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KITE recipient of Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive

February 19, 2013 - Enfield KITE was a recipient of this year’s Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive. The book drive ran from November 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Through the generosity of Barnes and Noble customers and the dedicatedwork of the Barnes and Noble book sellers KITE received 824 books which will be used to promote early literacy programs and other early education initiatives.

Accepting the book donation on behalf of KITE are Chris Gomeau, KITE Coordinator and Karen Weseliza, KITE Chair. Also pictured from Barnes and Noble are Laurie Wilson, Community Relations Manager and Rissa McCloskey, Asst. Store Manager.

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FRC Grand Opening!

November 26, 2012 - The Hazardville Family Resource Center celebrated its official grand opening on Friday, November 9 at Hazardville Memorial School. Read full article...
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KITE Parent Liaison Receives Award

November 15, 2012 - Enfield KITE's Parent Liaison, Jen Moncuse received the 2012 CT Parental Involvement Recognition Award presented by the State Education Resource Center (SERC) and the CT Parent Information and Resource Center (CT PIRC). Jen is a Head Start parent and a member of the KITE Leadership Work Group.

This award is given to individuals based upon their merits in each of the following:

  • Active involvement in their child's/children's school and/or community
  • Support of their local school and contributions to high quality education for all children
  • Evidence of their ability to make a difference in their local school and/or community
  • Dedication and advocacy to ensure equity for all parents and their children

Congratulations Jen, on receiving this most deserved award!

Free “Lunch Bunch” Program Helps Enfield Lower-Income Families

June 27, 2012 - The Lunch Bunch is open to all children 18 years of age and younger. Its goal is to provide nutritious lunches during the months when free and reduced price school lunches are not available, helping lower-income parents make the most of their limited budgets.

Enfield Launches Early Childhood Community Plan

June 15, 2012 - On May 9, Enfield KITE (Key Initiatives to Early Education) hosted a dinner event to launch its Early Childhood Community Plan for young children.

Enfield Firefighters Come to the Rescue

July 31, 2009 - Jack Flanagan, Don Ellis and their fellow firefighters are part of a successful effort, initiated through William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund by Discovery grant dollars to promote early childhood education.

Congratulations Karen!

Karen and KITEMay 28, 2009 - The CT Early Childhood Alliance hosted a Children's Champions Recognition Event at the State Capitol in Hartford. Karen Jarmoc was awarded for her commitment to early childhood issues. photo...

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KITE is a collaborative effort aimed at enhancing early education and child care opportunities in the Town of Enfield, Connecticut. KITE is supported by the William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund Discovery Committee, the Enfield Connecticut CT School Readiness Council, and the National League of Cities Committee. KITE (Key Initiatives To Early Education) combines all of these organizations into one strong working collaborative. Goals of KITE Provide information and resources about early education and child development to families in Enfield Connecticut CT. Educate the community on the value of early learning. Empower families to maximize their child's readiness for school. Offer professional development for early education providers in our community.