ECCS Community Cafe: The Impact of Screen Usage on Children and Families

Date: May 23, 2024

Start Time: 5:45 pm

End Time: 8 pm

First Congregational Church of Southington
37 Main Street

City: Southington

Join the ECCS to discuss screen time: research about brain development, impacts on motor skills, emotional avoidance and recommendations.
The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington is hosting a Community Cafe for parents, grandparents, foster parents, childcare providers and other caregivers.
Dinner will be provided. Childcare is available if requested during registration.
The goals are to:
– Learn about the association between screen time exposure in children and Autism Spectrum Disorder, lower Fine and Gross Motor development, emotional avoidance and addiction.
– Discuss how adult usage of screens impacts children in their care.
– Learn about recommendations of screen usage from the American Academy of Pediatricians and, for childcare centers, by age from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
– Discussion of struggles, alternatives activities and sample materials you can take home.
The agenda and speakers are being confirmed and we want to hear from you!
This free event is funded by a grant from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood as administered by the Connecticut Children’s Collective (CTCC).