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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. View the presentation slides, including the survey results. The article below has more details. […]

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 […]

How to Advocate

Posted on June 18th, 2021

Are you passionate about issues around young children? We are too. Advocacy is one of the three focus areas of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington. But sometimes it is hard to know what to do, how to help, and if it will make a difference. Presentations On June 16, 2021, Merrill Gay, Executive Director […]

2021 ECCS State of Early Childhood in Southington presentation

Posted on May 27th, 2021

On Tuesday morning, May 25, 2021 the ECCS presented their annual “Early Childhood in Southington” update to the community. Joanne Kelleher, Director of the ECCS, gave an overview of youth demographics, an update on the ECCS strategic plan, the impacts of the pandemic, the growing shortage in childcare/preschool slots, and other trends faced by the […]

2020 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 […]

Online Educational Resources

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 3/1/2022 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 […]