Events & Workshops

Healthy Family FunFest

Date: February 24, 2019

Start Time: 10:30 am

Location:
Aqua Turf Club
Address:
556 Mulberry St

 

End Time: 3:00 pm

This free family-friendly day promotes living a healthy lifestyle – from eating better, to learning about green energy, tophysical/mental well-being and beyond! Local health practitioners and related services provide information about their practices while having the opportunity to answer questions from thousands of residents from across the region.

ECCS will be exhibiting among other speakers, demonstrations, and activities for all ages!

Self-Care for Childcare Providers – Mindfulness Practices

Date: March 2, 2019

Start Time: 9:40

Location:
Soul Space Yoga and Wellness
Address:
26-28 W. Main Street, 2nd floor

 

End Time: 12:00

City: Plantsville

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) will host “Developing self-awareness through mindfulness practices,” a free workshop for childcare providers and teachers on Saturday, March 2nd. It will be presented by Amy Inzero, a graduate of the CrossRoads 200 hour Teacher Training program and reading consultant in the Newington School System. Read her bio here.

Participants will:

  • Determine and learn mindfulness practices that are most suited to their individual personalities and lifestyles.
  • Learn about activities and resources they could use with students such as story time yoga.

Yoga is a mind-body practice that is a type of complementary and integrative health approach. Many of the popular techniques found to reduce stress and anxiety derive from yoga including controlled breathing, meditation, physical movement, mental imagery, and stretching. The attendees can bring these techniques home and back to the children in their classroom.

Register now.

Doors open at 9:40 am, workshop and movement from 10 am to noon.

Be prepared for some gentle movement, breathing, relaxation and discussion. No yoga experience is required or expected. Please wear clothes that you are comfortable moving in.

This will be held at Soul Space Yoga and Wellness, 26-28 W. Main Street, 2nd floor Plantsville, CT. Note this is on the second floor accessible only via stairs.
Childcare is not being offered for this workshop.
Certificates of attendance will be given to childcare providers. All attendees will be required to sign a release form.

This is the second workshop in the ECCS’s initiative to reduce stress in childcare providers. You did not need to attend the first workshop to sign up for this one. More information about this initiative and handouts from the first workshop are here.

This initiative is funded by the Main Street Community Foundation’s Women and Girls’ Fund.

Registration is required. Register now.

Why is Self-Care Important for Childcare Providers?
Childcare providers face the combined pressures of caring for children, dealing with co-workers and parents, and meeting regulatory compliance issues while receiving low wages and minimal employee benefits. Family childcare providers face the additional economic challenge of running a small business with fluctuating income in their own home. Many individuals in the child care field think that their hard work, time, and effort are under-valued in society. As a result, there are high level of stress on childcare staff and frequent turnover in the field.

Nursery School Showcase 2019

Date: March 11, 2019

Start Time: 9:30 am

Location:
Southington Library - Cafe Corner
Address:
255 Main Street

 

End Time: 12 pm

City: Southington

The Southington Library and Museum will hold their 13th annual Nursery School Showcase on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This is targeted at children who have not yet signed up for the fall of 2019 and for those who will start in the fall of 2020 or 2021.
Children are welcome to attend, there will be a craft activity for them.
The ECCS, along with many of the nursery schools and preschool centers in town, will have a display.  Stop by and visit us.

ECCS Meeting – March 2019

Date: March 19, 2019

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
Southington Public Library

 

End Time: 8:30 pm

Join the ECCS for our next planning meeting. Note this is not an educational workshop and the focus will be on planning and current issues in the area of early childhood.

Please let Joanne know if you plan to attend at southingtonearlychildhood@gmail.com so you can get the agenda and materials in advance.
We hope you will be able to join us and provide your input.

Equity in Education Community Forum

Date: April 8, 2019

Start Time: 7:00 pm

Location:
Derynoski Elementary School
Address:
240 Main Street

 

End Time: 8:30 pm

City: Southington

Come learn from local experts how we as a community can help schools become more equitable and create environments for greater success for all students.

More details coming soon.

Registration

ECCS Meeting – April 2019

Date: April 23, 2019

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
Southington Public Library

 

End Time: 8:30 pm

Join the ECCS for our next planning meeting. Note this is not an educational workshop and the focus will be on planning and current issues in the area of early childhood.

Please let Joanne know if you plan to attend at southingtonearlychildhood@gmail.com so you can get the agenda and materials in advance.
We hope you will be able to join us and provide your input.

ECCS Annual Meeting and Presentation

Date: May 23, 2019

Start Time: Breakfast 7:30 am, Presentation 8:00 am

Location:
Bread for Life
Address:
31 Vermont Ave

 

End Time: 9:00 am

City: Southington

Zip:
06489

Join the ECCS for their annual presentation on the State of Early Childhood in Southington.

ECCS Meeting – June 2019

Date: June 18, 2019

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
Southington Public Library

 

End Time: 8:30 pm

Join the ECCS for our next planning meeting. Note this is not an educational workshop and the focus will be on planning and current issues in the area of early childhood.

Please let Joanne know if you plan to attend at southingtonearlychildhood@gmail.com so you can get the agenda and materials in advance.
We hope you will be able to join us and provide your input.

ECCS Meeting – August 2019

Date: August 26, 2019

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
Southington Public Library

 

End Time: 8:30 pm

Join the ECCS for our next planning meeting. Note this is not an educational workshop and the focus will be on planning and current issues in the area of early childhood.

Please let Joanne know if you plan to attend at southingtonearlychildhood@gmail.com so you can get the agenda and materials in advance.
We hope you will be able to join us and provide your input.