By Shaunna Cullen Just in time for holiday shopping, YWCA New Britain is launching an online clothing store. The virtual store features cozy pull-over and zip up hoodies, hats, fleece vests, children’s t-shirts and even a onesie for the youngest members of the family. A percentage of proceeds from sales goes
By Shaunna Cullen The 5th annual Fall Family Festival recently gave YWCA New Britain families the opportunity to come together and celebrate the season with festive crafts, local fresh foods, and entertainment. There was something for everyone to enjoy at the event, from pumpkin painting and a heart-healthy puppet show,
By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain's Fall Family Festival will be back again this year with great family-friendly activities to welcome in the fall season. In addition to pumpkin painting, sing-a-longs, a photo booth, dance performances, face painting and seasonal crafts, there will be local farm fresh food! Community Wellness Director
By Michele Eathorne Brain development has been a hot topic in recent years within the field of early childhood development. Recently when I was reading the article "Building the Brain" by Katherine Stevens, I discovered new facts about babies' brain development that I wasn't aware of 21 years ago when my
By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain preschool students with perfect attendance this school year were recently celebrated for their commitment to learning. According to a study conducted by Everyone Graduates Center in partnership with John Hopkins University, chronic absence in kindergarten is associated with lower academic performance in first grade.
By Shaunna Cullen The end of year celebration for YWCA New Britain's Family Literacy Center ESL (English as a Second Language) and GED (General Education Degree) students and their children is held every spring to celebrate the successes of the past year. This program is a partnership with Literacy Volunteers
by Philip Galbert Dancing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, over 20 years. Growing up in an African American/Latino household, music and dance was more than just something you enjoyed, it was a huge part of our rich culture. As I write this and remember all of
by Shaunna Cullen This year’s dance recital for YWCA New Britain’s School of Dance was “a huge success!” according to Performing Art Director Chris Kuzia. For the first time, the show for both our New Britain and Bristol studios had the same theme- "Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Children ages two all the