Under the Connecticut Birth to Three system, and following the regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C, CREC Birth to Three serves infants and toddlers and their families in north central Connecticut.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Providing supports to 21st Century Community Learning Center after school programs through professional development, training, and networking opportunities.
School, Family, Community Partnerships
Programs focused on inter-generational instruction for adults and their children to support and increase the literacy of English Learners.
CREC Family Resource Center
A one-stop service center for families and students who attend CREC Magnet Schools or suburban schools through Hartford Region Open Choice. A meeting space for parents and educators and information sessions and forums on a range of school and child development issues.
Supports for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (SPPT)
A grant program serving students in six Connecticut school districts. This project provides school-based support for teens in grades 9 through 12 that focuses on improving the health, education, and social outcomes for pregnant and parenting students and their children.
Educators in the region annualy select a piece of literature that highlights a key area of teaching and learning. Participants will receive a copy of the book and a study guide so that they can create book clubs in their districts.
Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning
CREC's work with C8 Sciences of New Haven resulted in new strategies and techniques to support students struggling with attention deficit. The partnership allows districts access to this tool with training through CREC.
Student Consultation and Support
CREC experts conduct risk assessments, assess programs and services, and meet with students, parents, and staff to ensure program success and positive school climate.
Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for Children & Families
Polaris Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for Children and Families provides high-quality mental health services to children, adults, and families in the community. Individual, family, couples, and group therapy including psychiatric consultation and medication management.
CREC mindfulness strategy services include benefits such as increased student focus and concentration, raised self-awareness and understanding of others, decreased stress, improved school-wide culture and climate, stronger impulse control, and a reduction in violence.
River Street Preschool/Early Learning Center
Quality preschool instruction in an NAEYC accredited program.