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Early Childhood

SUMMER IS COMING!!!
Check out our Summer 2017 Schedule
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CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK
Private appointments available
Fee: $20.00
Did you know that only one out of five car seats are installed correctly? If you have questions about recalls, booster seats, forward facing, airbags, and many more please call LYSB to schedule your personal appointment (30-60 minutes). Your child must be present unless you are expecting.  To pre-register call LYSB 860-434-7208 x207

SENSORY PLAYGROUP
Thursdays 9:45 to 11:00 a.m.

This mixed age group features 75 minutes of hands on activities, encouraging even the youngest child to engage in 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.

V. Somewhere Over the Rainbow Sensory Group
March 23rd – April 6th
3 weeks $24
March 23rd – Walking Over the Rainbow
March 30th – Rainbow Heart Sun Catchers
April 6th – Rainbow Cool Whip Art
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VI. Mother Earth Sensory Group
April 20th – May 25th $48
April 20th – Earth Day Craft
April 27th -Washi Tape Rain Sticks
May 4th – Owl Babies Craft
May 11th – Mother’s Day Craft
May 18th – Hand Print Flower Bouquets
May 25th -Make bird feeders and paint a bird house
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BABIES GROUP
III. Thursdays 12:30-1:30 p.m., February 2nd to May 25th ,  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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CIRCLE OF SECURITY
Five Thursdays: April 20 through May 18, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Interactions between parents and their children are full of disruptions, miscommunications and misunderstandings.  This workshop series is designed to give parents with children of any age a ‘map’ for understanding and responding to their children’s emotional needs and behaviors.  Parents will learn new ways to see their child’s needs and gain skills that will increase cooperation.  This program is free but registration is required.  
Register Online Here or call 860-434-7208 x0.

MOMMY’S SPECIAL HELPER PLAYGROUP
Wednesdays 9:30-10:40 a.m. April 19th – May 31st   
7 weeks $56.
Come learn and explore with common household items. We will make these household items exciting with fun games, crafts, and activities. It will be a great way to engage in play together and use your imaginations!
April 19th – Laundry Baskets part I.
April 26th – Laundry Baskets part II.
May 3rd – Paper Bags part I.
May 10th – Paper Bags part II.
May 17th – Crepe Paper part I.
May 24th – Crepe Paper part II.
May 31st – Books
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DROP-IN PLAYGROUPS. MAKE YOUR OWN FUN.
Please see the calendar page for availability.

MUSIC with MARGIE
January 11 through June 7th. 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Free due to grant funding.
(note, no class on February 15, February 22, March 1, and April 12)
Music with Margie is a “joy-based” music and movement preschool program for young children based on the simple truth that children learn and retain knowledge through PLAY! By teaching in a multi-sensory fashion, using music, rhythm, and rhyme, children gain the skills they need for kindergarten in a setting of relaxation and fun. Enthusiastically performed, written, and taught by Connecticut-born Margie Warner.  Weekly topics include everything from families to weather to dinosaurs – all in a fun, safe environment. Margie is a member of both ASCAP and the Connecticut Storytelling Center.  
To register click here .

INFANT AND BABY MASSAGE
Mondays June 12th – 26th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Private appointments also available.
Learn to massage your baby is with the help of an IAIM Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). The strokes and of massage are easier to grasp when demonstrated by experienced instructors. Pressure, rate, rhythm, the length of the massage, respect, and bonding, why babies cry, baby’s body language, relaxation, and parent empowerment are some of the skills and topics you will learn.  
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1-2-3 MAGIC; Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Spring dates tba
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