Preschool Experience Options – Partial Day Preschools

Posted on December 29th, 2016

Updated 11/28/2017 This article has been replaced by an expanded version that discusses both part-day and full-day preschool options. View it here – http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/kindergarten-ready/preschool-options/.

Southington Children, Families Benefit as Community Foundation Awards More than $230,000 in Year-End Grants

Posted on 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 […]

Connecticut 2-1-1 Childcare

Posted on November 23rd, 2016

Connecticut 2-1-1 Child Care is a free, confidential, and statewide service which helps match the requests of parents and child care providers with programs. Available Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Dial 211 or 1-800-505-100 or go to www.211childcare.org. Parent resources on their website include: Children’s Growth and Development IDEA Individuals with Disabilities […]

Connecticut Child Development Infoline

Posted on November 4th, 2016

The Connecticut Child Development Infoline supports children’s healthy growth and development, starting from pregnancy. They provide services related to: Child development screening and questions In-home support Developmental delays and disabilities Special Education Special health needs Dial 211 or 800-505-7000 cdi.211ct.org

CMV Risks – Cytomegalovirus Is a Greater Threat to Infants Than Zika, but Far Less Often Discussed

Posted on October 31st, 2016

Cytomegalovirus or CMV, is a common virus that infects people of all ages. In the United States, nearly one in three children are already infected with CMV by age 5 years. Over half of adults by age 40 have been infected with CMV. Once CMV is in a person’s body, it stays there for life […]

Learn How to Be Chill – Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

Posted on September 22nd, 2016

There is no safe way to make a baby stop crying. All babies cry. Stop. Think. Put the baby in a safe place. And Walk Away. Call or Text someone. Don’t lose your cool. Take the time to chill. If you think the baby might be crying for a reason, you can try these techniques, […]

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Posted on September 21st, 2016

Fall 2016 Childhood Obesity Prevention e-Bulletin Published by the Connecticut Department of Public Health – September 2016 Obesity prevention begins early in life when children are still forming healthy behaviors. Implementing policies that support a healthy child care environment is a crucial step in ensuring the health of Connecticut’s youngest residents.  The Department of Public […]

Math Conceptual Development Kits for Southington Childcare Providers

Posted on September 13th, 2016

Thanks to support by the Southington Education Foundation, Math Conceptual Development kits have been purchased for every family day care provider, nursery school and child care center in Southington. These math kits were conceptualized and created as a partnership between the Southington Public Schools (SPS) Math Coordinator’s Office and the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington […]

Kindergarten Readiness Workshop series

Posted on September 7th, 2016

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington will present their annual Kindergarten Readiness Workshop series in October. This three-part series is for parents and caregivers of children entering Kindergarten in September 2017 and each night focuses on a different topic. Attendees can register for one, two or all three of the workshops. There is no charge […]

Updated Data on the State of Southington’s Youth

Posted on August 19th, 2016

The Results Scorecard on the state of Southington’s youth has been updated by the ECCS with the latest data! Check it out to see main indicators related to the success and wellbeing of Southington’s children. Data is collected in the categories of Community, Health and Education. Click on the plus signs to look at the […]