New Haven Early Childhood Council members are appointed by the Mayor and Superintendent to advise them on issues related to Early Care and Education. Parents, community members, and representatives from over 20 organizations participate on the Council, which works to address the needs of children birth to 8 years and their families.

Council Co-Chairs
Jennifer Heath, United Way of Greater New Haven

Dr. Robert Windom, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center

Council Members

Janet Alfano, The Diaper Bank

Gladys Deutsch, Leila Day Nursery/New Haven Association for the Education of Young Children

Sarah Fabish, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Evelyn Flamm, Fair Haven Community Health Center

Jeffie Frazier, Retired BOE Administrator

Jayne Gary, CT Department of Social Services

Theodora (Teddie) Glover

Marcy Guddemi, Gesell Institute

Eliza Halsey, All Our Kin/Parent

Kim Harris, Harris and Tucker School

Kathy Hagearty, New Haven Health Dept. (Nurturing Families Network)

Cathy Lenihan, Office of Early Childhood/Children’s Trust Fund

Kia Levey, MOMS Partnership

Kirsten Levinsohn, New Haven Reads

Susan Logston, Gateway Community College

Sandra Malmquist, Creating Kids/CT Children’s Museum

Dr. Tina Mannarino, New Haven Public Schools

Christine Montgomery, Clifford Beers

Michele Moore, NHPS Kindergarten Teacher

Robin Moore-Evans, Student Parenting and Family Services, Celatto Childcare Center

Dr. Martha Okafor, City of New Haven

Magdalena Rosales-Alban, LULAC

Barbara Stern, ACES-Early Childhood Department

Elisabeth Teller, SARAH Inc.

Cordelia Thorpe, Ward 22

Sandra Trevino, Junta for Progressive Action

Xia Feng, New Haven Free Public Library