In the News
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Coventry Public Schools is providing a free Developmental Screening that will review your child’s development in the following skill areas:
- Motor Skills
- Social Emotional Development
The screening is completed by early childhood educators, and parents will be given feedback at the time of their appointment on their student’s skill areas. Appointments are available between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Town Hall Annex and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hale Early Education Center, 1776 Main Street (to the right of Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School), on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Appointments are scheduled at www.signupgenius.com, Find A Sign Up, Search by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s that easy! Call 860-742-4550 if you have any questions.
Educating today for a better tomorrow!
On October 6 at 7 pm, Community members will have an opportunity to meet the Board of Education Candidates. Choosing who to vote for is an important decision, as these elected officials make decisions that will impact your children and family. This event is co-sponsored by Coventry STEPS and the Coventry Grammar School PTO. Please join us at 7 pm at the Coventry Grammar School Cafeteria. All audience members will have the opportunity to ask question of the candidate anonymously.
The last day to register to vote in this upcoming election on November 3 is October 27. Visit the Registrar of Voters in the Town Hall. Remember EVERY vote counts!
Join us for a 5K race through beautiful country roads lined with fall foliage. Little ones can have their very own runs. Take a tour of historic Nathan Hale Homestead. This is a New England race at its best!
October 3, 2015
Nathan Hale Homestead
5K Start Time: 10AM
Kids’ Fun Run Start Time: 9:30AM
The race is organized by Town of Coventry Parks & Recreation Department. All net proceeds will be used to create and support programs for the children of Coventry that promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.
Visit www.coventryharvestrun.org for more information.
Are you the parent of a three or four year old child that you would like to send to preschool? There are spaces still available! The Coventry Early Childhood Center, a NAEYC accredited preschool, still has several spaces in the ½ day program and in the school day program (6 hours). There is generous financial assistance available to families who qualify because Coventry is a recipient of two State Grants to support quality early childhood education. Also, in case you were not aware, CECC moved out of the 1st Congregational Church, where it had been located for more than 40 years this past spring and was relocated into the rear wing of the Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School. The new facility is gorgeous and will provide the young children of Coventry with exceptional learning experiences. Please call the preschool at 860-742-4550 for more information and to see if you qualify.
Miss Meg, the Children’s Librarian from The Booth & Dimock Library, offers several programs each week for the 5 and under crowd!
- Tiny Tots Story time Tuesdays 10:15-11
- Early Literacy Playgroup Wednesdays 10:30-11:30
- Preschool Story time Tuesdays 11:30
Please check their website for up to date calendars and descriptions of each program!
Little Explorers Play Group
Are you looking to get out and about with your young child? Do you want to meet other parents and at the same time provide an opportunity for your young child to socialize with and learn among other young children? There are ample opportunities for Coventry families to do just that! Consider attending the Little Explorers Playgroup! This group was created several years ago by a Coventry Mom who wanted more opportunities for her child to socialize. The Playgroup is held in the Youth Building at Patriots Pak on Lake Street. Contact Parks and Recreation for more information at (860) 742-4068. The cost is $3/child/day.
The schedule for fall is as follows:
Amy Eisner, M.A.
PPT – “Parents Participating Together”
September 16 2015 6:30 P.M.
- Are you concerned your child may be behind their peers in school?
- Have you ever left your school with more questions than answers?
- Do you feel like you are getting the run-around from your school?
- Are you unsure of how to get those extra services that your child needs?
If you can relate to this, then this seminar is for you! You will learn about “The Special Education Process” and I will reveal secrets on how to get those extra services for your child!
About Amy Eisner, M.A.
- Former Special Education Teacher Hartford Public Schools
- M.A. in Special Education
- Has been in the Education Field 20+ years
- Awarded top advocate in the state by a Nationally Recognized Organization.
- Has represented hundreds of parents successfully advocating for their children at their PPT’s
Don’t let your child fall through the cracks! Getting services for your child is not easy!
Come and learn how to get those services from your schools – Empower Yourself with Knowledge!
We will cover the referral process, eligibility, classifications under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Mediation, a 504 Plan Vs. IDEA, your IEP document and more! You will learn negotiation strategies, test interpretations and what to look for!
Visit www.coventryecc.org or call (860) 742-5859
to register for the 2015-2016 school year.
A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills. But, the report says, many children are missing out. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the consequences and opportunities to improve with lead author of the study, Dr. Pamela High of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Coventry Early Childhood Center (CECC), located in the Hale Early Education Center (on the Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School campus) still has a couple of openings in the school day program (6 hours per day). There is generous financial assistance available. For example, if a family of 2 is earning less than $10,000 they will pay $200/year for the program. A family of 4 earning approximately $80,000 will pay $2400 for the same program. Please contact CECC for more information at 860-742-4550 or contact us.