Events & Workshops

ECCS Committee Meeting – April 2024

Date: April 17, 2024

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
In Person

 

Are you interested in supporting the ECCS? Join us for our next Committee 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 location, agenda and materials in advance.

ECCS Library Office Hours

Date: May 3, 2024

Start Time: 9:30 am

Location:
Southington Public Library
Address:
255 Main St

 

End Time: 12 pm

Stop by the Southington Public Library and see the ECCS Executive Director, Joanne Kelleher. She can answer your questions about raising children here in town.
Look for the ECCS table near the Children’s Department.

Family Fun Day 2024

Date: May 4, 2024

Start Time: 10 am

Location:
Southington Drive-In
Address:
995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike

 

End Time: 3 pm

The ECCS will have a table at this event, come by and say ‘Hi’!

  • Bubble Bus, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos, Rita’s Italian Ice
  • Costumed Characters, Crafts for Kids, Carnival Games, DJ
  • Food Truck, Hay Rides, Craft Vendors, Fire Truck
  • Business Highlights, Great Raffle Gifts, Fun for ALL!

Proceeds benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Oncology Dept. and Southington Community Services.

Advance Tickets available for $5 per person ages 2+. Please bring cash to purchase advance tickets at

  • The Little Red Store – Marion Ave. Plantsville
  • Lewis Farms – 384 Belleview Ave. Southington
  • Play It Again Sports – 685 Queen St. Southington
  • Pat’s Main Street Ice Cream – Southington
  • South Side Meat Market – 145 West St. Bristol

Rain Date: Sunday, May 11th

Baby Prom

Date: May 11, 2024

Start Time: 10:30 am

Location:
Southington Public Library

 

End Time: 12:30 pm

Families of children ages birth to three years old are invited to the 2nd annual Baby Prom!

Come dressed in your fanciest clothes (or your kiddo’s favorite outfit), head to the red carpet for the Crawl of Fame, build a simple corsage, take a spin on our sensory dance floor, indulge in the snacks, take pictures at our Portrait Station, dance to music, and experience a few more surprises.

Meet some new friends, hang out with some old friends, and have a blast!

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens May 4th.

Registration

ECCS Board Meeting – May 2024

Date: May 15, 2024

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
In Person

 

Are you interested in supporting the ECCS? Join us for our next Board 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 location, agenda and materials in advance.

Touch A Truck 2024

Date: May 18, 2024

Start Time: 10 am

Location:
Southington Drive-In
Address:
995 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke

 

End Time: 2 pm

The ECCS will be at this event. Stop by and say, “Hello!”

  • Climb on/into Construction, Military, Emergency & Other Vehicles
  • Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos
  • Refreshments
  • And Much More!
The admission fee is $4.00 per child; accompanying adults are free.

Rain Date: Sunday, May 19th

 

The 20th annual Touch-a-Truck event is proudly co-sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72 and the Town of Southington Recreation Department.

Youth and Family PRIDE Festival 2024

Date: May 18, 2024

Start Time: 2 pm

 

End Time: 5 pm

The 2023 Youth and Family PRIDE Festival held by Southington PRIDE will include family fun activities and a pup strut with your dog.

More details as the event draws closer.

The ECCS will have a table at this event. Stop by if you have any questions or just say “Hi!”

Learn more about Southington PRIDE and their upcoming events here.

State of Early Childhood in Southington Presentation

Date: May 29, 2024

Start Time: 7:45 am

Location:
Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA)
Address:
93 Main Street

 

End Time: 9:30 am

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) will host a presentation on “Early Childhood in Southington” on Wednesday morning, May 29, 2024 at the Southington Community Cultural Arts Center.

Doors will open for networking at 7:30 am, breakfast will be served by 7:45 am. The program and discussion will run from 8 to 9:30 am.

More information and registration link will be posted in April.