ALL MANSFIELD CHILDREN, ages birth to eight, are HEALTHY,

SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS,
and their families are CONNECTED to the community

upcoming events

Oct
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Sat
Family Fun at Cedar Ledge Tree Farm @ Cedar Ledge Tree Farm
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm

Your family will love the train playscape, mulch mountain slides, tractor rides, and all that Cedar Ledge Tree Farm has to offer!

Oct
2
Sun
Climbtober @ Adventure Park at Storrs
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Enjoy ropes courses and ziplining at Storrs Adventure Park!

Oct
11
Tue
Walktober Family Nature Walk @ Mansfield Public Library
Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Gary Drew, experienced woodsman and hiker, will lead families on an hour-long hike in the woods, talking about interesting natural features along the way. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking; bring water if you think you’ll need it. The hike starts at 1:30; please meet us in the parking lot behind the ball field next to Southeast School.

Oct
15
Sat
Mansfield Pup Crawl @ Mansfield Town Square
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for the Mansfield Pup Crawl – Fall Edition on Saturday, October 15 (rain or shine)! Meet on the Mansfield Town Square at 9:30 AM to check-in before heading out on an approximately 1.7 mile walk through Downtown Storrs. There will be fun and educational stops along the way! The walk returns to the Town Square, where participants are invited to stay and socialize or grab a bite to eat at one of the diverse eateries in Storrs Center.

Farmland Forever @ Red Barn Creamery
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hayrides, ice cream, and more at Red Barn Creamery and Twin Pond Farms!

Oct
16
Sun
A Look at Water @ Moss Sanctuary
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore Moss Sanctuary’s pond and stream for critters with naturalists

Oct
22
Sat
Wolf Rock and the Meaning of Deep Time @ Wolf Rock
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Take a leisurely walk in this scenic preserve with a geologist

Oct
23
Sun
Climbtober @ Adventure Park
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Enjoy ropes courses and ziplines at The Adventure Park at Storrs

Brunch & Silent Auction @ Chaplin Fire House
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mt. Hope Montessori School’s annual silent auction and brunch!  Find some great deals in advance of the holidays and support this lovely community school.  Mimosas, delicious brunch, and live music!

Email Avery Lenhart at mthopemontessori@snet.net for tickets.

Between a Rock and a Marshy Place @ Wolf Rock
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Explore Wolf Rock and Sawmill Brook Preserves

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All parents have lots of questions and lots of answers about a wide variety of issues. Below are some frequently asked question and answers generated by Mansfield parents.

As our name implies, Mansfield Advocates for Children (MAC) is strongly involved in advocating for common sense policies that stand to benefit children and their families.

MAC works to implement the Mansfield’s Plan for Young Children, which addresses coordinated strategies to ensure that all Mansfield children birth through eight years old are healthy, successful learners, and their families are connected to the community.

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FAQs

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Issues of Importance to MAC and Our Families

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MAC: A collaborative of parents, educators, and interested citizens