Key Initiatives To Early Education

NBC30 Covers ONE Community

NBC30 Covers ONE Community
Leslie Mayes talks to Enfield KITE’s, Christine Gomeau, about KITE’s response to the immediate need in Enfield to raise money for Enfield Food Shelf and, Enfield Loaves & Fishes.

ONE Community: a campaign to inspire kindness. all proceeds go to fight food insecurity in Enfield through COVID-19


ONE Community: a campaign to inspire kindness. all proceeds go to fight food insecurity in Enfield through COVID-19

KITE responds to COVID-19 with the launch of ONE Community Campaign

[Buy your lawn sign to donate now] One Community – In this time of crisis, we have an opportunity to bring our community together and inspire kindness. We are all in this together: families, businesses, and local government. Studies suggest that people who experience or witness kindness are more likely …

Job Posting

KITE seeks part-time Bookkeeper.  This position will run through June 30, 2020.  Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest by March 13, 2020 to   OVERVIEW OF KITE Key Initiatives to Early Education (KITE) is an early childhood collaborative whose mission is to ensure that Enfield’s children …

Enfield Plays ON! Hosts Summer Luau in January

To shake the winter blues, Enfield Plays On! held a Summer Laua in January at the Stowe Early Learning Center. Over 170 guests attended this sold-out event, designed for children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain …

KITE’s 2019 Children’s Champion – Carol LaLiberte

KITE‘s 2019 Children’s Champion, Carol LaLiberte, Professor Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor Department Chair: Career Programs Coordinator: Early Childhood Education Human Services, Asnuntuck Community College. KITE Chairperson, LeAnn Beaulieu presented the award with the following speech: One of the things that make our collaborative not only effective, but a source …

Commissioner Beth Bye Delivers Keynote at KITE’s Annual Meeting

On Oct 2nd, Commissioner Beth Bye from the Office of Early Childhood spoke to a packed room of educators, town officials, healthcare professionals and volunteers about the importance of Early Childhood and applauded Enfield KITE for their dedication to children and families in town. “Beth Bye has devoted her entire …

Enfield KITE Brings Child Behavior Expert Back to Enfield

KITE brings Child Behavior Expert, Peg Oliveira back to Enfield to conduct three child behavior workshops for EPS educators and parents. On October 15th, Oliveira will be at Henry Barnard Elementary. Oliveira is Executive Director of Yale’s Gesell Institute of Child Development and consults for Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood. …

KITE’s 2019 Annual Report Released

KITE’s 2018-2019 Successes hilight Professional Development Workshop opportunities for EPS & Early Care Providers Over 300 PLAY opportunities throughout the community and the Play Lab Kindergarten Camp prepares preschoolers for Kindergarten Development of 2Gen work Work with healthcare providers to conduct early screenings Download the Report Summary

Rocking Chair Readers

KITE has a new volunteer opportunity for Retired Seniors Rocking Chair Readers is a program that places retired senior volunteers in local early childhood classrooms to serve as guest readers. Its purpose is to support and enhance the literacy development of young children while also providing opportunities for positive cross-generational …

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