upcoming events

December
17

Zumbini @ Southside Family Center

December 17, 2019
/ 11:00 am
/ 35 Groton Street, Hartford
We will be bringing Zumbini to our friends at Southside Family Center. Zumbini incorporates music, dance, and instruments to promote bonding and learning between children and their caregivers.

Past Events

August
07

Hartford Hospital & Connecticut Children’s World Breastfeeding Week Event

August 07, 2019
/ 11:30 am
/ 282 Washington Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will join Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children's as they celebrate World Breastfeeding Week by providing families with tips to get their children loving healthy foods from an early age, including infant feeding guidelines by age and information on breastfeeding.
August
02

WIC Breastfeeding Celebration

August 02, 2019
/ 1:00 pm
/ 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will join the Hartford WIC Program by providing local families with tips to get their children loving healthy foods from an early age, including infant feeding guidelines by age and information on breastfeeding.
July
30

EPIC Training: Blue Hills Family Medicine

July 30, 2019
/ 12:00 pm
/ 675 Tower Avenue, Hartford, CT
The Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) team will be providing a review of their program, as well as tips for pediatric providers on how to identify next steps for action after attending the CHDI EPIC module, which include:

1. Learn how to counsel all families on best practices for babies to grow up at a healthy weight
2. Recommend responsive approach to feeding infants and young toddlers
3. Identify opportunities to modify obesogenic behaviors leading to abnormal weight gain in the first two years of life
4. Identify maternal and child risk factors for developing obesity
5. Identify community resources available for at-risk children and families

Additionally, providers will be given information on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 project for their consideration.
July
09

Upcoming Hartford Childhood Wellness Alliance Meeting

July 09, 2019

/ 10 Columbus Boulevard, Conference Room 2039
The Hartford Childhood Wellness Alliance will be meeting to discuss the following agenda items:

1. Updates at the Connecticut Department of Public Health
2. Updates on policy changes in upcoming legislative sessions and advocacy opportunities
3. Presentation on updates to the Hartford Healthy Hub Project
4. Updates on the Kohl's SCOR Program and Upcoming Events

If you require more information, please email Lori at ldipietro@connecticutchildrens.org.
June
28

Ball Bonanza Event with Hartford Public Library & JumpBunch

June 28, 2019
/ 11:00 am
/ 500 Main Street, CCC Room, Hartford, Connecticut
We will have our friends from the Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, along with JumpBunch and the Hartford Public Library, for fun ways to incorporate balls, music, and highlight the power of play.

This program is open to families with children under age 5. Space is limited - to save a spot for your child, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk at the Downtown Branch. We hope to see you there!
June
15

Summer Reading Kick Off Event with the Hartford Public Library

June 15, 2019

/ 500 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will provide families with tips to get their children loving healthy foods from an early age, including infant feeding guidelines by age, a nutrition education magazine titled Chop Chop Sprout, and information on breastfeeding. The program will also offer hands-on activities for children on healthy eating. We hope to see you there!
May
30

Dinner and Story with Music Together of West Hartford and Farmington Valley at Parker Memorial Family Center

May 30, 2019
/ 5:00 pm
/ 2621 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut
We will have our friends from the Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, along with Music Together of West Hartford and Farmington Valley, for fun ways to incorporate music and movement and highlight the power of play. Join us for fun activities, a story, and dinner. We hope to see you there!
May
06

Dinner and Story with Women’s League Child Development Center – May 6, 2019

May 06, 2019
/ 5:00 pm
/ 1695 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut
We will have our friends from the Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, along with Hipnotic Hoopla, for fun ways to incorporate music, hula hoops, and highlight the power of play. We hope to see you there!
April
27

“Healthy Kids Day” Celebration at the Wilson-Gray YMCA

April 27, 2019
/ 12:00 pm
/ 444 Albany Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's SCOR Program will be partnering with Power Health for their annual Healthy Kids Day event that will be held at the Wilson Gray YMCA in Hartford. This family-friendly event will feature various free health screenings, kids and adults fitness activities, games, cooking demonstrations, among others.

In addition, the Kohl's SCOR Program will be in attendance to provide Hartford families with information on healthy eating, physical activity and breastfeeding. We hope to see you there!
April
11

Prenatal Yoga and Discussion with Dr. Trout at the Institute for the Hispanic Family

April 11, 2019
/ 1:00 pm
/ 45 Wadsworth Street, Hartford, Connecticut
Sponsored by the Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, our friends at WHY Outreach, Inc. will teach about the benefits of yoga for prenatal moms.

