Events & Workshops

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!!

ECCS Annual Meeting and Presentation 2020

Date: May 27, 2020

Start Time: 7:30 am

Bread for Life
31 Vermont Ave


End Time: 9 am

City: Southington


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

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) will host a presentation on “Early Childhood in Southington” during their Annual Meeting on Wednesday morning, May 27, 2019 at Bread for Life. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am. The program will run from 8 to 9 am.

The agenda will include presentations by Joanne Kelleher, Director of the ECCS and a guest speaker. Joanne will give an overview of the state of early childhood in Southington including birth rates, the growing shortage in childcare slots, and trends along with goals for the future.

A brief Board Election will also take place.

A full breakfast will be served. A registration form will open soon, please RSVP so we can prepare enough food.

We hope you can join us.