Mandy and I love having new adventures with our kids and then writing about them for the blog. It’s become such a wonderful part of our lives that we almost can’t imagine what we’d do without it! But the truth is, none of this would be possible without the generous support of our wonderful sponsors. They keep things running here at Out and About Mom, and we can’t thank them enough.
But beyond that, our sponsors have so much to offer to CT families like yours, especially as we approach back-to-school season.
This month, we’re pleased to continue featuring The Independent Day School in Middlefield, CT with its unique approach to academics for age 3 through grade 8. Read on to find out more about “Fearless Learning”, and check out their summer programs as well!
We’re also excited to welcome back 4D Vision Gym, a vision training center in Cromwell, CT that can help improve learning and playing for your child with non-invasive Vision Therapy treatment. This month, they are focusing on back-to-school readiness with proactive eye exams to make sure your child will be learning at their full potential this fall.
And we are thrilled to welcome our newest sponsor, Imagine Studio, a brand new creative arts studio opening this fall in West Hartford, CT with tons of confidence-building programs for kids and adults including dance, art, yoga, and more!
So please, take a moment to read more about each one of our amazing sponsors, and share this post with friends, relatives, neighbors and coworkers if you think they might be interested in learning more about these family-centric businesses and organizations. It’s one simple thing you can do to help support our site and keep us “scouting your CT outing.”
4D VISION GYM, OPTOMETRY and VISION THERAPY, Cromwell, CT
You wouldn’t send your child to school without school supplies. So, why send them to school without having an eye examination?
Most kids do get some type of eye exam in school, but this is really a distance screening or vision testing. To diagnose issues with seeing well up close, a near-point vision screening is needed.
At 4D Vision Gym, an optometric vision training center in Cromwell CT, Dr. Juanita Collier MS OD and her staff show members how to utilize Vision Therapy to correct visual issues and make learning and playing easier and more fun. Using a wide array of non-invasive techniques and optometric tools, the 4D Vision Gym team helps patients overcome the visual barriers that impact their ability to do well in school, play sports, and perform everyday life activities. At the Q&A presentation on August 20 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Vision Therapy team from 4D Vision Gym will present on a topic related to Vision Therapy and how it can bridge the gap between vision, learning, and behavior. Children of all ages and parents will be able to participate in hands-on demonstrations of Vision Therapy exercises!
Schedule a complimentary, near-point vision screening (more extensive than the vision test from your pediatrician): www.
IMAGINE STUDIO, West Hartford, CT
Under the direction of Karla Kress-Boyle, opening this fall at 97 South Street is West Hartford’s only Creative Arts Studio: Imagine Studio. Focusing on building imagination and self confidence, our wonderful staff will be sharing their talents in Dance, Art, Music, Yoga and Theater programming. Featuring dance with Karla Kress-Boyle and Amanda Bartlett, Art with Artsy Annie, Bee Originals, Bumblebug Art and The Clever Crayon, Music with Fern, theater with Jeff Giliberto and many more talented faculty. Classes for toddlers – adults, sessions, full year dance and one day workshops. Visit our website http://www.imaginestudioct.
THE INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL, Middlefield, CT
Located on a rural campus in Middlefield, The Independent Day School is a private pre-school, elementary and middle school serving families from over 20 communities. Challenging academics, enriching programs in fine and performing arts combine traditional instruction with hands on learning in a nurturing environment. We encourage our students to develop a sense of curiosity, to display empathy and respect for one another and to be fearless in their learning. 1:6 teacher/student ratio. Transportation available from Glastonbury. Ask about our Summer Programs, too!
Once again, a great big “thank you” to our current sponsors. We are very proud to showcase them here on our site, and we look forward to introducing you to even more family-friendly businesses and organizations in the future.
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