Early Childhood Initiatives

GEER

Governor's Education Emergency Relief Fund (GEER)

 

The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood's (OEC) work under the Governor's Education Emergency Relief (GEER) Fund project is a statewide initiative to support connectivity for families with preschool-age children by providing them with an iPad, digital resources and other supports. EASTCONN Technology Solutions served as technical lead for the project, overseeing the OEC's ambitious, challenging, statewide technology rollout. Working with the OEC Commissioner's project team, EASTCONN's tech staff supported the purchasing, inventorying, physical preparation, configuration and distribution of thousands of devices. Tech staff also provided statewide Help Desk support mechanisms for families, while our Marketing and Website group designed, built and hosted the GEER Up For Learning website portal on behalf of the OEC. RESC Alliance partners joined EASTCONN in preparing and distributing over 2,500 iPads and 600 hotspots to families. We distributed 282 Chromebooks to educators for GEER and 238 iPads to educators using Connecticut Documentation & Observation for Teaching System (CT DOTS) for use in classrooms.   

 

If you'd like to learn whether your program qualifies for the GEER Relief Fund or is eligible for a free license of the CT DOTS Online software, please contact:

Angela Hornung
Angela Hornung
Webmaster/IT Specialist
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860-455-1631

If you have any questions regarding devices, eligibility, or the device handling process, please contact:

Briana Patriarca
Briana Patriarca
Data Analyst
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GEER Portal Website


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