Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale
2-1-1 Child Development Infoline
2-1-1 Child Care helps families find child care to best meet their needs and maintains current listings of licensed and license exempt child care programs in Connecticut. They provide early care professionals with training, technical assistance and resources.
Phone: 2-1-1 or 1-800-505-1000
Web Site: https://www.211childcare.org/
ABC – Adjustment to Baby Challenges Support Circle
ON HOLD DUE TO COVID.
Free support group for mothers expecting and with new babies.
Circle meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Babes in arms are welcome to be brought to this group, as well as young walkers at your discretion. No childcare is available onsite at this time.
Call for Information: (860)490-3120 Amanda Salvo, Facilitator for ABC
(860)385-1574 Jackie Levin, LMFT, MF, MA, Facilitator
BE here Now Yoga & Fitness Studios, 134 Elm Street
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/Adjustment-to-Baby-Challenges-Support-Circle-of-Southington-340287266714981
Academy of Early Learning
Fully renovated and opened in June 2022. Licensed for age 6 weeks to 6 years, from 6:30 am to 6 pm on a Monday to Friday, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule. The Care4Kids child care subsidy is accepted.
205 Academy Road
Phone: (203) 806-1353
ACES – Advocacy, Commitment, Excellence, Service
Mission: Dedicated to enhancing and transforming lives through education, innovation, and leadership.
Vision: To create an equitable and socially just world, one life at a time.
ACES dedication to better serve its community is exemplified by the wide array of services and programs offered. These include adult and vocational programs, interdistrict programs, Open and Magnet School Parent Choice programs, Minority Teacher Recruitment initiatives, behavior services for individuals on the autism spectrum, occupational/ physical therapy, professional development, and technology services.
Web Site: https://www.aces.org/
ACES Treatment and Learning Center
The ACES Treatment and Learning Center (TLC) offers a wide range of services to individuals from the greater New Haven area. TLC is staffed full-time with a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians and offers ABA services to children ages 3 to 5 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities. In addition to ABA services, TLC offers speech and occupational therapy services.
The ACES Treatment and Learning Center offerings:
• Behavioral Assessments
• Behavior Support Plans
• Comprehensive and Focused ABA Treatment
• Parent Training
• Social Skills Groups
• Supplementary summer and afterschool programming
• Speech Services
• Occupational Therapy Services
205 Skiff Street
Phone: (203) 498-6850
Web Site: https://www.aces.org/services/behavior-services/treatment-and-learning-center
Autism Families CONNECTicut
Autism Families CONNECTicut was founded in January 2010 by a group of parents, grandparents and family members who recognized that there were limited weekend recreational and social activities specifically targeted to children on the autism spectrum in Connecticut. Initially, to fill that gap, the focus was on providing programming for children on the spectrum, ages 5-12. While still the focus, programming has since expanded to include preschoolers ages 3-5, teens ages 13-19, and young adults ages 20-29 on the autism spectrum, as well as siblings and parents when appropriate.
Programs are locally based, high quality, low cost, accessible to families and run by professionals. Every program is held in a safe, non-judgmental environment, designed to encourage children, teens, and young adults who attend to have fun, get active and make friends. Most programs are primarily on the weekends and are multi-week long.
600 North Mountain Road
Phone: (860) 474-3444
Web Site: http://www.autismfamiliesct.org/
Autism Services and Resources CT
For over 20 years, ASRC has held to the ideal that everyone deserves to live their best life possible. This belief guides ASRC’s mission: to provide lifelong access to opportunities for persons on the autism spectrum with the goal of being fully-included and participating members of their communities. ASRC is a non-profit that serves as Connecticut’s resource for autism services and supports.
101 N Plains Industrial Rd
Phone: (203) 265-7717
Web Site: https://ct-asrc.org/
Bethany Kate Wellness
Bethany Kate Wellness is based in Southington and provides wellness and birth services to pregnant people throughout Connecticut. Birth doula services include emotional, physical, and informational support throughout pregnancy as well as continuous labor support. Massage appointments are available for Prenatal and Postnatal periods. Private prenatal and restorative yoga sessions in the studio or in your home.
Bethany Wallace, CPYT, LMT, Certified Birth Doula
Web Site: http://www.bethanykatewellness.com
Bikers Against Child Abuse
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) is an organization that exists to provide aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. They are dedicated to the principle that one of the basic rights of childhood is to be safe and protected, and when the child’s family or environment have failed them, they stand ready to provide it to them.
B.A.C.A. is a strong organization of dedicated individuals who are willing to sacrifice any and all in order to protect and secure a child’s basic right to a happy childhood.
Phone: Help Line: 860-420-7388
Web Site: https://connecticut.bacaworld.org/
Birth to Three
The Birth to Three System contracts with early intervention programs across the state of Connecticut that support families with children who have delays or disabilities.
Birth to Three offers supports to families with children who are under age 3 and have either a significant developmental delay based on a standardized test or Medical condition (diagnosed by a doctor) that’s likely to result in a developmental delay.
Funding for Birth to Three is administered by the Office of Early Childhood (OEC).
Phone: I have questions about Birth to Three 1.800.505.7000 I’m in Birth to Three 1.866.888.4188
Web Site: https://www.birth23.org/
Boys and Girls Club of Meriden
The Boys & Girls Club of Meriden, Connecticut is a safe, positive place for kids to learn and grow while having fun. Their programs are made available to and affordable for all children in the community, and are designed to offer recreation, companionship, and a sense of belonging.
15 Lincoln Street
Phone: (203) 235-8185
Web Site: https://www.bgcmeriden.org/
Bright Start Child Care & Preschool
"At Bright Start, we believe that children develop and learn most effectively through hands-on play and exploration. It is through independent and cooperative play that children develop the curiosity that leads them to discover and learn the fundamental skills required for lifelong success. By providing children with an abundance of time to play and explore, we help them develop a joy for learning."
Bright Start Child Care & Preschool is a state-licensed facility offering infant, toddler, preschool and before & after school care
Care4Kids Subsidy Accepted
1790 Meriden Rd
Web Site: https://brightstartchildcareandpreschool.com/
BrightPath Cheshire Child Care center, previously Educational Playcare Cheshire, is a newly-built, state-of-the-art daycare center in Cheshire Licensed for age 6 weeks to 12 years.
