We are all born creative. At Green Moon, we celebrate this by immersing your little ones in the process and play of art. Children who freely explore their own creativity develop a strong sense of individuality, build self- esteem, and delight in self-expression.
Our programs are designed to help encourage the fun of learning and creativity while developing social, physical, and cognitive skills.
Green Moon is a special place for children to grow and learn. At Green Moon, children from 18 months to 12 years can enjoy the exploration of art in a drop-off setting. We believe in process over product and work hard to stay focused on how the child is creating, the feelings of the movements,
what the paint looks like on the paper, how the materials feel in the hand, how the colors combine, and other process sensations. Ultimately, it means valuing the experience over the ﬁnished product (though the ﬁnished products are often marvelous and always adored.)
We are an innovative at-home playgroup designed for children between 18 and 36 months of age, operating in the towns of Darien, Greenwich, Rowayton, and Stamford Connecticut. Playgroups are run by trained early childhood educators at your home, on a rotating basis with other families in the playgroup. Our mission is to provide children with a play-based positive experience that will develop their cognitive, physical, social, and creative skills.
Veronica Ponce and Lorena Balne, proudly opened in February 2009. After several successful years running Organized Playgroups, an innovative at-home playgroup in Rowayton, Darien and Greenwich, they are realizing another dream - to create a place where children gather to celebrate the fun of learning while developing their social, physical and cognitive skills.
In May, 2007, Veronica obtained her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Regular and Special Education at Bank Street College of Education in New York City. She started Organized Playgroups in 2005. Veronica lives in the heart of Rowayton with her husband and two cats, Bruce and Sophie.
Lorena completed her degree in Family Studies and Early Childhood Education at the University of Connecticut in May, 2011. She has been working for Organized Playgroups since its inception and shares Veronica's love and commitment to children.
Lorena and Veronica's love of children can be seen in all they do. They are excited to continue their adventures at Green Moon.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."