USCG R & D Center Groton
1 Chelsea Street , New London, CT 06320
to find the best doctor for your family.
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
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
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