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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 […]

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 […]

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 9/1/2021 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]