What We Do

Early Childhood Consultation Partnership

The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership is designed to offer Early Childhood educators relationship-based consultation services. These services focus on healthy social and emotional development of children birth to age five. Directors, teachers, support staff, parents and consultants collaborate on a range of interventions from brief phone consultations to intensive center-based consultation to manage behavior issues and improve student success.

Services are provided to parents, as well as childcare center staff, including:

For parents:

  • Six weeks of consultation with parents and child’s teachers
  • Action plan to help parents learn new skills to cope with day-to-day challenges
  • Recommendations/Referrals to other resources
  • Two or more additional support visits to help implement an action plan at home and in the classroom
  • Convenient times to fit parents’ schedules

For childcare staff:

  • Up to 12 weeks classroom-based consultation
  • Direct support with social/emotional interventions
  • Staff training on managing disruptive behaviors
  • Support visits to help implement a plan of action in the classroom and at home
  • Ongoing staff support

Access Services:
The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership is available for children from birth to age 5.

For children residing in Hartford (South End), East Hartford and Wethersfield, contact Melinda Perkoski at 860-236-4511 x3609.

For children residing in Hartford (North End), Avon, Simsbury, West Hartford and Canton, contact Angelica Thompson at 860-236-4511 x3367.


Clinical services are provided in child’s daycare/school. This program is funded by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families’ Early Intervention Unit.