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Welcome!

The New Haven Early Childhood Council supports families and children through literacy, preschool, kindergarten, health and wellness, and more.

Attention! 

  • Head Start applications available in April! Call 203-946-6950 to make an appointment to register.
  • Private preschools are also accepting applications now and spaces are being assigned for the Fall.

Free Resources

The following resources are filled with parenting tips! Click on the links below to download each document. Visit our Resources page for more information, and for links to other websites about early childhood and parenting.

Families Are Their Child’s First Teachers (English Pamphlet)

Families Are Their Child’s First Teachers (Spanish Pamphlet)

NHECC Kids Kit (English Checklist)

NHECC Kids Kit (Spanish Checklist)

ABCs of School Readiness Book (English)

ABCs of School Readiness Book (Spanish)

School Readiness FAQs for Families

Click on the links to the right for more information on where to take your children to play, learn, and thrive.