They provide before/after school care with transportation to the two Cheshire elementary schools (not Southington), snow and vacation day programs and summer programs.
Additional BrightPath Kids locations are in Berlin, Wallingford, Farmington and other towns in CT and across the U.S
1430 Highland Ave
Web Site: https://brightpathkids.com/us/locations/cheshire
Camp CONNRI is a 272-acre camp for The Salvation Army in Connecticut and Rhode Island, located in Ashford, CT. The American Legion Auxiliary, Post # 72, in Southington, covers the cost for qualified Southington children between the ages of 7 – 12 to go to camp for four nights and five days. This is coordinated by Southington Community Services, contact Mark at (860) 628-3761.
Web Site: http://www.southington.org/content/17216/17290/22824.aspx
Capital Workforce Partners
Do you need help finding a job, changing careers, or getting the training you need to move ahead?
Are you an employer needing to find immediate quality talent?
There are training scholarships and job placement support available from Capital Workforce Partners. They invest in youth development, develop sustainable career paths for adult workers, and assist employers with a variety of programs and services provided through the American Job Center (AJC) network. They serve clients virtually, by phone and in person.
All American Job Centers are open to the public. Customers can walk in and get services or call to make an appointment (preferred).
Please call 860-406-3374 press 3 to set up an appointment.
New Britain American Job Center
260 Lafayette St., New Britain, CT 06053
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Closed every other Friday
Bristol American Job Center
Bristol AJC at Tunxis Community College
430 North Main St., Bristol, CT 06010
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Phone: 860-406-3374 press 3 to set up an appointment.
Web Site: https://capitalworkforce.org/
Care 4 Kids – Connecticut’s Childcare subsidy
UPDATE: The eligibility income guidelines increased from 50% to 60% of the State Median Income as of July 1, 2021.
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
Several childcare centers and camps in Southington accept the Care 4 Kids subsidy. They are identified in the ECCS Resources listing or call 211 to identify participating providers.
To participate in the program, there are certain eligibility requirements for parents, children and child care providers.
- live in Connecticut;
- be working or attending a temporary family cash assistance (Jobs First) approved education or training activity; and
- meet the program’s income requirements.
- live in Connecticut; and
- be under age 13, or if the child has special needs, be under age 19.
- be licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood (unless exempt from licensing); or
- be a relative, like a grandparent; or
- take care of the child in the child’s home.
Phone: 1-888-214-KIDS (5437)
Web Site: http://www.ctcare4kids.com
Carriage House Day Care
Preschool and childcare program serving children of all ages. Teachers provide developmentally-appropriate activities and materials that encourage children to explore and learn through play. Activities are hands-on and work on each child's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Children work on fine and gross motor skills, sensory-based activities, music, art, language development, math, literacy, science, and more.
320 Colony St
Web Site: https://www.carriagehousedaycare.org/
Center for Pediatric Therapy
For over 20 years, CPT has continued its commitment to the children in our community by providing one-on-one occupational, speech, and physical therapy services specifically designed for your child’s needs. Whether your child has difficulty sitting still, mastering handwriting, struggles with speaking or understanding, or is bothered by sensory stimuli (sounds, food, clothing), CPT can help! Therapy sessions are play-based and child-directed to the extent that children do not even realize that they are participating in therapy. Our parents are amazed at the tasks in which clinicians are able to engage their children. Center for Pediatric Therapy’s goal remains to support, guide, and educate not only the children but parents and educators as well to facilitate success. If you have noticed that your child struggles with typical everyday activities, please give us a call. We participate with major insurance carriers.
2360, 101 N Plains Industrial Rd # 2
Phone: (203) 949-9337
Web Site: http://centerforpediatrictherapy.com/
Chase Collegiate School
An independent PreK - Grade 12 day school.
565 Chase Parkway
Web Site: http://www.chasecollegiate.org
Cheshire Fitness Zone
Cheshire Fitness Zone (CFZ) offers a multitude of therapeutic programs that uniquely meet you and your family’s needs. CFZ was designed specifically for children and adolescents of all ages and abilities. They feature three main therapy areas to include physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech therapy (ST). Our physical therapy gym has a full array of exercise equipment biomechanically designed to fit children as well as a 32-foot long rock climbing wall. In addition, the physical therapy space has a baby-friendly room and a private treatment room. The occupational therapy space features two sensory gyms and two fine motor rooms. The speech department boasts a number of individual treatment rooms.
382 S Main St
Phone: (203) 250-9663
Web Site: https://www.cheshirefitnesszone.com/
KinderCare offers preschool, trusted part-time or full-time daycare, and educational before- or after-school programs.
They have an online application for information and a chat feature for after hours at kindercare.com
Ages: licensed for 6 weeks to 12 years, but not taking school age children
Open: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F
1544 Byam Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: (203) 574-2892
Web Site: https://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/cheshire/ct/070220
Our neighbors in Cheshire have several parks.
Bartlem Recreation Area, located on Route 10 across from Cheshire High School, has amenities that include the Community Pool, a 90 foot baseball diamond, soccer, lacrosse, Kids In Motion playscape, a pavilion, picnic area, community gardens and skate park.
The Quinnipiac Recreation Area on Cheshire Road has a playground towards the front of the property, an in-line skating rink and plenty of fields for running around.
Cheshire Park, located on Route 10 toward the Cheshire/Southington town line, has 75 acres, of which 25% are set aside for active recreation and the park has a basketball court, softball fields, a pavilion, picnic area, theater and tennis courts.
The 2.9 mile Farmington Canal Linear Park was designed to create a safe place for fitness activities along the Farmington Canal including walking, bicycling, running, in-line skating, cross country skiing and a place for people with disabilities.
Web Site: http://www.cheshirect.org/recreation-and-leisure/parks
Cheshire Public Library
The Cheshire Public Library offers a wide variety of books, graphic novels, CDs and DVDs to be checked out. They also host many events and workshops.
