Workshop: Special Needs Support for Young Children

Date: February 15, 2018

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

End Time: 8:30 pm

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

City: Southington

Early identification and support of developmental delays and behavioral issues is crucial for the health and well-being of young children.  This free ECCS workshop will discuss:

  • Support programs for young children including Birth to Three and the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP)
  • Transitioning from Birth to Three to the Southington Public School system; the process and the school system’s preschool program
  • Screenings; purpose, process, and outcomes
  • Special education history, law, impact on public education and what parents need to know

Speakers include:

  • Julie Condit, Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) at Wheeler Clinic
  • Catharine Goralski, SPS Special Education Coordinator
  • Meg Walsh, SPS Director of Pupil Services

This workshop is appropriate for:

  • Parents/guardians of children who have already been identified as having special needs, especially those transitioning out of the Birth to Three program or into kindergarten
  • Parents/guardians who suspect that their child many need additional services but don’t know where to turn or what their options are
  • Childcare providers who want to know more about the services available for the children they care for
  • Anyone who wants to understand more about Special Education

Register now at

Free childcare is available from the Southington YMCA for those who request it during registration.

This workshop is part of the ECCS’s Southington Community Well-Being Grant Initiative funded by the Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation.