Nuestra Misión

Nuestra misión es promover las habilidades del lenguaje y la alfabetización para los niños, desde el nacimiento, y apoyar a los padres como los primeros maestros de sus bebés.

Nuestra Visión

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Every family will understand the critical importance of early childhood literacy and will take an active role in their child’s reading development. All children in Connecticut will have books of their own.

Junta Directiva

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Jeff Hartmann, Board Chair
Founder, CEO The Hartmann Group, Old Saybrook

Lisa Maass, Vice Chair
President,  Citizens Bank CT, New Haven

Sandra Trevino-Ranalli, MSSW, LCSW Treasurer
Associate Director, Community Research, Yale Center for Clinical Research

Carla M. Horwitz, Secretary
Ed.D., Lecturer, Yale Child Study Center & Department of Psychology; Director Emerita, Calvin Hill Day Care Center & Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten

Lori Church, M.S., Infant/Toddler Development, Bank Street College; Parent Mentor, Bridgeport Hospital NICU

Joshua A. Copel, M.D., Professor, Division of Maternal–Fetal Medicine, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven

Mary Kay Curtiss, CPA, MSPA, Partner, Blum, Shapiro & Co., P.C., West Hartford

Jennifer Groves Fusco, J.D., Principal, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., New Haven


Bonnie L. Patten, J.D., Executive Director, Truth in Advertising, Inc., Branford


Roxanne J. Coady
, Founder and Board Emeritus
President and Owner, R. J. Julia Booksellers, Madison

Karen Pritzker, Board Emeritus



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Kyn Tolson, Executive Director

Robin Baker, Office Manager

Paula Grimm, Development Associate

Vicki Roberts, Office Clerk

Israel Oliveras, Driver


Books for Babies

Marguerite Alpert, Books for Babies Coordinator

Books for Kids

Linda Sylvester, Books for Kids Co-Coordinator

Evelyn Tomasello, Books for Kids Co-Coordinator

Early Steps to School Success-New Haven

Cherese Chambers, Early Childhood Coordinator
at Lincoln Bassett School

Lourdes Marcano, Early Childhood Coordinator
at Truman School

Viviana Nuñez, Early Childhood Coordinator
at Quinnipiac School

Melissa Ruggiero, Early Childhood Coordinator
at Celantano School