Enrichment Directory

Connecticut Parent Magazine's Enrichment Program runs from July through October, featuring listings for a wide variety of programs including dance, sports, language, theatre, special needs and more. For more information on showcasing your organization, call 203-483-1700.

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Academics   back to top

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
860-SCIENCE
www.ctsciencecenter.org
With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a
state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens
and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips.

The Discovery Museum & Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
203-372-3521
www.discoverymuseum.org
We provide dynamic, hands-on STEM experiences that resonate with the innate curiosity, learning desire, and spirit of exploration of our guests. Our 20,000 square foot facility includes changing and permanent interactive exhibit galleries, a planetarium, Connecticut’s only Challenger Learning Center, an 80-seat auditorium and five multi-purpose classrooms where hands-on science classes are conducted.

Kumon
Locations throughout Connecticut
800-ABC-MATH
800-222-6284 
www.kumon.com
This is the perfect time for your child to join Kumon Math and Reading programs. The Kumon Method lets children learn at their own pace, so they can grasp any concept, regardless of age or grade level. Your child will gain confidence that will last a lifetime.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Mathews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk
203-899-0606
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org
All year long, Stepping Stones Museum for Children offers special programs, performances and activities for visitors to enjoy – from exhibit-themed activities, arts and creative play to storytimes, sing-a-longs, active play and more.

Dance   back to top

Connecticut Dance School
42 Halley Court, Fairfield
203-384-2492
www.ctdanceschool.org
CT Dance School, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the highest standards in dance education, offering creative and pre-ballet classes for students, ages 3-7, and rigorous ballet training for students, ages 8 and up, including modern dance and jazz.

Flash Pointe Dance
1657 Post Road, Fairfield
203-259-1600
www.flashpointedance.com
Flash Pointe Dance offers strong technical training and a supportive environment. Dance is used to develop confidence and self esteem, and there is a focus on developing sportsmanship, strong work ethic and a belief that students can achieve their dreams. Preschool-adult.

Equestrian   back to top

The Guilford Riding School
575 Clapboard Hill Road, Guilford
203-453-8768
www.grsriding.com  
GRS is Connecticut Shoreline's premier equestrian center! A traditional English-style riding stable with a modern philosophy —anyone can learn to ride our quality school horses! Indoor and outdoor arenas, an Apprentice Program, Eventing Team, and group lessons for adults, young adults and children (Mini-Mights for kids age 5-8).

Gymnastics   back to top

Next Dimension Gymnastics
25 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull
203-372-3222
www.ndgymnastics.com
Children build athletic skills and confidence while the staff encourages self esteem and skill development. One of the most advanced gymnastics centers in CT, with world class equipment and a nationally recognized coaching staff. Preschool/after-school programs.

Language   back to top

Korean Language and Cultural Education Institute (KLCEI) at Trinity College
300 Summit Street, Hartford
860-805-2929
www.klcei.org
KLCEI was established to address the critical needs gap for Korean language and heritage education. We try to fill this gap by providing low-cost educational Saturday classes for preschool to adult as well as cultural events for the general public.  For more info email our Principal, Karen Kim, at principal@klcei.org.

Mommy 'N Me   back to top

Just Wee Two
Locations in Greenwich, Stamford and Westchester County, NY
800-404-2204
www.justweetwo.com
Ages 8 mos.-3 1/2 yrs. participate in arts and crafts, music, playtime and storytime. Directed by early childhood teachers, each class is 1.5-2 hours and limited to 10 children with caregiver. Partial separation and 2-hour separation classes also offered. ABC Enrichment class for 3-5 years.

Music   back to top

Family Music Center
1396 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
203-288-5647
www.familymusichamden.com
We make learning music fun! Summer music lessons are available for piano, guitar, flute, drums, saxophone, bass, harmonica and keyboard. We teach a variety of musical styles from classical to popular music, and from jazz to rock. We have the finest staff of teachers, combining both educational and professional experience. All ages are welcome!

Ninja Warrior   back to top

Real Life Ninja Academy
80 Largo Drive, Stamford
850 Sherman Avenue, Hamden
850 Prospect Hill Road, Windsor
reallifeninjaacademy.com
At Real Life Ninja Academy children and adults learn how to analyze, improve, and approach obstacles in a curriculum designed by famous ninja warrior Drew Drechsel. We offer semesters of classes, parties and field trips. Come to the Grand Opening of our Stamford gym on September 1st. To see all of our gyms go to RealLifeNinjaAcademy.com.

Sports   back to top

Chelsea Piers Connecticut
1 Blachley Road, Stamford
203-989-1000
www.chelseapiersct.com
Something for everyone in the family! From instructional programs, camps, competitive teams and open sessions for kids, to a full service gym, Olympic pool and leagues for adults. We welcome athletes of all ages and abilities to join our community. Membership is not required to enjoy our state-of-the-art facility; however, membership offers exclusive pricing and access to programs, activities and more.

Stamford Twin Rinks
1063 Hope Street, Stamford
203-968-9000
www.stamfordtwinrinks.com
State-of-the-art ice skating center dedicated to providing superior instructional programs, challenging competition and skating activities run by renowned professionals for over 20 years! Year round public skating sessions as well as birthday parties, hockey camps & clinics, Wesco Sports Center pro shop and more.

Theatre   back to top

Curtain Call, Inc.
1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford
203-329-8207
www.curtaincallinc.com
Stamford’s longest running, non-profit theatre offers year-round performances, creative opportunities and theatre arts workshops! Classes in acting for the stage, TV & film, improv, musical theatre and more for kids, teens AND adults, after school, evenings and weekends. PLUS full-day vacation programs! For more, contact brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207 x 16.

Oddfellows Playhouse
128 Washington Street, Middletown
860-347-6143
www.oddfellows.org
Oddfellows Playhouse fall classes and productions for ages 6-20 start September 16. Topics include theatre, circus, dance, music, visual arts and technical theater & design. Founded in 1975, Oddfellows is committed to making high-quality performing arts programs available to all young people. More info and registration at our website or email info@oddfellows.org.

 

 

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