CERCLE leverages state, local, and philanthropic resources to support more than 38 ECE businesses in the Greater New Haven and Fairfield counties. Our programs and services lower operational costs and provide needed resources to Black and Latino ECE businesses. This allows programs to provide high-quality learning environments that are accessible to families in the communities they serve.
As a CERCLE member, early care programs are provided with year-round professional development opportunities aimed at building program quality and long-term financial sustainability.
38 CERCLE Collab
serving children in Greater New Haven, Stamford, Stratford, and Bridgeport
$2.1M in grant funding
for Office of Early Childhood licensed providers since 2020
25 hours of Business Leadership training
in loan and grant acquisition, and professional development to CERCLE network members
Provide an annual
more than $1,200
in bulk supply purchases to family childcare and group home network members
159K+ diapers and pull-ups
for CERCLE network providers and the community through our partnership with The
Diaper Bank of CT
We create a space of mutual learning, networking, and fostering relationships.
We identify and secure grant funding on behalf of our members as well as support them with securing grant funds on their own.
We connect our members with professional and business development learning opportunities, including CERCLE’s Business Leadership Series.
Leveraging bulk purchasing, CERCLE provides members with monthly classroom supplies to lower annual business expenses.
Our partnership with The Diaper Bank of Connecticut enables us to provide diapers and other supplies to families enrolled in member programs.
CERCLE Collab Members
To learn more about our early education provider network, including membership opportunities, email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.