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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 >

Volunteer for Child Development Research: February 28th, 2017

Are you looking for a new activity to do with your child? Interested in helping advance scientific research? Consider volunteering for child development research with UConn KIDS. Started in 2014, UConn KIDS (or Kids in Developmental Science) is a group of researchers from across many departments at the University of Connecticut that specializing in child development and behavior research. The... Read More >

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Upcoming ECCS Events

May 16, 2017 – ECCS Annual Meeting with a presentation on “The State of Early Childhood in Southington”

May 20, 2017 – Southington Touch-A-Truck

Learn more and register 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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