Back to School Guide for Fairfield County, CT

Back to School Guide for Fairfield County, CT

September 2, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Back to School Guide for Fairfield County, CT

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ALL NATURAL LICE REMOVAL SERVICE
203-702-3379

Our proven effective technique, combined with our pesticide-free, eco-friendly, all natural lice treatment products, actually kills nits, as well as live lice. This is why we are Connecticut's premier lice removal salon. We are the only service that guarantees all nits will be dead! This is the key to a successful lice removal service. We are pediatrician-recommended, with same-day appointments and a 100 percent guarantee! Our clients may return to work or school immediately after our treatment. Come visit our beautiful, clean, child-friendly salon!

APPLE BLOSSOM SCHOOL AND FAMILY CENTER
440 Danbury Road, Wilton
203-493-4003
Email appleblossomschool.org@gmail.com, admissions@appleblossomschool.org

The Apple Blossom School and Family Center is a Waldorf school specializing in ages birth through 7 years. Our programs support the healthy development of the young child by educating through play, artistic activities, and outdoor activities. Emphasis on nurturing each child's natural sense of wonder and joy, and comradeship for their fellow playmates, allows the full development of kindness, confidence, and mastery skills. We offer parent and child classes from birth to 3 years, a flexible under-3 nursery, a preschool for ages 3-4, mixed-age kindergarten, and an Extended Care Program until 4pm.

ATELIER CONSTANTIN POPESCU/RIVERSIDE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Cos Cob, Greenwich Shop
401-403 E. Putnam Ave.,
Cos Cob
203-661-9500

Westport Shop
25 Davenport Ave.,
Westport
203-227-9577

Email atelierstrings@aol.com

Have you rented your violin, viola, cello or double bass yet? Atelier Constantin Popescu and Riverside School of Music are located at 401-403 E. Putnam Ave. in Cos Cob, Greenwich. The finest European-made stringed instruments for professionals, students, and collectors are offered for sale and rental. The sounds produced by these instruments are fit for concert halls. You can rent our fine quality stringed instruments starting at prices as low as $10 per month, and take private lessons in the music school. Atelier is a full-service instrument store and workshop offering utmost attention to detail.

BOUNCE! DANBURY
21 Prindle Lane, Danbury
203-942-2449
Email info@bouncedanbury.com

Bounce! Danbury combines the best of all the Bounce! facilities! Two trampoline bungee jumps, a huge main jump court with additional dodgeball courts, five foam pits, two Ninja style Bounce! Xtreme obstacle courses, an enormous separate Bounce! Jr. Zone with its own mini slam dunk basketball hoop, a laser light extravaganza for Jump n Glow, multiple party rooms of every size with glow-in-the-dark themes, a parent lounge area with nine TV viewing options streamed right to your cell phone, and a spectacular mezzanine observation deck with 40 charging stations and an arcade with an array of challenging video games.

COMPUCHILD
719 Post Road E., Westport
203-921-7905
Email fairfield@compuchild.com

CompuChild has meticulously developed a Robotics program for kids ages 4–13 so that kids will enjoy each step and be challenged every time. We also prepare teams for First LEGO League, giving students an opportunity to demonstrate their learning. We help students enhance creativity, critical thinking, and love for computers in a positive way by offering programs in a computer language–Python, WEB, and Scratch. We teach students to develop computer games and graphic designs. We are known as the “One Stop Shop for STEM."

CONNECTICUT DANCE SCHOOL
42 Halley Court, Fairfield
203-384-2492

Connecticut Dance School, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to providing dance education of the highest standard to the Connecticut community. The CDS faculty includes specialists in the teaching of young children using the Royal Academy syllabus. This combines creative dance in a positive learning environment and a pre-ballet curriculum, with training in strength and flexibility.

CURTAIN CALL, INC.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-329-8207 x16
Administration: 203-329-8207
Box Office: 203-461-6358

Email brian@curtaincallinc.com

Curtain Call, Inc. is Stamford’s longest-running, non-profit theatre providing year-round performances and classes. Classes are available for ages five through adult after school, evenings, and weekends in acting for the stage, TV and film, comedy, improv, musical theatre, Broadway tap, Shakespeare, and more! Full-day vacation programs are also available for ages 6-16. Our faculty consists of area professionals dedicated to arts education. We can also design a workshop for your before- or after- school program, business, or civic group. Call 203-329-8207 x16 or visit curtaincallinc.com. “Where acting out is encouraged!”

