Events & Workshops

ECCS Meeting – March 2020

Date: March 17, 2020

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Southington Public Library
255 Main Street


End Time: 8:30 pm

UPDATE: This meeting is being rescheduled from 3/17 to the following week.  The exact date will be posted soon.

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 so you can get the agenda and materials in advance.
We hope you will be able to join us and provide your input.

Resilience – Movie screening and conversation

Date: April 30, 2020

Start Time: 7 pm

Southington Public Library Program Room
255 Main Street


End Time: 8:30 pm

City: Southington

RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

After the screening we will hold a discussion about the film and how to bring awareness to this issue and become a more trauma informed community.

Open to ALL: Parents, Teachers, Social workers, Public Health professionals, Community workers, or anyone interested in helping children develop resiliency to overcome adversity.

TRIGGER ALERT: We will ask participants to reflect on their own childhood and will be discussing traumatic conditions children may face:

• Divorce • Isolation or Neglect • Hostility • Alcohol/Drug Abuse • Mental Disorders • Physical Abuse •

This event is being co-sponsored by the Southington Public Library.

Thanks to the Petit Family Foundation for funding the ECCS’s purchase of Resilience.

If you want to hold a screening of Resilience for your organization, please contact the ECCS. We have a license to show the movie in Southington.

Registration via the Southington Library will open soon.


Southington Touch A Truck 2020

Date: May 16, 2020

Start Time: 10 am

Southington Drive-In
935 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke


End Time: 2 pm

The American Legion Auxiliary and the Southington Parks & Recreation Departments present the 18th Annual TOUCH-A-TRUCK on Saturday, May 13th, 2020 (Rain date Sunday, May 17th, 2020).

Children can explore military, construction, fire-trucks, and other equipment.

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington will be there too. Please stop by our table and say hello.

The event is open to the public and will take place on the grounds of the Southington Drive-in, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville from 10 am to 2 pm.

$4.00 Child Admission (Adults – Free)

• Climb On/Into Construction, Military, Emergency & Other Vehicles
• Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos
• Music
• Refreshments
And Much More!!