Our School Age Programs provide state-licensed, year-round programs for elementary and middle school age children. Onsite before and after school programs, as well as full-day Summer Adventure Programs, offer a variety of enriching and quality experiences.

Staff provide student-centered activities daily which include: enrichment activities, hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), literacy activities, arts and crafts, sports, indoor/outdoor games, quiet time for working on homework. Nutritious snacks are provided.

Customized onsite professional development and technical assistance is offered to school districts and organizations.

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Mission Statement

The School Age Programs exist to provide a safe, healthy, worry-free environment for the child who cannot be at home with a parent.  Our focus is to meet the developmental needs of each individual child through enriching and quality experiences that enhance self-esteem and promote success.

Vision Statement

The School Age Programs will strive to provide an enriching, licensed, twelve-month-a-year program for children of elementary and middle school age. The professional staff will work in close collaboration with school districts, parents, students, and EdAdvance staff to continually refine and improve their skills for delivering quality experiences for all children who participate in the program.

Our Motto

Safe, Caring, Enriching
Research shows that Out of School Time (OST) programs keep kids safe, helps working families, and enhances academic achievement. We offer quality programs that keeps kids safe, helps families, and enhances school outcomes within a safe, healthy environment/culture.

BASES - (Before and After School Enrichment Services)

School Age Programs' BASES provides services to 500+ students at 14 School-Based Sites,  serving 25 schools in 9 Districts throughout western CT!

Our state licensed programs are conveniently located in local school buildings throughout western Connecticut. The programs are designed to meet the developmental needs of each individual child through successful, enriching, and quality experiences that enhance self-esteem.

Barkhamsted New Fairfield Region 10 - Harwinton*
Brookfield New Hartford Region 14 - Woodbury
Litchfield Newtown Torrington

*Enrichment workshops only

 

 

 

 

 


Before & After School Programs

BASES Programs

Provides a safe, healthy, worry-free environment for elementary school students, before and/or after school. Parents have peace of mind knowing their child receives quality, enriching, affordable care.

CAP21 Program at Torrington Middle Schools 

This Middle School Adventure Program provides a safe, organized, and enriching learning opportunities for middle school students to explore and interact with the world around them.

Spring Into Discovery

The Spring Into Discovery Program provides full or half day programming to K-8 students during the spring vacation break at our Litchfield campus. The program offers varied enrichment & STEAM activities.

Enrichment Services

Our enrichment services include an assortment of experiential learning programs for elementary and middle school students. Classes are typically held onsite at schools and include courses such as: 

  • Engineering & Building
  • Babysitting Course
  • Nature's Spa
  • Etiquette Course
  • Weather & Climate
  • Nature Studies
  • Cool Cooking Club
  • Slime Science

Summer Adventure

The Summer Adventure Programs provide full day programming to students during summer vacation. Themed activities include art, science, physical and fun activities, as well as swimming and field trips. 

  • Located at a local public school
  • Great program for boys and girls
  • Opportunities for success for children with and without learning differences
  • A program where children can be children
  • Caring and nurturing staff
  • Licensed by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
  • Students grades K to age 12 welcome

Summer Adventure Services Provided to 150+ Students at 2 School-Based Sites in Newtown & Torrington


Consulting & Training Services

Our Direct Services to schools, programs and organizations seek to enhance program quality. 

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of local before and after school programs
  • Comprehensive needs assessment for your district/agency before and after school needs
  • Customized professional development opportunities in your district/agency
  • Consulting and technical assistance 

On-site Professional Development

Program Development Playground Safety
First Aid/ CPR Quality Programming
Team Building Staff Recruitment & Retention
Health & Safety Behavior Management
Stress Management Group Games
and many others...  

Technical Assistance

Consulting Services to programs and school districts, conducted by a state-approved Education Consultant. 

  • State Licensing Regulations 
  • Program Development 
  • Quality Improvement Measures 
  • Data Collection for Programs by NIOST Approved Quality Advisor Specialists 

On-Going, Short-Term, As-Needed Services 


Contact Us

Sarah Moran
Department Manager
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Melissa Viscariello
Program Manager
860.567.0863 x1183
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Debbie Cashman
Administrative Assistant
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Amber Giannini
Program Assistant
860.567.0863 x1195
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James Satifka
Program Assistant
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Lauren Jacob
Northern Site Coordinator
860.567.0863 x1292
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Amy Capobianco
Southern Site Coordinator
860.567.0863 x143
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Kristy Gerdo
Southern Site Coordinator
860.567.0863
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