The Learning Experience – Academy of Early Education – opens Feb. 3, 2020

Located at 88 Executive Square in Wethersfield, The Learning Experience has programs for kids ages 6 weeks through 6 years. The foundation of The Learning Experience® was built on three key educational and care principles: cognitive, physical, and social; or as we say at TLE®, “learnplay, and grow!”

LEARN  Core Academic Skills. Our proprietary L.E.A.P.® (Learning Experience Academic Program) guarantees children will graduate TLE® with exceptional core academic skills that will start them on the path to a bright future. At TLE®, we know each child develops at their own pace, so our curriculum is designed to provide experiences for children that promote academic competency along with a mastery of developmental tasks, no matter what learning stage they are in.

PLAY Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Skills. At TLE®, children are taught to engage in a variety of controlled and safe activities that encourage them to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle at an early age. Healthy food choices are provided daily while our teachers foster an awareness of proper nutrition.

GROW Life and Comfort Skills. TLE® embraces important practical and real-world matters that most other early learning institutions often ignore. Our proprietary Philanthropy Program lays the foundations for children to become respectful and well-mannered people by teaching them the value of selflessness, sharing and giving.

The Learning Experience is now offering tours for families – call 860-785-8889 to schedule a visit.

Parks & Recreation – Winter/Spring program registration

Winter & Spring Program Registration: Registration will begin Wednesday, January 8, 2020 for residents and Thursday, January 9, 2020 for non-residents. You may access the brochure on our website at Brochure includes Parks and Recreation programs, Senior Center programs, Keane on Kids After School programs and Social and Youth Services. You may register online, by mail, or in person. Online registration enables you to know immediately that you are registered for the desired class. Forms received by mail or in person in the office will be processed randomly. Registration forms will be accepted one week prior to start of registration. Fax or phone registrations are not accepted. To register online you must become a registered household. You can set up your household by registering online at Once your household is entered in the database, you will receive a user name and password by the next business day to begin registering online. Payment with online registration may be made by MasterCard, VISA or Discover credit or debit card. Registration forms submitted by mail or in person must include payment. Contact Parks and Recreation for financial assistance.

A Series of Community Conversations

Join us!

A Series of Community Conversations


Join us for our first gathering to address community-wide concerns and promote meaningful change in the future.  Sandrine Harris and Vamsi Koneru (Copper Beech Institute) will facilitate this educational experience around healing while discussing how our bodies react to traumatic events affecting our community.  This first event provides the foundation necessary to have open dialogue with friends and neighbors. 

Incoming Kindergarten Students – Storytime!

Storytimes for incoming kindergarten students will take place the week of May 20. During storytime, your children get to come into their school and explore the kindergarten room, listen to a story, and make new friends while parents are learning more about the school from the principal. This is a great opportunity for your children to see kindergarten classrooms and meet kindergarten teachers prior to starting school! Each elementary school schedules the event separately, so look for specific dates and times when you register for school or use the calendar for each school on thewebsite.

Fall 2019 Soccer Registration

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2019 fall soccer! The George D. Ritchie Soccer Club offers teams for players ages 3-18. Divisions are based on the player’s birth year.

Recreational (Rec) soccer is $110 (resident) or $125 (non-resident) for the season and four divisions are available: U4&5 (players born in 2015 and 2016), U6 (players born in 2014), U7 (players born in 2013), and U8 (players born in 2012). Registration for rec soccer closes on 8/1/19.

Travel (competitive) soccer is $225 (resident) or $250 (non-resident). Travel soccer is available for players born between 2005 and 2011 and NOT in high school. Registration for travel soccer closes on 6/3/19 and try-outs are tentatively scheduled for June 10-12, 2019 at Cottone Field.

Click HERE to register on-line.

2019 Spring Soccer Registration

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2019 spring soccer! The George D. Ritchie Soccer Club offers teams for players ages 3-18. Divisions are based on the player’s birth year.

Recreational (Rec) soccer is $90 for the season and four divisions are available: U4&5 (players born in 2014 and 2015), U6 (players born in 2013), U7 (players born in 2012), and U8 (players born in 2011).

Travel (competitive) soccer is $225 with an early bird discount of $50 for players registering before 2/10/19. Travel soccer is available for players born between 2004 and 2010 and NOT in high school.

Registration is open from January 1 – March 10, 2019.

Click HERE to register on-line.