In addition, Dr. Nancy Trout from the Kohl's SCOR Program will be talking to moms about the importance of breastfeeding, physical activity and nutrition for both mom and baby. We hope to see you there!
April
03

EPIC Training – Asylum Hill Medicine

April 03, 2019
/ 12:15 pm
/ 99 Woodland Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) team will be providing a review of their program, as well as tips for pediatric providers on how to identify next steps for action after attending the CHDI EPIC module, which include:

1. Learn how to counsel all families on best practices for babies to grow up at a healthy weight
2. Recommend responsive approach to feeding infants and young toddlers
3. Identify opportunities to modify obesogenic behaviors leading to abnormal weight gain in the first two years of life
4. Identify maternal and child risk factors for developing obesity
5. Identify community resources available for at-risk children and families

Additionally, providers will be given information on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 project for their consideration.
April
02

Hartford Childhood Wellness Alliance Meeting

April 02, 2019
/ 12:00 pm
/ 10 Columbus Boulevard, Conference Room 2039
The Hartford Childhood Wellness Alliance will be meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 and will be discussing the following agenda items:

1. Updates at the Connecticut Department of Public Health
2. Updates on policy changes in upcoming legislative sessions and advocacy opportunities
3. Presentation on updates to the Hartford Healthy Hub Project
4. Updates on the Kohl's SCOR Program and Upcoming Events

In addition, the Kohl's SCOR team will be discussing a potential meeting change. If any organizations are interested in attending but have not yet RSVP'd, please contact Lori at ldipietro@connecticutchildrens.org to confirm your attendance.
March
13

Dinner and Story with the Southside Family Center and Music Together of West Hartford and Farmington Valley

March 13, 2019
/ 5:00 pm
/ 35 Groton Street, Hartford, Connecticut
We will have our friends from the Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, along with Music Together of West Hartford and Farmington Valley, for fun ways to incorporate music and movement and highlight the power of play. Join us for fun activities, a story, and dinner. We hope to see you there!
March
12

Community Outreach Worker Training: Capitol Child Development Center

March 12, 2019
/ 5:30 pm
/ 450 Broad Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's SCOR team will be conducting a training to community outreach workers from local community organizations with the following training objectives:

1. Promote responsive feeding practices
2. Promote breastfeeding
3. Provide appropriate messages for formula feeding babies
4. Encouraging appropriate introduction of healthy complimentary foods
5. Shape healthy food preferences, including avoidance of added sugars and sugar-sweetened beverages
6. Promote good infant sleep habits
7. Promote daily physical activity
8. Minimize screen time and sedentary behavior
February
26

Baby and Me Yoga at Family Life Education

February 26, 2019

/ 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut
Sponsored by the Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, our friends at WHY Outreach, Inc. will teach about the basics of yoga for parents and babies.

This beginner-level class is only available to parents and babies under age one. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing. Due to space limitations, there will only be 10 slots available so registration is required. We hope to see you there!
January
29

Community Outreach Worker Training: WIC Staff

January 29, 2019
/ 1:00 pm
/ 131 Coventry Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's SCOR team will be conducting a training to community outreach workers from local community organizations with the following training objectives:

1. Promote responsive feeding practices
2. Promote breastfeeding
3. Provide appropriate messages for formula feeding babies
4. Encouraging appropriate introduction of healthy complimentary foods
5. Shape healthy food preferences, including avoidance of added sugars and sugar-sweetened beverages
6. Promote good infant sleep habits
7. Promote daily physical activity
8. Minimize screen time and sedentary behavior
January
17

“Dinner and Story” Event at the Women’s League Child Development Center

January 17, 2019
/ 5:00 pm
/ 1695 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will provide families with fun ways to get active and have fun with music. Join us for a toddler music and movement activity, a story, and dinner. Registration is required for this event. For more information, please contact Lori DiPietro at ldipietro@connecticutchildrens.org. We hope to see you there!
January
14

“Dinner and Story” Event at the King’s Family Chapel Early Childcare and Education Center

January 14, 2019
/ 5:00 pm
/ 400 Woodland Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will read a story on picky eating and discuss helpful tips for parents. Join us for fun activities, a story, and dinner. We hope to see you there!
December
14

EPIC Refresher Training: Community Health Services (CHS)

December 14, 2018
/ 8:30 am
/ CHS - 500 Albany Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) team will be providing a review of the its program, as well as tips for pediatric providers on how to identify next steps for action after attending the CHDI EPIC module, which include:

1. Learn how to counsel all families on best practices for babies to grow up at a healthy weight
2. Recommend responsive approach to feeding infants and young toddlers
3. Identify opportunities to modify obesogenic behaviors leading to abnormal weight gain in the first two years of life
4. Identify maternal and child risk factors for developing obesity
5. Identify community resources available for at-risk children and families

Additionally, providers will be given information on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 project for their consideration.
December
04

Community Outreach Worker Staff Training – Family Life Education

December 04, 2018
/ 1:00 pm
/ 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's SCOR team will be conducting a training to community outreach workers from local community organizations with the following objectives:

1. Promote responsive feeding practices
2. Promote breastfeeding
3. Provide appropriate messages for formula feeding babies
4. Encouraging appropriate introduction of healthy complimentary foods
5. Shape healthy food preferences, including avoidance of added sugars and sugar-sweetened beverages
6. Promote good infant sleep habits
7. Promote daily physical activity
8. Minimize screen time and sedentary behavior
December
03

EPIC Refresher Training: Burgdorf Primary Care Center

December 03, 2018
/ 12:00 pm
/ Burgdorf Primary Care Center, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) team will be providing a review of the its program, as well as tips for pediatric providers on how to identify next steps for action after attending the CHDI EPIC module, which include:

