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!
What is Coventry STEPS? STEPS is an advocacy group consisting of parents, education providers, local and state leaders all committed to ensuring that Coventry children are Nurtured, Healthy, and Engaged & Successful Learners!
Coventry STEPS has been in existence since 2008 and has brought the importance of early childhood to the forefront in Coventry.
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.
Fit For Delivery
Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:45-7:75 pm Cost:$40.00/month
Our prenatal exercise program allows you to modify your workout according to your fitness level and trimester of pregnancy. Each class includes low-impact cardio, strength training, stretching and relaxation techniques designed to help women cope more effectively with pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. This is an ongoing class and participants can join at any time. A note providing medical clearance is required. Visit echn.org or call Perinatal Education 860-647-4790.
Location: Manchester Community Y Recreation Center 78 North Main Street Manchester, CT 06042
Fit For Delivery
Fridays morning from 11:00am-12:00pm
A postpartum exercise class designed for moms and babies. Classes include cardio and strength exercises with a emphasis on regaining core strength. Individual attention is offered to help participants achieve their goals based on their own birth recovery experience. Babies from 4 weeks to 6 months are welcome and included in class as appropriate. Enjoy the added benefit of meeting other moms and receiving parenting support too! Visit echn.org or call Perinatal Education 860-647-4790 with questions.
Location: Manchester Memorial Hospital 71 Haynes Street Manchester, CT 06040
An opportunity for families who are unavailable during the daytime to:
• interact with other Coventry families with young children
• provide social interaction for your child
• learn about early childhood resources within our community
Ideal for families with children ages 3 and 4 but all children birth through 5 are welcome! A snack will be provided for all children… Please let us know if your child has any special dietary needs.
October 14th & November 16th 6-7 PM
At Coventry Early Childhood Center, 1776 Main St.
(Attached to the Middle School and Behind the Town Hall)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is required as spaces are limited
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!
Preschool – It’s Not Too Late To Enroll
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.