- Early learning
- Child development
- Early childhood and preschool
Allyx has served as the director of Friends Center for Children since 2009. She has an extensive background in early childhood development and elementary education—as a teacher and administrator in CT and NY. She holds dual Masters’ degrees from Bank Street College of Education in Early Child Development and Elementary Education, and a Bachelor’s degree from Union College. Allyx has served as Program Coordinator for New Haven based Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES); Early Childhood Classroom Observer for Southern Connecticut State University; and Budget Coordinator for the New Haven Board of Education facilitating a $2 million grant. Allyx has taught in NYC, New Haven and Greenwich in several elementary schools and pre-school settings and written and supervised curriculums at elementary, middle and high school levels with an emphasis on literacy, math, science and multi-disciplinary studies. She currently serves as a board member for Connecticut Voices for Children, is a member of the New Haven Early Childhood Alliance, is a graduate of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund’s Community Leadership Program (Cohort 16) and is currently a Community Leadership Program Fellow (Cohort 18).