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Free Educational Resources & Activities During COVID-19

Posted on March 18th, 2020

Update 7/7/2020 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 7/6/2020 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 […]

ECCS at the 2018 NAFCC Conference

Posted on June 29th, 2018

Human relationships are primary in all of living. When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind but we won’t break. – Fred Rogers This quote was shared during the opening Keynote at the 2018 National Association of Childcare Providers conference […]

Early Childhood in Southington 2018

Posted on May 15th, 2018

On Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018 the ECCS presented their annual “Early Childhood in Southington” update to the community. David Obedzinski, President of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain discussed the CFGNB’s First Years First program which provides support to the ECCS and the impact it has had on the community. View his presentation […]

How to Advocate

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

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. On January 17, 2018, the ECCS hosted a free […]

ECCS Presents at Southington Board of Education Meeting

Posted on January 26th, 2018

Joanne Kelleher, director of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington, made a brief presentation to the Southington Board of Education on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She provided an overview of the work of the organization and their current funding, presented statistics on the number of young children in town and the number of child care […]

The State of Early Childhood in Southington

Posted on May 31st, 2017

On May 16, 2017, the ECCS gave a presentation called “The State of Early Childhood in Southington” as part of their annual meeting. Over 25 educators and community leaders attended and the 2017-2018 ECCS Board of Directors were elected. The presentation compared birth rates, childcare slots, the number of children who have had a pre-school […]

A Tale of Two Southingtons – Early Childhood Statistics

Posted on January 19th, 2017

Some of Southington’s State Legislators held a Town Hall meeting last night and Joanne Kelleher, the ECCS Director, was there representing the town’s young children. She gave a brief presentation that highlighted the demographics of the town from an early childhood perspective and asked for support of early childhood issues. Here is a more information […]