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State of Early Childhood in Southington 2022

Posted on June 1st, 2022

On June 1, 2022, the ECCS hosted their annual “State of Early Childhood in Southington” presentation and breakfast. Over 30 people attended representing the Southington Public School district, elected officials, businesses, non-profit organizations, funders, board members, childcare providers, healthcare and parents. The focus of the meeting was to discuss parent engagement and the results of […]

2021 ECCS State of Early Childhood in Southington presentation

Posted on May 27th, 2021

On Tuesday morning, May 25, 2021 the ECCS presented their annual “Early Childhood in Southington” update to the community. Joanne Kelleher, Director of the ECCS, gave an overview of youth demographics, an update on the ECCS strategic plan, the impacts of the pandemic, the growing shortage in childcare/preschool slots, and other trends faced by the […]

RULER Emotional Intelligence Webinar

Posted on March 16th, 2021

The Southington Public School District is implementing RULER, an approach to social and emotional learning (SEL) based out of Yale University, that teaches emotional intelligence to people of all ages, with the goal of creating a healthier, more equitable, innovative, and compassionate society. In March 2021, the ECCS and SPS presented a RULER Emotional Intelligence […]

ECCS at the 2018 NAFCC Conference

Posted on June 29th, 2018

Human relationships are primary in all of living. When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind but we won’t break. – Fred Rogers This quote was shared during the opening Keynote at the 2018 National Association of Childcare Providers conference […]

Grant for 2017-2018 Kindergarten Readiness Initiatives

Posted on June 30th, 2017

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has received funding for our 2017-2018 Kindergarten Readiness program for Southington children thanks to a new grant from Bristol Brass General Grant Fund and the Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education at the Main Street Community Foundation. This initiative includes support of kindergarten readiness workshops, kindergarten registration promotion, […]

Kindergarten Readiness Workshop series

Posted on September 7th, 2016

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington will present their annual Kindergarten Readiness Workshop series in October. This three-part series is for parents and caregivers of children entering Kindergarten in September 2017 and each night focuses on a different topic. Attendees can register for one, two or all three of the workshops. There is no charge […]

Derynoski Elementary School – Guest Reader Day

Posted on April 14th, 2015

“A Big School with a Big Heart” Guest Reader Day is a very special day at Derynoski Elementary School.  Members of the community are invited to visit on this day to read to the students.  The theme this year was “A Celebration of our Cultural Diversity”.  Dr. Mary Yuskis, Director of The Early Childhood Collaborative […]

Healthy Family Fun Fest

Posted on March 11th, 2015

On February 22, 2015, the ECCS participated in the Healthy Family Fun Fest.  We were able to reach out to the community and educate them on our mission.  Throughout the day we were fortunate to have the opportunity to connect with 34 Southington families with young children.  It was a fun filled day for all […]

ECCS Presents at the Board of Education Meeting on February 19, 2015

Posted on March 10th, 2015

Dr. Mary Yuskis, Director of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington, presented the BOE with information about the importance of quality early childhood experiences, including early math and reading skills.  The information shared reinforced the need for a continued partnership between the ECCS and the Southington Public Schools.  The Board was impressed with the level […]