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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education FALL 2021 Classes

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Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield 9AM


with Linda Coscia

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 9 am

BEFORE coming to EdAdvance for testing:

You must wear a mask to enter our building and keep it on for testing.

If you are sick or have been sick within the past two weeks, have recently been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or have recently traveled to a highly infected area, we strongly urge you to stay home to help ensure the safety of the test center staff and other test takers. Please reschedule your exam in this case.

EdAdvance offers the online 2.5hr Paraprofessional Assessment at the Litchfield location (355 Goshen Rd). A ParaPro needs to satisfy one of the following; An Associate Degree or two years of College to demonstrate, through a state or local academic assessment, knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, the instruction of Math, Reading and Writing for grades K-12.  More detail about the assessment can be found by searching at  If you do NOT have an Associate Degree, you need to take this assessment.

EdAdvance cost is $85 (90 questions, multiple choice, on computer, no calculators, scrap paper/pencil provided).

Please create an account, register online at, Adult Education Enrichment, Paraprofessional Assessment, sign up for date you would like to come in.

Spots fill quickly! Recommended practice sites:, 

You will take results home, a score of 457 for Connecticut is needed to pass the Assessment. Out of state scores may vary. ETS will mail your results to your home in about 4-6 weeks from Assessment date. You can get this report anytime by calling ETS customer service (on website).

You must PAY online by MasterCard or Visa to be counted in the limited seats available. There is a $1.99 non-refundable convenience fee automatically added to your credit card charge. For additional dates or questions contact us 1.800.300.4781. Please bring a current photo ID with you on day of the Assessment. You MUST wear a mask.

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Basic Crochet (in person) HVRHS, Falls Village
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Basic Crochet (in person) HVRHS, Falls Village


Learn the fine art of crochet while creating a fun bag and discover a new way to relax. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to read a pattern and learn how to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and yarn information. The instructor will call or email students with a list of supplies prior to the first class. 

Irish Adventure (Online)


with Jessica Bartlet

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Travel through art! Be inspired by the landscape of rural Ireland and create a picture of bucolic tranquility. Students learn basic watercolor techniques and get to travel from the comfort of their own home. A sketchbook-scale copy of just the drawing will be sent out to students ahead of time to transfer.  All levels of experience are welcome. 

Furniture Finishing - Bring Wood to Life (in person) Woodbury MS *** New start date ***


with Vincent Dorso, Sr.

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to restore that special piece or tag sale find. Learn to sand, strip, stain, repair, and finish. If it’s wood, we can fix it and return it to its original condition and value. You can bring a small piece of furniture to class. A supply list will be given to students in the first class.

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Introduction to Doll Making (Online)
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Introduction to Doll Making (Online)


with Daria Gosset

Have you ever held a cuddly doll in your hands? This workshop will teach you how to make a Waldorf-style doll with all-natural fibers, wool stuffing, and embroidered eyes and smile. Note: A supply list will be provided to students to be purchased directly from the instructor for approximately $80 two weeks prior to class. Doll clothing will not be included in this workshop.

Herbs for Boosting Immunity (Online)


with Arvolyn Hill

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this course, you will learn about healing herbs that boost the immune system. Discover how to make your own herbal remedies in the form of tinctures and teas. Plant identification and science are also explored.

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Social Security Planning (Online)


with Mark Church

Calendar Oct 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We will cover what you need to know to maximize retirement income. Learn the answers to your questions: 1) Will Social Security be there for me? 2) How much can I expect to receive? 3) When should I apply for Social Security? 4) How can I maximize my benefits? 5) Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?


Jump Start Guitar (Online)


with Joe Monde

Calendar Oct 27, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn chords, scales, note reading and the techniques essential for guitar playing in your favorite songs! "Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book One", is recommended for this class from Amazon.

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