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September 2015

It’s time to say a fond farewell to summer and a hearty welcome to autumn! While, it’s hard to lose those daylight hours, the cool, crisp weather is a welcome relief from the summer heat. Kids are anxious to get back to school, reconnect with friends and get into their new routines. That makes mom and dad happy too! Your days might be getting more hectic, but Connecticut Parent Magazine is ready with great articles and advice to help you transition to this new season. 

Preparing for the new school year also means looking into supplemental programs and extracurricular activities to round out your child’s educational experiences. Don’t miss our annual Guide to Enrichment Programs that features a close look at a wide variety of offerings from languages to art, sports to dance, theater to math, music, gymnastics and more! Learn about the benefits these experiences provide, not only enhancing creativity, but also building up your child’s self-esteem.

If your child is struggling to see the blackboard in school and having trouble reading, the answer may be clear! It might be a vision problem. Identifying eye problems early on will be essential to your child’s success and happiness. Sometimes academic problems require more in-depth exams than an eye screening. Our annual Special Need Showcase provides support and guidance to help children overcome challenges and thrive — in academics and in life.

If you thought vacation season was over for the year, think again! Take a trip to Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa and see Vermont in all its leaf-peeping glory! Whether or not you include grandma and grandpa in your travel plans, don’t forget that it’s Grandparents’ Day in September! Celebrate the family with lots of crafty ideas to learn about family history and preserve special moments in pictures.
Enjoy September — a new school year and a new beginning. And, talking about a new year, to all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah, may you be inscribed in the book of life for a happy and healthy new year.


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