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A Shiny New Classroom for Plainfield Early Head Start Kids

GroupAtSnowTablePhoto: Intently focused Early Head Start students explore the properties of snow in their new classroom, with help from their delighted teacher.


Plainfield-area families and children who participate in EASTCONN’s Early Head Start program have access to a bright, new learning environment, following renovations to the Early Head Start classroom in Plainfield’s Early Childhood Center.


“High-quality learning environments support young children so they can become successful learners, and this newly renovated space expands the number and quality of safe, healthy, interactive, engaging learning opportunities in our Early Head Start program,” said Anne Sousa, EASTCONN’s Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services. Sousa oversees EASTCONN’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs.  


The Early Head Start classroom’s new maple furniture, reading areas, books, cribs, age-appropriate equipment and learning materials are now featured in an airy, spacious classroom that allows children to move easily from one activity to the next. Among student favorites? The tiny couch and reading area, the small-scale ladder and slide, and the “sensory table,” where children explore the properties of different materials, like snow. 


EASTCONN runs Head Start and Early Head Start in Plainfield, and in both Windham and Tolland counties. Early Head Start serves pregnant mothers, families and their children, from birth to age 3. Head Start serves families and children from ages 3 to 5. Both programs provide a continuum of services that include those related to education, health, nutrition, dental, mental health, school readiness and other assessments and supports. Learn more about Head Start and Early Head Start from Anne Sousa at


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