Don't forget to check out their Children's Department which has resources and activities for all ages!
104 Main Street
Web Site: https://www.cheshirelibrary.org/
Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) oversees a network of early childhood care, education, and development programs. Focusing on the first years of children’s lives, from birth to age five.
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/oec
Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund
Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) is a statewide nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers women and girls in Connecticut, especially those who are underserved or marginalized. We work to create an equitable society where women and girls thrive.
CWEALF provides FREE legal information, bilingual assistance, in-person assistance, referrals to attorneys, and referrals to community agencies.
75 Charter Oak Ave
Phone: (860) 524-0601
Web Site: http://www.cwealf.org
Cradle of Birth
Birth/Postpartum Doula Support -
Emotional, Physical, Informational through Pregnancy, Labor, Birth, and Postpartum. Assist with Newborn Care, Light Household chores, Meal Preps, and much more!
*Serving all of Connecticut
Owner: Jennifer Casillas
Phone: (959) 208-1489
Web Site: https://www.cradleofbirth.net/
CT After School Network
An initiative of the Connecticut Network for Children and Youth, Inc.
The CT After School Network provides communication about after school issues through avenues such as; a quarterly newsletter, website, regional workshops and conferences. They also provide access to training, technical assistance, professional development for after school professionals and a comprehensive resource library.
The CT After School Network advocates for additional state and federal investment in after school programs by communicating with policy makers about how after school programs serve young people and our communities. They also advocate for families and communities by listening to communities needs in towns and cities across the state by raising public awareness about the importance of after school programs.
Connect new and existing after school networks at all levels: local, regional, state and national. Connect after school programs and providers to training, research, curriculum and best practice resources.
75 Charter Oak Avenue, Bld. 2, Suite 2-101
Phone: (203) 483-1846
Web Site: https://ctafterschoolnetwork.org/
CT Department of Children and Families
Working together with families and communities to improve child safety, ensure that more children have permanent families, and advance the overall well-being of children is the central focus of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF protects children who are being abused or neglected, strengthens families through support and advocacy, and builds on existing family and community strengths to help children who are facing emotional and behavioral challenges, including those committed to the Department by the juvenile justice system.
DCF provides numerous services including;
Child Protective Services
Exit Plan/Positive Outcomes for Children
Foster and Adoption Services
Mental Health Services
Medical Health and Wellbeing Services
Substance Use Services
TO MAKE A CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT REPORT: 1-800-842-2288
Region 6, One Grove Street, 4th Floor
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/dcf
CT Sex Offender Registry
The Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection strives to keep the children of Connecticut safe each and every day. The Sex Offender Registry is another important resource that families can use to protect their children and those they care for from individuals with problem sexual behaviors.
Information on the Sex Offender Registry changes frequently and the public is encouraged to keep track daily of changes in your community by signing up for the free e-mail notification system. The service provides for you to be notified automatically by e-mail when a registered sex offender moves within your neighborhood.
Web Site: https://sheriffalerts.com/cap_office_disclaimer.php?office=54567
CT State Dental Association
The Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) is a statewide, professional membership organization representing Connecticut licensed dentists. This is not a state government organization or provider of dental services. However, CSDA members do participate in health fairs and other charitable dental outreach programs throughout the year. The purpose of the CSDA Community Outreach programs is to educate Connecticut residents about the importance of oral health.
CSDA provides dental hygiene clinics, referrals for dentists (including those who take Medicaid), classroom resources and more.
835 West Queen Street
Phone: (860) 378-1800
Web Site: https://www.csda.com/
CT State Department of Education
The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
450 Columbus Boulevard
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE
CTParenting provides articles about various parenting topics.
Web Site: https://www.ctparenting.com/
Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA
Join a Cub Scout Pack (co-ed for girls and boys in grades K-5), a Scout BSA Troop (single sex troops for youth age 11 to 18) or a Venture Crew (co-ed for young adults age 14 to 21).
There are several packs, troops and crews in town or nearby.
Here is the general contact information for the Packs in town, including the schools they recruit from and sponsoring organization.
Pack 19 ( Flanders, Hatton, Thalberg, Kelly, Oshana, and Strong)
Pack 8 (Derynoski, South End, Southington Catholic)
Additional contacts are on the BeAScout website.
CT Yankee Council, which covers the Southington area, offers a Cub Scout summer daycamp - http://www.ctyankee.org/camping/cubdaycamp.
Scout BSA members can attend a summer resident camp with their troop or as a provisional camper with other youth who are attending independently - http://www.ctyankee.org/camping/residentcamp/boyscout.
Connecticut Yankee Council, P.O. Box 32 • 60 Wellington Road
Phone: (203) 876-6868
Web Site: http://www.BeAScout.org
Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP)
The ECCP is a state-funded program and is provided at no cost to parents and early childcare centers. The ECCP offers consultation to parents and early childhood educators to promote children’s social and emotional development for children birth to age five.
Phone: (860) 704-6378
Web Site: http://www.eccpct.com/
Earth’s Natural Touch: Birth Care and Beyond
Earth's Natural Touch: Birth Care and Beyond is the largest Collective of Black / BIPOC Doulas and the largest Black Owned training organization of Doulas in Connecticut. They have Doulas in several states across the country and provide both In-Person and Virtual Doula services for Home birth, Hospital & Birth Center families.
-CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION & SUPPORT
-VIRTUAL PREGNANCY PARTNERS PROGRAM
-WOMB ROOM SERVICES
Web Site: https://earthsnaturaltouch.com/
Easterseals Children’s Academy
The Children's Academy/Children's Center provides inclusive, high-quality early care and education that promotes a child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. We offer a full-day, year-round program, parental support and a School Readiness program to prepare children for Kindergarten success. The Children's Academy/Children's Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). There are additional facilities in Waterbury.
Each state-licensed facility features: developmentally appropriate curriculum, certified staff in CPR/First-Aid, and an all-accessible playground with skid-proof surface and tricycle track.
Tuition fees are calculated on a sliding-fee scale based on gross annual earnings and family size. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided daily at no additional cost.
