Ellington Youth Services

Parenting Programs


Inside & Out Infant/Toddler Parent & Child Group

Join us for play, arts and crafts, snack, discovery and networking with other parents of toddlers.

To register, sign up on Activenet or visit Ellington Youth Services

When: Monday mornings, January 11th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th

Time: 9:45-10:45 am

Where: Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way

Fee: $18 for all sessions



1 in 4 children are impacted by anxiety

Open to parents and community members who are looking for more information and understanding on anxiety. The first night will cover information on anxiety, the 2nd and 3rd nights will discuss skill building and treatments and the 4th night will put everything together and cover mindfulness and relaxation strategies.

To sign up, please contact Diane Lasher-Penti, LMFT at 860-870-3130 or email dpenti@ellington-ct.gov

When: Thursdays, January 7th, 14th, 21st and February 4th

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way

Fee: None


Parents Supporting Parents with Children with Special Needs

This peer led group's goal will be to help provide support, networking, and resources to one another. Special presenters may be invited to speak on topics chosen by the parents participating in the group.

Child care is available.

Please sign up at Youth Services or call 860-870-3130.

When: Tuesdays, January 12th, February 9th, March 8th and April 5th

Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Where: Youth Services, 31 Arbor Way

Fee: None