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Back to School Guide for Fairfield County, CT

August 29, 2013   |  DIRECTORY ARTICLES   

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440 Danbury Road, Wilton

The Apple Blossom School and Family Center in Wilton is based on the Waldorf early-childhood philosophy of learning through play, activity, and imagination. The children develop their physical, intellectual, and emotional capabilities by being exposed to nature and the arts, and by the oral traditions of storytelling and puppetry. We offer parent-child classes, under-3 nursery, preschool, kindergarten, summer camp, and extended care hours to 4pm. We also offer workshops open to the greater community on a monthly basis. Please call to set up a tour at 203-493-4003, or email

One Blachley Road, Stamford

Chelsea Piers Connecticut, a 465,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports complex, provides world-class facilities, expert instruction, and the area’s most dynamic sports curriculum. Facilities include two ice rinks; Olympic-sized pool and Splash Zone; 65,000 square-foot fitness center, 12 squash and 7 tennis courts; batting cages with infield for baseball and softball training; gymnastics center; indoor track; 100-yard turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey; basketball and volleyball courts; a child care and Early Learning Center. Memberships are available for families! Youth Classes begin September 9th and registration is ongoing!

2 Emerson St., Norwalk

The Clover Hill School has been bringing Waldorf-inspired education to lower Fairfield County since 2004. The school serves organic, low-allergen foods in a green environment. The full- or half-day, mixed-age kindergarten, for children ages 3-6, focuses on giving children healthy movement and the freedom to play in beautiful, welcoming classrooms. Growing Together Parent & Child classes, for ages 2 months to 3 years, meet weekly and include circle songs, games, puppetry, and indoor and outdoor playtime. Mothers-to-be are welcome. Open House: Saturday, Jan. 24, 10-11:30am. Call 203-661-6484 to reserve your spot.

59 Danbury Road, Wilton
1011 High Ridge Road, Stamford

Connec-to-Talk, privately owned since 2003, is a leading private practice in the speech, occupational, and ABA therapy fields. Our name reflects our commitment to providing comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to clients with speech difficulties and disorders. We believe in using a holistic approach to treatment, in which the whole child's needs are considered in all treatment plans and interventions. Specific Specialties include ABA Therapy / Pivotal Response, Language / Social / Motor groups, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Sensory Integration, and Parent Management Training. We are an in network provider to several insurance carriers growing daily.

42 Halley Court, Fairfield

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.

317 New Canaan Road/Route 106 (in Silvermine), Wilton

Friends Preschool at Connecticut Friends School in Wilton Connecticut is a nurturing, play-based program for 2-5 year olds where children develop problem solving skills, independence, competence, empathy toward others, a love of learning, and a strong sense of self. The beautiful 5-acre tree filled campus enriches the curriculum while also fostering a meaningful connection to nature. Come meet us at one of our Open Houses: November 20, January 29, or April 22. Contact Stacey Mink 203-762-9860 or email for more information or to schedule at tour today!

463 Danbury Road, Wilton

Create Learning Center offers flexible hours and schedules to fit your family needs. Starting at 19 months to high school age, there is something for everyone. Morning preschool classes, extended hours, after school creative programs, and birthday celebrations – we do it all! We are Located at 463 Danbury road in Wilton. Create Learning Center offers affordable, creative, exciting, and flexible early childhood programming. We foster imagination, exploration, ingenuity, and compassion to help children become active problem solvers and creative members of our community.

2317 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield

The New School Year Is Upon Us... And our karate program at Dojo Fairfield is designed to help students excel by instilling confidence, self-discipline, and goal-setting skills. Students at Dojo Fairfield learn what it means to work together as a group in class – yet all achievements and belt promotions are done independently -instilling a sense of accomplishment. Dojo Fairfield offers youth karate lessons, adult kickboxing, C.O.B.R.A. self-defense training, and Cage Fitness classes, 7 days per week. Call or email us today to get started!