Children’s Academy Meriden Campus, 125 Broad St
Phone: 203-686-1438 ext#1
Web Site: https://www.easterseals.com/waterburyct/our-programs/childrens-services/child-care.html
ECCP Phone Intervention Service
Are you feeling challenged with power struggles at home?
Does your child seem shy, withdrawn, or fearful?
Are you wondering why “time out” or punishment isn’t working?
Does your child seem to get angry or upset out of nowhere?
ECCP can provide phone support at no cost to discuss strategies & resources on temper tantrums, morning and bedtime routines, challenging behaviors, defiance, power struggles, and much, much more.
Contact your ECCP consultant for more information:
The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) is a state and federal funded program aimed at improving the overall social and emotional health and social skills of children birth to age 5. Masters level consultants work with directors, principals, teachers, and parents to identify strengths and find strategies which will promote positive outcomes for young children. This service is provided at no cost to you!
Web Site: http://www.eccpct.com
eLearning Childbirth Education
When in-person childbirth education classes are not possible, we have a solution - eLearning Childbirth Education!
The InJoy Health Education Learning Portal is an interactive, Web-based tool that contains animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games. It's great not only for first-time parents but is also useful as a refresher course for repeat parents.
MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave
Web Site: https://midstatemedical.org/services/maternity/birthing-parenting-classes
Elim Park Cheshire
Elim Park is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the community’s residents with quality care in a Christ-centered environment through beautiful apartment homes, customizable living options, comprehensive wellness programs, and cutting edge medical facilities.
150 Cook Hill Rd
Phone: (203) 272-7550
Web Site: https://www.elimpark.org/
Extreme Air Trampoline Park
Extreme Air is a family-owned and operated business with a full-time cleaning crew before, during, and after operational hours.
Glow Night is every Friday and Saturday night 6-10 pm, for ages 4+. Every other Friday they have a DJ play anything from 90s music to today's hits!
Inclusion Night is for jumpers with sensory needs every Thursday Night.
Toddler Time Tuesday-Friday 10 am-12 pm or Sundays from 9-11 am.
Discounts are available for Military, Police, Fire, EMT, students, and teachers with the presentation of valid ID.
540 West Johnson Ave
Phone: (203) 439-0280
Web Site: https://extremeairfunusa.com/
Family Forward Advocacy CT
Family Forward Advocacy CT is dedicated to supporting families raising children with early developmental trauma (EDT), attachment disruption, and those formed through adoption. FFACT develops parent partnerships and strengthens family integrity practices across child-serving systems. We build awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact they have on children and their families, and we empower the voices of parents committed to both parenting thru trauma and advocating for change.
Advocate Services - Direct Services to Parents & Defense Attorney Coordinated Support
Advocacy Training - Empower Your Voice to Advocate for your Child's Special Needs; Public Policy Reform ACTion Planning, Coaching & Organizing
Education - Therapeutic Parenting Live Discussions & Webinars; Activate Your Voice Advocacy Planning Course and Parent Mentoring; Parenting Thru Trauma Podcast
Information and Resource Sharing, News, Links, Talks, and Partner Introductions
Connection - Professional Representation and Clinical Services Referrals
Outreach - Provider Partnership Services and Parent Support Group
Networking - Federal Child Welfare Public Policy Reform Action Opportunities in concert with Family Forward Foundation, the Family Forward Project, and the Grandma Warriors
99 Whispering Brook Drive
Web Site: https://familyforwardadvocacyct.com/
First Congregational Preschool – Meriden
First Congregational Preschool, Inc. is a nationally accredited, state-licensed, non-denominational, cooperative preschool.
"We are proud of our close relationship with children and their families, we unite to provide the best possible experience for the children who attend First Congregational Preschool. We utilize a parent information app called Tadpoles to keep families informed about our daily happenings, including daily photos of your child in the classroom. We also have daily updates on white boards outside each classroom as well as monthly newsletters.
Our teacher to child ratio is exceptional, 1 teacher to 8 students, all classrooms have 3-4 teachers for the group. Teachers and groups are set for the school year. We believe that the root of good, quality care is the relationships that we enjoy with our families and children."
62 Colony Street
Web Site: https://firstcongregationalpreschool.net/
Fit By Nature
Fit by Nature class guides kids to a connection with nature, promotes healthy bodies and minds, encourages social engagement, and inspires resilience and mindfulness.
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100071314659772
Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2755166158061136
17 Grieb Trail
Phone: (475) 251-6754
Web Site: https://marysfitbynature.com/
Girls Inc of Meriden
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Since 1919 Girls Incorporated of Meriden has provided vital educational programs to more than 1,500 young girls, guiding them toward self-discovery in a safe, stable, all-girl environment. Our innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
Girls Inc of Meriden provides afterschool care, gymnastics, dance, summer programs and more!
130 Lincoln Street
Web Site: https://www.girlsincmeriden.org/
Graduated Driver Licensing Law
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges.
Phone: The Office of Injury and Violence Prevention (860) 509-8251
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Health-Education-Management--Surveillance/The-Office-of-Injury-Prevention/Graduated-Driver-Licensing-Law
GreatKids CT is a nonprofit network of educators committed to raising student achievement and narrowing the achievement gap. They work with education organizations and their leaders at every level of the system to provide them with knowledge, skills and tools to create school systems in which good teaching is the norm in every classroom for every student.
Web Site: https://www.greatkidsct.org/
Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network
The Behavioral Health Network provides the full continuum of both mental health and substance abuse recovery services, personalized to the needs of every client and integrated with their primary care health needs.
Web Site: https://hhcbehavioralhealth.org/
Hillside Equestrian Meadows
Hillside Equestrian offers lessons in both English and Western riding. Students range in ability from beginners to advanced riders, ages five to adult. Lessons may be booked from 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week. Available for birthday parties.
1260 Woodtick Rd
Web Site: https://hillsideequestrian.com/
Holiday Hill Day Camp
Holiday Hill Day Camp has been providing day camping for children since 1954.
Their trained, certified staff members teach fun and varied activities. The small counselor to camper ratio encourages the development of diverse skills by working in small, intimate groups and encouraging each camper.
