New Canaan YMCA recently expanded the fitness offerings at its facility. The YMCA repurposed an area for fitness activities using various equipment, and offers LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a fitness program for cancer survivors.
The Glass House, built by architect Philip Johnson in New Canaan, now offers after-school tours for children in fifth through eighth grades. The tours aim to introduce kids to architecture in a fun and easy way to understand.
St. Vincent's Special Needs Services recently added a Hydroworx pool and now offers aqua therapy. St. Vincent's school has also expanded to offer services for children with autism spectrum disorder.
New Canaan Nature Center recently expanded its summer camp programs to include more outdoor recreation and education. The nature and adventure summer camps in Fairfield County offer three levels based on age.
Blue Man Group, which combines music, technology, and comedy for a theatrical experience, recently added to its birthday party offerings. The Blue Man Group birthday party now includes the opportunity to have cake in the lobby before the show. The unique birthday party in Manhattan is suitable for all ages.
Yale Child Study Center currently seeks participants in its cognitive-behavioral therapy study. The study aims to see if children who are taught various strategies will have fewer aggressive behavior outbursts.
A new sunless tanning option is available in Fairfield County. Zen Bronze, an organic spray tan studio whose water-based tanning solutions are made with olive oil and coffee beans, recently began offering an express airbrush tanning option.
Alliance Francaise of Greenwich has partnered with Focus on French Cinema to host the 10th anniversary of the French film festival in Greenwich this year. Festivalgoers can screen French films, meet French celebrities, attend Q-and-A sessions with film stars and directors, and attend an opening night gala.
Though it would be a smart business move, LODGESOXX owners Meredith Milliken and Andrea Goldman of Weston, CT have vowed not to travel to the Winter Olympics in Sochi in light of Russia's "anti-gay" laws announced by Vladimir Putin in the fall.
Stephanie Soalt, ND, MS, LMT, who treats patients with special needs holistically, recently opened a Norwalk location of the Body Intelligence Holistic Health Center. Dr. Soalt combines naturopathy and creative therapies to help patients improve their quality of life.
The Fairfield Orthodontic Center, which offers state-of-the-art orthodontic care in Fairfield, is under new ownership. Kathryn Reluga, D.M.D., has 15 years of clinical experience and is dedicated to offering patients highly individualized orthodontic care. The practice offers braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and habit breaking, such as thumb sucking.
Temple Israel Childhood Center is now accepting registrations for its new pre-K program. The Westport pre-K incorporates Jewish education and technology in the curriculum, as well as students working collaboratively.
Painting with a Twist, a studio that offers painting classes for kids and adults, recently opened in Westport. The Fairfield County painting studio also offers parents' night out and painting birthday parties.
Greens Farms Academy, and independent day school in Fairfield County, recently announced the addition of a pre-K and is now accepting applications for the fall term. The pre-K program in Westport focuses on learning through play.
Boost! Child and Family Services, a Westport-based family counseling and support center, recently opened. The center provides individual and group therapy, classroom advocacy, school staff training, and child and family counseling services in Fairfield County.
The Moms in Training program is an 8-week fitness group for moms that trains participants to run a 5-mile or 15K charity walk/run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The program will host several kick-off events in NYC and CT where new members can join.
The Selma Maisel Nursery School of Temple Sholom, a Jewish nursery school in Greenwich, is implementing the Handwriting Without Tears learn-to-write program for its students this year. The nursery school also features a hands-on, creative curriculum.
In addition to releasing The Bossy Frog Band's new album "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE)!", lead singer and certified music therapist Jeffrey Friedberg now offers music classes for children in Rockland and Fairfield counties and music therapy for children with special needs in Rockland County.
Nature-based preschool Westbrook Nature Preschool will open in West Redding in September. The school aims to use the environment and nature exploration to teach children ages 3-6. Preschool activities include gardening, baking, painting, sledding, and general exploration. The school also offers parent-child, nursery, and kindergarten programs.
Greenwich-based Sterline Care Home Staffing finds nannies, house cleaners, personal organizers, and elderly care for families. The application process ensures families are matched with a care provider based on the family’s needs. Sterling Care Home Staffing also provides nanny training courses that teach first aid and early childhood education.
Kidville, which offers classes for toddlers and young children, is opening a location in Westport. Kidville offers dance, art, cooking, and music classes for kids, mommy and me classes, and a preschool alternative, Kidville University. Kidville also hosts all-inclusive birthday parties, as well as parenting seminars.
Park Avenue Fertility and Reproductive Medicine recently opened a satellite office in Norwalk. The new location offers many services including in vitro fertilization and egg donation. The new office in Norwalk was opened for convenience for patients who live in Southern Fairfield County.
Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County, a multidisciplinary school of the arts in Bridgeport, CT, received a $20,000 grant from The Music Empowers Foundation to fund a new music program at the school.
Sharkey's Cuts for Kids, opening a new location in Westport, offers salon services for children in Fairfield County. The children's salon offers fun for all ages, from themed stations to a tween lounge and gaming stations.
The Lerner Children’s Pavilion is a pediatric orthopedic hospital within The Hospital for Special Surgery, the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics in the country. The family-friendly hospital on the Upper East Side features private patient rooms with in-room family accommodations; safe play areas for patients and their siblings; and a nature-influenced design.