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Notice: The resources on this page, including businesses, commercial enterprises, organizations and groups, are provided as a service to parents. Their inclusion does not mean that they are endorsed by this website or by the State of Connecticut. Information is posted as it is received from the resources themselves. Parents and teachers should contact any resource(s) of interest to determine if they are suitable and appropriate for their children or students. An on-site visit or trial issue is recommended as part of the selection process. Please contact the resource(s) for any additional information, not ConneCT Kids.
On a daily basis, gift certificates are given to various agencies to support clients with children who need some extra help in obtaining such valuable things as bedding for a good night’s rest. Additional requests are supported daily to organizations in the New England region looking for assistance with fundraisers, furnishings and program support.
Every year we have a foundation fundraiser supported by our many friends, allowing us to distribute significant funds to the following organizations:
•American Red Cross benefits from Bob's High School Heores Scholarship Program
•American Cancer Society’s Camp Rising Sun for children with cancer.
•Nutmeg Chapter of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization providing positive role models to needy youth.
•Family and Children Aid provides safe homes for youth in transition along with necessary support services.
•Connecticut Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric focused medical care.
•Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut provides housing for families with children in the hospital.
We support yearly donations in the forms of a gift certificate donation to a variety of schools, communities and organizations as a fundraiser for their cause. We also promote the March Of Dimes Walk America program by providing spokespeople and commercials on both radio and television. Production and airtime are covered as well.
How to Apply for Assistance
We would like to thank you for taking the time to ask for our possible inclusion as a sponsor of your charitable efforts. With more than 3,000 employees and 43 stores in nine states we receive many requests. To ensure fairness, instead of providing sponsorships to individuals, we provide resources from our charitable foundation directly to non-profit organizations [501 (c) 3] who distribute to individuals. If you are an individual or an agency representing an individual, please read this letter.
To apply for assistance from Bob's Charitable Foundation, please submit a request with specific details on the letterhead of a non-profit organization. For example, if your neighbors suffers a house fire, and you want to help them get replacement bedding for their family, please ask their Red Cross case worker to send a letter directly to us.
Our Parties are Legendary! From Cute to Creepy. We bring them all and the kids will talk about it
for years to come!
Our clean-cut, professional staff will bring a first rate, one-hour hands-on entertaining, and educational live animal show. We are patient and sure to help you get those perfect photos to treasure and remind your family of a wonderful animal encounter. And, the birthday child also receives a Curious Creatures t-shirt that he or she will wear with pride and enjoyment it will bring back the memories of a party of a lifetime!
We gladly take any special requests for a particular type of animal and we can help you enhance the theme of your child's special day!
Some of the animals you will see at a Curious Creatures event will include but not limited to the following: Alligators, frogs, lizards, arachnids, turtles or tortoises, rabbits, snakes, chinchillas, flying squirrels, ferrets, geckos, bearded dragons and many more!
Curious Creatures CT
Ron Delucia Phone (866) 488-1417
Do you have a seriously ill child or or one with a mental, emotional or physical handicap that needs to get to and from medical appointments at hospitals, clinics or doctors' offices? Would like to have them driven there in a limousine that would be a child's dream ride and make them feel special? Would you like that ride to be free of charge? Sound impossible? Just contact Kids in Limos!
Kids in Limos makes sure that seriously ill children get to their medical appointments–in style!
Kids in Limos is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, that provides FREE transportation services to and from hospitals and clinics for critically ill children and their parents or guardians.
Kids in Limos wants to “Create a Memory” and have a child smile.
Kids in Limos does the following:
Provides a no fee service for youth ages 5 to 16, with a serious illness or mental, emotional or physical handicap. The limousine is currently not wheel chair accessible, though this may change soon. A parent or guardian must accompany the youth.
Provides a Special Ride for Special Children so they can smile and have an experience that they will always remember and talk about.
Our primary service is to pick up a child and the parent or guardian at their home, take them to the Doctors, Hospital or Clinic appointment they’ve scheduled, and return them to their home. Destinations are not restricted to Connecticut, but please contact Kids in Limos for details.
Kids in Limos is a not-for-profit organization that is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (#26-0231906), making all contributions deductible. The organization is made up of retirees, volunteers and people who know we provide a service that is making a difference to both the child, their parents or guardians. Kids in Limos has a Board of Directors made up of over seven business owners and company presidents. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Contact Kids in Limos at:
KIDS IN LIMOS
46 Candlewood Drive
Tolland CT 06084
Phone (860) 595-6455
Deliciouisly original theatre that educates, entertains and inspires young audiences. Why bus your students to the theatre when the theatre comes to you? Pantochino productions are a perfect fit for your cafa-torium, gym-ateria, media center, auditorium or pretty much any open area in your school! We're small and compact in size, but big and large on entertainment valued! Give us a 10' x 1o' area with access to an electrical outlet and we'll give you sornething nobody else has - Pantochino!
Connecticut actors Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer star in this innovative portable theater company venture for kids.
Shows are designed to entertain K-6th grade audiences. We're happy to perform for your small, cozy classroom, or invite the entire school where everyone can enjoy the fun and frolic of Pantochino!
PO Box 494
West Haven, CT 06516
Traveling to You! Unique vintage bead jewelry, kids birthdays, home jewelry showings, girls night out jewelry & craft making, workshops & jewelry repair!
Laurie Lynne’s Creative Kids Parties! are fun & educational. Not only do we teach and create the coolest art together; we bring everything to you!
All projects are custom designed for any age from 4 to 18! Girl Scout/Brownie Troops can earn their art-to wear badge, hobbies or jewelry-making badge! After school programs can have a special project day! Have a jewelry-making WORKSHOP! Weekly in-home classes for mother-daughter themes or a group of friends! We are great for an activity area, summer camps & programs too! And birthdays are a blast! All inclusive birthday party rates begin at $225.00 for up to 8 kids-drop us an email for all the details and your date of interest.
Hands on Science
What is "How Cool Is That?!" ? Whether you are looking for a unique after-school, enrichment, summer program, or special event - we offer inquiry-based, age-appropriate, messy yet educational science activities for children taught by an insured, certified Connecticut teacher.
What does "messy" mean? Kids will not be glued to their chairs doing worksheets. These are hands-on classes and children will be active participants in their learning, not passive observers.
Where do you offer these activities? "How Cool Is That?!" (Hands-On-Science) comes to your Connecticut venue for: After-School/Enrichment Programs, Summer/Camp Programs, Recreation Centers, Libraries, Birthday Parties.
Why? Due to the new importance placed on standardized testing, there just isn't enough time in a school day for hands-on activities.
Generally, classes are 60 minutes long
Target audience: children in grades K –
Ideal class size is: 10 - 15 children
We come to your venue
Insured, Certified Teacher
CreativeWorks for Children offers programs and parties for children ages 1-12. Programs include Kindermusik Music Classes, Yoga, Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Spanish and more. Birthday Parties are offered with a choice of over 40 different themes that include theme appropriate props and costumes and exclusive use of the facility. Summer Camps are offered in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Looking to the best in Mini Golfing and Bumper Boating?
Then you've come to the right place! Here at the Berlin Batting Cages, we have on e of the best courses around for both the novice and the more experienced golfer. And, after completing 18 holes, nothing beats a thrilling ride on the water in our bumper boats. Bring the whole family
Prepare to Qualify!
One of our biggest attractions to our family entertainment center is our go-cart speedway. Our state of the art speedway with environmentally conscience roadsters will make this trip to the cages a memorable one! Check out our raceway page and we'll see you at the winners circle!
Address: 1801 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: (860) 828-7518
Connecticut’s vibrant entertainment destination presenting the finest family entertainment.
Webster Bank Arena is fully compliant with all ADA requirements. All areas of the facility are accessible including the main entrance, box office, concessions, restrooms and all seating areas including luxury boxes. Lift-arm or "Easy Access" seating is located throughout the arena.
Webster Bank Arena
600 Main Street - 2nd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Box Office: 203.345.2400
Ticketmaster charge by phone: 800.745.3000
Purchase Tickets Online: Ticketmaster.com
Group Sales Dept.: 203.345.2300 Option 7
Premium Seating: 203.345.484
Lion Hill Farm, is located in Easton, Connecticut.
We offer lessons for adults and children, a summer camp riding program, birthday parties,
boarding, horse leases, and host a competitive horse show series. Please call us anytime or stop by and visit!
Phone: (203)268-0089; Fax: (203)220-9095
Address: Lion Hill Farm, 1020 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612
Playtime Village / Center One Eleven Plaza / 380 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT. Phone: (203) 445-8626, website: www.PlaytimeVillage.com
Open 7 days a Week! Weekdays: 9:30am-5:00pm; Wednesday: 9:30am-7:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am-5:00pm.
Playtime Village is a one-of-a kind 8,600 square foot indoor playspace designed for children Newborn to 5 years of age. This edu-tainment center features various interactive play centers such as a Hobby Shop, School House, Market, Mayor's House, Costume Shop, Train area, indoor playground, Basketball Hoops, and an indoor roadway. The entire Village is contained so children are visible at all times and our exit doors are adult enabled. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and parent-friendly atmosphere. Kids and parents can enjoy a creative play experience and an opportunity to socialize with friends.
A recreational resource for special needs children
Located in the Tumbling Room at Playtime Village, 380 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468
Monday -Friday Hrs: 11:00am-7:00pm
Contact: Janaya Jones (203)-685-6991
Puzzle Pieces is an organization dedicated to providing recreational services for children with special needs. Puzzle Pieces works with children who have autism, mental retardation, aspersers syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Down syndrome, deaf and hearing impaired, and other special needs. Our goal is to give these children the opportunity to learn social skills and play skills in an atmosphere that suits their specific needs, while providing a comfortable environment for both parent and child.
When you are a String Theory student, you're in the band . . .
String Theory is not your average music school. With opportunities for players aged 2 to 102, we offer all of the quality you would expect from a traditional music school along with the flexibility of a music store. Combine this with some of the most talented and dynamic teachers in the area, and you're in for a great time!
You can take advantage of our amazing Band Coaches in one of our many group programs, and we'll do you one better. At String Theory, any student can perform along with the house band, comprised of your instructors! No need to spend all that time in the garage. We've got you covered. No one in the area boasts a larger collection of online student and instructor performances.
If you want a top quality education with opportunities to play with and learn from performers in a relaxed atmosphere, then String Theory is the place for you. We offer private music lessons for beginners through advanced players for guitar, bass guitar, voice, piano, drums, clarinet, saxophone, and flute.
Rock and Jazz bands for youth and adults, Vocal groups, and our Classical Guitar Ensemble run each semester. We are also pleased to offer our quarterly Ukulele Club, and our early childhood program, Kinderband!
String Theory School of Music
11 Freedom Way Unit D3
Niantic, CT 06357
Phone: (860) 691-8022
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org for information
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 3PM to 8PM. Appointments and lesson times outside of office hours are available.
INDOOR INFLATABLE FUN FOR EVERYONE AGES 2 TO 102!!
Socks Required To Play
Andie's Bounce Barn is the premier place for your kids to have fun and use their imaginations! Come and step into a new fun world with a down home fun theme that is sure to make everybody smile the whole day through!
Andie's Bounce Barn also hosts Special Events such as Group Events, Day Cares, Schools, Camps, Etc.. -
Andie's Birthday Bash! - $250.00. Guest of honor is not included in guest count and parents are always free!
Up to 20 children included. 1 1/4 hours in play area. 45 minutes in private party room. Dedicated party host
All paper party supplies provided. Mailable invitations. Choice of 2 - 2 liter Coke products or 1 juice box / bag per child. Additional Children: $7.00 each. Tip for host is optional. This Party is Held Seven Days
Daily Open Play
School Vacations and Holidays cost $10.00 tax included
Monday-Thursday 9:30am-6pm cost $8.00 tax included. Mornings are a great time to come in with your pre-school age child while the big kids are in school. Friday- 9:30am-7 pm cost $8.00 tax included. Saturday 10am – 7pm cost $10.00 tax included
Address: 32C PROGRESS AVE, SEYMOUR CT 06483
Pick Your Own Today!
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm, home of the world's first
naturally pink pumpkin, harvested in October 2001!
The character of Ellsworth, Connecticut, in many ways reflects the same character it wore in the latter part of the eighteenth century when the Ellsworth Society was formed apart from the Sharon and Kent Townships. Rolling hills, open pastures, original structures, and thick woods are aspects of rural Ellsworth which existed then and have continued to the present.
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm is keeping the history of the farm going, and is proud to open the Orchard to those who would like to roam the strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, pumpkin and apple fields and view the beauty of the land that still stands the same way centuries later.
We offer a large variety of apples that will please the most diverse apple lover. Just a sample of what we offer are Honey Crisp, Gala, Macintosh, Gold Delicious, Macoun, Cortland, Northern Spy, Empire and Red Delicious. Besides the delicious apples, we also grow strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, peaches, pears, figs, pumpkins and gourds - come and pick your own or purchase pre-picked. Additionally, you'll find a variety of vegetables at our farm stand. Our apple cider is pressed on site!
We also have a Large Corn Maze activity that is fun and educational for children as well as adults. Group,School, and Party Hay Ride Tours are Welcome, on weekends or during the week. Call Ahead to make an appointment.
Please follow our signs to the Farm and red arrows to Tichnor Road. The Farm is located at 461 Cornwall Bridge Rd. Rte.4 Sharon Ct. 06069. Our hours will be from 8:00-5:30.Open 7 days a week.
Family Owned and Operated
461 Cornwall Bridge Road,
Sharon, Connecticut 06069
Hosted by Eddie Calle "Educator of the Year" Fun for Kids of All Ages
Finger Painting, Arts & Crafts, Birthday Parties, Face Painting
Parents Get to Relax & Unwind While Kids Play
Best of All - Its Free
Home of Tolland county Music Together®
Music is a magical language for children ~ there is a reason mother's croon to their babies and school children around the world sing songs to learn all kinds of things. Music is for everyone ~ won't you join us?
Our mission is to provide the Tolland County community (and beyond) a comfortable, fun place for all ages to come together and PLAY! Sing, Dance, Drum and Act away the stress of the day~ low tech and high FUN.
or by calling (860)429-3015.
Connecticut's Professional Women's Basketball Team
Exciting Connecticut Women's Basketball action for the whole family. The Connecticut Sun Team is based in Uncasville at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
Phone: (860) 862-4000
Fax: (860) 862-4010www.connecticutsun.com
Ticket Information: 1-877-SUN-TIXX
Love Chocolate?? How about a birthday party at a chocolate factory - does it get any better than that?
Birthdays are Sweet at Fascia’s. Schedule your child’s dream party today
Birthday party packages also include:
- A juice box or water bottle per child
- All paper goods with choice of color
- Ice cream for each child to make a sundae
Price is $275 for up to 12 guests. $18 per additional child up to 18 maximum
Additional optional items:
- Cupcakes & Cakes from our in-store baker - quoted by request
- Goodie Bags - $4 each with ribbon color of choice (includes a chocolate pop, dipped oreo & solid foiled items)
- Chocolate Platter with Coffee & Tea for the waiting parents & adults - $25
Recommended for ages 4 and up. Parties are up to 2 hours in duration and can be scheduled any Saturday between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. Other days are available upon request.We can also create a party package with a chocolate activity teen-aged appropriate. Please call for more information.
2066 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT 06704
In CT - 203.753.0515
Toll free - 877-807-1717
Indian Hollow Stables offers lessons for all ages and all disciplines, including for special needs children. They ride and drive horses and ponies all year long with a large indoor arena and a small heated one for smaller children. They also offer boarding, training and leasing. They are an adoption and rehabilitation stable as well. They have miniature horses to take to nursing homes and other locations.
The Painted Pony facility is available for pony parties and painted pony parties year round. A tack and gift shop are available for the horse enthusiasts. The address is 397 Indian Hollow Road, Windham, CT 06280. Phone: 860-456-0531. The website is www.indianhollowstables.com
Serving Branford, Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook
Early Integration of music into your child's daily routine means improving their ability to think, reason, create, and express. With more than 25 years experience in early childhood development, Kindermusik is the world's most trusted name in musical learning, for children ages newborns to seven. FREE preview classes are offered, see coupon on home page.