43 Candee Road
Web Site: https://www.holidayhilldaycamp.com/home
Hope and Support Group
Hope & Support Groups provide a safe and confidential space for parents, guardians, and others who are concerned about a loved one’s substance use or addiction. All families are welcomed and encouraged to utilize these services at no cost.
• Free membership
• All meetings have two facilitators, a licensed professional, and a para-professional with lived experience.
• Event information, educational resources, Q&A, and speakers
• 12-Panel Drug Tests for $5.00
Every Thursday rotating through these locations:
169 Colony Street
Second Floor, Room 28
Parking and Entrance are located at the back of the building.
51 Hayward Avenue
Colchester, CT 06415
Brick building, left door. Lots of on-street parking
The Story Barn
952 Main St.
Sponsored by TriCircle, Inc., a Connecticut 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to break the cycle of relapse and recidivism that exists in the current system of addiction recovery.
Web Site: https://tricircle.org/hope-support-groups/
This park in Prospect has the Field of Dreams playscape area, a cinder track which runs for a full mile, basketball courts, soccer fields, picnic area, and an ice skating rink.
59 Waterbury Rd
Prospect, CT 06712
Husky Health CT
Husky Health CT is health insurance for low-income families. They provide additional services related to access to health care.
Web Site: https://www.huskyhealthct.org/members.html
iD Tech Camp
A summer tech camp for ages 7–18 at Stanford, MIT, and 150 top campuses. Become a coder, game developer, engineer, or designer.
CT locations include Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Trinity College in Hartford, and Fairfield University in Fairfield.
Day and overnight programs are available.
Web Site: https://www.idtech.com/
Institute of Living
The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health facilities in the country, and the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut. Today as Hartford Hospital's Divison of Mental Health, the Institute is a leading not-for-profit provider of comprehensive care for behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorders as well as a center for research and education. The Institute of Living offers services for all ages.
The Institute's Child and Adolescent Departments and Services include:
ACCESS Mental Health CT
Autism Consultation Service
Day Treatment Programs
Independent School Health Check (ISHC)
Mental Health in Independent School Communities (MHISC)
Child and Adolescent Services available at Grace S. Webb School in Hartford and The Webb School at Cheshire
200 Retreat Ave
Phone: (860) 545-7000
Web Site: http://instituteofliving.org
Ivy Rehab – Wallingford
Whether you need physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, lymphedema management, LSVT BIG treatment, or any of our other treatments or programs, Ivy Rehab is here for you. This Ivy Rehab clinic also offers women's health, pelvic floor, and incontinence program. The Wallingford staff is happy to walk you through the necessary paperwork and assist in any way possible, including insurance questions and scheduling. They even call your insurance company for you to help you understand your benefits.
101 N Plains Industrial Rd Ste 100
Phone: (203) 265-0018
Web Site: https://www.ivyrehab.com/location/wallingford-ct/
Jocelyn the Doula
Jocelyn the Doula is a postpartum doula providing support & relief for mothers/families of babies during the first 3 months after birth in the central CT area.
Kellys Kids – Animal Therapy Programs and Summer Farm Camp
Programs at the farm or your group's location. Summer day camp.
, 9 Spring Road
Web Site: http://www.kellyskids.org
Kidcity is a children's museum with three floors of imagination play, where kids ages 1 to 7 play pretend with their favorite grown-ups. Their exhibits are handmade and one-of-a-kind, built by in-house artists who love inspiring playfulness in visitors of all ages.
119 Washington St
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 347-0495
Web Site: http://www.kidcitymuseum.com/
KidsMentalHealthInfo by Child Health and Development Institute of CT, Inc.
KidsMentalHealthInfo.com helps parents and caregivers in Connecticut and beyond understand their child’s behavior and mental health issues. The website answers frequently asked questions, helps families navigate treatment options, and provides links to Connecticut and national resources. The site can be viewed in English and Spanish and includes special sections on trauma, early childhood mental health, school-based mental health, and evidence-based treatments. The site also has a section for professionals working with young children in Connecticut.
Web Site: https://kidsmentalhealthinfo.com/
Kinder-Garden Learning Center and Childcare
Kinder-Garden Learning Center is a year-round (full-time only) nursery school, preschool, kindergarten & childcare. The center consists of families with children who range in age from 6 weeks to 6 years of age.
Kinder-Garden Learning Center has served the communities of Meriden, South Meriden, Tracy, Wallingford, Yalesville, Cheshire, Southington, Plantsville, Middlefield, Middletown, Berlin & North Haven for 28 years. Quality children's daycare, preschool, nursery school, child care, learning center, and kindergarten which specializes in preparing students for the elementary school systems. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited. Member of the National Child Care Association (NCCA) located in central Connecticut (CT).
20 S Broad Terrace
Web Site: https://www.kinder-garden.net/
Little Free Library Charter #119129
This Little Free Library is located at the Hubbard Park Playground.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in Hudson, Wisconsin. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.
"Our vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege."
Register your own Little Free Library or find more on their website.
999 West Main Street
Web Site: https://littlefreelibrary.org/
Maika, Inc. provides access to safe shelters and other required support services to victims of domestic abuse and violence among the immigrant population of all origins, especially South Asian and Middle-Eastern communities. Maika supports women to be autonomous through a full array of assistance measures including emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, counseling, assisting with job search and legal aid.
Web Site: http://www.mymaika.org
Maternity Program at MidState Medical Center
Board-certified maternal-fetal medicine physicians will work closely with a mother's obstetrician to detect risk factors and coordinate care and follow her through her entire pregnancy to ensure a safe delivery for both mother and baby.
Intensive Care Nurseries
Maternal Fetal Medicine
MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Street
Web Site: https://midstatemedical.org/services/maternity
Meriden Pediatric Associates
Kerline A Vassell-Klaus, MD
Rena L Aroesty, MD
Sandra Peccerillo, APRN
Susan E Lelko, MD
816 Broad St #16
Phone: (203) 238-1256
Web Site: https://www.prohealthmd.com/locations-nav/locations/ct/meriden-pediatric-associates-816-broad-st-bldg-1-suite-16-meriden-ct-06450/0f8685c5-eb3a-4f52-ad68-ede9f12cc921.html
The Meriden YMCA is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.
a 6-lane, 25-yard indoor heated pool
sauna; air-conditioned fitness center with a complete array of Precor Cardio, Cybex Strength Training Equipment & Free Weights
two racquetball courts
an indoor track
a gym with 6 basketball hoops
aerobics studio with free unlimited drop-in aerobics classes for full members
free spinning classes for full members
free water aerobics classes for full members
The Meriden YMCA also has the following child care facilities:
Infant & Toddler Learning Center at 95/99 Main Street in South Meriden.
