Key Initiatives To Early Education

Parent Leadership Academy (PLA)

Explore and develop your leadership potential!
The Parent Leadership Academy (PLA) will teach you how to:

  • run productive meetings,
  • plan successful projects,
  • network with key community leaders
  • understand and manage conflict and
  • improve your ability to speak effectively to any group.


Answers to frequently asked questions:

  • Enfield parents, grandparents, and primary caregivers are welcome to apply.
  • Classes are held at Stowe Early Learning Center on Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. once a week beginning in February and will run for 12 weeks.
  • Sessions are run by professional trainers in the areas of, but not limited to: leadership styles, running productive & effective meetings, conflict management & resolution, public speaking, and project planning.
  • There is no charge to the participants of the Parent Leadership Academy other than time and commitment.
  • A complimentary dinner will be provided before each class.
  • Free childcare provided. (Request for on-site childcare assistance should be submitted with the enrollment application.)
  • Regular access to the internet or an e-mail account is required to participate.
  • Regular attendance is required to graduate and receive the Leadership Certificate.
  • At least 10 volunteer hours of participation in a community project (chosen by the class) is required.
  • All classes will be conducted in English.
  • A Graduation Ceremony will be held at the end of the Program.

For more details please call or e-mail one of our Program Coordinators:

Amy Witbro                                     Malissa Griffith                                

Enfield Public Schools                Parent Leadership Academy Coordinator               

860-253-6552                                  860-741-3122                         

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