Stamford School Readiness Council

Are you a parent of a preschool age child?  Join us for our monthly School Readiness Council meetings to learn about early childhood community partners, the kindergarten transition process, Stamford Public Schools and much more. Council meetings are open to the public and we encourage community and parent participation.

The State of Connecticut’s School Readiness legislation mandates that a School Readiness Council (SRC) be convened to ensure compliance with School Readiness grant policies, to oversee program implementation, and to make recommendations to the Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools on issues relating to early childhood.  SRC members include designees of the Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools, representatives from the Mayor’s Office, Superintendent’s Office, Stamford Public Schools, Health Department, home daycare providers, parents, and local Pre-School providers.

Board Members

Name Title
David R. Martin Mayor, City of Stamford
Dr. Tamu Lucero Superintendent of SPS
Teresa Drew Co-Chair - Director of Youth Services
Karen Feder Co Chair - Director of Youth Services/ Birth to Three Representative Abilis Autism Program
Dena Booker School/Family Resource Facilitator/McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act Coordinator
Josephine Q Carpanzano Parent
Deidre Anspach Director of Nursing and Dental Services, Dr. Toon Designee
Olympia Della Flora Associate Superintendent, SPS, Superintendent Designee
Liz Gebert Director, Kinderplace Childcare Center
Cindy Grafstein Special Assistant to the Mayor, Mayor’s Designee
Helma Gregorich Nurturing Families Network Program Manager/ Clinical Supervisor
Elizabeth McKay Youth Services Supervisor/ Librarian, Ferguson Library
Barbara McLaughlin Manager of Early Childhood and Volunteers, Kids In Crisis
Dr. Henry Yoon Medical Advisor