The Darien YMCA recently built and opened a gymnastics training facility at its Post Road location. With the addition of the space, the YMCA can now host the gymnastics team, which had been training in a separate location, as well as classes for boys and girls and parties.
VentureMom.com, founded by Darien, CT mom of three, helps mom entrepreneurs turn their own passions into businesses by allowing them to shop and sell merchandise and products made by moms.
First-grade teacher Kaitlin Roig survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and saved 15 students during the tragedy. Now, Roig is taking the tragedy and using it as an inspiration to teach kids about compassion in her own classroom and beyond.
Gray Matters, a neruofeedback and brain mapping treatment center, now offers Live Z-Score Training, a technique that combines the quantitative measurements of the brain map with neurofeedback.
Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.
Children in Fairfield County submitted their best designs to the Toy Makers II Design Competition hosted by the Westport Arts Center during WACky Family Day on March 10.
Chapel Haven, a nonprofit program in New Haven, CT, that helps adults on the autism spectrum to lead independent lives, received an award from Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism that includes a $5,000 grant.
The Circle of Friends promotes inclusion and friendship for kids and teens with special needs among their peers with several programs, including a weekly Home With Friends program or a Sunday Teen Program.
Chapel Haven has received a prestigious national award for its innovative and successful program for individuals on the autism spectrum. Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism, an initiative with the mission to support the growing number of people on the autism spectrum who are moving into adulthood, bestowed Chapel Haven with its first AFAA Applauds award.
A mom from Trumbull, Connecticut in Fairfield County creates a new line of dolls, "Time IN Doll" that teach kids about time and patience.
Two Connecticut youth volunteers were recognized by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program, for their outstanding community service in Fairfield County.
Is your child struggling in math? Does she dread doing her math homework? Does he whine when he thinks about equations? Mathnasium, a math tutoring center for all ages, is opening three new locations in Fairfield County, including Stamford, Newtown, and Darien.
Fleur de Lis Academy, a facility that offers ballet and etiquette classes, now offers two different classes to help children build self-esteem: Under the Mustache and yoga.
The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15.
Earthplace The Nature Discovery Center is partnering with the Westport Weston Family Y to offer a summer day camp for kids in Fairfield County at Earthplace's 62-acre wildlife sanctuary in Westport.
Fit Club, a family-friendly gym that offers fitness classes for adults and kids, moved its new location in Fairfield's Sportsplex. Fit Club now offers boxing and overall fitness classes for children.
A Newtown, CT resident and martial arts champion Leif Becker vows to break 100,000 boards in 24 hours in Central Park to help raise funds for The REACH Foundation, a non-profit based in Connecticut.
A Fairfield grandmother shares her love of words and language with kids and teens using snail mail through her new creation Word Bird Delivers.
Landmark Preschool, an affiliate of Ridgefield Academy, recently opened its renovated facility, which includes a kitchen, a multipurpose room, a performance space, and more spacious classrooms. The preschool, located in Ridgefield, also has a gardening center and an art space.
Gordon Lee, D.D.S., recently opened Westport Pediatric Dentistry, a dental office catered to children and located in Westport. The office offers gentle dental care for kids, as well as infant dental care advice, including how to deal with thumb sucking, gum disease, and dental emergencies.
A father and son from Darien documented an eight-day walk across Connecticut, walking 120 miles across the entire state.
Connecticut was named to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools for 2012 for adhering to AAFA's core policy standards.
Five families in the New York area, including Westchester County, receive autism service dogs through the Guiding Eyes' Heeling Autism program.
Flash Pointe Dance Studio, located in Fairfield, recently opened a new, eco-friendly location. The new studio re-used or donated existing materials from the original structure, as well as the previous facility. And, with the new studio, Flash Pointe Dance is able to offer more classes.
Evergreen Family Dental Care, located in Ridgefield, welcomed Harinder Sandhu, D.D.S., to the practice in July. Dr. Sandhu offers Invisalign, Six Month Smile, and ZOOM teeth whitening, among other services, as well as convenient office hours.