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ECCS Receives Funding From Petit Family Foundation

Posted on October 18th, 2017

In photo from left to right: Barbara Petit;  Dr. William A. Petit, Jr., President; Joanne Kelleher, director of the ECCS; Hanna Petit Chapman, Board of Director & Grant Committee Member; William A. Petit, Sr., Vice President Press Release The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) recently received a $14,000 grant from the Petit Family Foundation. […]

ECCS Receives Funding From Barnes Memorial Trust 

Posted on September 29th, 2017

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) recently received funding through the Southington Community Well-Being Grant Initiative from the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation. This grant supports five ECCS projects that focus on the overall well-being, health and betterment of over 5,100 youth age 0 […]

Southington Family Child Care Providers Receiving Music and Movement Training and Resources Through Grant from Women & Girls’ Fund to ECCS

Posted on September 13th, 2017

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) is offering music and movement training and related educational resources to interested licensed Family Childcare (FCC) providers in town through a grant from the Women & Girls’ Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation. The ECCS is working with Infinity Music Therapy Services of Southington, CT to organize […]

Southington Children, Families Benefit as Community Foundation Awards More than $230,000 in Year-End Grants

Posted on December 21st, 2016

Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington Among Major Awardees The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has been awarded up to $30,000 in grant dollars by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to support staffing, infrastructure and expenses associated with implementation of the Community Plan for Southington’s Young Children. The grant award, from the Foundation’s First […]

Math Conceptual Development Kits for Southington Childcare Providers

Posted on September 13th, 2016

Thanks to support by the Southington Education Foundation, Math Conceptual Development kits have been purchased for every family day care provider, nursery school and child care center in Southington. These math kits were conceptualized and created as a partnership between the Southington Public Schools (SPS) Math Coordinator’s Office and the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington […]

Chair of ECCS Wins 2016 CACFP Mini-Grant for Breastfeeding Support

Posted on July 15th, 2016

The Chair of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS), Michelle Slimak, was recently awarded a mini-grant by the T&L Foundation for Child Care Information. The grant allows her to offer Family Child Care families a relaxing place to breastfeed their infants in her program. Michelle was the only Connecticut recipient and was selected out of […]

ECCS Hires Joanne C. Kelleher as New Director

Posted on July 7th, 2016

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) has named long-time Southington resident Joanne C. Kelleher as its new director following the recent resignation of Dr. Mary Yuskis. “In hiring Joanne, the Collaborative believes that we have found the ideal successor to Mary Yuskis,” said Michelle Slimak, Chair of the Collaborative. “Joanne’s knowledge of and commitment to the Southington […]