Meriden YMCA Little Rascals Daycare Center at 43 Swain Ave.
Meriden YMCA Head Start at 398 Liberty Street.
Meriden YMCA Martin A. Gaffey Child Care Center at 66 Crown Street.
Meriden YMCA Early Learning Center at 12 Johnson Avenue.
110 West Main Street
Phone: (203) 235-6386
Web Site: https://www.meridenymca.org/
Meriden YMCA Head Start
The Meriden YMCA Head Start program is a NAEYC Accredited School Readiness Program for ages 2.9 - 4 years old serving families from Meriden, Southington, Wallingford & Berlin.
Nutritious Breakfast, Lunch & Snack are provided and are prepared on site.
Full and Part-Day Classes are available.
The program also includes Hearing, Vision & Developmental Screenings.
Free program based on financial need.
398 Liberty Street
Web Site: https://www.meridenymca.org/programs/Child-Care/PreSchool/Meriden-YMCA-Head-Start/
Middletown Trail Guide
The Middletown Conservation Commission has created a guide to Middletown’s open spaces and trails. You will find information about conservation lands in the City that provide a variety of passive recreational opportunities, including hiking, walking, jogging, cross country skiing, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, and last but not least studying nature. Many of the City’s open spaces have notable geological, scenic and ecological features. This guide provides directions to the popular well-used open space areas, as well as less familiar spots throughout the City. Each of these properties offers diverse opportunities for exploration and enjoyment: traversing broad open fields, following winding trails through wooded terrain, climbing rocky crags or paddling along lush water ways, and observing a variety of wildlife from birds to foxes, and deer to turtles. In season, the flowering trees and shrubs offer a colorful array. Autumn is particularly spectacular. All of the awesome beauty of nature flourishes within the City’s conservation properties waiting for you to discover it.
Web Site: http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/DocumentCenter/View/2583/Middletown-Trail-Guide-PDF
Mobile Crisis Intervention Services
Mobile Crisis Intervention Services serves children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis.
It can help youth avoid the negative consequences that can result from mental health crises (such as juvenile arrests) and can help address issues in young children while they are still young.
By dialing 2-1-1 and, when prompted, pressing ‘1’ for ‘crisis’, and then “1” again for “Mobile Crisis” police can gain access to Mobile Crisis’ 14 teams of nearly 150 trained mental health professionals across the state that can respond immediately, face-to-face or by phone, to help manage the child’s behavioral or emotional crisis.
This could include a child threatening to harm themselves or others and uncontrolled anger or aggression.
Note that even preschool children can benefit from these services.
In Connecticut, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) provides these crisis services for children and youth through the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (EMPS).
Phone: Call 2-1-1, then pick 1 for crisis and 1 for mobile crisis
Web Site: http://www.empsct.org/
Over the Rainbow Cheshire
The Cheshire, CT daycare program provides a challenging, yet developmentally appropriate curriculum for each age group, especially toddlers, who have two classrooms.
1481 Highland Ave
Phone: (203) 699-9900
Web Site: http://www.overtherainbowkids.com
Pediatric Associates of Cheshire
James O’Connor, MD
Karalyn Kinsella, MD
Elizabeth Herz, MD
Brian Liebler, MD
Jonathan Uhl, MD
435 Highland Ave #110
Phone: (203) 272-0396
Web Site: https://pedicheshire.com/
Perspectives Center for Care, Inc.
Perspectives Center for Care, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to the well-being of individuals, families and communities. We strive to provide the most effective forms of therapy through research and state of the art programs.
The agency provides behavioral health, substance use and medication services to children, adolescents and adults.
Services, which are available in 6 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish and Croatian) include:
Intensive Outpatient Program
Substance Use Services
Pet Assisted Therapy
Case Management Services
Services for Victims of Abuse & Violence
Bristol ∼ Waterbury ∼ Meriden ∼ Danbury,
Phone: (860) 276-3000
Web Site: https://pcc4me.com/
Play To Learn
At Play to Learn Childcare, the team believes that every child is unique. Each child should receive the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills that will help them grow. Our nurturing childcare environment provides each child one-on-one attention that will help them to learn important life skills such as respecting others, sharing, polite manners, following instructions, responsibility, emotional control, and problem management.
Programs available for infants 6 weeks up to 5 years old.
The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.
200 Mansion Road
Web Site: https://playtolearnchildcare.net/
Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter (PSI CT)
The mission of Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter (PSI-CT) is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment for perinatal wellbeing throughout Connecticut.
They are currently meeting virtually.
Web Site: http://www.psictchapter.com
Project Search CT
Project SEARCH provides training opportunities that assist individuals with intellectual disabilities obtain careers in a community-based, integrated and competitive setting.
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/DDS/EmploymentDayServices/ProjectSearch/Project-Search
Riverbound Farm Sanctuary
Riverbound Farm Sanctuary, on the Quinnipiac River in Cheshire CT includes a house built in 1814 and 23.4 acres of diverse habitat preserved permanently as open space.
The grounds, which include hiking trails, an outdoor amphitheater and bird viewing blinds, are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. The nature museum is open the third Sunday each month from April to November. It is owned by the Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society.
1881 Cheshire Street
Web Site: http://quinnipiacvalleyaudubon.org/riverbound-farm-sanctuary.html
RSCO Open Choice and Magnet Schools
The Connecticut State Department of Education's Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) coordinates the Open Choice and Magnet School programs. Southington children can attend a Hartford district school through the Open Choice program or apply to the lottery to attend a magnet school with a specialized educational theme. There are over 40 schools in the program across the Hartford region serving Pre-K 3 to grade 12.
