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Early Childhood

New Summer Programs Announced!!  CLICK HERE for Summer Schedule.

MONDAY PLAYGROUP for ages 1-ish to 2
This playgroup for one-ish year olds features 75 minutes of hands on activities, encouraging the exploration of sensory experiences with a variety of unique materials. Leave the mess to us while your child experiments with textures, creative expression, & simple construction, while interacting with other children.  Led by Melanie Lee.

II. Sensory Stations:
March 5th through April 9th,
6 weeks $48 
Group A:
9:15 to 10:30 a.m. full with wait list
Group B: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon  full with wait list
March 5th – Scooping Stations/ Spaghetti Activity / Pom Pom Painting
March 12th – St. Patrick’s Day Craft / Shamrock Slime / Rainbow Sorting
March 19th – First Day of Spring But Sensory Bin / Umbrella Art / Feed the Frog
March 26th – Farm Sensory Bin / Handprint Pig / Bobbing for Apples
April 2nd – Lavendar Playdough / Oil & Water Painting / Pasta Trees
April 9th – Water Beads / Egg Carton Flowers / Bubble Blowing

III.  Theme TBA
April 23rd through May 21st,
5 weeks $40
Group A: 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. full with wait list
Group B: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon REGISTER

BABIES GROUP
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., March 27th – May 29, 2018
(No group 4/17/18) Free
For new and expecting moms and parents of children up to 12 months. This group is casual, comfortable, and informative. Weekly topics of interest are based on the diversity of your own questions and concerns commonly found during the first year of parenting. Meeting in the child friendly atmosphere of Mimi’s Place a LYSB. Join anytime. 
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STEM PLAYGROUP for ages 2.5 and up
Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:40 a.m.
We will build, explore, count, and investigate using different themes and materials.  There will be free time play, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) themed group activity, and a snack.

Session III:  April 25 through May 30, 6 weeks $48
1. Paper Boat Races
2. Pom Pom Drop
3. Exploring Ramps
4. Plastic Eggs Submarine
5. Cups and Sticks
6. Cleaning Coins
7. Scooping and Pouring Patterns
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New!! MUSIC with MISS MARTHA
Wednesdays, 10:40 – 11:10 a.m.
November 1 through May 30th (Note, no class on 11/22, 12/27, 1/3, 1/24, 4/18)
For ages 2-5, free
Join us on Wednesday mornings at LYSB for musical fun with
Martha Herrle from Community Music School.
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THURSDAY STORYBOOK PLAYGROUP
Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Mixed Ages

Session III: April 26 through May 31, 6 weeks $48
1. Go Away Big Green Monster
2. Tawny Scrawny Lion
3. Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes
4. The Little Engine that Could
5. Pokey Little Puppy
6. Are You My Mother?
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1-2-3 MAGIC; Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Please call to schedule. 860-434-7208 x 208
This program is free and donations are accepted.
You MUST pre-register.
Childcare is available with advance registration $10/child.
Parents! Who’s in charge at your house??
A humorous look at parenting, a serious look at discipline.
In this workshop you will learn:
•How to control obnoxious behavior
•How to discipline without arguing, yelling or spanking.
•How to handle the 6 kinds of testing and manipulation.
•5 tactics for encouraging good behavior.
•What to do about bedtime, messy rooms, lying & chores.
•Homework, practicing and more.
•How to strengthen your relationship with your child
LYSB offers 1-2-3 Magic to help parents find solutions to the challenges of disciplining children ages 2-12. This program is based on the best-selling book by Thomas W. Phelan. Ph.D.  The group will be led by Arleen Sharp, LYSB Parent Educator.

STROLLER STRIDES 
Meet moms looking to exercise in a fun environment with their babies in tow. This group is for moms interested in the total body fitness classes offered by Stroller Strides. Taught by nationally certified fitness instructors specializing in pre and postnatal fitness all class are designed to be challenging for all fitness levels. Any level of exerciser is encouraged to join – Pregnant, newly pregnant and post-partum. Join us! Your first class is free! For more information about Stroller Strides visit: www.southeasternct.fit4mom.com