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Local Events: What Do You Do With an Idea? Enacting Change in Our Community

Old Saybrook is hosting a community-wide initiative for children that helps them think of new ideas that would change what they see in their own town and community. This is an amazing way to get kids thinking about the value of their ideas and how they can set their unique thoughts into motion.... It's never too early to begin to learn how to enact change. How empowering!

See below for the details. The idea celebration is on Saturday the 18th on the Town Green from 11-1!


What Do You Do With an Idea?

Old Saybrook's smallest residents can have the biggest voices!

The Old Saybrook Early Childhood Council invites you to our first One Book/One Town Family Literacy Event on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the town green.

This is an opportunity for our community to start a conversation about how change occurs within our community as well as how to value ideas.

Students and teachers will read "What do you do with an Idea" by Kobi Yamada during the week of November 13-17, 2017. Together they will create their own ideas and discuss how change can occur within our own community.

Bulletin boards in schools and town buildings will be set up to collect ideas to change our community on large pieces of paper. Individual ideas will be displayed in windows of shops on Main Street as well as a walking story of the pages of the book. If you see a message board around town, please share your idea!

On November 18th, students, families and community members are invited to come to the town green to celebrate their ideas through an idea celebration. Students will even have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to Town officials! There will be games, activities and prizes.

If you are a local business or a community member interested in becoming involved in this event, please contact ECC Coordinator, Jodi Kelly at Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services by phone 860-510-5051 or email.

Rain date is November 19th 11AM-1PM.

Old Saybrook's Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council is committed to promoting the physical, emotional and academic well being of all children and families in the community. The Council believes in a coordinated community approach to best meet the needs of our youngest children and ensure their future success.

For more information, please contact the ECC Coordinator, Jodi Kelly at 860-510-5051 or email at

Coordinated through Old Saybrook

Youth and Family Services

with special thanks to Middlesex United Way

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