2021 Funders

Posted on November 9th, 2021

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington appreciates the foundations who are support the non-profits in our community. In 2021, the ECCS has received funding from these organizations:

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

Awarded in September 2021 – First Years First grant for continued support: staffing, infrastructure, insurance, software licensing, conference and event fees, office and program supplies, printing and other operational and program expenses associated with fulfilling the ECCS goals. Awarded in February 2021 – CFGNB Covid Mini Grant for print advertisements in Chamber paper and professional services via a subscription to the Danosky & Associates NPO Membership Program.

CT Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (via Office of Early Childhood)

Awarded May 2021 for staff, consulting fees related to improving Community Plan and outcome measures, parent ambassadors, website updates, software licensing, community and business outreach including advertising, consultant to conduct a parent survey and focus groups, staff/board leadership training, and related efforts.

Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation

Awarded November 2021 for health, safety and well-being initiatives that support Southington’s young children and educate their caregivers.

  • Mental health –Anxiety, stress, the impact of trauma, the use of technology on brain development, ways to handle challenging behavior, social and emotional competence
  • COVID response – Vaccine, masks and other Covid health issues. Continued support calls with childcare providers
  • The 5-2-1-0 Healthy Habits initiative – A nationally recognized obesity prevention program
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Caregiver-Infant American Sign Language classes
  • Safety –Education about childhood safety issues such as childproof storage of cleaning supplies, guns and drugs, helmet usage, car seats, fire prevention, lead paint, best sleep practices, and other issues

Main Street Community Foundation’s General Fund

Awarded July 2021 for Sparkler project. The goal of this program is to encourage Southington parents/guardians to use the free Sparkler app as a developmental screening tool, as a source for activities to support child development, and to make connections with professionals. Sparkler engages families to promote healthy early childhood development.

Calvanese Foundation

Awarded August 2021 $2,000 to support outreach efforts of the organization and the ECCS Kindergarten Readiness initiative.

Petit Family Foundation

Awarded October 2021 for Circle of Security facilitator training, education on impacts of childhood trauma and operational support.  

The ECCS also counts on support from members of the community. Would you like to help? Learn how you can donate to the ECCS.