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The Young Artists Studio
138 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
Located on Fairfield Road, the Young Artists Studio is an art enrichment program for children from preschool age throughMore eighth grade. The studio offers after-school classes and programs, Friday night movie sessions and an art and exercise summer camp. For registration information, visit the Young Artists Studio website.
Harbor Light Foundation
303 Linwood Ave, Fairfield, CT 06824
Harbor Light Foundation is a nonprofit that provides programming for children with autism. The organization hosts anMore array of events throughout the year, all leading up to its Summer Adventures Camp, the summer-long integrated day camp for kids with and without Autism. For more information on how to help out, or to register your child for camp, call the number provided.
Noga Soccer
433 Meadow St, Fairfield, CT 06824
Noga Soccer offers community summer camps and team competition for players aged 9 through 17.  The Fairfield NogaMore Soccer camps hold practices and tryouts for tournament teams at the University of Bridgeport's Knight's Field. Noga encourages the participation of players of any skill level and cuts no one from the practices; however, only those who successfully get through tryouts participate in tournament play.
Student Camp & Trip Advisors
10 Four Seasons Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
Janice Millman is one of several home-based consultants for Student Camp & Trip Advisors. This service helpsMore families with teens decide where to spend their summers. From community service-based programs and language immersion to wilderness and college campus programs, both here and abroad, if you have teens who don't know how to spend their summer, this is the place to call.
Methodist Nursery School
1089 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825

The Methodist Nursery School, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road, is a church-sponsored but non-sectarian preschool thatMore started in 1959. The school is operated as a community outreach effort by Grace United Methodist Church and maintains an open admissions policy.

The nursery school believes that children learn best by making their own discoveries through interacting with their physical and social environment. The school says it provides a place where children can grow, at their own pace, through the use of a variety of materials, creative and dramatic play and interaction with their peers and teachers.

The school says its goals are to help children foster a positive self-concept; respect other people; develop the power to think by learning through discovery; acquire skills, concepts and competences; develop interests and learn to use leisure time well; and grow in self-direction, independence and the ability to cope with change.

Activities include arts and crafts, costumes, day trips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, a music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, a rest period, snack, story hour, tape recorders and players and dramatic play.

Tuition in 2009-10 was $2,200 for 3-year-olds who attend two days a week; $3,000 for 3-year-olds who attend three days a week; $3,200 for 4-year-olds who attend three days a week; $3,600 for 4-year-olds who attend four days a week; and $4,950 for 4- and 5-year-olds who attend prekindergarten Monday through Friday.

The nursery school holds parent-teacher conferences, parent coffees and parent evenings, and parents may visit during the day.

The nursery school also offers summer camps for children from 3.5 years old through 6 years old in June and July.

Fairfield YMCA
841 Old Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Equal parts fitness center and community center, the Fairfield YMCA serves a large role in the greater community. ItMore is the go-to place for a wide variety of activities for the entire family.

From dance and gymnastics to basketball and baseball, the YMCA offers year-round programming both on-site and off-site at area fields.

In addition to sports clinics and swimming lessons, the YMCA runs several summer camps, after-school and school vacation programs. Members of the YMCA can take advantage of its fitness center and various group exercise programs, including yoga and spinning.

Child care is available to all members while they use the facilities, and the YMCA's preschool program is a popular choice for area parents.

Memberships available at the YMCA include $20 a month for youth; $26 a month for high school students, with a one-time $25 joiners' fee; $32 a month for college students, with a one-time $50 joiners' fee; $50 a month for adults, with a one-time $50 joiners' fee; $42 a month for senior citizens, with a one-time $50 joiners' fee; $61 for senior citizen families, with a one-time $60 joiners' fee; and $72 for families, with a one-time $60 joiners' fee.

A Child's Garden
100 Mona Ter, Fairfield, CT 06824

A Child's Garden, open to infants through children who are 5 years old, leases space in a town-owned building at 100More Mona Terrace that also includes the Fairfield Senior Center and which was formerly the home of Oldfield School, a public elementary school that closed in 1981.

A Child's Garden states that its focus is to provide a caring, safe educational and fun environment for children and that it offers full-time and part-time programs for infants through children who are 5 years old.

An alternative kindergarten is available for children who need an additional year before entering kindergarten, and programs are offered for school-age children when the public schools are not in session.

Activities include arts and crafts, costumes, computers, day trips, filmstrips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, a music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, a rest period, snack, story hour, tape recorder/players and video/film.

A Child's Garden has a parents association and parent conferences, and parents may visit at any time.

Fees in 2010 are $346 weekly for infants through children 2 years old who attend full time; and $272 weekly for pre-schoolers who attend full time.

A Child's Garden also offers summer camp for children up to 10 years of age.

Parks and Recreation Department
75 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

The Parks and Recreation Department offers sports programs for youth and adults, schedules sports teams on townMore athletic fields, staffs town beaches with lifeguards, oversees operations at the town's two golf courses, operates the town fitness center, operates a teen theater program, offers sailing and swimming lessons, and runs summer playground, summer camp, after-school and pre-school programs.

The 2009-10 Parks and Recreation Department budget includes four subcategories for waterfront and marina, the Penfield Pavilion complex, South Pine Creek Golf Course and H. Smith Richardson Golf Course.

The main budget for the Parks and Recreation Department in 2009-10, which mostly includes salaries for a director, assistant director, two recreation coordinators, a secretary and an account clerk, as well as seasonal payroll and maintenance accounts, totals $826,830. Revenue from swimming lessons, use of the Tennis Center and the winter tennis concession, the rental of facilities and fees for non-residents in adult sports leagues is estimated at $219,000.

The Penfield Pavilion complex budget, which is mostly designed to cover seasonal employment, utilities and maintenance, totals $103,945, with revenue from the rental of changing rooms and sailboat racks, private parties at the complex and concession fees estimated at $208,000.

The Waterfront and Marina budget in 2009-10, which mostly includes seasonal payroll and maintenance, totals $458,444.

The combined budgets for the South Pine Creek Golf Course and H. Smith Richardson Golf Course total $1.7 million, and revenue from those golf courses is $2 million.

Administrative offices for the Parks and Recreation Department are located at 75 Mill Plain Road.