Council Meetings are open to the public and we encourage community and parent participation. 

Stamford School Readiness Council Membership 2016 - 2017


Mayor David Martin/Cindy Grafstein, Special Assistant to the Mayor (Designee)

Earl Kim, Superintendent, Stamford Public Schools

Polly Morrow O'Brien, Pitney Bowes (Co-Chair)

Karen Feder, Abilis (Co-Chair)


Deidre Costello Anspach, Nursing and Dental Services, City of Stamford

Jennienne Peoples Burke, Board of Education
​Terri Drew, Youth Services, City of Stamford

Sheila Glenn, ROSCCO

Helma Gregorich, Family Centers

Jennifer Lapine, Former School Readiness Chair

Emmanuella Lauture, Home Day Care Provider

​Dr. Tamu Lucero, Assistant Superintendent, Stamford Public Schools

Barbara McLaughlin, Inspirica

Erica Phillips, All Our Kin

Polly Rauh, Community Leader

Ellen Reardon, Stamford Museum and Nature Center Nursery School Program

Caroline Ward, The Ferguson Library

Karen Wenz, First Presbyterian Nursery School

Dr. Henry Yoon, Medical Advisor, City of Stamford

The Stamford School Readiness Program was established to provide three and four year olds at all economic levels with full-day, school day, or part-day early care and education programs.  Preschool develops children’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills.  Children who have had a high-quality preschool experience in a private or public program tend to outscore their Kindergarten classmates who have had little or no such experience.  These gains are often maintained throughout their academic careers.

The Stamford School Readiness Council is a work group of the Collaborative, and as a

leading partner, is managed by the City of Stamford’s School Readiness Liaison.  The School Readiness Council ensures program compliance with grant policies, oversees program implementation, and makes recommendations to the Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools, on issues relating to early childhood. The Council membership includes designees of the Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools, representatives from Head Start, the United Way, Family Resource Centers, health professionals, the Ferguson Library, home daycare providers, parents, and private child care providers.

Stamford School Readiness Program and Council 

September 8, 2016  12:30 pm
Government Center, 6th Floor Training Room
October 13, 2016  12:30 pm
Government Center, 6th Floor Training Room
November 10, 2016  12:30 pmGovernment Center, 6th Floor Training Room
December 8, 2016  12:30 pmGovernment Center, 6th Floor Training Room
January 12, 2017  12:30 pmGovernment Center, 6th Floor Training Room
February 9, 2017  12:30 pmGovernment Center, 6th Floor Training Room
March 9, 2017  12:30 pmGovernment Center, 6th Floor Training Room
April 13, 2017  12:30 pmGovernment Center, 6th Floor Training Room
May 4, 2017  12:30 pmGovernment Center, 6th Floor Training Room
June 8, 2017  12:30 pmGovernment Center, 6th Floor Training Room

         

For additional information about the School Readiness Program or Council, please contact: Donna Arcuri, School Readiness Liaison, at:  (203) 977-4589 or darcuri@stamfordct.gov.