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Community Happenings

The State of Early Childhood in Southington: May 31st, 2017

On May 16, 2017, the ECCS gave a presentation called "The State of Early Childhood in Southington" as part of their annual meeting. Over 25 educators and community leaders attended and the 2017-2018 ECCS Board of Directors were elected. The presentation compared birth rates, childcare slots, the number of children who have had a pre-school experience and school enrollment. For... Read More >

Developing Fine Motor Skills for Kindergarten: April 26th, 2017

In meeting with the Southington elementary school principals, they said one of the largest issues they are seeing with incoming kindergarten students is a decline, over the last several years, in fine motor skills. This could be due to the increased use of electronic devices and a decline in traditional childhood play activities. As a result of this conversation, the... Read More >

Brain Development in Early Childhood: March 31st, 2017

On March 22, 2017, the ECCS hosted a workshop called “Early Childhood Brain Development - What Does the Research Tell Us?” It was presented by Allison Logan, the Early Childhood Project Manager of United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (and a Southington resident). You can view the presentation slides here. Allison discussed that we know a lot about the early... Read More >

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Upcoming ECCS Events

October 2017 – Our annual Kindergarten Readiness series for parents.

Details will be posted over the summer on our Events page.

About ECCS

The ECCS is a group of committed educators, parents, grandparents, healthcare and childcare providers, business owners, civic organizations and members of the community who are deeply invested in the growth, development and academic success of young children in Southington.  Read More >

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