660 Morehouse Road, Easton

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. We build a relationship with each child. ECDS offers rigorous academics shaped to the individual child in a familial environment that encourages accomplishment, responsibility, and acceptance of diversity. In addition to preschool, we also offer day care for ages 3 months and older.

5 Pennoyer St., Rowayton

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,,

1657 Post Road, Fairfield

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, preschool combo classes, and more. 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.

1 Danbury Road, (in the John's Best Pizza Plaza), 2nd Floor, Wilton

Fleur de Lis Dance Academy, official school to Connecticut Theater Ballet, offers developmentally appropriate Mommy and Me Ballet, StoryBook Ballet, and Pre-ballet for boys and girls, 18 months - 8 years old until they are for Connecticut Theater Ballet. CTB offers training for all levels of dancers, including preprofessional, in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Lyrical, Broadway, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary Ballet, and Tap. First Impressions, a comprehensive manners program, offers etiquette classes for ages 3 through 12th grade. Sweet Soirées offers Dance Birthday Parties, Enchanted Teas, or Upscale Soirées.

148 Beach Road, Fairfield

The goal of Great Beginnings Montessori School is to develop the potential of the whole child: the spirit, the body, and the mind. The school provides for the development of each child’s potential through work and activities that promote independence, social competence, cognitive preparation, physical coordination, emotional growth, academic excellence, and spiritual nourishment.

35 Beachside Ave., Westport

Greens Farms Academy is a diverse, PreK-12 coed day school in the Greens Farms section of Westport. Seven hundred students arrive each day by train, van, bus, and car from more than 20 Connecticut towns. The campus borders Long Island Sound, a salt marsh, and an Audubon woodland, enhancing the study of environmental science, PreK-12. GFA fosters a culture of achievement, close faculty/student relationships, and an emphasis on character. Recently, GFA inaugurated a concentration in Global Studies, followed by a concentration in STEAM for qualified high school students.

1 River Road, Cos Cob

The Greenwich Racquet Club’s Junior Program begins with the tiny tots ages (3-4) and goes all the way through to advanced high school players. We focus on the development of proper technique, footwork, and ball control using the correct court size, balls, and racquets. USTA Team tennis for juniors and adults as well as weekly adult clinics are also available. All Programs begin September 14. Please call for more information or to schedule a free evaluation. 203-661-0606, (

20 Portland Ave., Redding
20 Portland Ave., Redding
(20 months-5's)
11 Burr Road, Westport
(Wonderful Ones-Kindergarten)
Director of Admission, Kimberly Swabsin 203-544-8393
Ridgefield Academy
223 W. Mountain Road, Ridgefield (3s-Grade 8)
Director of Enrollment , David Suter
203-894-1800 x112

With over 40 years of experience educating young children, Landmark Preschool is a place where learning is a joyful experience! With four locations in Redding (Georgetown), Ridgefield, and Westport CT and Bedford, NY, Landmark's balanced curriculum offers early exposure to literacy, math and science concepts through play. Children 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.

203-259-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Darien
15 Corbin Dr., Darien
203-655-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Fairfield
1700 Post Rd., Fairfield
203-259-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Greenwich
407 East Putnam Ave., Cos Cob
203-861-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Trumbull
938 White Plains Road, Trumbull

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.

76 Walbin Court, Fairfield

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 0 to 7 years old! Share your love of music with your children and join us today! Fall registration is now open.

130 Elm St., Bridgeport

Enhance your dance! New England Ballet Company is committed to the belief that the performing arts are a vital element in the education of children offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. Enrolling all ages, 4 to adult and all levels, beginner to advanced as well as preprofessional. Registration dates: August 22 and 29, 9am to noon and August 19, 4:30 to 8pm. Free trial class for new students! Discover the class that is right for you! Call 203-345-4194 or visit

209 W. 42nd St. (just west of Broadway), New York

The only performing arts venue in Times Square completely devoted to kids, The New Victory is New York City's premier destination for family entertainment. With shows for all ages (even babies!), the New Vic presents a full season of adventurous multi-disciplinary works from around the globe and close to home, including plays, musicals, circus, dance, opera, and puppetry. If you arrive early to the theater, take advantage of the fun, free activities inspired by the show on stage. Full price tickets start at $15, which makes a trip to The New Victory Theater fun and affordable for the whole family.