1. Learn how to counsel all families on best practices for babies to grow up at a healthy weight
2. Recommend responsive approach to feeding infants and young toddlers
3. Identify opportunities to modify obesogenic behaviors leading to abnormal weight gain in the first two years of life
4. Identify maternal and child risk factors for developing obesity
5. Identify community resources available for at-risk children and families

Additionally, providers will be given information on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 project for their consideration.
November
26

“Dinner and Story” Event at the Hartford Public Library

November 26, 2018
/ 6:00 pm
/ 500 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program, in partnership with Hipnotic Hoopla, will provide families with fun ways to get active with little ones and highlight the power of play. Join us for fun hula hooping activities, including games, music, a story, and dinner. Registration is required for this event. To RSVP, please contact Lori DiPietro at ldipietro@connecticutchildrens.org. We hope to see you there!

November
26

EPIC Refresher Training: Community Health Center (CHC)

November 26, 2018
/ 12:00 pm
/ CHC, Hartford
The Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) team will be providing a review of the its program, as well as tips for pediatric providers on how to identify next steps for action after attending the CHDI EPIC module, which include:

1. Learn how to counsel all families on best practices for babies to grow up at a healthy weight
2. Recommend responsive approach to feeding infants and young toddlers
3. Identify opportunities to modify obesogenic behaviors leading to abnormal weight gain in the first two years of life
4. Identify maternal and child risk factors for developing obesity
5. Identify community resources available for at-risk children and families

Additionally, providers will be given information on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 project for their consideration.
November
20

EPIC Refresher Training: Pediatric Health Associates, Office of Dr. Dhingra

November 20, 2018
/ 12:00 pm
/ 576 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl's Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) team will be providing a review of the its program, as well as tips for pediatric providers on how to identify next steps for action after attending the CHDI EPIC module, which include:

1. Learn how to counsel all families on best practices for babies to grow up at a healthy weight
2. Recommend responsive approach to feeding infants and young toddlers
3. Identify opportunities to modify obesogenic behaviors leading to abnormal weight gain in the first two years of life
4. Identify maternal and child risk factors for developing obesity
5. Identify community resources available for at-risk children and families

Additionally, providers will be given information on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 project for their consideration.
October
29

Toddler and Me Yoga Event

October 29, 2018
/ 2:00 pm
/ UTC Family Resource Center, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program, in partnership with WHY Outreach, Inc., will teach families about the benefits of yoga for parents and toddlers. This beginner-level class is only available to families with children under the age of four. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing. Due to space limitations, there will only be 10 slots available, so registration is required. To RSVP, please contact Lori DiPietro at ldipietro@connecticutchildrens.org. We hope to see you there!
September
26

Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Family Celebration

September 26, 2018
/ 10:00 am
/ Connecticut Children's Medical Center, UTC Family Resource Center
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will be hosting a free event for Hartford families with young children on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 am! Come to enjoy many activities, including a puppet show, baby and me yoga, a story walk, herb planting, healthy snack preparation, and much more!

Registration is required. RSVP the number of attendees from your organization to Lori DiPietro at ldipietro@connecticutchildrens.org no later than Wednesday, September 19, 2018. A special thanks to our partners—Connecticut Children’s Clinical Nutrition team, KNOX, the Hartford Public Library, the Hispanic Health Council, and WHY Outreach, Inc—for joining us in this celebration!
August
25

Maternal and Infant Outreach Program (MIOP) Baby Olympics Event

August 25, 2018
/ 10:00 am
/ Cronin Playground, Groton Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will provide families with tips to get their children loving healthy foods from an early age, including infant feeding guidelines by age and a nutrition education magazine titled Chop Chop Sprout.

August
24

Hartford WIC Breastfeeding Celebration

August 24, 2018
/ 1:00 pm
/ Parker Memorial Family Center
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will provide families with tips to get their children loving healthy foods from an early age, including infant feeding guidelines by age and information on breastfeeding.
August
17

Family Life Education Annual Family Celebration Event

August 17, 2018
/ 9:30 am
/ 57 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will provide a variety of activities at this event to encourage children to love healthy foods, including a demonstration for parents on making homemade baby food and introducing solid foods, as well as a book reading on picky eating titled “I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato” by Lauren Child. Additionally, SCOR is hosting WHY Outreach, Inc. to provide a free “Baby and Me” yoga class for mothers with children ages 12 months and younger who attend this event.
August
10

Southside Family Center 3rd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

August 10, 2018
/ 10:00 am
/ 35 Groton Street, Hartford, Connecticut
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will provide families with tips to get their children loving healthy foods from an early age, including infant feeding guidelines by age, a nutrition education magazine titled Chop Chop Sprout, and information on breastfeeding. The program will also offer hands-on activities for children on healthy eating.
August
01

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

August 01, 2018
/ 11:00 am
/ Hartford Hospital Outdoor Corridor
The Kohl’s Start Childhood Off Right (SCOR) Program will provide families with information on breastfeeding and recommended infant feeding guidelines by age. Additionally, the SCOR Program will provide fruit popsicles to breastfeeding mothers and their families who attend.