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 June. The 2 training locations will be announced the 3rd week in May.

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, May 18, 2016

Our next month of computer training classes will begin May 9th. 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 2015 thru June 2016
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 2014 thru JUNE 2015 dates.

August 2015
English 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th Spanish 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th
September 2015
English 7th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 23rd Spanish 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
October 2015
English 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st Spanish 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd
November 2015
English 2nd, 4th, 9th, 1th, 16th, 18th Spanish 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th
December 2015
English 7th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 23rd Spanish 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
January 2016
English 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th Spanish 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st
February 2016
English 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th Spanish 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
March 2016
English 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th Spanish 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
April 2016
English 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 26th Spanish 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
May 2016
English 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23th, 25th Spanish 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th
June 2016
English 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd 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!