25 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull

Next Dimension Gymnastics is where happy children build athletic skills and confidence, while the enthusiastic staff encourages self-esteem and skill development. Next Dimension is one of the most advanced gymnastics centers in Connecticut, with almost 15,500 spectacular square feet of world-class gymnastics equipment, and a regionally- and nationally-recognized coaching staff. Our preschool and after-school programs allow children ages 12 months and older to participate in gymnastics. We also offer a wide range of classes to meet various skill levels, and the best birthday parties for children ages 4-12.

85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield

The Sportsplex at Fairfield is a 28 venue campus conveniently located in downtown Fairfield. We offer a variety of one-of-a-kind after school activities in our state-of-the-art facility. Our options include instruction in rock climbing, tumbling, parkour, ice skating, field sports, taekwondo, self-defense, art, fitness, and so much more! Pick one activity or choose a multi-venue option to get the full Sportsplex experience! After school shuttle service is available upon demand. Don't miss out on our single day multi-venue camps during school breaks! or 203-683-0000 x1.

95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull

St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services is a trusted provider of lifelong education and therapeutic services. Our special education school for children, ages 3 to 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.

176 Linwood Ave, Fairfield
105 Raton Drive, Milford

Whether you’re looking to have an affordable hassle free party, searching for a safe vacation camp, or looking to develop your child’s interest in soccer, look no more, you’ve come across the best age appropriate soccer program in Fairfield Country. United Indoor Soccer, since 1997, has pioneered a professional setting where children not only learn, but are inspired to grow. Little Stars Soccer program is a fun-filled program for ages 2 on up which allows your child to play, while learning ball mastery skills. Contact us now at or 203-319-0087.

7 Long Ridge Road, West Redding

Westbrook Nature School offers a nature-based curriculum on a 6-acre property featuring trails, streams, meadows, an organic garden, and natural playscapes. This curriculum results in an education that builds physical and emotional resilience, moral awareness, and the foundation required for intellectual growth. Programs include parent-child classes, mixed-age kindergarten, adult workshops, playdays, and seasonal events.

51 Riverside Ave, Westport

For kids and teens ages 2-18, the Westport Arts Center provides a unique and creative atmosphere for students of all levels. Classes focus on technique and experimentation within the artistic process, and all instructors have strong arts expertise. With classes adjacent to the exhibition gallery, students can engage with professional artwork. From creating pirate treasure maps to sculpting clay to developing teen portfolios – there are programs for all interests. Enroll for after school classes, drop-ins, weekend and vacation workshops today at 203-222-7070 or

250 Post Road E., Suite 106, Westport

Westport Family Counseling is a group practice with a team of therapists in downtown Westport. We work with individuals, couples, and families of all ages. WFC treats a variety of issues including life transitions, depression, anxiety, marital difficulties, stress management, parenting challenges, OCD, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and trauma. We also offer nutritional counseling and DBT Groups for adolescents and adults. Call 203-227-4555, email, or visit for more information.

345 Post Road W., Westport

Westport's Academy of Dance has been teaching classical ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip-hop to children and teens for over 40 years. Our program includes classes for all ages and levels of ability. Registration is currently open for our 2015/2016 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

230 South Frontage Rd, New Haven

Clinical studies conducted at the Yale Child Study Center could be of interest to children who meet criteria for participation and their families. We are looking for participants for a study of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anger, irritability, and aggression in 8 to 16-year-old children. We also have a study of behavioral therapy for anxiety in 8 to 14-year-old children with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism. For more information please contact Emilie Bertschinger: 203-737-7664 or Dr. Denis Sukhodolsky: 203-785-6446 or

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