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Drug Prevention

Start off the School Year With Our Smart Start Tips!

Helpful Hints When Starting Middle School
The Big 3 Smart Starts for Elementary School
5th Grade Smart Start

Homework Hints to Start The Year

Meaningful Opportunities to Volunteer as a Family

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online/Family Tech Plan

Understanding the Teen Brain

Parenting Through Societal Pressures

Empowering your Preschooler

Get The Most Out of Parent - Teacher Conferences

Connecting Nutrition and Health

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Festive Fireplaces 2021

Click to Order This holiday season, let New Canaan CARES and our florist partners decorate your holiday mantle. Simply order for yourself or send as a gift, and the florist

Celebration Centerpieces 2021

THE ONLINE STORE IS NOW CLOSED Earth Garden is supporting New Canaan CARES and our community this Thanksgiving with Celebration Centerpieces. This is an opportunity to show someone that you

The 20th Anniversary of 9/11

This week we recognize the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, remember those we lost and come beside those who loved them. We’ve put together a short guide to help

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“I keep my CARES handouts posted to my pantry wall, and with each child, I go back to the basics (i.e, the 24 hour rule, avoid being your child’s best friend, resist the urge to rescue, and many more). These nuggets have provided a sense of security and sanity through many challenging moments of childrearing.”

Linda C.