The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has provided lists of local, state and national early childhood resources for the benefit of the greater Southington community.

Click here for the Resources Directory – preschools* and child care options*, summer camp programs*, activities and programs for young children, health care providers, places to play outside and more in Southington, Plantsville, Marion, Milldale and nearby. The Resources Directory also includes organizations that support children and provide resources for families at the state level and health, safety, education and special needs resources at the national level.

The ECCS maintains a list of preschool options, including enrollment details, and tries to track childcare openings.

A goal of the ECCS is to build connections and this Community page talks about why this is important and social media groups you can join.

There is also additional information about Food and Financial Assistance, the free SPARKLER mobile app, Grief and Death, Anti-Racism, Diversity and Acceptance

*Note that licenses are required for preschools, family and center child care providers. Licenses are also required for day and overnight vacation or summer programs that meet at least 3 days a week over a meal period. You can research childcare programs, including a link to all the inspection and investigation reports, via the Connecticut 2-1-1 Childcare page. You can limit by type of program, age of child and location. You can also look up specific programs. Once you select a program from the search results list you will see a link that says “View Inspection and Complaint History.” The State inspectors are very thorough and providers may be in violation of the regulations for a variety of reasons ranging from dust in the vents or a stained ceiling tile, to missing signatures or forms, to serious health or safety concerns. Be sure to ask any provider you are considering to discuss any inspection issues you are concerned about.

Connecticut 2-1-1 Childcare also provides information and resources about how to select the best care for your child and details about offering childcare in your home or as a nanny.

Click here for resources for Child Care Providers – trade associations and educational resources specifically for those caring for children birth through eight.

If you have any changes or additions to these list, please contact us.

The fine print: Inclusion of any providers on these lists does not imply endorsement by the ECCS, its Executive Director or leadership team or by the Community Foundation for Greater New Britain or our other funders.