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.
Create displays of purchased or handmade pinwheels on your front lawn, your garden, and your windows in Augustto 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)
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 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 email@example.com or by phone at 860-881-5427for 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 visitwww.plti-ct.orgor contact Linda Schnaars, PLTI Site Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or PLTI Coordinator, Donna Koser at the Plymouth Early Childhood Council via email at email@example.com 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