Current Events

  • Social Eyes Together - Social Improv Groups

    Tuesdays in Old Saybrook - September 24 to November 12 

    Middle School 3:30-4:15 & Elementary School 4:30-5:15 

    This unique Program combines improv theater, mindfulness and social emotional learning (SEL). It's designed for those with social anxiety, high functioning autism, and Aspergers Syndrome. Space is limited. Call or email for details. Follow the link to rad more..

    Social Eyes Together


    Student Services
  • TOPSoccer 2019

    Valley Soccer Club’s TOPSoccer program is entering its 10TH season of strengthening our community through soccer!  Each Fall TOPSoccer offers the opportunity for typically-abled students (Buddies) to act as coaches and mentors to differently-abled players (Athletes). It provides a venue for Buddies and Athletes to come to know one another, to appreciate each others’ abilities and share their love of the game. Families of athletes are afforded the simple gift of enjoying a Saturday morning cheering for their children in a safe and supportive environment. And the Buddies who volunteer their time are rewarded with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a friend and a neighbor—what it means to be part of a community that cares for one another.

    The program is in need of Buddies and adult volunteers to support the players.  Students participating in TOPSoccer earn volunteer hours, get some exercise and connect with friends. Training and adult support is provided throughout the eight weeks. 

    Registration for the program can be accessed at
    Student Services

Modern Parenting - Teaching Your Child Basic Life Skills Ages 3 to 12

Why are life skills important to a child's social and emotional well-being?

What life skills can we teach our kids at different ages?

How can we provide children with the tools they need to become resilient, confident, and independent ?


Join us for an informative evening with open, honest dialogue and important tools for success.

On June 3rd, Old Saybrook Early Childhood Council will host Modern Parenting: Life Skills for Our Kids with Betsy Groth, APRN and Samantha Steinmacher, LPC (OSYFS Clinician).

This class teaches parents how to provide their young children with a strong foundation of self-efficacy, confidence, and healthy independence through age-appropriate life skills.

Parents will learn why, how, and what to teach their kids (ages 3-12) about basic life skills, including emotional regulation, stress management, time and money management, decision making, problem solving,

chores, self-care, and interpersonal skills. Tools for effective parent-child communication and information about child development will also be provided.


Registration is required, and free childcare is available with advanced notice.

Date: Monday, June 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM -7:30 PM

Location: Goodwin Elementary School Library

Who: All shoreline parents with children aged 3-12 years old

RSVP with Jodi Kelly at OSYFS: 860-395-3190

For class details, or questions about other upcoming Life Skills Programs,

please contact Samantha Steinmacher, OSYFS Clinician: 860-510-5046


Go to  Modern Parenting 2019  for more information.

Contact Information


Madeline Illinger

Director of Special Education and Student Services


Julia Luster

Administrative Assistant


158 McVeagh Road

Westbrook, CT 06498

(P) 860-399-6432

(F) 860-399-8817