Childhood Council: Come to a Community Café

The Haddam Killingworth Early Childhood Council will be hosting a Community Cafe at Brainerd Library on April 12.

Credit: Haddam Killingworth Early Childhood Council
Credit: Haddam Killingworth Early Childhood Council

As part of the new CT Office of Early Childhood’s Help Me Grow Campaign, the Haddam Killingworth Early Childhood Council will be hosting a Community Cafe at Brainerd Library on Rt. 154 in Haddam on Saturday, April 12 from 10:30-12:30. 

This café is open to any Middlesex County resident interested in the healthy growth and development of children ages Birth to 5 years. 

Parents, grandparents, caregivers, early childhood providers, elected officials and community members are welcome. 

Brunch will be served and onsite childcare is available with registration.


The goal of the Help Me Grow Campaign is to increase awareness of the critical need for universal developmental screening of children birth to five years of age and linkage of at-risk children to supports and services they need.


The Community Café, hosted by parents, offers an opportunity to participate in guided meaningful conversations in a warm, inviting, café setting. Parents and other participants will learn more about child development and resources available in their community, talk about their own parenting experiences, and support each other while meeting new people and making new social connections. We hope participants will spread the word about the Help Me Grow Program among family and friends.


Anyone interested in attending the HK Parent Café should call or email Cindy Cappetta (cynthia@hkyfs.org, 860 345-7498) to make a reservation by April 5. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.


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