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2024 State of Early Childhood in Southington

Posted on June 5th, 2024

On May 29, 2024, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington hosted their annual “State of Early Childhood in Southington” presentation and breakfast. Thirty people attended representing the Southington Public School district, elected officials, businesses, non-profit organizations, funders, ECCS board members, childcare providers, healthcare, Parent Ambassadors and other parents. View the Opening Slideshow which highlights the […]

ECCS Community Cafe: The Impact of Screen Usage on Children and Families

Posted on May 30th, 2024

On May 23, 2024, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington hosted their second Community Cafe. The discussion was about the impact of screen usage on children and families. Thank you to the ECCS Parent Ambassadors, Betsy and Jessica for helping to organize this event. The goals were to: Learn about the association between screen time […]

ECCS Selected as Partner in Connecticut RAPID Survey Project

Posted on April 29th, 2024

Families from across Connecticut, with children under the age of 6, are encouraged to participate in the Connecticut RAPID Survey Project. The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has been selected as a community partner to recruit families with young children to complete these online surveys. The RAPID Survey initiative is being run by The Connecticut […]

Community Cafe

Posted on November 13th, 2023

On November 9th, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington hosted a Community Cafe to discuss how to identify and support Southington’s young children with disabilities or developmental concerns. In addition to parents, participants from the SPARKLER, Southington School District and a local SEPTA group also attended. The goals were to: – Educate parents about the […]

2023 State of Early Childhood in Southington

Posted on June 8th, 2023

On June 7, 2023, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington hosted their annual “State of Early Childhood in Southington” presentation and breakfast. Thirty-two people attended representing the Southington Public School district, elected officials, businesses, non-profit organizations, funders, ECCS board members, childcare providers, healthcare, Parent Ambassadors and other parents. Joanne Kelleher, Executive Director of the ECCS, […]

State of Early Childhood in Southington 2022

Posted on June 1st, 2022

On June 1, 2022, the ECCS hosted their annual “State of Early Childhood in Southington” presentation and breakfast. Over 30 people attended representing the Southington Public School district, elected officials, businesses, non-profit organizations, funders, board members, childcare providers, healthcare and parents. The focus of the meeting was to discuss parent engagement and the results of […]

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington Receives Funding from Stocker Foundation

Posted on May 13th, 2022

This press release was issued May 12, 2022. Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington Receives Funding from Stocker Foundation The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) recently received funding from The Stocker Foundation. This grant supports the ECCS’ Developing Early Literacy and Kindergarten Readiness in Southington’s Young Children program during the 2022-2023 school year. The initiatives […]

ECCS Testimony to State Legislature 2-25-2022

Posted on March 1st, 2022

On February 25, 2022, Joanne Kelleher, Director of Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington, submitted this testimony to members of the State legislature on SB 2 AN ACT EXPANDING PRESCHOOL AND MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN. Learn more about this bill on the CT General Assembly site. You can read a summary of the testimony […]

James G. Williamson Memorial Scholarship

Posted on February 24th, 2022

For our 15th anniversary with the The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington is honoring the memory of Jim Williamson with a scholarship. Jim, the former CFGNB President, was a Southington resident who strongly supported early childhood education and the ECCS. Interested students should complete the SHS Common Application […]

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 […]