Posts Tagged "Southington Public Schools"

Developing Fine Motor Skills for Kindergarten 2018

Posted on May 5th, 2018

On April 26, 2018, the ECCS hosted their second Developing Fine  Motor Skills for Kindergarten workshop. The speaker was Sue Spatafore, an Occupational Therapist for the Southington Public Schools. Fine motor skills for kindergarten are required to accomplish a variety of activities including writing, artwork and cutting with scissors. When children don’t have the muscle […]

2017 Kindergarten Readiness Workshops

Posted on October 25th, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Workshops to learn about the skills 3 and 4 year olds should be working on to prepare for kindergarten in the Fall of 2018. Here are copies of the presentation materials: Development Skills – 10/25/17 K readiness intro slides 10-25-2017 ECC K Readiness workshop Development […]

The State of Early Childhood in Southington

Posted on May 31st, 2017

On May 16, 2017, the ECCS gave a presentation called “The State of Early Childhood in Southington” as part of their annual meeting. Over 25 educators and community leaders attended and the 2017-2018 ECCS Board of Directors were elected. The presentation compared birth rates, childcare slots, the number of children who have had a pre-school […]

Developing Fine Motor Skills for Kindergarten

Posted on April 26th, 2017

In meeting with the Southington elementary school principals, they said one of the largest issues they are seeing with incoming kindergarten students is a decline, over the last several years, in fine motor skills. This could be due to the increased use of electronic devices and a decline in traditional childhood play activities. As a […]

A Tale of Two Southingtons – Early Childhood Statistics

Posted on January 19th, 2017

Some of Southington’s State Legislators held a Town Hall meeting last night and Joanne Kelleher, the ECCS Director, was there representing the town’s young children. She gave a brief presentation that highlighted the demographics of the town from an early childhood perspective and asked for support of early childhood issues. Here is a more information […]

Math Conceptual Development Kits for Southington Childcare Providers

Posted on September 13th, 2016

Thanks to support by the Southington Education Foundation, Math Conceptual Development kits have been purchased for every family day care provider, nursery school and child care center in Southington. These math kits were conceptualized and created as a partnership between the Southington Public Schools (SPS) Math Coordinator’s Office and the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington […]