Children's Adventure Center

  • State Approves $100,000 For Security Upgrades For Children’s Adventure Center

    HARTFORD — The state’s Bond Commission announced on Friday, July 26, its approval of $100,000 in grants for upgrades to school security at the Children’s Adventure Center (CAC).

    Children’s Adventure Center Board of Directors Chair Mae Schmidle said she applied for the grant a few months ago, and this is the second grant received by the center since it was first built.

  • Wooden Train Playscape Arrives At Children’s Adventure Center

    The sound of a bell being tolled rang out across the playground at Children’s Adventure Center on Tuesday, July 23. It marked the arrival of a wooden train playscape, which is the culmination of many fundraising efforts.

    Sitting at the helm of the newly installed wooden train, Justin Sims, grandson of Children’s Adventure Center Director Judy Sims, rang a bell hanging near the steering wheel, as students inside the preschool walked out to see the newest addition to the center’s playground.

  • Color Them Red, White, And Blue!

    Splashes of red, white and blue brought Old Glory a little Young Glory on Wednesday, July 3, as children at the Children’s Adventure Center waved miniature flags and held the too-big Uncle Sam hats in place before a quick parade. Avery Huber-Burnett, first in line, led classmates outside.

    Teachers Marie Bonanno and Judi Yin played “God Bless America” as classes marched behind them. Before the music and parade began, students gathered to show off crafts they had made included red, white, and blue necklaces and handmade flags.

  • Children's Adventure Center Open House

    CAC Open House, 11 am-2 pm rain or shine, The Children’s Adventure Center, 14 Riverside Road, community invited to explore preschool including its restored playground, new Sunshine Room, enjoy horseback rides, puppet shows, singing and dancing, lunch and more; 203-426-3018.

  • Newtown Dad, Toy Inventor Help Local Children Find Peaceful Sleep Again

    A call from Chris Wenis, on the left, to Geoff Roesch, right, to thank the toy inventor for creating a toy that helped Mr Wenis’s child begin sleeping again after 12/14 resulted in a cross-county trip and the donation of dozens of similar toys for Newtown students. Also pictured is Robin Fitzgerald of Newtown Volunteer Task Force, second from left, and Toy Tree owner Tracy Schmidt.