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Bicycle Safety and CT State Bicycle Laws: August 10th, 2016

In Connecticut the bicycle helmet law requires anyone under the age of sixteen to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle (Public Act No. 97-46). The helmet must meet the minimum specifications of the American National Standards Institute or the Snell Memorial Foundations Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling. Parents and other adults are encouraged to be a... Read More >

Care 4 Kids Closing to New Applicants on August 1: July 19th, 2016

Major changes are coming to the Care 4 Kids program which helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. The Care 4 Kids program, which is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, will CLOSE to NEW APPLICANTS on August 1. Currently, working families who are under 30% of state median income (SMI) are... Read More >

Chair of ECCS Wins 2016 CACFP Mini-Grant for Breastfeeding Support: July 15th, 2016

The Chair of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS), Michelle Slimak, was recently awarded a mini-grant by the T&L Foundation for Child Care Information. The grant allows her to offer Family Child Care families a relaxing place to breastfeed their infants in her program. Michelle was the only Connecticut recipient and was selected out of 1,116 applicants nationwide. Read the... Read More >

Fun Facts

Know of any children who will be entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2017?  The dates for our annual Kindergarten Readiness Series are set so register now.
Wednesday, October 12 – Literacy
Wednesday, October 19 – Math and Numeracy
Wednesday, October 26 – Developmental Skills
Free childcare will be provided. All workshops start at 7 pm and doors open at 6:30 to get your child settled.

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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