Family Learning Program

Pending grant funding, Wethersfield Public Schools in partnership with Vernon Regional Adult Based Education (VRABE) will be offering a free program for families who speak English as a Second Language.

The program will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:15-12:15 at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 300 Main Street in Old Wethersfield.

Early care and education will be offered by the Tri-Town YMCA.  For more information contact Kimberly Bobin at 860-721-2885 or kimberly.bobin@wethersfieldct.gov.

Click here to learn more about the VRABE Family Learning Program.

 

WECC Annual Meeting

The Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative invites you to attend our Annual Meeting.  Arrive at 5:30 pm to have dinner and meet with parents and staff from organizations which serve young children & families.The program will begin at 6 pm. Our keynote speaker, Samantha Dynowski, Director of Advocacy & Outreach for the CT Early Childhood Alliance will share Data on Infants and Toddlers in Wethersfield and the Hartford Region.

Following the keynote speaker we will have a panel of Wethersfield parents. Early childhood resources for parents will be available.

Click here to RSVP:  http://evite.me/vC16YbJmZx

Childcare is available upon request.  Please include the number of children and their ages in the comment section of your RSVP.  We look forward to seeing you there!

School Supplies Program

The Annual School Supplies Program will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2017. This event will be held in the Town Council Chambers located in the Town Hall at 505 Silas Deane Highway, First Floor from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Please arrive no later than 4:30 pm in order to have enough time to “shop”. Only parents or guardians will be allowed to “shop” for children entering Kindergarten through High School. Families must be Wethersfield residents and must provide a current (July/August 2017) utility bill in their name to prove residency. If you have any questions regarding this program, please call (860)721-2977 and ask to speak either Erica Texeira or Christina Morra-Tiu.

Donations are gratefully accepted at the Department of Social & Youth Services located on the ground floor level of Town Hall by Tuesday, August 15th.

Requested supplies include: filler paper – college & wide ruled; subject dividers for binders; 3×3 Post-its, 3 ring binders (1-4”); 3 subject notebooks; 1 subject notebooks; pencil boxes/bags; 3×5 lined index cards

Thanks to the generosity of the Wethersfield Mayor’s Charity Ball, the Town of Wethersfield Department of Social and Youth Services is offering partial scholarships to families of children attending Wethersfield preschool programs 2017-2018.  Families must be Wethersfield residents and must provide supporting documentation to demonstrate their financial need.  Submission of an application does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. Scholarships are based on families meeting financial requirements and amount of money available.

To obtain an application and for more information regarding required documentation, please contact Wethersfield Social Services at 860-721-2977.

Click here to download the application.

Keeney Kids! Grades 1 – 8

 

Wethersfield Historical Society proudly presents our summer Keeney Kids history program, “Life Giving Waters: Developing River Communities in Wethersfield.”  Children entering grades 1-8 will “learn by doing” that history is fun!  “Keeney Kids” will explore Wethersfield history through historical activities, tours, stories and games at the Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center and surrounding historic sites.

Program dates: July 24-July 27 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Program fee is $60 for society members and $75 for non-members.

After July 14, the price will increase to $80 for members and $95 for non-members.   Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Children should wear play clothes and bring lunch and a morning snack.  Minimum enrollment 10 students per group (grades 1-3, grades 4-6 and grades 7-8).  For more information, contact the society at 860.529.7656.

To register, visit http://wethersfieldhistory.org/keeney-kids-history-program/ or stop in to Old Academy, 150 Main Street, Wethersfield, Tuesday-Friday 10:00-4:00.

This program is sponsored by Wethersfield Historical Society with support from the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

WECC Meeting July 10, 2017

The Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative (WECC) is a group of committed partners who engage & connect families, with resources, helping children experience a healthy start.

WECC meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Wethersfield Library, 502 Silas Deane Highway, downstairs in the Children’s Program Room.

Join us at our next meeting July 10, 2017 4:30 – 6 p.m.

We look forward to meeting you!

Time to sign up for Fall Soccer!

It’s time to sign up boys and girls ages 3 & 4 for Wethersfield Fall Soccer!   

Players in this division must be born between 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2014.
The group is divided into 2 to 3 sessions depending on enrollment.  The sessions typically have been 9:00-10:00 10:15-11:15 and 11:30-12:30.  The fall session is at Highcrest School and the spring session location is TBD.
Coaching for the program is done by the Challenger coaching staff.
Players need a number 3 soccer ball, shin guards, and a water bottle for all sessions.  Shirts will be provided.  To register on-line or for more information go to: http://www.wethersfieldsoccer.com

Looking for Summer Camps?

2-1-1 Child Care maintains a comprehensive directory of camps in Connecticut.  The 2-1-1 Child Care search engine allows you to find camps in any area of the state and filter the search results based on criteria such as: hours of operation, the accreditations of the camp, cost, and opportunities for financial assistance.
Click HERE to download an informational guide to summer camps. You can also contact 2-1-1 Child Care online or by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting option 2.

WECC Meeting May 16, 2017 4:30-6

The Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative (WECC) is a group of committed partners who engage & connect families, with resources, helping children experience a healthy start.

WECC meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Wethersfield Library, 502 Silas Deane Highway, downstairs in the Children’s Program Room.

Join us at our next meeting May 16, 2017 4:30 – 6 p.m.

We look forward to meeting you!