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Can you see the scientists of the future?


With your support, we are transformed our second floor into a bright new STEAM Learning Lab! In it, Hartford’s youngest children can engage in hands-on educational activities, develop critical thinking, enhance their love for learning, and build foundational skills toward careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).

Opened in January 2023, the Learning Lab is the latest exciting enhancement to the nationally-accredited Women’s League Child Development Center. Women’s League is the largest single-site early education center in Greater Hartford, with capacity for serving up to 240 children in its state-of-the-art building.

The STEAM Learning Lab:

Gives children the joy of learning about insects, butterflies, seeds, soil, ramps, weather, machines, planets, construction, and much more.

Gives Hartford’s children — regardless of their family’s income — the same access and opportunity as their suburban counterparts for STEAM foundational learning.

Nurtures the Black and Brown scientists, technology professionals, engineers, and mathematicians of tomorrow — currently severely underrepresented in STEAM careers (which offer the most opportunities and income!)

Your gifts provide toddlers and preschool children with:

  • little lab coats
  • a mini-greenhouse
  • ramps, wind tunnels, and conveyor belts
  • magnetic wheels and blocks
  • books, software, and art supplies
  • building materials and toy machines
  • computer stations
  • mobile art desks and paint easels
  • certified teachers with special STEM expertise

We are so grateful to ALL the donors to our STEAM Lab! Very special thanks to those who made Leadership Gifts:

Space Explorer Level ($10,000 and above)
AT&T Foundation
BSL Education Foundation
Farmington Bank Community Foundation
JoAnn Price, Fairview Capital Partners
Stanley Black & Decker
Jane Torrey
Shawn Wooden

Entrepreneur Level ($5,000 – $7,999)
Vantis Life Insurance Company

Builder Level ($2,500 – $4,999)
Marcia B. Howard
Vernon D. and Florence E. Roosa Family Foundation Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Amy and Bob Stefanowski

Techie Level ($1,000 – $2,499)
Lisa Burgarella
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
Thomas C. Faniel
Linda and Ted Ruby

Deepest Gratitude to Shawn Wooden

We don’t have enough words to thank Women’s League alumnus and former Connecticut State Treasurer Shawn Wooden, whose fundraising for the STEAM Learning Lab was transformative. His gifts will help sustain the Lab for years to come!

Big thanks for children’s books!

Deepest thanks to the Epsilon Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and to the Town & County Club for their extraordinarily generous donations of beautiful books!

Contributions are gratefully accepted to grow and sustain the learning opportunities in our STEAM Learning Lab.
Our children, their families, and our staff thank you!

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1695 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06120
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Women's League, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the U.S. under the federal tax EIN: 06-0646969.