Posts Tagged ‘ Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington ’

Early Childhood Collaborative names new director

July 14, 2016
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ECCS has named Joanne Kelleher as its new director.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On July 1, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) welcomed its new director, Joanne Kelleher. A long time Southington resident, Kelleher takes the place of two-year director Mary Yuskis, who resigned from her position to move to Florida with her family. The ECCS is made up of a group of parents,…

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Early Childhood Collaborative names new director

July 6, 2016
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The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington has named Joanne Kelleher as its new director.

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) has named long-time Southington resident Joanne Kelleher as its new director. The opening followed the recent resignation of former director Dr. Mary Yuskis, who is moving with her family to Florida. Kelleher, who started on July 1 and comes to ECCS with an extensive background in business operations…

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Celebrating 15 years of enriching women, girls

April 8, 2016
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Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington Director Dr. Mary Yuskis addresses local child care accreditation at the Main Street Community Foundation’s Wonder of Women event at the Aqua Turf last Thursday.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Over the past 15 years, the Main Street Community Foundation has helped women and girls realize their potential and the power they have to build strong communities through the Women & Girls’ Fund. For the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS), the fund has helped five Southington women who own and operate…

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ECCS receives $4500 grant from Main Street Foundation

February 9, 2015
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ECCS accepts a $4,500 grant from the Main Street Community Foundation on Jan. 8. From left, Susan Dantino, Women and Girls' Fund Advisory Board Member; Dr. Mary Yuskis, Director, ECCS; and Jeanine Audette, Women and Girls' Fund Chairperson.

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) was recently awarded a grant of $4,500 from the Women and Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation. The grant will be used to support five Southington family childcare providers in their pursuit of family childcare accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). To…

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Community plan unveiled for Southington children

June 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Seeing all Southington children have their early care and education needs met is a result that the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) aims to achieve through its community plan, which the group unveiled last week, for the first time. “I am excited about this opportunity to raise awareness about…

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ECCS discusses community plan for families

March 15, 2014
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Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) is preparing to unveil a community plan that will address some challenges of families in town. Although an exact date has not been scheduled, Michelle Slimak, the co-chair of ECCS, said the plan is almost done, and will most likely be shared with the…

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Southington’s report card; Rallying behind early childhood education

November 22, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington parent Prajakta Dravid, preparing her four-year-old child for kindergarten is on her top priority list. She sends Atharva to preschool five days a week, receiving daily assessments of his language skills among other skills he must start developing before kindergarten. Although early childhood educators play a role in…

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