The RSCI lotter application period usually runs from November through February of each year. Transportation is not provided for pre-K students.
Web Site: http://www.choiceeducation.org
Safe Connect CT
Concerned about an abusive situation? Reach out to Safe Connect Connecticut, the statewide domestic violence hotline that covers 18 member programs, including the Prudence Crandall Center. They receive the calls, do a thorough assessment of needs, emotional support, safety planning, and options, and then, depending on what the clients are searching for, they may provide help obtaining counseling/support groups, shelter, housing assistance, basic needs.
Call (888) 774-2900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or chat at https://ctsafeconnect.com/
Phone: (888) 774-2900
Web Site: https://ctsafeconnect.com/
Safe Haven for Newborns
The CT Safe Havens Act For Newborns is a law that allows anyone to safely drop off a newborn baby, within the first 30 days of life, to any hospital emergency room in Connecticut, without being subject to arrest for abandonment.
The closest Safe Haven drop-off points are at the Hospital of Central CT Bradley campus on Meriden Ave, Bristol Hospital, and Midstate Medical Center.
Web Site: http://uwc.211ct.org/safe-haven-for-newborns-act/
Saint Paul Catholic School
"At Saint Paul School, we offer a traditional academic program combined with the development of 21st Century skills in problem solving, communication, and information technology...At the preschool level, we have extended our preschool hours to include full day programs for both three and four year old children. Our four year old group is now included in our Superkids reading program that extends with consistency through grade two."
PreK 3-year-old through grade 8.
Excepting applications for the next school year starting October 1st.
461 Alling Street
Web Site: https://ourschool.stpaulkensington.org/
SCCYMCA Camp Quinnipiac
YMCA Camp Quinnipiac is a day camp in Cheshire for youth age 3 years old through Grade 8 with a CIT program for Grades 9 and 10.
Before and after care is available.
Financial Assistance is available for qualifying individuals and families. Care4Kids is accepted.
Web Site: http://sccymca.org/youth-development/cheshire-ymca/day-camp/ymca-camp-quinnipiac
SEPI-CT (Substance Exposed Pregnancy Initiative of Connecticut) works with both providers and families across Connecticut to bring awareness to substance exposure during pregnancy, and to ensure families have access to the treatment, recovery, and support resources they need.
Web Site: https://www.sepict.org/
Explore different aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Sample activities may include:
Field Trip and much more!
Web Site: https://ctscouting.org/stem-camp/
STEM Career Connections
STEM Career Connections is a comprehensive new initiative designed to inspire students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), setting them on a path to careers in today’s economy.
The STEM Career Connections is designed to:
● Inspire and equip students to pursue the many STEM career opportunities across Connecticut
● Introduce students to opportunities in STEM and deepen their knowledge of STEM-related careers by grade 8
● Encourage and enhance partnerships and collaborations with STEM-based businesses that will benefit the region’s diverse population of young people
Connecticut Science Center , 250 Columbus Blvd.
Web Site: https://ctsciencecenter.org/stem/
SuperTots Sports Academy
SuperTots Sports Academy provides sport-based development programs where children discover and develop athletic, motor, and social skills. SuperTots' curriculum is specifically designed to promote development alongside a healthy, active lifestyle. Classes and enrichment programs are for children ages 18 months to 5 years.
613 W Johnson Ave.
Phone: (475) 244-3228
Web Site: https://www.supertotsports.com/
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as the WIC Program, provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Southington Community Services hosts one of the part-time satellite sites to register for WIC.
Who is eligible?
- Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
- Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1 st birthday).
- Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
- Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
- Children up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).
What are the benefits?
- Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child's diet.
- Breastfeeding support and information.
- Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.
- Referrals to health care and other social service programs.
- An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.
Web Site: http://portal.ct.gov/DPH/WIC/WIC
In addition to care for seniors, Synergy HomeCare provides nurturing care for new or expectant moms.
They can help with laundry, light housekeeping and errands, meal preparation, bathing and personal care when on bedrest, and child care relief.
Heather Burrows is the HomeCare Coordinator covering Southington.
2572 Whitney Ave, Unit 1
Web Site: https://synergyhomecare.com/specialized-care/
Talcott Mountain Academy
Talcott Mountain Academy is an independent school for gifted and talented students in grades K-8.
324 Montevideo Road
Web Site: http://www.talcottacademy.org
The Alliance – Psychology, Advocacy, & Support
The Alliance is a team of Master's Level psychotherapists who will work with you or your loved ones. They specialize in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Adjustment Problems for adolescents and adults, and work with those who have major mental illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, and/or a Personality Disorder.
As a group, they are supportive of, and allied with, the LGBTQ+, trans, and Gender Queer community. Provide affirmation and understanding, support, and advocacy.
Serving Connecticut in office and via telehealth.
- Psychotherapy with empathy and compassion from a team of experts who build supportive and empowering relationships.
- Psychological Assessment, Diagnosis, Report Writing, and initial Treatment Planning.
- General Psychological and Behavioral Issues
Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Issues, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, etc. (spectrum of disorders)
- Neuropsychological Assessment
ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Issues, Developmental Issues, Cognitive Concerns (memory, dementia, etc)
Gifted, Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum, Emotional Disability
- Forensic Assessment
Civil, Criminal, Interrogation and Confession Evidence
Advocacy after testing is complete, Psychiatric Evaluations and prescribing, Educational Coaching and Tutoring/Support
141 Elm Street
Web Site: https://www.alliancepsy.com/home
The Coder School
The Coder School is an in person coding school for kids ages 7 to 18. They offer small ratio classes and semi private lessons. The lessons are an hour long and they provide coding accounts where students are able to code from home. The weekly lessons are offered after school. The Coder School offers summer camps during the summer which are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. Languages taught range from: block coding, Python, Java, Minecraft, HTML/CSS, Roblox, Robotics, Virtual Reality and more.
