RULER Emotional Intelligence Webinar

Posted on March 16th, 2021

The Southington Public School District is implementing RULER, an approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) based out of Yale University, that teaches emotional intelligence to people of all ages, with the goal of creating a healthier, more equitable, innovative, and compassionate society. In March 2021, the ECCS and SPS presented a RULER Emotional Intelligence […]

No Small Matter

Posted on December 1st, 2020

A Follow up to the Viewing and Discussion of the Acclaimed Documentary In November 2020, our community had the opportunity to view the acclaimed documentary “No Small Matter” and then be part of the follow-up discussion.  Here are some of the facts shared in the movie and comments from our discussion. The discussion groups were given three […]

Recent Funders

Posted on November 13th, 2020

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington appreciates the foundations who are support the non-profits in our community. In this time of COVID-19, this support is more important then ever. Since June 2020, the ECCS has received funding from these organizations: Community Foundation of Greater New Britain – COVID-19 Mini grant for technology and communications. Bradley […]

Supporting Mental Health Upon Return to School During Covid-19

Posted on July 1st, 2020

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington hosted this presentation for the childcare providers in town. Supporting Children’s,  Families’ and Staff’s Mental Health Upon Return to School During Covid-19 Presented: June 25, 2020 via Zoom (apologies for the sound quality during portions of the presentation.) Presenter: Julie Condit, Early Childhood Consultant, Early Childhood Consultation Partnership at […]

Free Educational Resources & Activities During COVID-19

Posted on March 18th, 2020

Update 11/13/2020 So you are home with your children and need to keep them entertained and educated. This page has information on online learning, virtual museum and zoo tours, online classes and what some local organizations are doing. The information will be updated and we will continue to share new finds on our social media pages. […]

COVID-19 and Children

Posted on March 18th, 2020

Updated 3/17/2021 Wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, and abide by physical distancing is all good advice during a pandemic but how do you really do that with children at home especially if you need to work? This page has information on health, childcare, supporting children, food, and financial assistance. The ECCS […]

ECCS in Southington Magazine

Posted on October 15th, 2019

The ECCS was featured in the Autumn 2019 issue of Southington Magazine. Read our article here – page 1 and here -page 2. Want to read the entire issue? The ECCS article is on pages 19 and 20. Also check out the article about our fiscal sponsor, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, on […]

Early Childhood in Southington 2019

Posted on June 4th, 2019

On Tuesday morning, May 23, 2019 the ECCS presented their annual “Early Childhood in Southington” update to the community. Joanne Kelleher, Director of the ECCS, gave an overview of the state of early childhood in Southington including birth rates, childcare slots, racial/ethnicity/poverty trends, the number of children who have had a pre-school experience and school […]

Reducing Stress in Early Childhood Providers

Posted on February 14th, 2019

Updated March 13, 2019 The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) has launched an initiative to reduce stress in early childcare providers. Self-care is necessary to prevent burnout and to remain in an optimal state of well-being. Childcare providers face the combined pressures of caring for children, dealing with co-workers and parents, and meeting regulatory […]

2018 Kindergarten Readiness Workshops

Posted on October 30th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Workshops to learn about the skills 3 and 4 year olds should be working on to prepare for kindergarten in the Fall of 2019. Learn more about the Kindergarten options, registration process and schedule. Unsure when to register your child for preschool or kindergarten?  Check […]