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Chelsey M. Harris


Director of Early Care & Education

Chelsey M. Harris currently serves as the Director of Early Care & Education for Waterbury Bridge to Success (BTS) Community Partnership.

In her current role at BTS, Chelsey is responsible for co-facilitating the Early Care & Education collaborative action network to bring together parents, children 0-8 years old, and organizational partners by providing educational and community resources/support to support child development. No stranger to the organization, Chelsey served as a Parent Ambassador for BTS, where she assisted in the dissemination of information around the Sparkler parent mobile app that helps parents and caregivers harness the science of early child and brain development to make the most of the early years.

A daughter of Waterbury and a graduate of Wilby High School, Chelsey is driven by her love for her two daughters and son. She works diligently to ensure educational equity for all Black and Brown children. She also is engaged in the advocacy of Black maternal health to support an all-around equitable environment for all women. Chelsey believes, “It is about making sure that power recognizes that our opinions as parents are the framework they need to leverage to make divisions that benefit our families.”

Chelsey credits her heavy involvement in the community to the Connecticut Food Bank and The American Red Cross where she has served as a volunteer for many years.