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Honey Bear rallies with programs across the State to push for more investments in Early Childhood

May 11, 2023

At rallies across the state Wednesday—including in Stamford, Bridgeport and Stratford—the message to lawmakers was the same: fund child care.…

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Honey Bear Director, Cathie Vanicky, earns Charter Oak Employer of the Year Award!

November 10, 2022

Catherine Vanicky stands proudly with her Assistant Director, her family, Charter Oak President Ed Klonoski, and Charter Oak State College…

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Family Fun Day with The Amazing Andy

August 19, 2022

Honey Bear’s annual Family Fun Day celebration kicked off with a magic show from The Amazing Andy. Amazing Andy and…

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Honey Bear recognized as a “Breastfeeding Friendly” worksite and child care by CT NAP SACC program

September 29, 2021

Below is a list of breastfeeding related resources (with links) for families: Our program is committed to supporting families and…

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Honey Bear contributes to round table discussion with Governor and OEC Commissioner

June 1, 2021

Director, Catherine Vanicky, and Program Coordinator, Jackie Valle, pose for a photo at the end of their zoom meeting with…

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Honey Bear hosts forum with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro about expanding Care4Kids

September 25, 2019

On Monday morning, a group of 20 parents and advocates meet with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro at Honey Bear Learning Center…

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Stratford Health Department uses grant money to sponsor garden at Honey Bear

August 9, 2019

STRATFORD — The Stratford Health Department launched a daycare gardening program this summer using funds from a Stratford Rotary Club…

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March Rally results: Families now pay less, and programs paid more

July 1, 2019

After being stuck in neutral for years, the reimbursement rate for children served under the Care 4 Kids [Connecticut’s child…

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Honey Bear testifies in Hartford to advocate for higher teacher wages

June 3, 2019

Honey Bear Director, Cathie Vanicky, and Program Coordinator, Jacqueline Valle, travel to Hartford to testify for increased teacher wages to…

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Honey Bear helps advocate for better [teacher] pay, and family affordability

March 22, 2019

Jacqueline Valle’s love for early childhood education began in the basement of Good Shepherd Christian Church on Hancock Avenue in…

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Fones School Offers Free Dental Screenings at Honey Bear

October 11, 2018

The University of Bridgeport’s Fones School of Dental Hygiene made their annual visit to Honey Bear offering free dental screenings…

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Honey Bear earns NAEYC accreditation AND opens Infant and Toddler Center

April 1, 2018

Honey Bear Learning Center has earned a five-year renewal on their accreditation through the National Association for the Education of…

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The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership shares Thank You Card from Honey Bear on their Facebook

November 30, 2016

The card reads “To the ECCP Team and specifically Maria Santos and Shari Kohn, At Honey Bear, we strive for…

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Children’s Champion Award presented to State Senator Marilyn Moore at Honey Bear

September 19, 2016
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Honey Bear assists The Early Childhood Alliance to oppose major Care4Kids budget cuts

June 23, 2016
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Commissioner of state’s Office of Early Childhood takes field trip to Honey Bear

July 24, 2014
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Photo of ribbon cutting

Honey Bear will stay a family run business

July 1, 2013
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