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Openings Available in Tolland County Head Start Program


In a region where families with low income struggle to find high-quality preschool options for their children, EASTCONN has some good news. 

EASTCONN Creates Literacy Kits for Kids


EASTCONN staff devoted time to this community service project as part of their annual Unity Day celebration in late August. 

EASTCONN Joins National Leaders in D.C. to Secure Legislative Support…


EASTCONN Associate Director of Adult and Community Programs Kristin Hempel joined national adult education leaders in Washington, D.C., as part of the annual Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Capitol Hill Day. 

Cooperative Helps Students with Disabilities Greet Life Head-On


The Woodstock Academy Cooperative program (WAC) has been run by EASTCONN for more than 25 years.

Head Start Program Grows To Support Kids and Families


EASTCONN’s Head Start/Early Head Start programs now have more slots available for preschool children in northeastern Connecticut. 

Mary K. Tshonas is Quinebaug Middle College’s New Principal


Mary K. Tshonas has served as QMC’s interim principal, assistant principal and dean of students. 

Ashford Educators Earn Big Awards


Troy Hopkins, Principal of Ashford School and Rebecca Aubrey, the Spanish teacher at Ashford School win awards.

EASTCONN Adult Education Enrolling for Summer Classes


EASTCONN’s Adult Education program is accepting registrations for summer classes in Willimantic and Danielson.

Summer Youth Employment & Training Accepting Applications


The 2018 Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYEP), a short-term summer work experience for eligible youth, is now accepting applications.

Early Head Start & Head Start Accepting Applications


EASTCONN’s NAEYC-accredited Early Head Start and Head Start programs are now accepting applications for 2018-2019.

CS4CT (Computer Science For Connecticut) Summit 2018


Nearly 240 Connecticut educators, business leaders and Connecticut Department of Education officials recently attended the CS4CT Summit.

ACT Students Walk Out to Support Message of Non-Violence


In response to concerns nationwide about gun violence in schools, 56 students from EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school organized a walkout in March.  Held in Willimantic’s Memorial Park, ACT students used their artistic talents to perform…

ACT Students Earn 26 Awards In Scholastic’s Writing Contest


Creative Writing students in EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater have earned 26 Awards In Scholastic’s Writing Contest.

Rebecca Breen Joins EASTCONN as its New Birth-to-Three Coordinator


Rebecca Breen has joined EASTCONN as the agency’s new Birth-to-Three (B23) Program Coordinator.

EASTCONN’s New HR Director Brings Fresh Perspectives to Role


Melanie Marcaccio has joined EASTCONN as the agency's new Human Resources Director.

Spring and Summer Professional Learning Catalog Released


EASTCONN’s comprehensive catalog of regional professional learning offerings for the spring and summer of 2018 has been released.

2018-2019 Programs and Services Catalog Now Available


EASTCONN's mid-year copy of the Programs and Services Catalog is now available. In it, you’ll find 150 programs and services, all designed to address your most pressing education challenges. If you don’t find exactly what you need in our catalog…

American Job Center Co-Locates w/EASTCONN’s Adult Programs in Danielson to…


The Danielson Office of American Job Center (AJC) East, a free resource that connects job seekers in eastern Connecticut with employment and training opportunities, has moved to EASTCONN’s Northeast Learning Center, located at 562 Westcott Road, in Danielson.  The move co-locates…

EASTCONN Welcomes New Director of Transportation


Kimberly Bush, who has years of experience in student transportation, has been named EASTCONN’s new Transportation Director. Interim Director John Vitale retired last fall. “Kimberly brings a diverse mix of experience and innovative ideas to EASTCONN that will help our Transportation…

Colchester & EASTCONN Win CABE Awards


Every year, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) acknowledges schools’ efforts to communicate effectively with students, parents and communities about the great work being accomplished in their schools. The annual CABE communications contest, which is open to both…

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