DOWNTOWN CABARET THEATRE
263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport
203-576-1636

Join the Downtown Cabaret Theatre and their award-winning professional Children's Theatre for their 2016-2017 season: Hansel and Gretel, Frosty the Snowman, Fancy Nancy, Little Red Riding Hoods, and Cinderella. Don't forget to BYOB and picnic to this cabaret-style seated venue. See all five of these shows for only $90 ($40 per person savings!) Learn more here: mycabaret.org.

EASTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
660 Morehouse Road, Easton
203-268-5530

Easton Country Day School uses its small size and a unique, individual educational approach to ensure each child not only achieves academic excellence in a safe and loving environment, but also learns those skills necessary to be a caring and responsible citizen, from preschool to 12th grade. ECDS offers rigorous academics shaped to the individual child in a familial environment that encourages accomplishment, responsibility, and acceptance of diversity. Come and see our small, friendly high school, where the academics fit your individual needs. We also offer daycare for ages 3 months and older.

EXCEL URGENT CARE OF FAIRFIELD AND STAMFORD WESTPORT URGENT CARE

Excel Urgent Care of Fairfield and Stamford, and Westport Urgent Care provide prompt access to trusted physicians and compassionate care when you need it. Our team delivers state-of-the-art care with a community feel. Most insurance accepted. When you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury, our skilled providers will diagnose and treat your condition with minimal wait times. The next time you or your child needs a physical, visit Excel Urgent Care of Fairfield and Stamford or Westport Urgent Care. No appointment is necessary, but feel free to check in online. Open seven days a week!

FIVE MILE RIVER NURSERY SCHOOL
5 Pennoyer St., Rowayton
203-838-4266
Email director@fmrns.com

Five Mile River Nursery School offers preschool and enrichment programs for children ages 2-5. FMRNS is the only nationally accredited, private preschool in the Norwalk and Darien areas. Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing, and engaging atmosphere that allows children to be creative and adventurous learners. Highly qualified, experienced, caring teachers offer individualized attention, while focusing on the development of the whole child: intellectual, social, creative, and physical. NAEYC accredited. Committed to health, only serving organic foods. For more information: 203-838-4266, director@fmrns.com, fivemilerivernurseryschool.com

FLASH POINTE DANCE
1657 Post Road, Fairfield
203-259-1600

Ready to be inspired by the best? Join our remarkable faculty and explore jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, tap, modern, classical and contemporary ballet, break, hip-hop, Latin, story ballet, and preschool combo classes. Our programs are designed to motivate the novice and recreational dancer, and to inspire and push the intermediate or advanced dancer, with training appropriate for college or professional-bound dancers. Classes conducted in our environmentally friendly facility for preschool through adult students. New adult dancer? Try our three classes for $5 card.

GREAT BEGINNINGS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
148 Beach Road, Fairfield
203-254-8208
Pre-K-6

Email admin@greatmontessori.com

Individualized instruction is a standard of Montessori education. Each child learns and develops at her or his own pace through the use of materials and lessons introduced by the certified teacher. The integrated and comprehensive curriculum is introduced sequentially and at the developmental level of each individual child, allowing each student to work to capacity at their ability level in order to develop their fullest potential. Great Beginnings Montessori is enrolling for 2016-17. Contact the school to schedule an appointment to visit and observe in our classrooms, 203-254-8208, admin@greatmontessori.com.

JUMP OFF INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK & FUN ZONE
280 Garfield Ave., Stratford
203-989-3357
Email jumpoffct@gmail.com

Jump Off is the coolest new place for family fun and amazing parties! 13,000-square-feet of connected, world-class trampolines in a 27,500-square-foot, brand-new facility! Trampolines galore-get ready for dodge ball, air dunk, jump-in foam pit or air bag, balance on our slack line, and gladiator on with our battle beam. Our Play Zone includes three floors of an indoor playground with slides, tubes, ball pits, bazookas, a waterbed, inflatables, and toddler area. Animal rides on wheels, Game Zone with prizes-book parties early!

