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Parent Inquiry Initiative Update

This initiative has grown out of the two-year Parent Information Action Research project including multiple dissemination venues as well as continued parent leadership and inquiry opportunities. Why does this work matter to parents?

  • Parents own the data
  • Parents listen for community needs which directly inform inquiry process
  • Parents make data-driven decisions
  • Parents take action towards desired community-based outcomes

An Open Invitation to Participate  If you are a parent, work with parents or would like to support parent leaders in ensuring children’s well-being and community success we would like to hear from you.  You are welcome to join our collaborative efforts to support parents with young children birth through age eight be critical consumers of information as well as producers of essential knowledge. If you see yourself contributing to this work in anyway, contact Paige M. Bray through the Parent Inquiry Initiative at

In 2013, the Parent Inquiry Initiative (Parentii) work continues to build sustainable momentum through the parent leaders’ actions, research activity, dissemination, and learning agreements. For decades, the interwoven efforts of community and state-level entities have provided information, access, and education to Connecticut’s parents and families. Contributing to this work, Parentii focuses on parents as producers of essential knowledge as well as consumers of information. Parentii engages stakeholders in participatory, community-based research.

This research is conducted under the auspices of the Center for Learning and Professional Education in the Institute for Translational Research in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford.
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