Events & Workshops

Shop For A Cause at Birdhouse Jewelry

Date: September 25, 2018

Start Time: 12 pm

Location:
466 Route 10 (also known as East Street)

 

End Time: 8 pm

City: Plainville

The ECCS is the recipient of Birdhouse Jewelry’s monthly “Shop for a Cause” event in September.

A portion of the proceeds from all purchases made on Tuesday, September 25th will be donated to us.  No need to bring in a flyer.

Birdhouse Jewelry offers finds from creative small companies and artists. Lots of sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, artful costume, contemporary and vintage, in both traditional and on-trend styles. In terms of scale, you’ll find delicate jewelry, statement pieces, and lots in between. ​The selection is constantly evolving with new work being added often.  They offer friendly, helpful, knowledgeable service and free gift boxing. Gift certificates available.

You can see some of their offerings on the Birdhouse Jewelry Facebook page.

Note that their building is set back from the road, just past Route 177 between Studio 466 and Russell’s Garage.

Can’t wait that long to check out this new shop?  Any time you go be sure to tell Amy, the owner, that you heard about them through the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington.

Thanks for your support.

 

Car Seat Safety Check

Date: September 26, 2018

Start Time: 2 pm

Location:
Southington Drive In
Address:
995 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike

 

End Time: 6 pm

City: Southington

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) and the Southington Police Department will be hosting a free child car seat safety check on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Southington Drive-In, 995 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike. There is no rain date scheduled.

The Southington Police Department has several certified child passenger safety seat officers to perform the checks which will occur on a first-come, first served basis. The ECCS will distribute numbered tickets and to drivers when they arrive.

The technicians will check the car seat to see if it’s expired or recalled. Then they will measure the height and weight of the child (or ask drivers for this information) to make sure the seat properly fits the child. If necessary, they will adjust harness straps to fit the child before the installation occurs. Then, they will install the seat making sure to teach and answer questions as they install. The technicians may even walk the adults through installing the seat themselves, to ensure they know how to install the seat safely for the child. Educational materials will also be available.
As this is an educational event, any installation or usage issues identified during the car seat safety check will be corrected and the police will not be issuing tickets for car seat violations.

Information about car seat regulations and safety is at www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/car-seats-laws/

Apple Harvest Festival Parade

Date: September 30, 2018

Start Time: 1:15 gathering, 2 pm step off

Location:
AHF Parade Route

 

City: Southington

Join the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington and the Family Resource Center as we march in the Apple Harvest Festival Parade.  The parade theme is “Golden and Delicious” and so we are going to promote the importance of reading using the Little Golden books.

We are in position #20 and will take the shuttle bus from Kennedy Middle School.

The rain date is Sunday, October 6.

Contact the ECCS Director if you are interested so we have enough signs.

 

Kindergarten Readiness – Language Arts Workshop

Date: October 10, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 pm with 6:00 registration

Location:
YMCA Learning Center
Address:
30 High Street, Southington

 

End Time: 8:00 pm

City: Southington

Parents and Providers are invited to Part 1 of our annual Kindergarten Readiness Series on Language Arts.  Registration will open over the summer.

Hear what 3 and 4 year olds should be learning about reading and literacy to be prepared for entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2019.

Speaker – Stephanie Lawlor, Literacy Coordinator for Southington Schools.

Free childcare will be provided by the Southington YMCA. We hope you will be able to join us for one or all of these workshops.

Note the YMCA Learning Center is located across the street from the main YMCA campus.

This workshop is part of the ECCS’s “Kindergarten Readiness for Southington’s Young Children” initiative funded by the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund and the Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education at the Main Street Community Foundation.

 

ECCS Meeting – October 2018

Date: October 16, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
TBD

 

End Time: 8:30 pm

Join the ECCS for our next planning meeting. Note is not an educational workshops 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.

Kindergarten Readiness – Numeracy Workshop

Date: October 17, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 pm with 6:00 registration

Location:
YMCA Learning Center
Address:
30 High Street, Southington

 

End Time: 8:00 pm

Parents and Providers are invited to Part 2 of our annual Kindergarten Readiness Series on Math and Numeracy. Registration will open over the summer.

Hear what 3 and 4 year olds should be learning about counting, ordering, sorting and other math skills to be prepared for entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2019.

Speaker – Amy Zappone, Math Coordinator for Southington Public Schools.

Free childcare will be provided by the Southington YMCA. We hope you will be able to join us for one or all of these workshops.

Note the YMCA Learning Center is located across the street from the main YMCA campus.

This workshop is part of the ECCS’s “Kindergarten Readiness for Southington’s Young Children” initiative funded by the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund and the Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education at the Main Street Community Foundation.
 

Kindergarten Readiness – Development Skills Workshop

Date: October 24, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 pm with 6:00 registration

Location:
YMCA Learning Center (across the street from the main YMCA campus)
Address:
30 High Street

 

End Time: 8:00 pm

City: Southington

Parents and Providers are invited to Part 3 of our annual Kindergarten Readiness Series on Development Skills.

Hear what developmental skills 3 and 4 year olds should be learning to prepare for kindergarten in the Fall of 2019.  Registration will open over the summer.

Panelists include:
– Stephanie Lawlor, Literacy Coordinator for Southington Public Schools
– Amy Zappone, Math Coordinator for Southington Public Schools
– Kindergarten teachers
– Steve Madancy, Assistant Superintendent of Southington Public Schools

Free childcare will be provided by the Southington YMCA. We hope you will be able to join us for one or all of these workshops.
Note the YMCA Learning Center is located across the street from the main YMCA campus.

This workshop is part of the ECCS’s “Kindergarten Readiness for Southington’s Young Children” initiative funded by the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund and the Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education at the Main Street Community Foundation.

 

ECCS Meeting – November 2018

Date: November 27, 2018

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
TBD

 

End Time: 8:30 pm

Join the ECCS for our next planning meeting. Note is not an educational workshops 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.