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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education

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Floral Design - Bringing the Outside In - Plymouth *New start date 4/9*


with Justine (Leeper) Ramsey

Calendar Apr 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

*New Start day Thursday, April 9th* Students will learn the basic skills and techniques of floral design and will design a holiday arrangement of their own to take home. Students will be designing with products from outdoors along with fresh cut flowers. Perk up your house for the holidays with your own floral display that will showcase any space. There is a materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor.

Boating & Personal Watercraft Certification Course (New) - Watertown


with DEEP Staff

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This DEEP approved course is required to obtain the proper certificate for boat operation by CT residents.  Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to obtain a certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation which allows the operation of all motorized recreational craft. Students must participate in all classes to qualify.  Students should obtain a DEEP Conservation ID prior to the start of this class. Class will run on (M)3/23,(W) 3/25, & (M) 3/30

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Moravian Star Glass - Litchfield


with Sarah Segovia

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this beginner class, we learn the basic techniques of cutting, grinding, foiling and assembling this beautiful 3D stained glass hanging star. There is a $10 material fee (cash only) payable to the instructor at the first class.

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Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield
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Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield


with Linda Coscia

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 9 am

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. 

Dummies Guide to Medicare - Litchfield


with Jay Dorso

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Are you confused about recent changes and updates of Medicare? Are you aware of the penalties with Medicare Part B and Part D? Does individual healthcare have you feeling overwhelmed? Gain a better understand the ever-changing world of Medicare and healthcare.

iPad Intermediate - Litchfield


with Joan Krampitz

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In Calendar, add and update repeating events, setup notifications and get directions to events. Contacts will be created, edited, and used for messages and calls. You will share contacts, use them for directions and assign photos to them. Photo albums will be created and populated. Create a customized slideshow. Performance settings will be reviewed. Required proficiency in iPad Fundamentals, an iPad and your Apple ID and password. 

Fluid Tranquility: Fundamentals of Water Garden Design - Litchfield


with David Silver

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6 pm

The water feature is a vital element in the Japanese Garden.  This lecture will discuss water features are created and the principles of their design and installation. Special emphasis will be put on how even the smallest gardens can incorporate a water feature. Topics include site selection, design, waterfalls, creating rivers, pump and filter selection and fish and plants for the water garden.

Foster Care and Adoption - Litchfield


with Deb Kelleher

Calendar Apr 15, 2020 at 6 pm

This course will introduce participants to the process of becoming a licensed foster/adoptive parent.  Focus will be on foster care and adoption of children in the CT child welfare system.  Information regarding licensing prerequisites for families and the children needing to be placed in foster/pre-adoptive homes will be shared.

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