Event Details

Family Fun Day & Open House

Time: November 12, 2011 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Connecticut Friends School
Street: 317 New Canaan Avenue (Route 106 in Silvermine)
City/Town: Wilton, CT 06897
Phone: 203 762 9860 or 203 761 7933
Event Type: celebration, of, peace, nature, and, community
Organized By: Connecticut Friends School
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2011

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Bring your friends to Family Fun Day & Open House on Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 – 12:00 at Friends Nursery School will be hosting our annual Family Fun Day & Open House on Saturday, November 12th, from 9:00am to 12pm. Families are invited to share in a morning of FREE creative and educational activities geared toward children ages 2 – 7 years old, in celebration of peace, nature and community. 

Activities will include:

Children’s Yoga with Patti Riccio   Patti is a certified yoga teacher with a specialty in children's yoga.

Drumming with Dads, 11:00 - 11:30  Led by several of our dedicated, musical fathers, the children will have the opportunity to make their own music together in a drum circle.

Arts & Crafts, Face Painting and healthful, organic snacks will be on-going throughout the morning.

Founded in 1957, the Helen Gander Friends Nursery School serves children ages two through five years old. Located in the Friends Meeting House in Wilton, a home-like setting, teachers aim to creatively engage and educate young children in the Friends tradition, applying the Quaker principles of community, equality, integrity, peace and simplicity to teaching and learning.

Maureen Jackson, Nursery School Director highlights the educational goals and philosophy of the school: “We hold a deep concern for the whole child at our school.  We place a strong emphasis on play-based, child-centered learning with a focus on the arts -- where a process of exploration is the means to an end, and the product is secondary.”

Two new classes for young children will start in January, 2012. Registering soon is recommended as enrollment is limited. Registration for 2012 – 2013 has begun too.

v The Mommy and Me class is for children ages 15 – 24 months old, and their caregivers (daddies, aunties, grannies or nannies are welcome!) These enriching classes engage young children in a delightful hour of exploration, learning and community building.

v The Prelude to Preschool is a drop off class for children ages 2 -3 years old, and is both a unique opportunity for younger children to adjust to preschool, as well as excellent preparation for entering preschool in the fall. This class features stories, art, science explorations, and music and movement experiences to nurture your child’s social, emotional and cognitive growth. Both classes will be taught by HGFNS Director, Maureen Jackson.

Recently, it was announced that the Helen Gander Friends Nursery School, one of Wilton’s longest running preschools, is merging with the Connecticut Friends School, also located on the Wilton Meeting property.

The Helen Gander Friends Nursery School is located at 317 New Canaan Road/Route 106 in the Silvermine area of Wilton, near the New Canaan and Norwalk borders. Current families are from Wilton and many other nearby towns including Norwalk, Darien, Ridgefield and South Salem.  For more information, contact: Maureen Jackson at 203-761-7933, helengander@optonline.net and visit www.FriendsNurserySchool.org

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