Archive for the "Education" Category

Grant for 2017-2018 Kindergarten Readiness Initiatives

Posted on June 30th, 2017

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has received funding for our 2017-2018 Kindergarten Readiness program for Southington children thanks to a new grant from Bristol Brass General Grant Fund and the Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education at the Main Street Community Foundation. This initiative includes support of kindergarten readiness workshops, kindergarten registration promotion, […]

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 […]

Volunteer for Child Development Research

Posted on February 28th, 2017

Are you looking for a new activity to do with your child? Interested in helping advance scientific research? Consider volunteering for child development research with UConn KIDS. Started in 2014, UConn KIDS (or Kids in Developmental Science) is a group of researchers from across many departments at the University of Connecticut that specializing in child […]

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 […]

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Updated 11/28/2017 This article has been replaced by an expanded version that discusses both part-day and full-day preschool options.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/.

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, […]

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 […]

The Importance of Reading

Posted on October 27th, 2015

How often do you read to your children? Here is an article that explains why reading with your child is so important.  http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/05/health/parents-reading-to-kids-study

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month

Posted on October 27th, 2015

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)  Awareness Month! By Katherine A. Beckmann, Ph.D, M.P.H., Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Health and Development Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Interdepartmental Liaison for Early Childhood About 3,500 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in the United States.[1] These deaths are the result of […]