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.
And for more activities and events after school as well as family weekend events, check out our online calendar.
BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
49 W. Allendale Ave., Allendale, NJ 07401
At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness, we tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head on, by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensory-motor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their fullest social and academic potential. Stop in or call to learn more about the Brain Balance Program® and how we can help your child succeed.
CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT
Chelsea Piers Connecticut is a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports complex in Stamford providing world-class facilities, expert instruction, and the most exciting sports curriculum available. Facilities include ice rinks, an Olympic-sized pool, “Splash Zone” water play park, 12-court Squash Club, seven-court Tennis Club, baseball/softball and gymnastics training centers, a Field House with a track and 100-yard turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, basketball/volleyball courts, a preschool and childcare center, pro shop, and food service. Fall programming, including classes and leagues, is available for children ages 6 mos.-17 years.
Located at Ben Franklin Theater or Cranbury Park, Norwalk
Crystal Theatre, Inc. is an independent, non-profit performing arts school. We work with children from pre-K up to teens. We offer pre-K morning classes, a variety of after-school classes from Kindergarten through high school, plus our popular summer theatre camps. Help your child develop theatrical skills, stronger oral language, motor skills, self-expression, and a greater self-confidence. Children will act out story books, dress up like favorite characters from movies and story books, and perform! Each week we will explore drama, music, and dance through exciting theater games and music-and-movement exercises.
CURTAIN CALL, INC.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford
Box Office: 203-461-6358
Curtain Call is Stamford’s longest-running community theatre, providing year-round performances and exciting creative opportunities. Educational workshops are available for ages 5 through adult, after school, evenings and on weekends in acting, comedy, improvisation, musical theatre, on-camera, Shakespeare…and more! Our faculty consists of area professionals dedicated to inspiring and nurturing the community in the performing arts. We can also create a special workshop for your before or after school program. For more information, contact our Education Director.
FLASH POINTE DANCE
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/ Contemporary Ballet, Break, Hip-Hop, Latin, Story Ballet, Pre-School Combo Classes, and more. Our programs are designed to motivate the novice and recreational dancer, and to inspire and push the intermediate/advanced dancer, with training appropriate for college or professionally-bound dancers. Classes conducted in our environmentally friendly facility for Pre-School through Adult students. New adult dancer? Try our Three Classes for $5 Card.
FLEUR DE LIS ACADEMY
27 Danbury Road (Route 7), Wilton
Fleur de Lis Academy offers three distinct divisions: Dance Academy, Manners School, and onsite, unique Children’s Parties. All of our programs are specially developed so that children, tweens, and young adults can enjoy fun classes while developing self-esteem and confidence. The dance program offers superior dance instruction in a nurturing environment to encourage grace, poise, pride, and a love of dance.
1572 Post Road E., Westport (Across from the Westport Inn), Westport
Kidville has classes for every kid! Whether hopping across the Tumbl Trak in their amazing gym or rocking out to Rockin’ Railroad, their signature music class, your child will have non-stop fun and adventure while forming new friendships. Choose from classes in music, dance, gym, art, enrichment, and more! Also featured is Kidville University, their preschool alternative, as well as indoor playspace, birthday parties for children up to age 9, and a retail boutique.
LANDMARK OF RIDGEFIELD ACADEMY
20 Portland Ave., Redding
20 Portland Ave., Redding
11 Burr Road, Westport
Director of Admission, Kim McElderry 203-544-8393
223 W. Mountain Road, Ridgefield (3s-Grade 8)
Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Libby B. Mattson
The premier private pre-school for early learning, serving children ages 1-5 with locations in Redding (Georgetown), Ridgefield, and Westport; a place where learning is a joyful experience! Balanced curriculum offers literacy, math activities, and hands-on science through play. Children can enjoy foreign language, art, music, gym, and technology. Before/after care. CAIS accredited.
THE LITTLE GYM
Post Road E., Westport
96 Danbury Road, Ridgefield
4 Corbin Drive, Darien
The Little Gym classes, for children ages 4 mos.-12 years, focus on developing motor skills, gymnastics, karate, dance, sports skills, cross training, and cheerleading. The programs are designed to build and develop children as they grow physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively.
MUSIC TOGETHER OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
76 Walbin Court, Fairfield
Music Together is an international, award-winning program with over 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. Have fun singing, dancing, and playing instruments with your child ages 0-5 years, while you learn how to support their musical development. We offer Mixed-Age, Babies, and 3/4 's classes. Fall registration is open now.
NEXT DIMENSION GYMNASTICS
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 15,000 spectacular square feet of world-class gymnastics equipment, and a regionally- and nationally-recognized coaching staff. Our preschool and after-school programs allow children 6 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.
SOUTHFIELD CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT
85 Old Kings Highway N., Darien
The Southfield Center for Development is a family-centered, interdisciplinary practice dedicated to providing comprehensive evaluation and care to children and adolescents not achieving their full potential. Our team of more than twenty skilled practitioners offers an integrated approach to the learning, emotional, behavioral, and medical issues that impact our children, including: academic challenges, poor organization/attention skills including AD/HD, social/emotional/behavioral challenges, speech/language delays, autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and nutritional concerns.
STAMFORD TWIN RINKS
1063 Hope St., Stamford
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 equipment. Four themed and decorated birthday party rooms and hostess services are available for that special party. STR is also the home of the Springdale Figure Skating Club, Springdale Ballet Academy, Ice View Sports Bar and Grill, and Legends Café. Call for more information.
TOWN AND COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
531 Danbury Road, Wilton
The traditional Montessori classroom is a mixed-age learning environment shared by 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds during the Morning Session from 9am-12pm, five days a week. The oldest children (the 5-year-olds) stay until 2pm Monday-Thursday for Extended Day, which is their small-group Kindergarten instruction time with their Extended Day teacher. NEW! This year, we are offering Three-day 3’s, Full-day 3’s and 4’s, and Per Diem afternoon sign-up.
THE TUTORING CENTER
5 River Road, Wilton
The Tutoring Center is the only after-school learning center that physically increases concentration, attention span, and focus. We use a unique method, along with intensive one-to-one instruction, to increase your child’s concentration and academic skills. We offer programs for grades Pre-K to 12 in reading, writing, math, algebra, geometry, study skills, homework, CMT/PSAT/SAT/ACT test preparation, and more. Our individualized programs start with a diagnostic assessment and test consultation. We guarantee results, and there are absolutely no contracts. Call, email, or visit us for additional information.
WESTPORT WESTON FAMILY Y
59 Post Road E., Westport
From infancy through the college years, the Westport Weston Family Y has programs and activities for children and youth at our downtown Westport facility and our Mahackeno campus, longtime home of our summer day camp, and where we will open our new Y facility in October 2014. We offer NAEYC-accredited child care, before-school programs at the Y, and after-school programs for all Westport and Weston students, grades 1-5, at Saugatuck Elementary School in Westport. Our Family Y offers a wide array of programming for parents as well, with free babysitting for younger children.