UPDATED August 2015: NYMetroParents offers a comprehensive guide to after-school classes and programs geared towards kids in Fairfield County, CT. Wave goodbye to dull afternoons and fill your child’s after-school schedule with sports, dance classes, foreign language, academic enrichment programs, and art. After-school programs in Fairfield County, CT keep your kids active and entertained.
One Blachley Road, Stamford CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT 203-989-1004
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Chelsea Piers Connecticut is a 465,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sports complex with world-class facilities, expert instruction, and the most exciting sports curriculum available. With a new 65,000-square-foot Fitness Center, two ice rinks, Olympic-sized pool, “Splash Zone” water park, 12 squash courts, seven tennis courts, baseball, softball, and gymnastics training centers, a Field House with a 100-yard indoor turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, basketball and volleyball courts, and more, Chelsea Piers is your home for youth sports in Fairfield County! Register today for fall programming for children 4 months-18 years.
42 Halley Court, Fairfield CONNECTICUT DANCE SCHOOL 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.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford CURTAIN CALL, INC. 203-329-8207 x16 Administration: 203-329-8207 Box Office: 203-461-6358
Curtain Call, Inc. is Stamford’s longest-running, non-profit theatre, providing year-round performances and educational programs. Classes are available for ages five through adult, after school, evenings, and weekends in acting, comedy, improvisation, musical theatre, on-camera, Shakespeare…and more! Full-day vacation programs are also available for ages six through sixteen. Our faculty consists of area professionals dedicated to education in the performing arts for the community. We can also create a special workshop for your before/after school program, business, or civic group. For more information, contact our Education Director at 203-329-8207x16. or email@example.com.
4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM (THE) 203-372-3521
Scouts, school groups, and families can enjoy special programs, after-school fun, school vacation, and holiday events with over 100 interactive exhibits at Discovery Museum and Planetarium throughout the year. Hands-on fun includes telescope nights and group activities including Scout badge requirement sessions, Overnights at The Museum, and numerous free events. Members enjoy free admission for a year, plus special discounts on programs, birthday parties, and museum rentals. Children younger than 3 are free, and can enjoy a special “Preschool Power” area. Children’s coloring and crafts are added on weekends.
2317 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield DOJO FAIRFIELD 203-319-9989
Conveniently located in the Black Rock Turnpike section of Fairfield CT, Dojo Fairfield offers youth karate lessons, adult kickboxing, self-defense training, and Cage Fitness classes 7 days per week. Children in our program 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. Your child will have fun and work hard while developing respect, self-control, perseverance, and goal-setting skills in the process. We have summer programs, birthday parties, and program registration all year long!
660 Morehouse Road, Easton EASTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 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. 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.
1657 Post Road, Fairfield FLASH POINTE DANCE 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, 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 ACADEMY 203-210-7155
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.
860-693-0385 HUCK FINN ADVENTURES Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1983, Huck Finn Adventures has rented canoes and kayaks on the Farmington River in Avon and Simsbury, Connecticut. Our trips are perfect for novice paddlers, families, and large groups. Let us help you get out on the river and paddle!
20 Portland Ave., Redding LANDMARK PRESCHOOL 203-544-8393 20 Portland Ave., Redding (20 months-5's) 11 Burr Road, Westport (Wonderful Ones-Kindergarten) 203-226-6982 landmarkpreschool.org Ridgefield Academy 223 W. Mountain Road, Ridgefield (3s-Grade 8) Director of Enrollment , David Suter 203-894-1800 x112 RidgefieldAcademy.org
Landmark Preschool is an independent preschool with campuses in Redding (Georgetown), Ridgefield, and Westport. Summer Camps offered at all three locations. Please call your nearest campus to arrange a tour!
Located at Westchester's Ridge Hill, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER 866-243-0770 Email email@example.com
Welcome to one of Westchester's top kids attractions and one of the world's biggest boxes of LEGO® bricks! Explore Legoland Discovery Center Westchester and see New York's top landmarks made out of LEGO bricks, learn secrets from the Master Model Builder, experience our indoor soft play, and score big on LEGO rides. Ideal for children ages 3-10. With 15 different attractions all included in the admission price, purchasing tickets online is the only way to guarantee entry to the center, as tickets are limited. We look forward to welcoming you!
