From story times to nature classes, there are several early learning opportunities offered throughout the year in Wethersfield.
Wethersfield Public Library
515 Silas Deane Highway
Phone: (860) 529-2665
Wethersfield Public Library offers a wide variety of programs for children of all ages. Call or visit their website for the most up-to-date schedule.
The Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center is an ecology education and community center devoted to helping Connecticut residents explore and understand the natural world. The EBW Nature Center features live animals, hands-on exhibits, and a reading/game corner.
Have a child who has yet to start school?
Consider enrolling yourself and your child in a parent and child NATURE SCHOOL program. The Nature School offers many programs for preschool age children. Circle time and games will help develop social skills and engage curiosity about the natural world. Financial assistance available. To register and for more information go to wethersfieldct.gov/recreation and open the tab for current Park and Recreation Brochure.
The center also supports a number of community functions. Space is available for birthday parties, meetings, and special events.
300 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 521-5830
The Tri-Town YMCA offers child development programs for children ages 2-5 years old. Please contact the YMCA Office or website for registration materials.
Words Count Literacy Program
The number of words a child hears by age 3 greatly impacts his or her IQ and future academic success. The Words Count program organized by the Village for Families & Children can help you and your child build language skills. It’s a free program that connects you with a trained family literacy coach who will provide:
- One-on-one coaching in your home
- Play-based activities to stimulate your child’s development
- Innovative use of technology to track your results
The CREC Head Start and Early Head Start Program serves children based on need and eligibility according to the federal Head Start guidelines. Head Start programs serve children ages birth to five from low-income families, promote school readiness and support children’s growth and development of the whole child, in a positive learning environment. Comprehensive services include:
Early Learning: Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development
Health: All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.
Family Well-Being: Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children’s learning and development.
Enrolling in CREC Head Start does not provide you direct enrollment into a CREC Magnet School.
For more information, visit the CREC Head Start website: https://www.crec.org/head-start/