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The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington 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.
Vision Statement: That all children are healthy and prepared to learn.
Mission Statement: Collaborating to ensure Southington’s children are healthy and prepared to learn through advocacy, programs, resources, and support.
Values (In alphabetical order)
The ECCS is an unincorporated entity. The ECCS is financially supported by:
* “The project described is supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0071-01-0, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”
ECCS publications do not express the views of the Office of Early Childhood, the State of Connecticut or other funders. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors.
The work of and programs held by the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington are offered to all under our Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy.
The ECCS Director, Joanne Kelleher, was featured in the Greater Southington Business Podcast in July 2019 hosted by Brian Williams of Northshire Consulting. We discussed the history of the organization and how the ECCS can help parents of young children!