25 Valley Drive, Greenwich LITTLE FRIENDS CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOL 203-861-6549 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family-owned and -operated, Little Friends of Greenwich, run by Verna Esposito, offers child care 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.
76 Walbin Court, Fairfield MUSIC TOGETHER OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY 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 0 to 7 years old! Share your love of music with your children and join us today! Fall registration is now open.
144 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan NEW CANAAN NATURE CENTER PRESCHOOL 203-966-9577
The New Canaan Nature Center Preschool allows children ages 2-5 to use hands-on, nature-based activities to foster social, physical and academic skills. In our 40-acre outdoor classroom, children explore trails, ponds, meadows and wetlands, and meet animals from our teaching collection. Our preschool is licensed and accredited by NAEYC and has been in operation for more than 40 years. Mommy, Me & Nature, a parent/child program for 2s and 3s, introduces the delights of nature through art, songs, visits with live animals and seasonal trail walks.
130 Elm St., Bridgeport NEW ENGLAND BALLET COMPANY 203-345-4194
Discover dance with the experts at New England Ballet Company, a nonprofit performing arts organization and local dance school. Committed to the belief that the performing arts are a vital element in the education of children, NEBC is your source for tap, jazz, and contemporary dance, with an exceptional concentration on ballet training. NEBC offers classes for all levels, ages 3 to adult, including pre-professional division with Master Teachers. Discover the class that is right for you!
25 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull NEXT DIMENSION GYMNASTICS 203-372-3222
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.
18 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OF CONNECTICUT, LLC 203-372-ARTS (2787)
Performing Arts Center of Connecticut in Trumbull brings you a professional and passionate faculty, 13,000 square foot state of the art studio space plus instruction in dance, voice, acting, music instrumentation, and musical theater – year round performances open to all students! Come find out why students ages 3-adult, recreational to preprofessional love our exciting and creative approach to the arts! Located off I-95 and Merritt Parkway. Come take a FREE Class- tour our facility. Find out why there is always something exciting happening at PACC!
25 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull ROCKIN' JUMP 203-880-5577
Rockin' Jump is a safe, family-friendly environment for all ages and abilities. We decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, dive into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, and do flips and somersaults. We also wanted a new alternative for birthday parties and family gatherings, where quality food and private party rooms are guaranteed, and your kids can safely play while you socialize with other parents. Check us out at tru.rockinjump.com! We look forward to seeing you soon. 203-880-5577
85 Mill Plain Road , Fairfield SPORTSPLEX@FAIRFIELD 203-683-0000
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! sportsplexatfairfield.com or 203.683.0000 Ext. 1.
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES 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 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.
1063 Hope St., Stamford STAMFORD TWIN RINKS 203-968-9000 x13
Twin Rinks is the preeminent, state of the art ice skating center in Fairfield County, dedicated solely to providing superior instructional programs, challenging competition, and enjoyable skating activities run by proven, renowned professionals for people of all ages and skill levels for over 19 years! Visit StamfordTwinRinks.com for information on upcoming skating programs.
Matthews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN 203-899-0606 x228
Play is serious business at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. Step inside our award-winning museum and open your world to amazing discoveries. Stepping Stones ignites a lifelong love of learning through play. Our expanded museum features hands-on fun in Energy Lab, Tot Town, Build It!, Express Yourself, the Solar Express, our Traveling Exhibit Gallery, open-air courtyard, state-of-the-art multimedia theater, café and retail store. There are one-of-a-kind daily educational programs, classes, engaging workshops, special events, preschool and so much more.
4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport THE ADVENTURE PARK AT DISCOVERY MUSEUM 203-690-1717
The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum features zip lines and challenge crossings between tree platforms. Perfect on your own, or with friends and family, and great for birthday parties and groups. Children ages 5 and older. Choose from eleven different color-coded trails from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to advanced. Summer hours: open weekdays beginning in June, weekends and day or night for groups and parties. Visit discoverytrees.org.
203-319-0087 UNITED INDOOR SOCCER 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 unitedindoorsoccer.com or 203-319-0087.
7 Long Ridge Road, West Redding WESTBROOK NATURE SCHOOL 203-664-1554
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.
345 Post Road W., Westport WESTPORT'S ACADEMY OF DANCE 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 35 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 westportdance.com/blog.