JUST WEE TWO (FP)
Locations in Greenwich, Stamford, and Westchester County,
800-404-2204
Email info@justweetwo.com

Just Wee Two is a fun-filled program for young children ages 8 months to 3½ years and their moms (dads, grandparents, etc.). Through our 1½ hour classes and activities such as music, arts and crafts, playtime, stories and snack, children are encouraged to explore, discover, interact, and enjoy this special time in their lives. Celebrate summer with Just Wee Two’s six-week parent-child program. We also offer partial separation classes, and two-hour separation classes focused on music, art, and drama.

LANDMARK PRESCHOOL
Open House--Westport only

Landmark Preschool
Redding (Georgetown) Campus
20 Portland Ave., Redding (20 months-5s)
203-544-8393, Kimberly Swabsin

Ridgefield Campus
223 W. Mountain Road, Landmark Preschool (1s-4s) Ridgefield Academy (2s-Eighth Grade)
203-894-1800 x112, David Suter

Westport Campus
11 Burr Road, Westport (2s-5s)
203-226-6982, Gretchen Sabek

landmarkpreschool.org

ridgefieldacademy.org 

With more than 40 years of experience educating young children, Landmark Preschool is a place where learning is a joyful experience! With locations in Redding (Georgetown), Ridgefield, and Westport, CT as well as Bedford, NY, Landmark's balanced curriculum offers early exposure to literacy, math, and science concepts through play. Children also experience world language, art, music, gym, and technology each week. Extended hours are offered before and after the school day. CAIS accredited. For tuition information and to schedule a visit, please contact the campus nearest you.

LITERAKID
Serving Fairfield County,
203-241-1522

Literakid offers modern language classes to students of all ages and levels. Our teachers are native speakers. We offer on site instruction throughout Fairfield County. Our focus is on enabling children to practice their listening and speaking skills in a modern, immersion based environment. Activities include listening to music, movement, singing, dramatic play, puppets, dancing, story telling, games, puzzles, arts and crafts, poems, and rhymes to captivate and involve your child. Our teaching style is fun, multi-sensory, and highly interactive!

LITTLE FRIENDS CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOL
25 Valley Drive, Greenwich
203-861-6549
Email verna@littlefriendsgwc.com

Family-owned and -operated, Little Friends of Greenwich, run by Verna Esposito, offers childcare and early childhood education for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. "We provide a safe, loving, and fun environment for children," Esposito says. "We follow the National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines." Open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Year-round rolling admissions. Ongoing summer programs.

MARY ANN HALL'S MUSIC FOR CHILDREN & BEYOND™
Locations in Fairfield and Manhattan,
203-854-9797

Our music school grows your child, from infancy through age 14! Children learn the FUN-damentals of music in a dynamic, nurturing environment filled with song, dance, rhythms, dramatic musical, and instrument play. Babies “take flight and find delight.” Toddlers, 2s, and 3s read, create rhythms, act out songs…CDs and songbooks included. Fours start piano lessons, 5s continue growth in singing, reading, piano, and ukulele play. Six-7s add recorder. Music Theater begins at age 7. Children continue to hone talents and skills through our advanced Kaleidoscope Theater, ages 10-14. Rave reviews! We promise the best.

MATHNASIUM - FAIRFIELD
Mathnasium of Fairfield
1700 Post Road, Fairfield
203-259-MATH (6284)
fairfield@mathnasium.com
mathnasium.com/fairfield

Mathnasium of Greenwich
407 East Putnam Ave., Cos Cob
203-861-MATH (6284)
greenwich@mathnasium.com
mathnasium.com/greenwich

Mathnasium of Darien
15 Corbin Drive, Darien
203-655-MATH (6284)
darien@mathnasium.com
mathnasium.com/darien

Email fairfield@mathnasium.com

Mathnasium is a unique learning center specializing in a math-only curriculum that is tailored specifically to each student, and employs a variety of learning modalities to help develop “Number Sense.” A student with Number Sense gains a deep understanding of math, and will be able to solve problems quickly and accurately without having to go through tedious drills and memorization. Kids don’t hate math; they hate being frustrated and confused by math.

