Avdocate with Faith
Special Education Advocate
As a professional advocate for children with special needs, Faith Filiault says the key to success is fully engaging the families she works with to not only address immediate issues, but to also be proactive about plans for the child's future.
College Essay Assistance
Sharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting in Redding, Connecticut. The recipient of a Writers Guild Award for her work on All My Children and a two-time Emmy® nominee for writing, Sharon specializes in teaching students how to master interview skills and transform their ideas, goals and experiences into successful college application essays. Among the colleges her students have been admitted to are: Barnard College, Boston University, The George Washington University, Hamilton College, Tufts University, University of Connecticut Medical School, University of Michigan, UPenn and Wellesley College.
Nature-oriented fun for the whole family. Visit Natureplace, which features nature displays and hands-on natural science activities. See rescued wildlife, including bald eagles, hawks, vultures, owls and more up close. Hike the 62-acre sanctuary. Preschool program, summer camp, birthday parties, school, scout and after-school programs, and museum store.
Address: 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT
Incredible experiments for your young minds
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers close-up, even hands-on experiences. Staffed touch tanks. Pet a stingray. Touch crabs, sea stars, snails and more. Get nose-to-nose with sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellyfish, frogs and more. Ocean Playspace offers respite for caregivers, fun for toddlers ages 5 and younger.
Address: 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT
Stamford Museum adn Nature Center
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center offers interactive exhibitions, educational programs and recreational activities. The 118-acre woodland site includes a working farm, nature center, state-of-the-art observatory with research telescope, studio art building, exhibition galleries, rental spaces, planetarium, and vast hardwood forest with five hiking trails.
Address: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
Stepping Stones Museum
A museum for children ages 10 and under designed to promote exploration and discovery with an interactive approach. Over 100 hands-on activities, four main galleries, toddlers-only gallery, family programs and special events. 303 West Ave., Norwalk, Conn. 203-899-0606.