Join us Tuesday, August 13 at Raymour & Flanigan’s Touch-A-Truck!  Fire truck, police car, BearCat vehicle and more!  There will also be vendors and a special raffle.  Come out to support CfAL’s mission to close the technology gap in the greater New Haven area.  Attendees receive $100 off coupon!



Past events:

Math Stars

In preparation for our Summer 2019 Math class, I am writing to invite parents who have children in the 3rd or 4th grade in New Haven Public School to participate in an exciting summer program called “Learning Math After School Can Be Fun” that is intended to improve your child’s 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 and starts on July 9th, in our computer training room, at building 5, Suite 2C in Science Park, near the corner of Winchester Avenue and Division Street in New Haven. Math instruction takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9:00am to 11:30pm or from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. This program is for current 3rd grade students going into 4th grade and current 4th grade students going into 5th grade in September.

Please contact Jennifer Ricker 203-691-1078 or Barbara Carroll, 2043-640-4825, to receive copy of the Math Stars Invitation. or answer your questions.

Training – Digital Literacy for Early Learners, “A Primer for Parents”, (DLEL) Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The next workshop series for DLEL training will take place in New Haven at Troup School and the Elm City Communities property at 295 Wilmot Road. For those parents interested, Date and Time information will be sent to you within a few days.

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.

Basic Computer Training, August 2018 thru June 2019
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 2018 thru JUNE 2019 dates.

August 2018
English 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd Spanish 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
September 2018
English 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th Spanish 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
October 2018
English 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th Spanish 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th
November 2018
English 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st Spanish 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 26th
December 2018
English 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th Spanish 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st
January 2019
English 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th Spanish 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th
February 2019
English 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st Spanish 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd
March 2019
English 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st Spanish 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd
April 2019
English 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th Spanish 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th
May 2019
English 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd Spanish 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th
June 2019
English 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th Spanish 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st

Thank you!

We Need Computers, November 2018
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 4,000 families, living in Bridgeport, Hamden, Hartford, Meriden, New Haven and Waterbury. CfAL is in constant need of computers in quantities of 6 or more, 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 16.4 GHz or faster.

2. with a minimum of 4 gigabytes of memory (RAM)

3. with a hard drive that is 250 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!