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New "Stay & Play" Early Childhood Program Announced

Stamford Recreation Services New Early Childhood Drop-Off Program for Children Ages 3-4

Beginning September 2018, Stamford Recreation Services will begin offering a new early childhood program "Stay & Play" at the Stamford Recreation Star Center, located at 1170 Shippan Avenue. Children will gain independence & self-confidence in a play-based approach to early learning focused on socialization and cooperation. This hands on active environment will encourage exploration and discovery. Activities will include creative expression, dramatic play, music and movement, large and small motor activities, early literacy, sensory activities, math readiness and outdoor play. The "Stay & Play" program will be directed by Karen Wenz and Beth Covino who have over 45 years of combined experience in early childhood education teaching and directing at various preschools.

DATES: September 12, 2018 - June 7, 2019 

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

TIME: 9:00AM-12:00PM

POLICIES: Stamford Recreation Services will supply a daily snack and follow the Stamford Public School calendar, no fee adjustments for snow days or absences from the program and snow days will not be made up. Any child that will turn three years old before September 1st, 2018 is eligible to sign up for this program. If a child is not three at the time of registration, you will need to register with a birth certificate at the Stamford Recreation Office. Program is limited to a maximum of 20 children.

COST: $3,900.00 per person for the year. We are offering a few spots with a 15% second child discount. Also, we have two spots at $3,315.00 per child for families that qualify for the Stamford Public School Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Payment plans are available. 

For more information on this new program call Stamford Recreation at 203-977-5214.

Come Join Us at Our Open House:

Meet the staff, see the facility, learn about the program and ask questions! Feel free to drop in on either date at any time.

May 4th, 2018: 10:00am - 12:00pm

May 11th, 2018: 10:00am - 12:00pm



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Stamford Recreation Services Division

888 Washington Blvd, 1st Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Ph: (203) 977-5214

Fax: (203) 977-5504

Office Hours:
8:30 am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday