At-Home Learning from Stepping Stones Museum

At-Home Learning from Stepping Stones Museum

Playful learning opportunities abound on Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s social media, now more than ever. Follow their channels for daily videos and activities that your child can do offline. Then, share your at-home learning with Stepping Stones to Facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #mysteppingstones, for a chance to be featured!

Stepping Stones content is diverse and engaging, ranging from step-by-step craft project instructions to instructor-led reading lessons. What makes it possible for them to share this quality of content for free? Membership. ALL memberships – first time and renewals – will be extended for the duration of time the museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their team is currently working remotely and can answer any questions you have by emailing or by calling 203-899-0606, ext. 264 and leaving a voicemail. Become a member today to support free at-home learning content for all families!

Professor James on Penguins: Penguins can’t fly – but they sure can swim and, even, travel on their bellies! Professor James shares a fun friction experiment and teaches us how penguins get around in their habitats.

Stepping Stones Museum Celebrates 20 Years

Stepping Stones Museum Celebrates 20 Years

In March, Stepping Stones Museum for Children will celebrate its 20th birthday.


To kick off the month long celebrations, they invite you to share your favorite Stepping Stones stories, photos, memories and happy birthday wishes to social media using #MySteppingStones.

Starting February 10, a weekly winner from the #MySteppingStones submissions will be selected to receive a $20 food voucher to redeem in the museum’s Healthyville® Cafe. On March 7, three lucky winners will be selected from the submitted videos to receive a complimentary Family Plus membership worth $210. Favorite videos will also be shared on the Stepping Stones website, and inside the museum.


The community is invited to join the celebration with two special event opportunities. Click the flyers (right) for more information. 

What’s next for Stepping Stones?

From its earliest planning stages, Stepping Stones has made a fundamental commitment to inclusion. Through its Open Arms accessibility initiative, the museum provides children of all backgrounds and abilities with brain-building fun and play-based learning opportunities.

As the museum embarks on this exciting new decade, Stepping Stones will offer a fantastic year of new multi-sensory exhibits, STEAM-infused programs and experiences to generate lasting impact for the children and families it serves.

Real Estate University Welcomes New Students

Real Estate University Welcomes New Students

The winter term of Curso de Real Estate en Español is underway! Those already enrolled are a group of motivated learners who are ready to be immersed in a program that will give them a new career.

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday, from 6-10pm, for a total of 15 sessions or 60 hours. Topics of study include: Connecticut real estate law, principles and practices in real estate professional and mathematics applied to real estate.

Successful completion of all classes qualifies students to take the Connecticut state exam and obtain their real estate license. This can be done in as little as five weeks at their own pace.

Would you like to join them? The priority deadline may have passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to apply for the next term! Contact Mariella Castagnet at 203-919-1154 or to discuss your options.

About Real Estate University

Real Estate University was founded by Karena Piedmont in 2015. Today, it is the most recommended school in the entire state of Connecticut, and the only one that offers classes in Spanish. Course selections include: Real Estate Principles and Practices, Broker Licensing, and Continuing Education. Whether you are new to the industry, or an established real estate professional, they have a course for you! Learn more at their profile HERE.

Chamber Hosts Rilling for Mayor Fundraiser

Chamber Hosts Rilling for Mayor Fundraiser

In the weeks leading up to Election Day, we showed our support for then candidate and now Mayor Harry Rilling, by partnering with his campaign committee on a lunch fundraiser and meet n’ greet with Chamber members, friends, and family. Thank you to Chamber member Capri’s Cuisine for catering, Board President Mariella Castagnet for hosting, and Hector Pachas for photography.

Why Rilling for Mayor?

Under Rilling’s three terms of leadership, Norwalk has moved into the future with a particularly robust Downtown economy, including the art, restaurant, and retail sectors; and Urban Core neighborhoods in the midst of transformative redevelopment initiatives. He has helped us welcome several new Latino and Hispanic-owned businesses, cutting the ribbon for Chamber members Rene Soto Gallery, Avenida Venezuelan Food, and La Calle Arepas Bar. Rilling has also received the endorsement of other business and labor groups including: Connecticut AFL-CIO Western Connecticut Area Labor Federation, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Norwalk Police Union, and Norwalk Firefighters Union.

Vargas Strategic Management presents The Power Academy

Vargas Strategic Management presents The Power Academy

Thank you Robert Vargas and Zayed Rodriguez of Vargas Strategic Management for presenting The Power Academy to our members. Topics included business structure, financial planning, operations, and marketing, framed for a general audience. Each workshop was fun, not intimidating at all, while remaining highly beneficial to experienced learners. Their objective is to get audience members into a success mindset, visualizing success as concrete goals that can be realistically achieved with a strategic plan.

Find out how to bring The Power Academy to your organization HERE. 

VSM also offers a personalized coaching program for individuals and leadership teams.

How it Works

  1. Fill out a quick questionnaire
  2. Book a free consultation
  3. Attend the consultation and receive a free personalized strategic plan
  4. Sign on to the program

That’s right – you can receive a personalized strategic plan from a top business consulting firm, under no obligation to sign onto their program. We highly recommend that you do, but either way, don’t miss this high value promotion!

Take the questionnaire. 

Curso de Real Estate en Español!

Curso de Real Estate en Español!

Curso de Principios y Prácticas para Vendedores de Bienes Raíces (Real Estate) en Español

La Universidad de Bienes Raíces en Norwalk ha ayudado a miles de personas a obtener su licencia. Hoy en día es la escuela más recomendada de todo el estado de Connecticut y la única que ofrece clases en Español.

El curso obligatorio para la licencia de vendedor asociado tiene una duración de 60 horas. El programa del curso desarrolla la ley de bienes raíces de Connecticut, los principios y prácticas en la profesión de bienes raíces y la matemática aplicadas a los bienes raíces.

La culminación exitosa de este curso le permite al candidato calificar para tomar el examen del estado de Connecticut y sería en Inglés pero este curso te ayudará a entender su terminología!

Para más información, comuníquese con Mariella Castagnet al 203-919-1154 en español o visite nuestra página web AQUÍ

Haga CLICK AQUÍ para descargar el folleto de promoción.

CLASES SOLO EN NORWALK: 101 Merritt 7, Suite 300 – La matrícula es $455 + libros (2) $60

Las clases son Lunes y Miercoles de 6pm -10pm en la oficina de Norwalk localizada en 101 Merritt 7, Suite 300 Los estudiantes deben completar las clases y la prueba dentro de un año para tomar el examen estatal.

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