The Early Learning Center is a nationally accredited full-day, yearlong preschool program for Hartford children from just under 3 – 5 years. The program features ongoing and frequent adult-child interaction, and a carefully designed physical learning environment, supporting children in reaching developmentally appropriate goals in all academic areas, including pre-literacy.
“We are so grateful for the support from Ensworth and Lincoln Financial,” said Kimberly Martini-Carvel, senior director, early childhood. “Traditional preschools aren’t always equipped to deal with the social and emotional issues our kids are facing, so we are often a family’s only option. And when a child is having trouble, it’s critical to intervene early on.”
The Early Learning Center also serves as a gateway to other services and programs offered at The Village to fully address the needs of the children and their caregivers/families. This holistic approach prepares children to enter kindergarten confident in their academic, social, emotional and physical skills.
The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, which awarded a $20,000 grant to The Village, was established in 1948 to support and promote educational, cultural, human services, religious, and health, art and cultural programs care programming for underserved populations primarily in Hartford and the contiguous neighboring communities.
Lincoln Financial, which contributed $10,000 through its foundation, is committed to making charitable contributions in the communities where it maintains a strong business presence, focusing on youth education, human services, economic/workforce development, and the arts.
About the Village: For more than 200 years, The Village for Families & Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We fulfill this mission by providing a full range of children’s behavioral health treatment, foster care and adoption, and community support services for children and their families in the Greater Hartford region. For more information, visit www.villageforchildren.org or call 860-236-4511.