Learning Math After School Can Be Fun, July 6, 2016

Invitation – Become One of Our Math Stars

On July 6th, CfAL will host an exciting summer program called “Learning Math After School Can Be Fun” that is intended to improve 3rd and 4th grade students’ math knowledge and skills, and foster a more positive attitude that math can be fun.

This fun and relaxed summer program is 5 weeks long, in our computer training room, at building 4 in Science Park, on the corner of Winchester Avenue and Division Street in New Haven. Math instruction takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9:30am to 12:00pm or from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. This program is for current 2nd grade students going into 3rd grade in September, and current 3rd grade students going into 4th.

There will be a maximum of 14 students in each session, guided by 2 dedicated math instructors, who have been teaching the summer math program for the past 5 years. The instructional material has been approved by the State Department of Education. It will consist of an approved curriculum, along with custom instructions and manipulatives.

There is no charge for your son/daughter to participate in this summer math program that also provides free transportation. It is offered by the New Haven-based organization, Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL). The program has the support of New Haven Public Schools.

A select number of current 2nd and 3rd grade students will be invited to participate in this program. It is vital for us to help these students improve their math knowledge and skills.

Training – Digital Literacy for Early Learners, “A Primer for Parents”, (DLEL) Wednesday, May 16, 2016

The next workshop series for DLEL training will take place in July. The 2 training locations will be announced the 3rd week in June.

The DLEL program has been designed to increase disadvantaged parents’ awareness of the benefit of early learning, and help them engage in educating their children, ages birth to 5, so their children can start kindergarten with the critical skills they’ll need to learn and succeed in school. The program combines platform instruction, along with detailed instruction and discussion about use of Libraries and engaging early learner educational websites targeted for each specific age level.

Program goal: Children from underserved families are prepared and ready to learn and succeed when entering/starting school.

If you are a parent with a child age birth to 5 and plan on attending, please send an email to with your name, address and phone number, or call 888-351-7667.

Thank you!

Next Parent Computer Training, Monday, June 6, 2016

Our next month of computer training classes will begin June 6th. Upon completing 3 weeks of training, parents will be given a gently used computer and technical support. The goals of the parent computer program are to extend learning beyond the classroom and increase parents involvement in their children’s education.

Please check the schedule below and sign up for training.

Basic Computer Training, August 2016 thru June 2017
Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL) is pleased to offer parents the opportunity to receive free computer training, a refurbished computer, home installation and a year of technical support through our Technology Cascade & Training Program.

To participate in the Technology Cascade & Training Program:

  • You must be a resident of the city or town where your school age children (k-12), attend public schools, and live in your home
  • You must not have a working computer in your home

Participants will receive 10.5 hours of basic computer skills training, including word processing, budgeting, email, Internet browsing, and basic computer maintenance. Parents must complete training prior to receiving a refurbished computer, which we install in their home.

Note: There is no charge to participate in this program.

In order to receive a free computer, which is yours to keep, computer training, you must agree to the following four items:

  1. Increase your involvement in your children’s education.
  2. Sign a letter agreeing to accept and take responsibility for the computer.
  3. Attend 10.5 hours of computer training, 6 sessions. Sessions are 1 3/4 hours long.
  4. Complete a questionnaire once every 3 to 6 months. Your responses will help us improve our project.

If you want to sign up, please call 1-888-351-7667, follow the menu tree and leave your name, address and phone number and the register will call you back within 2 days.

Our parent computer training classes take place in Bridgeport, Hamden, Hartford, Meriden, New Haven and Waterbury, and are in both English and Spanish. Classes are 3 weeks long and are given in English on Mondays and Wednesdays, and classes in Spanish take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see the schedule below for the AUGUST 2016 thru JUNE 2017 dates.

August 2016
English 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th Spanish 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
September 2016
English 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th Spanish 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th
October 2016
English 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th Spanish 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
November 2016
English 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd Spanish 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
December 2016
English 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st Spanish 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd
January 2017
English 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th Spanish 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th
February 2017
English 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd Spanish 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
March 2017
English 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd Spanish 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
April 2017
English 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th Spanish 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st
May 2017
English 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th Spanish 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th
June 2017
English 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st Spanish 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd

Thank you!

We Need Computers, May 2016
You May Be Able to Help

Our parent computer program continues to be a big success, with great demand.

Since July 2003, CfAL has trained and given computers to more than 3,400 families, living in Bridgeport, Hamden, Hartford, Meriden, New Haven and Waterbury. CfAL is in constant need of computers and you may be able to help.

Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL) accepts computer systems, processors and monitors, that must be working and meet the following minimum configuration level:

1. IBM compatible Pentium IV level systems or higher, no MACs, that have processors running at 1.8 GHz or faster.

2. with 2 gigabytes of memory (RAM) or larger

3. with a hard drive that is 80 gigabytes or larger

4. with a CD-ROM drive

5. For Monitors, they must be a flat screen, 17 inch and color, without cracked cases or scratched screens.

6. We do not accept printers and that is because we do not have parts to repair them.

If you are a corporation or university and have refurbishable computers to donate, or have any questions as to whether the system you are considering donating meets these requirements, please contact Curtis Hill at 203-410-3679.

Thank you!