MUSIC TOGETHER OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
76 Walbin Court, Fairfield
203-256-1656

Music Together is an international, award-winning program with more than 2,000 locations in 40 countries. Nurture your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement by registering for our classes! Music Together is a researched approach to music and movement, committed to helping families and caregivers discover the pleasure and educational value of informal musical experiences. We offer mixed-age, baby, and “Rhythm Kids” classes for children ages newborn-7! Share your love of music with your children and join us today! Fall registration is now open.

MY SMILE ORTHODONTICS, DR. MARIA KARAYIANNIS, D.M.D.
865 River Road, Suite 307 , Shelton
203-538-5014
72 Park St. Suite 97, New Canaan
731 Main St. Unit 104, Monroe 

Dr. Karayiannis graduated from McGill University where she received her B.S. in physiology, as well as her D.M.D. Dr. Karayiannis moved to Long Island to further her dental education at Stony Brook University where she received her A.E.G.D., and her post-graduate certificate in orthodontics. A free consultation will give you the opportunity to learn more about orthodontics and Invisalign®. State-of-the-art equipment, including the iTero® scanner for digital impressions, keep patients more comfortable while delivering precise imagery-quick! Children and adults welcome. Trusted and experienced—you will love your smile.

PARKER, ANDREW J., M.D.
148 East Ave., Suite 2-I, Norwalk
203-866-8121
611 Post Road East, Westport, 49 Locust Ave., Suite 104, New Canaan

Dr. Parker’s expertise and extensive training in pediatric ENT is your assurance that he is the right doctor to help you make important decisions about your child’s ears, tonsils, and adenoids. He and his friendly, professional staff, are ready to help care for your child at their three convenient offices in Norwalk, Westport, and New Canaan. Please call the office for an appointment or go online at parkerent.com. When you’re at the office, please pick up a complimentary copy of “What Every Parent Should Know About Tonsils, Adenoids and Ear Tubes."

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY @ WESTPORT DENTAL ASSOCIATES
329 Riverside Ave., Westport
203-635-7070
pediatricdentistryofwestport.com
drahn@westportdental.com

Dr. Ahn graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and completed her pediatric specialty training at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Ahn’s goal is to provide exceptional and professional dental care in a fun, friendly environment. She believes that a lifetime of healthy, bright smiles starts at an early age and encourages parents to start their children’s dental care at the age of 1. She is excited to become a part of the Westport community and is looking forward to meeting your children’s dental needs. 

RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield
203-438-5795

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not for profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to present a variety of performing arts to the community and the surrounding area. The Playhouse presents national and local acts and is the cultural hub for the town of Ridgefield. Along with hosting award-winning musicians, Broadway stars, and presenting our entertaining conversations series with renowned personalities, the playhouse is the place for families seeking live entertainment for their young children through our Ridgefield Academy Family Series.

RIVERBROOK REGIONAL YMCA (WILTON)
404 Danbury Road, Wilton
203-762-8384
Email cfreedman@riverbrookymca.org

At the Wilton Family YMCA Nursery School, we provide a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 3-5 to learn, grow, and develop social skills. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed for discovery, choice, and problem-solving. Each of our preschool programs includes art, science, music, fitness, outdoor play, healthy snacks, and circle time, in addition to math and reading readiness skills to help kids prepare for kindergarten. A full Y National Swim Instruction Program is included in the classes! We adhere to the CT Early Learning and Development standards and are state-licensed.

SARA YSAAC-GARCIA, D.M.D.
999 Silver Lane, Trumbull
203-590-1588
56 Garden St. 2nd floor, Seymour
203-590-1578

After earning her doctor of dental medicine degree, Dr. Sara completed a post-graduate residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA. She then practiced dentistry in community health centers, and was a clinical instructor at the University of Connecticut Health Center Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Sara received her postgraduate certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Connecticut Health Center, and is now a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Most of all, she cherishes the relationships she’s formed with her pediatric patients.

