Early Childhood Council


Early Childhood Council

The Council is a group of parents and professionals committed to making sure Portland's children are ready to enter kindergarten. Work of the Council includes Parent Education, Professional Development programs, Early Childhood Resources, and Networking. The Council's Goal is to expand Early Childhood Activities working with local organizations, parents, and other town departments for children and families in the area.

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Additional programs to be announced. For information regarding the PECC and any of its activities please contact Allison Behnke the Coordinator at (860)342-6758 or e-mail earlychildhoodcouncil@portlandct.org. This program is funded through a Grant with The Middlesex United Way.

Time for Tots

Time for Tots - September Calendar


Youth Services Time for Tots program  meets  every Monday from 9:30 to 11:00 at the Youth Services office 265 Main St. starting the middle of September until the 2nd week in June. There is no program on school vacations or holidays. The program is for children 0 to 5 and their caregivers (mothers, fathers, grandparents or daycare providers.)  It is an interactive program where caregivers come and stay with their children.  During the program time there are scheduled weekly events such as crafts, painting, story time etc.  Special activities are also scheduled for holidays. 

This is a great program to meet new people and have your children play with children their own age.  There is no charge for the program.  Click on the "Calendar" to the left for the monthly activities. New Calendar's will be posted in August for the activities for September 2018.

PECC, Youth Services, and Parks and Recreation have  teamed up to offer an exciting opportunity for youth children and their families (older siblings welcome) to hike Portland trails with a guide. The first "Little Hikers Club " will post new hikes that are scheduled for September 2018.