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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education

Our Classes

Digital Photo Organization & Storage - Litchfield


with Debbie Howser

Calendar Dec 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Learn how to organize your digital photos into files and folders and how-to backup and share your photos online using various online programs. Participants should bring their own laptop (no Macs or any handheld devices) and power cords. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and must have Google, Yahoo, Microsoft or Amazon Prime account.

Origami for the Beginner (New) - Plymouth


with David Silver

Calendar Dec 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Origami is the ancient traditional Japanese art of folding paper. Origami naturally invites one to mindfulness. Getting lost in folding a model is an enjoyable pursuit. You will learn how to fold a greeting card and the traditional Japanese crane. The basics of how to fold and how to read diagrams will be covered. This is a comprehensive class which includes paper selection, recommended books and online resources. No previous experience is necessary. There is a $8 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class.

Babysitting Course (Age 11-15) (NEW) - Litchfield


with Lauren Jacob

Calendar Dec 7, 2019 at 9 am

Are you interested in working with kids? Are you prepared for the unexpected? Using American Red Cross training materials, youth will be taught the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly provide care to infants and children. (certificate based on successful completion). 

Food Safety Manager Certificate Training - Litchfield


with Andrew Devlin

Calendar Dec 7, 2019 at 9 am

Do you want to become certified in Food Safety? Take this intensive, one-day, 8-hour Food Manager Certification course developed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, which is part of the Foundation’s ServSafe® risk management series. Successful completion of this course and passing a 90-question exam will earn you a food safety certification. Book is included in course fee but needs to be reviewed prior to class and will be mailed to students. (Approved for WIOA funding).

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Brush & Pallet - A Holiday Mixed Media Canvas - Torrington


with Carolyn Mitchell

Calendar Dec 7, 2019 at 1 pm

Try the fun of mixed media. This 11” x 14” canvas is made up of interesting materials such as scrapbook paper, wallpaper, embellishments, inks, stamps and pens. Ring in the holidays a new way and get hooked on mixed media. Material fee of $25 payable to instructor on the day of class. HELD AT BRUSH & PALLET, 21 BURLINGTON RD, HARWINTON.

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Paraprofessional Assessment Exam - Litchfield


with Linda Coscia

Calendar Dec 9, 2019 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 Associates 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 is needed to pass the Assessment.  ETS will mail your results to your home in about one month from Assessment date.

You must PAY online by MasterCard or Visa to be counted in the limited seats available. For additional dates or questions contact us 1.800.300.4781. Please bring a current photo ID with you on day of the Assessment. 

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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency - Litchfield **New Start Date**


with Andrew Devlin

Calendar Dec 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Want to know what Bitcoin is? We’ll discuss what crypto currency is how it’s made and how we can benefit from it. Topics will include setting up a digital wallet to the basics of trading and finally getting to understand mining. **New Start Date - 12/9**

Woodburning for Beginners (New) - Watertown


with Claudine O'Donnell

Calendar Dec 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Participants will learn the basic techniques of woodburning, selection of subject, wood, surface prep and transfer of an image and use of woodburning tool. Instructor will contact students with supply list prior to the first class.

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