Speaker

Adriana Fontaine
Early Childhood Programs Manager, CPAC

Adriana Fontaine, Ms. Fontaine has worked for (CPAC) since 2007. Ms. Fontaine has served as a Bilingual Parent Consultant, and as the Early Childhood Programs Manager. She has helped in the development, implementation and evaluation process of two programs that have collective impact for families of young children with developmental delays/disabilities in Connecticut, Family Connections and Preschool Pathfinder Program. Ms. Fontaine is passionate about educating families regarding the importance of early intervention, how to describe their child’s unique needs and encouraging families to engage in collaborative practices with professionals early on. Another important aspect of her work is addressing bias and cultural barriers for monolingual families. Therefore, she has avidly worked on disseminating best practices that promote working in partnership with families from diverse multicultural backgrounds. Ms. Fontaine has a master’s degree in Health Communication from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Connecticut in General Studies. She is the aRPy ambassador to Connecticut through ECTA (Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center) and the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. She is the mother of two children, a daughter who is a senior in college and a son who is a senior in high school moving to College who has learning disabilities.