SILVERMAN'S FARM
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
203-261-3306

Pick-Your-Own Apples is open! We'll take you into the orchard from 9am-4:30pm daily. Our fall festival weekends will be in full swing during September and October. Jump into the cereal bowl, guess the weight of your perfect pumpkin, enjoy kettle corn, or good eats from one of our favorite vendors like Mike at The Local Meatball! Our Animal Farm is open daily from 9am-5pm. It's five acres of fun. From bunnies to buffalo our barnyard friends are excited to meet you! Check on Facebook to see what's happening. Hope to see you at the Farm!

SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
13 Francis J. Clarke Circle, Bethel
203-428-4080
360 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Norwalk
203-939-7222
skyzone.com/norwalk
events.norwalk@skyzone.com

Email events.bethel@skyzone.com

We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. For a unique and memorable birthday party, celebrate your special day at Sky Zone Trampoline Park! Soar higher than ever before as you bounce across our patented, all-trampoline, walled, playing courts. Experience the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping, and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes. Show off your dunk skills at our Sky Slam court or hone your dodgeball skills on our Ultimate Dodgeball courts!

ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull
203-386-2715

St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services is a trusted provider of lifelong education and therapeutic services. Our special education school for children, ages 3-21, is an alternative placement option for children with developmental disabilities, special health care needs, and autism spectrum disorders. Physical, occupational, speech-language, and aquatic therapies are all offered as part of each student’s individualized education plan. Parent education and transition support services, adult day and work services, and residential placements are also available.

STAMFORD TWIN RINKS
1063 Hope St., Stamford
203-968-9000

Stamford Twin Rinks boasts two NHL regulation-sized ice skating rinks and regular, year-round public skating sessions. Extensive hockey and skating programs, and summer camps for all ages and abilities are conducted by professional and qualified instructors. Skate Zone Pro Shop offers expert skate sharpening and a full line of hockey and skating equipment. Four themed and decorated birthday party rooms and hostess services are available for parties. Twin Rinks is also the home of the Springdale Figure Skating Club, Springdale Ballet Academy, Center Ice Bar & Grill, and Hope Street Café.

THE VISUAL MIXING BOWL
Serving Fairfield County, CT,
203-981-3019
Email thevisualmixingbowl@gmail.com

The Visual Mixing Bowl is a special needs culinary experience. Designed with a passion for food we promote independence in the kitchen through creatively crafted recipes and unique modifications that are tailored to each student. Our focus is on the individual. We build recipes and modifications to adapt to the student's unique needs and abilities. While we make the accommodations needed, we include the parents and others in the student's close circle to create a team with the same goal in mind-independence.

WESTPORT DANCE CENTER
15 Ketchum St., Westport
203-293-4355

The mission of Westport Dance Center is to provide high quality dance instruction in a safe and nurturing environment while fostering self-confidence, poise, and discipline. WDC offers training for dancers of all levels, aiming to instill an appreciation of the arts along with a focus on overall wellness. Classes are designed to meet the needs of experienced dancers training within WDC Company as well as recreational dancers interested in taking fewer classes for fun. Under the direction of Lisa Zadravec and Nikki Claxton, WDC cultivates camaraderie and determination through dance.

WESTPORT'S ACADEMY OF DANCE
345 Post Road W., Westport
203-226-9987

Westport's Academy of Dance has been teaching classical ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip-hop to children and teens for more than 40 years. Our program includes classes for all ages and levels of ability. Registration is currently open for our 2016-2017 season, and a consultation and tour of our newly renovated studios is available by appointment. Please visit our website for more information, and to view photo and video galleries. All those passionate about dance are welcome to join our online forum “Body, Spirit, and Grace Through Dance” at westportdance.com/blog.

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL-CT
57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk
203-229-0465

Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students in the fourth through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties. We do this through a process that understands each student, individualizes a program to meet their needs, and that builds a powerful sense of community. We call this process the Continuous Feedback System. This system is designed to deeply understand each student's specific learning profile including their strengths and potential.