Foothills Adult & Continuing Education


Foothills Adult Education classes will not be held when schools are closed for vacation, holiday, parentteacher conferences, teacher schedule conflicts, or inclement weather. However, courses held at EdAdvance in Litchfield are not necessarily cancelled when schools are. If inclement weather begins in the late afternoon, call 1.800.300.4781 after 4:00pm. Also, please listen to the following stations:

  • Radio: WZBG (97.3 FM) Litchfield
  • Television: WFSB (Channel 3 CBS), WVIT (Channel 4 NBC), WTNH (Channel 8 ABC)

Head Start/Early Head Start


Forest Court

  • Follows the Torrington school system for closings and early dismissals.
  • For delayed openings, the building is open at 8:00am and all children are expected in by their regular time.
  • For early dismissals, please notify the teacher promptly if any delay in pick-up is expected.

New Milford, Winsted, and Plymouth

  • Follows the local school system announcements for closings, delays, and early dismissals.


  • Closed when the Torrington school system is closed.
  • Opening is delayed until 9:30am when the Torrington school system is delayed.
  • For early dismissals and bus delays, parents receive an automated phone voice message.
  • If an authorized person is not at the drop off location, the child will return to EdAdvance. In the case of an emergency closing of the site or weather related early closing, the child will be taken to the Torrington site, 57 Forest Court (860.482.5286).
  • If at any time travel conditions from Litchfield are not deemed safe, children will remain at EdAdvance and parents notified by the automated phone message service.

Announcements can be found on these stations: 

  • Radio: WTIC 1080 AM (, WZBG 97.3 FM, WLAD 800 98 Q 
  • Television: WVIT TV (NBC), WFSB TV (CBS), WTNH (ABC)

School Age Programs


School Age Programs do not operate on holidays, emergency early dismissal days, snow days, or during the December break.


On delayed opening days (i.e. snowstorm) only the before school programs are affected. The morning programs are delayed by the same amount of time that school is delayed. For example, if the school systems are delayed by 90 minutes, the morning program will open 90 minutes later than their normal start time (i.e., a program with a start time of 7:00am would be delayed until 8:30am. All after school programs will operate as normal.


On scheduled half days (i.e. parent/teacher conferences, teacher in-services) the program will open at dismissal and be available to all registered families until 6:00pm. Parents/guardians will be charged an additional $10.00 fee per day per child for this service, regardless of whether or not the child attends the extended day program on that specific day.


In the case of a school closing or an emergency early dismissal, the after school program will not operate (i.e. snowstorm, school closure due to extreme heat, power outage). However, if an announcement is made by the school or media stating that “all after school activities are cancelled”, they are not referring to the EdAdvance School Age Programs. In the event that the School Age Programs do close, parents will be notified via e-mail or phone as soon as possible by the Program Administrative Team.