Three locations in Connecticut:
The Coder School Cheshire
106 Elm St
Cheshire, CT 06410
The Coder School Farmington
1051 Farmington Ave, Suite D
Farmington, CT 06032
The Coder School Glastonbury
39 New London Turnpike, Suite 112
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Web Site: https://www.thecoderschool.com/locations/cheshire/
The Cove Center for Grieving Children
The Cove Center for Grieving Children specializes in helping children and adolescents who are grieving the death of a significant person in their life. This non-profit offers free child-focused, family support groups, a "Good Grief" school program, professional development, a weekend camping experience and community outreach.
1113 A South Main Street
Web Site: http://www.covect.org
The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital
The Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital offers a variety of services.
- Parent Support Center - Families can "drop in" during program hours to discuss struggles and challenges in their lives or use the Resource Library
- The Caring Closet offers basic need items – diapers, wipes, baby food, clothing and other baby items – to low-income clients.
- The Nurturing Families Network provides assistance and support to new, first-time parents during pregnancy and beyond, by answering questions, providing tips on how to care for your baby and yourself, and offering information on community resources that can help you.
- The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Family Enrichment Services provides in-home parenting education that increases parenting skills using tools designed to assist in gauging monthly progress.
- The Family Life Works Program provides parenting education and child development classes throughout Connecticut.
- The Family Wellness Program’s goal is to prevent childhood obesity by promoting family nutrition and healthy physical activity for low-income families.
- Home-Based Parent Education Services for families who are either not appropriate for group-based classes or need additional services.
9 Prospect Street
Web Site: https://www.bristolhospital.org/Services/Parent-and-Child-Center.aspx
The Social Learning Center
The SLC and its sister company, the SLC Counseling Associates, LLC. offers a range of therapeutic services including social cognitive groups, mental health counseling, educational consultation, professional development, EF Coaching & parent advocacy. They specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, executive functioning deficits, and/or other social learning challenges.
545 Highland Ave
Phone: (203) 250-0305
Web Site: https://www.sociallearningcenter.org/
Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. They bring families together in a natural place in their community for classes where kids learn through play.
Each class becomes a tight-knit group of children and adults who learn together through well-designed, outdoor play-based activities. They help kids develop a host of important capabilities, including empathy, collaboration, creativity, persistence and problem solving. Their expert-designed classes and activities help kids ages 18 months—8 years develop core life skills while enjoying healthy, fun, engaging experiences in the physical freedom of local green spaces.
Free trial classes and paid summer classes will be offered at Recreation and Panthorn Park.
Put in 06489 or 06479 in the search of their website.
Web Site: http://www.tinkergarten.com
Tutoring You to Excellence, LLC
Tutoring You to Excellence LLC. was created with the students in mind. Creating a small 1:1 setting helps students thrive. Students are able to take risks and work toward a common goal. Tutoring You to Excellence LLC works hard to communicate with students, parents, and teachers to help students succeed.
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/tutoringyoutoexcellencect/
UConn KIDS (Kids in Developmental Science)
UConn KIDS is a group of researchers from more than 35 child development and behavior labs across the University of Connecticut. Research varies across labs, but share a focus on child development! A key element to UConn KIDS is the maintenance of their contact database, which eases the difficulties of participant recruitment for researchers. The Child Research Recruitment Coordinator for UConn KIDS manages this contact database, which houses information from families who indicated interest in participating in research. Researchers associated with UConn KIDS can request participants from this database at any time. Any family or parent with children can join the contact database at any time!
Learn about volunteering for scientific research at UConn http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/uconn-kids-research/
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Web Site: https://kids.uconn.edu/
Wallingford Family YMCA
The Wallingford Family YMCA offers a variety of programs at two campuses.
The YMCA Learning Community at Choate, formerly known as Tot Time, was founded by the Wallingford Family YMCA in 1989. It is located in the Bronfman building and accommodates 80 full-time children. The preschool serves as a laboratory for Choate students taking child development courses. YLC at Choate is open Monday-Friday from 7:00AM-6:00PM.
The YMCA Learning Community at Masonicare is located in the former Child Development Center on the Masonicare Health Center campus. The center is designed to provide care for 49 full-time children and is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Children are involved in an intergenerational program with residents of Masonicare Health Center and Masonicare at Ashlar Village. YLC at Masonicare is open Monday-Friday from 6:30AM-5:30PM
Care 4 Kids is accepted.
Web Site: https://wallingfordymca.org/ylc/
Wallingford Public Library
The Wallingford Public Library aspires to be a hub where all are welcome, an educator through programs, services, and collections, a leader evolving with the changing needs and interests of our community, and a convener collaborating with partners to collectively serve the community and maximize resources.
They have an extensive catalog of books, CDs, DVDs and other resources. Check out their children's department and all of the activities and events they host.
200 North Main St
Web Site: https://wallingford.lioninc.org/
Whippersnappers Play Gym
Whippersnappers Play Gym offers extraordinary programs at their indoor play gym that help children develop confidence and self-esteem through unique and innovative activities. Their goal is to offer a clean and safe environment for children to explore through music, creative movement, fitness, games, and arts & crafts. Their programs focus on fine and gross motor development in a non-competitive environment
360 Sandbank Rd
Phone: (203) 272-4386
Web Site: http://whippersnappersplaygym.com/
Wolcott Early Childhood Programs
All classes meet in the mornings at the Wolcott Activities & Learning Center, 48 Todd Road (behind Frisbie School)
Mondays & Wednesdays
GETTING READY FOR PRESCHOOL
Children ages 2 and up are introduced to the elements of preschool. Children enjoy center time, circle time, snack and story. Parents stay for the 1.5 hour class.
*Single class available for Getting Ready for Preschool for either Tuesdays or Thursdays*
Music and Movement 9:30-11:00AM
Crawlers and walkers will enjoy getting some exercise and moving in fun new ways! Children will participate in free play using mats, tunnels, bicycles and other fun things. They will then engage in structured games, activities and dances to keep those muscles moving!! The other half of the class focusing on singing and dancing to some old and new favorites.
Terrific Time Tuesday
Come enjoy some free play to get through the winter and cabin fever.
ALL SESSIONS ARE 8 WEEKS LONG.
Email - email@example.com
Wolcott Activity and Learning Center, 48 Todd Rd
Phone: (860) 384-3518
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/WolcottEarlyChildhoodClasses/