Events 2013-01-22T14:28:19+00:00

Learning Math After School Can Be Fun, July 5, 2017

Invitation – Become One of Our Math Stars

On July 5th, CfAL will host an exciting summer program called “Learning Math After School Can Be Fun” that is intended to improve 3rd grade going into 4th grade students’ math knowledge and skills, and foster a more positive attitude that math can be fun.

This fun and relaxed summer program is 5 weeks long, in our computer training room, at building 4 in Science Park, on the corner of Winchester Avenue and Division Street in New Haven. Math instruction takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9:30am to 12:00pm or from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. This program is for current 3rd grade students going who are going into 4th grade in September.

There will be a maximum of 14 students in each session, guided by 2 dedicated math instructors, who have been teaching the summer math program for the past 5 years. The instructional material has been approved by the State Department of Education. It will consist of an approved curriculum, along with custom instructions and manipulatives.

There is no charge for your son/daughter to participate in this summer math program that also provides free transportation. It is offered by the New Haven-based organization, Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL). The program has the support of New Haven Public Schools.

A select number of current 3rd grade students will be invited to participate in this program. It is vital for us to help these students improve their math knowledge and skills.

Please call 203-410-3679 to receive a copy of the Math Stars Invitation.

Thank you!

Training – Digital Literacy for Early Learners, “A Primer for Parents”, (DLEL) Wednesday, February 21, 2017

The next workshop series for DLEL training will take place in New Haven at the following locations:

  • New Haven Free Public Library in February
  • Wexler Grant Community School in March
  • Hill Central School in March
  • Fair Haven School in April

The DLEL program has been designed to increase disadvantaged parents’ awareness of the benefit of early learning, and help them engage in educating their children, ages birth to 5, so their children can start kindergarten with the critical skills they’ll need to learn and succeed in school. The program combines platform instruction, along with detailed instruction and discussion about use of Libraries and engaging early learner educational websites targeted for each specific age level.

Program goal: Children from underserved families are prepared and ready to learn and succeed when entering/starting school.

If you are a parent with a child age birth to 5 and plan on attending, please send an email to with your name, address and phone number, or call 888-351-7667.

Thank you!

Next Parent Computer Training, Monday, August 7th

Our next month of computer training classes will begin August 7th, at CfAL’s computer lab, at 4 Science Park. Upon completing 3 weeks of training, parents will be given a gently used computer and technical support. The goals of the parent computer program are to extend learning beyond the classroom and increase parents involvement in their children’s education.

Please check the schedule below and sign up for training.

Basic Computer Training, August 2017 thru June 2018
Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL) is pleased to offer parents the opportunity to receive free computer training, a refurbished computer, home installation and a year of technical support through our Technology Cascade & Training Program.

To participate in the Technology Cascade & Training Program:

  • You must be a resident of the city or town where your school age children (k-12), attend public schools, and live in your home
  • You must not have a working computer in your home

Participants will receive 10.5 hours of basic computer skills training, including word processing, budgeting, email, Internet browsing, and basic computer maintenance. Parents must complete training prior to receiving a refurbished computer, which we install in their home.

Note: There is no charge to participate in this program.

In order to receive a free computer, which is yours to keep, computer training, you must agree to the following four items:

  1. Increase your involvement in your children’s education.
  2. Sign a letter agreeing to accept and take responsibility for the computer.
  3. Attend 10.5 hours of computer training, 6 sessions. Sessions are 1 3/4 hours long.
  4. Complete a questionnaire once every 3 to 6 months. Your responses will help us improve our project.

If you want to sign up, please call 1-888-351-7667, follow the menu tree and leave your name, address and phone number and the register will call you back within 2 days.

Our parent computer training classes take place in New Haven, and are in delivered in both English and Spanish. Classes are 3 weeks long and are given in English on Mondays and Wednesdays, and classes in Spanish take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please see the schedule below for the AUGUST 2017 thru JUNE 2018 dates.

August 2017
English 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd Spanish 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
September 2017
English 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th Spanish 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
October 2017
English 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th Spanish 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th
November 2017
English 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd Spanish 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd
December 2017
English 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th Spanish 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st
January 2018
English 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th Spanish 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
February 2018
English 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st Spanish 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd
March 2018
English 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st Spanish 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd
April 2018
English 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th Spanish 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th
May 2018
English 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd Spanish 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
June 2018
English 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th Spanish 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st

Thank you!

We Need Computers, July 2017
You May Be Able to Help

Our parent computer program continues to be a big success, with great demand.

Since July 2003, CfAL has trained and given computers to more than 3,400 families, living in Bridgeport, Hamden, Hartford, Meriden, New Haven and Waterbury. CfAL is in constant need of computers and you may be able to help.

Concepts for Adaptive Learning (CfAL) accepts computer systems, processors and monitors, that must be working and meet the following minimum configuration level:

1. IBM compatible Pentium IV level systems or higher, no MACs, that have processors running at 12.4 GHz or faster.

2. with 4 gigabytes of memory (RAM) or larger

3. with a hard drive that is 200 gigabytes or larger

4. with a CD-ROM drive

5. For Monitors, they must be a flat screen, 17 inch and color, without cracked cases or scratched screens.

6. We do not accept printers and that is because we do not have parts to repair them.

If you are a corporation or university and have refurbishable computers to donate, or have any questions as to whether the system you are considering donating meets these requirements, please contact Curtis Hill at 203-410-3679.

Thank you!