Resources – USCG R & D Center Groton

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USCG R & D Center Groton

 
 

1 Chelsea Street
, New London, CT 06320

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers in Alabama, visit the Alabama Primary Health Care Association website at 
www.alphca.com/Find-A-Health-Center
 
Check the US News Health directory online at 
https://health.usnews.com/doctors/city-index/alabama
 to find the best doctor for your family. 
 
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website at www.findadentist.ada.org

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
Connecticut is the only state in the union that still has a Jan. 1 cutoff date for children to turn 5 years old to enter kindergarten in a given school year, meaning children who won’t even be 5 years old until Jan. 1 — four months after the school year starts — can enroll in kindergarten.
 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org

 

Groton Public Schools
GreatSchools.org
Charles Barnum Elementary
West Side Middle School
Ella T. Grasso Technical High School

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!

FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Ledge Light Health District (860) 448-4882
Ledge Light Health District – LLHD – serves as the local health department for East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Stonington, and Waterford, Connecticut.

 

Child and Family Services (860) 443-2896
Child & Family Agency nurtures children and families to develop their strengths through its service, partnership and advocacy.

 

Connecticut Humane Society (800) 452-0114
The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.

 

Connecticut State Police (800) 375-9918