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  PECC 

The Mission of the Early Childhood Council is to ensure that all Plymouth’s children (age’s birth to eight) are healthy, safe and successful.


Email:  plymouthearlychildhoodcouncil@plymouthct.us

Phone:  (860) 314-2763

 

The Plymouth Early Childhood Council (PECC) has received a co-funded grant from the State Department of Education and the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund with additional support from the United Way of West Central Connecticut to help create a community-wide plan for Plymouth children (birth to eight) that encompasses:  Early Care & Education, Social, Emotional, Behavioral, Physical, Health & Family Supports.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.  If you would like to help us in our work, the Plymouth Early Childhood Council (PECC) would be delighted if you could attend our upcoming meetings:

 

Upcoming Plymouth Early Childhood Council Meetings

(Dinner and Childcare available at evening meetings only)

 

Please Contact us for Meeting Locations

 

 July – Meeting will be called if needed

 Friday, August 15, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 Thursday, September 25, 2014 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 Friday, October 17, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 Friday, November 21, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  

Link to PECC Membership Form

Link to Plymouth Draft Community Plan

Link to PECC By-Laws

 

 

  Create displays of purchased or handmade pinwheels on your front lawn, your garden, and your windows in August to show your support for families and children in our community.

Pinwheels can be purchased at the TWC GFWC table at the Concerts on the Green, the PECC table at this year’s Terryville Fair (8/22, 8/23 and 8/24) or in advance by contacting Donna Koser (PECC Coordinator) at (860) 314-2763. All monies raised will go directly to identified strategies in the PECC Community Plan for Young Children.

 

The project will be concluded with a community wide informational workshop in late August/early September. Please check back for more information.

 

The Plymouth Pinwheels for Prevention Project is brought to you by the Terryville Woman’s Club GFWC (TWC GFWC ) and the Plymouth Early Childhood Council (PECC)  

 

Click here for our flier:  Plymouth Pinwheels Project 

 

 

Join us on September 27th for the Quassy 5K Charity Run

Sign up below to benefit the

PECC Preschool Scholarship

 

CLICK HERE to register (Please remember to enter Plymouth Early Childhood Council as the organization you are representing): https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9jy5fv6cbf2f868&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Cost:  $20 per pre paid registrant, ($25 for race day registration) each participant registered under 21 years of age will receive one All Day Ride Pass for Quassy Amusement Park good for the day of the race.

Family & Friends: Any family & friend of a participating runner may also purchase an All Day Ride Pass that day at a special rate of $10

For more Details- It’s Octoberfest Weekend! and the event, please visit www.quassy.com

 

 

  

The Plymouth Early Childhood Council received an Official Statement from Dannel P. Malloy; State of Connecticut Governor for Attendance Awareness Month.

 

   

 

Plymouth's Appetite for Reading is Up and Running!

Look for our bookshelves around town...

 

 

Drive Like Your Kids Live Here

 

 

The PECC Safety Committee has joined this campaign to bring awareness to safe driving in the community. 

  Please contact us today if you are interested in purchasing a sign.

 SIGNS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE PECC TABLE AT TERRYVILLE COUNTRY FAIR (8/22, 8/23 OR 8/24/2014)

Signs are available for $10.00 each. 

Post a picture of your sign on our Facebook page!

 

 

Parent Leadership Training Opportunities

 

The United Way of West Central Connecticut, in partnership with the Connecticut Center for School Change, Connecticut Commission on Children, and the University of Connecticut has applied for funding for Parent Leadership Initiatives; including the Parents Supporting Educational Excellence (Parents SEE) Program in Bristol and the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) and People Empowering People (PEP) in Plymouth.  All interested parents, grandparents, guardians and others are invited to participate in these three exciting FREE parent engagement, civic leadership opportunities. Pending grant funding, all three programs are available to residents of Plymouth.

 

If you are interested in becoming part of a statewide initiative of parent leaders, and have a desire to impact your community and your child’s education, we invite you to learn more about Parents SEE, PLTI or PEP:

 

Parents Supporting Education Excellence (Parents SEE)

Parents SEE is a free 12 week, parent leadership program for those who want to increase involvement and understanding of the educational experience of our children and how best to advocate and support their success. Parents SEE will be offered in Bristol. Please contact Laura Watson, Bristol Parents SEE Coordinator at the United Way of West Central CT via email at lwatson@uwwestcentralct.org or by phone at 860-881-5427 for more information.

Parents Supporting Educational Excellence will begin with a Saturday retreat in October and classes will meet once weekly from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Dinner will be served, and classes will be facilitated by certified instructors from the Connecticut Center for School Change. Limited on-site child care will be provided.

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)

PLTI is a free 20 week program designed to help parents and other caring adults learn how to advocate for children, and will be offered in Plymouth. For more information on PLTI please visit www.plti-ct.org or contact Linda Schnaars, PLTI Site Coordinator at plti_wcc@yahoo.com or PLTI Coordinator, Donna Koser at the Plymouth Early Childhood Council via email at plymouthearlychildhoodcouncil@plymouthct.us or by calling (860) 314-2763.

The Parent Leadership Training Institute will begin with a Saturday retreat in October and classes will meet once weekly on Monday evenings from 5:35 to 9:00 pm.  Dinner will be served and classes will be facilitated by certified facilitators from the State of CT Commission on Children.  Limited on-site childcare will be provided. Applications can be downloaded from the following website: http://plymouth.k12.ct.us/PECC

People Empowering People (PEP)

PEP is a free 10 week program with a strong community focus encouraging growth in communication and problem solving skills, parent/family relationships and community involvement. Please contact Lori Borysewicz, Plymouth PEP Coordinator at the Plymouth Family Resource Center via email at

PlymouthFRC@educationconnection.org or by phone at (860) 283-6167. For more information on PEP, please visit www.pep.uconn.edu.

  

 

Heartfelt thank's to those who came out to support:

 

BOWLING FOR A CAUSE

 

Please join us at our Bowling for A Cause event to help us reach our strategy fundraising goals:

 

 Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014

 

 Time: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

 Where: Thomaston Lanes

 

 180 Watertown Ave,  Thomaston CT