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Young Dual Language Learners This engaging, hands-on professional learning opportunity is designed for early childhood educators with young children in their classrooms who are dual language learners, acquiring one or more languages in addition to English.
The Best Beginnings Possible SERC Early Childhood Resource Center and Initiative's mission is to provide professional learning opportunities and a wide range of innovative resources to strengthen the quality of professionalism of Connecticut's early childhood educators, child care agencies, schools and communities that work with young children and families to achieve positive outcomes.  
2014-15 Professional Development SERC's Early Childhood Education Initiative 2014-15 Professional Development activities are now available. Download a PDF of the Calendar.  

Welcome to the Early Childhood Resource Center in Connecticut

abcWe are proud to offer web based as well as job embedded resources and professional development for teachers, administrators, and community agencies serving children ages birth through eight.

The Early Childhood Resource Center was legislated in 2005, P.A. 05-245, by the State of Connecticut Department of Education (SDE) within the State Education Resource Center (SERC) to promote promising practices in Early Childhood Education. Of SERC and SDE's top priorities- high quality early education is number one.

For professional development opportunities, event updates and cancellations please visit our Calendar page.

Featured Links

  • Birth to Three
    Do you have a concern about how a child sees, talks, hears, moves, eats or plays? Contact Birth to Three a state program assisting and strengthening the capacity...
  • SERC Library
    A unique educational resource for Connecticut educators and families. Visit the SERC Library in person and...
  • Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
    The CT Office of Early Childhood is devoted to improving outcomes for children from birth to age five by providing a high-quality early childhood system....

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