were announced in October 2004 by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford’s Children are Learning by Leaps and Bounds.
Preschoolers who attended 14 Hartford child care programs involved in the project showed significant improvements across five major developmental areas associated with school readiness. These programs had received intensive staff training to implement a research-based, age appropriate curriculum, in addition to other early childhood supports. The children's dramatic progress toward school readiness is concrete evidence that as child care programs strive to achieve high quality, children grow by leaps and bounds.
Ten more child care programs were added to this project in February 2004 through the Hartford Day Care Curriculum Enhancement Project.