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Community Happenings

A Tale of Two Southingtons – Early Childhood Statistics: January 19th, 2017

Some of Southington's State Legislators held a Town Hall meeting last night and Joanne Kelleher, the ECCS Director, was there representing the town's young children. She gave a brief presentation that highlighted the demographics of the town from an early childhood perspective and asked for support of early childhood issues. Here is a more information about those demographics. The ECCS... Read More >

Preschool Experience Options – Part I: Partial Day Preschools: December 29th, 2016

During the kindergarten registration process parents are asked about any “preschool experiences” the child may have had. This could include a part-time preschool/nursery school, an all-day child-care program with a pre-school curriculum or shorter classes/programs that the child attends. Each of these options will be explored in an ECCS article, the first installation of this series is about traditional preschool/nursery... Read More >

Southington Children, Families Benefit as Community Foundation Awards More than $230,000 in Year-End Grants: December 21st, 2016

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington Among Major Awardees The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has been awarded up to $30,000 in grant dollars by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to support staffing, infrastructure and expenses associated with implementation of the Community Plan for Southington’s Young Children. The grant award, from the Foundation’s First Years First early childhood development... Read More >

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Upcoming ECCS Events

February 25, 2017 – SHS Key Club Kiddie Carnival

February 26, 2017 – Health Family Funfest

March 22, 2017 – ECCS Workshop – Brain Development in Early Childhood

March 27, 2017 – Southington Nursery School Showcase

April 19, 2017 – ECCS Workshop – Developing Fine Motor Skills for Kindergarten

Learn more and register on our Events page.

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