If your child will be between the ages of 22 and 32 months come September and you're on the lookout for a great social activity for him/her, Organized Playgroups should be on your radar.
Here's how it works: A group of 8 children within this age group gather every Friday from 9:30 and 11:45 am at one of the participating families' homes for a structured playgroup that's run by two trained early childhood educators. Each family takes a turn as "host" over an eight week period. Organized Playgroups has been running programs like this with over 300 families in the towns of New Canaan, Darien, Rowayton and Greenwich and now they're looking to expand to surrounding towns. The mission of the program is to to provide children with a play-based positive experience that will develop their cognitive, physical, social and creative skills.
Visit www.organizedplaygroups.com for more information about the Organized Playgroups curriculum which includes music enrichment and Spanish language instruction. Organized Playgroups was founded by Veronica Ponce (shown above) who I guarantee you will love the moment you meet her. She holds an AS Degree in Early Childhood Education from Norwalk Community College, a BA in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in Early Childhood Regular and Special Education at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City (To read more about Veronica, click here).
As a FairfieldCountyChild.com reader, you're entitled to $100 off your child's tuition for the Fall program, so please contact Veronica for more information and tell her I sent you. She's in the process of organizing a Friday group and its general location will be based on where she finds the most interest. So if you have an existing playgroup with a couple members, why not add some structure and learning to it through this great program?
Organized Playgroups, LLC
* This is a sponsored recommendation from Organized Playgroups, LLC. For more information on Sponsored Recommendations, click here. Photo above courtesy of Organized Playgroups.