Kindermusik at Music by the Sea Studios announces two new locations.
Kindermusik at Music by the Sea Studios is now offering classes in Old Saybrook at Corner Music, Branford at Blend for Kids, and at Christ Episcopal Church on the Guilford Green and Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison . Age appropriate classes are 45 minutes long and serve families with children ages birth to 7 years. Summer Semesters run for 5 weeks and enrollment is open.
194 Opening Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443
Kindermusik is music and movement program for children ages newborn to seven. Our programs include music, singing, instrument play, signing, movement/dance, socialization and more. Each class utilizes a carefully developed curriculum that follows the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) guidelines. All classes are age and developmentally appropriate focusing on the process of a child’s learning rather than their performance. Our programs are inclusive of the parents as we find that parents are the most influential teachers a child has. All of our programs include At Home Materials so that the parent(s) and child(ren) can continue their class experiences at home.
As a parent of a child with Asperger's Syndrome, I understand that frequently parents with special children often feel as though there are not enough places or activities where they can go with all their children. While I do not have training in working with special families, I am fully willing to accommodate any special need any way I can. Since my program is a parent and child program, I have the ability to adapt my program to any disability as long as the parent is able to interact with their child as other parents do in our programs.
I currently run the "Family Time" program, which allows parents of multiple ages to bring their children to one place for one class instead of running between multiple classes. This would benefit families that may have only one special needs child but would like to interact with their other children in the same group setting. The curriculum for this program is written to be developmentally appropriate for children from age newborn to seven so it would be accommodating for most children with mental or physical disabilities. That is not to say that it would be without its challenges but if a parent is willing to help guide me, I certainly am willing to work their needs into my program.
My program serves Norwich, Baltic, Griswold and the surrounding communities. Baltic classes are held at the Sprague Community Center, 22 W. Main Street, Baltic. Norwich Classes are held at the Norwich Rec. Dept., 75 Mohegan Rd, Norwich. Griswold Classes are held at Old Pachaug Town Hall, 879 Old Voluntown Rd, Jewett City/
Masters In Education is a not-for-profit website dedicated to increasing awareness of accredited masters in education programs throughout the US. We maintain the largest online database of active masters in education programs offered at accredited colleges and universities as well as information about the masters in education degree.
Founded in 1991, KIDS DISCOVER is an award-winning magazine for children aged 7 to 12, featuring a single non-fiction topic in the natural and social sciences with each monthly issue. Full of vibrant prose, spectacular photography, informative text and engaging follow-up activities, KIDS DISCOVER provides a colorful and hands-on approach to literacy and learning. [Publisher's description]
The Rugged Kids Mission: Get Kids Moving & Combat Childhood Obesity, Mentor Kids In Developing A Love Of Fitness To Last Their Whole Life, Develop Strength, Speed & Agility To Excel In Their Athletic Pursuits, Teach Discipline & Self Respect.
Rugged Kids is not simply a scaled down version of our adult programs. Rugged Kids is our specialized children's program designed and created by Rugged Fitness Coach: John Hoadley. John has over 20 years of martial arts, personal and group fitness experience working with both children and adults. In addition, John has the insight that comes with being a dad, and regularly training with his son Jarod. In addition to the physical benefits of training, children will also acquire respect for themselves, each other and those around them. They will be developing confidence, team work, self-control and self-discipline which will benefit them through out childhood, their teen years and as an adult.
In our Rugged Kids program, children learn and grow through unique and exciting fitness based activities. Rugged Kids develops healthy minds and strong bodies under the guidance of trained and dedicated instructors in a safe, clean and noncompetitive environment.
Your kids learn the importance of exercise & staying in shape to achieve various goals of general fitness, physical activities, sports and athletics. We coach kids with an eclectic combination of body weight exercises, calisthenics, cardio fitness, light strength training and martial arts. They learn to have fun while developing the following: Muscle strength, Coordination, Agility, Timing, Speed,
Stamina, Accuracy, Flexibility, Focus and Balance.
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