Windham Children's First Initiative/
Discovery Program /
Windham Parent Network
In collaboration with Windham Public Schools, WRCC seeks to promote school
readiness and literacy for all Windham children, with emphasis upon parental
involvement and empowerment, expanded early childhood education, literacy
enrichment, and professional development and training.  As part of The
Discovery effort funded by The Graustein Foundation of New Haven,
accomplishments have included the completion of a Socioeconomic and
educational profile of Windham Children and Families, the sponsorship of a
parental outreach program in concert with Windham Public Schools and the
development of a website.  Highlights of the networks advocacy efforts in 2006
include the hosting of several community based literacy events, proactive
involvement in the local Board of Education annual budget process, and
participation in the development of a new elementary magnet school.  A major
partner in this collaborative effort is the Windham Parent Network, which is a
community-based organization led by parents. Its mission is to educate, support,
and involve parents as active participants in improving the quality of life for the
children of Windham.
For more information contact Pat Calvo at
Windham Public Schools