensure that CT school districts maximize their Medicaid revenue and comply with Medicaid requirements.
Indoor recreational space available for short- and long-term use. Open in the evenings for full-court basketball, volleyball, badminton, indoor soccer, or any other team sport that requires the use of a gym.
IPM: Integrated Classrooms for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities
Classrooms within the CREC region for students, 3 to 21 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and/or medical needs. Staffed by a special education teacher, registered nurse, and paraprofessionals. Services include OT, PT, SLP, and music therapy.
American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Training
Specialized training offered for American Heartsaver CPR and First Aid in a fun and educational environment. Experienced instructors provide more than just the information; they instill the confidence needed to handle any emergency situation that may arise.
Grant Writing and Research
Offering school districts and nonprofit organizations a variety of grant writing and research services, including: evaluating federal, state, and privately funded grants; fundraising assessment; and grant administration.
The CT Welcoming Schools initiative aims to make parents feel more welcome, to celebrate the diversity of the school community, and set unique goals to improve how inviting the school appears to its community.
Competitively bid purchasing programs available to all schools, municipalities, and non-profits. The CT Consortium, PEPPM, and AEPA offer national purchasing power with the security of local support by a non-profit organization.
The COMPASS: Helping Paraeducators Navigate the Profession
Nationally recognized, comprehensive, job-embedded professional development curriculum aligned with national paraeducator standards, with more than twenty modules such as School Climate, Instructional Strategies, Managing Behaviors, and Common Core Standards.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Providing supports to 21st Century Community Learning Center after school programs through professional development, training, and networking opportunities.
A wide-range of management consulting and business advisory services for schools, town governments, public agencies, and other nonprofit organizations.