Following a visit by Gov. Daniel Malloy to the Cannondale Grange on, Thursday, Jan. 21, Apple Blossom School and Family Center will give a presentation on the importance of early childhood education as part of the Grange's bi-monthly educational series.

Titled How to Build Community and Honor Childhood in a Fast-Paced World, the presentation will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. The Wilton community and residents from surrounding towns are invited to come and learn about Waldorf education, the role of community, and how to respect the needs of growing children in the busy schedules of the 21st century.

Apple Blossom School and Family Center is a local Waldorf school serving children, ages birth to 6, and their families in lower Fairfield County.

The Waldorf approach emphasizes having children spend time outside everyday, meeting them where they are developmentally, and supporting greater community activities thus allowing them to grow into an intellectual, physical and emotional maturity that will allow them a greater resilience in modern life.

The speakers will be Marcia Marquis, lead teacher of Apple Blossom's kindergarten program, and Jessica Khoshabo, lead teacher of Apple Blossom's nursery and parent & child programs.

Apple Blossom School is at 440 Danbury Road. Information: appleblossom.org