Child Development

Developmental Screening for 3-4 Year Olds

NOVEMBER 15, 2016

earlychildhoodeducationAttention Coventry parents of children ages 3 to 4 years old!

Coventry Public Schools is providing a free Developmental Screening that will review your child’s development in the following skill areas:

  • Self-Help
  • Concepts
  • Speech
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Language
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Emotional Development

The screening is completed by early childhood educators, and parents will be given feedback at the time of their appointment on their student’s skill areas. Appointments are available between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Town Hall Annex and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hale Early Education Center, 1776 Main Street (to the right of Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School), on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Appointments are scheduled at, Find A Sign Up, Search by Email: It’s that easy! Call 860-742-4550 if you have any questions.

Educating today for a better tomorrow!

PPT – “Parents Participating Together”

girlNew Beginnings Educational Consulting LLC presents:

Amy Eisner, M.A.
PPT – “Parents Participating Together”

September 16 2015 6:30 P.M.

Coventry Library:

  • Are you concerned your child may be behind their peers in school?
  • Have you ever left your school with more questions than answers?
  • Do you feel like you are getting the run-around from your school?
  • Are you unsure of how to get those extra services that your child needs?

If you can relate to this, then this seminar is for you! You will learn about “The Special Education Process” and I will reveal secrets on how to get those extra services for your child!              

About Amy Eisner, M.A.

  • Former Special Education Teacher Hartford Public Schools
  • M.A. in Special Education
  • Has been in the Education Field 20+ years
  • Awarded top advocate in the state by a Nationally Recognized Organization.
  • Has represented hundreds of parents successfully advocating for their children at their PPT’s

Don’t let your child fall through the cracks! Getting services for your child is not easy!

Come and learn how to get those services from your schools – Empower Yourself with Knowledge!

We will cover the referral process, eligibility, classifications under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Mediation, a 504 Plan Vs. IDEA, your IEP document and more! You will learn negotiation strategies, test interpretations and what to look for!

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Advocacy & Entitlements
PO Box 453 Coventry CT 06238
Phone/Fax (860) 742-9149


Against Redshirting: Why It Pays to Be the Youngest Kid in Class : The New Yorker

When the Harvard sociologist Hilary Levey Friedman was expecting her first child, one thing worried her: her due date, January 3rd. It was uncomfortably close to January 1st, an often-used age cutoff for enrollment in academics and sports. “I was determined to keep him in until after January 1st,” she said. And if the baby came early? “I actively thought about redshirting,” she said. Given the choice, she wanted him to be the oldest kid in his class, not the youngest.

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Preschool – It’s Not Too Late To Enroll

The Coventry Early Childhood Center (CECC), located in the Hale Early Education Center (on the Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School campus) still has a couple of openings in the school day program (6 hours per day). There is generous financial assistance available. For example, if a family of 2 is earning less than $10,000 they will pay $200/year for the program. A family of 4 earning approximately $80,000 will pay $2400 for the same program. Please contact CECC for more information at 860-742-4550 or contact us.

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