Is Danbury Ready for Collective Impact?
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Is Danbury Ready for Collective Impact?

By Anne Mead    What is collective impact? Like a wonderful meal prepared by many hands coming together, collective impact is a community with a common agenda leading…

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Connecticut’s and Danbury’s Vision for All Children
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Connecticut’s and Danbury’s Vision for All Children

By Anne E. Mead   Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership and the State of Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood are working in harmony for Connecticut’s children and families. The Danbury Promise…

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Spring Has Sprung or Has It? Activities to Do With Your Family No Matter What the Weather Throws Us!!
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Spring Has Sprung or Has It? Activities to Do With Your Family No Matter What the Weather Throws Us!!

By Anne Mead   Yesterday, I spent a wonderful day touring the Rupert Holsteins Farm and two sugar shacks in Rupert, Vermont with a group of students and families from Danbury. This…

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”Great Expectations: Together We Can Achieve More!”
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”Great Expectations: Together We Can Achieve More!”

By Anne Mead   What is “Great Expectations: Together We Can Achieve More!!”? It is a celebration and special day for families to learn together in Danbury on Saturday, April…

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“Families That Play Together, Stay Together”
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“Families That Play Together, Stay Together”

By Anne Mead   The title is an old saying that remains true today. Families that spend time together develop communication and healthy living skills and learn to overcome family issues. The family is the…

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Why Is It Important That My Child Take the SBAC and CCS Tests?
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Why Is It Important That My Child Take the SBAC and CCS Tests?

By Anne Mead   Late winter and early spring bring testing for children throughout the nation. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test measures what children know and…

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Practical Strategies to Developing Your Child’s Growth Mindset
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Practical Strategies to Developing Your Child’s Growth Mindset

  By Anne Mead Helping develop your child’s growth mindset is instrumental to having your child acquire the skills needed to be an achieved problem solver, and to…

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Changing Children’s Ability to Learn: Going from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset
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Changing Children’s Ability to Learn: Going from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset

  By Anne Mead Carol Dweck, a world-renowned researcher and psychologist from Stanford University, argues that the one single quality that separates successful people from unsuccessful people is…

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Changing children’s ability to learn: going from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
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Changing children’s ability to learn: going from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

  By Anne Mead Carol Dweck, a world-renowned researcher and psychologist from Stanford University, argues that the one single quality that separates successful people from unsuccessful people is…

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The Values of Early Learning
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The Values of Early Learning

  Anne E. Mead, M. Ed. As a parent or caregiver, what can I do about building early word knowledge and conversation? There are many activities that parents…

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