The countdown begins for the KC 2022 Children’s Convention hosted by the Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Participants through Connecticut and beyond Learn to be healthy community citizens

NORWALK, Conn., September 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To enable young people to become active and engaged members of their communities, the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn.organizes its KC 2022 Kids Convention October 14 and 15. The event offers children aged 8+ a unique platform to share their voices and choices on the issues that matter most to them.

The Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an award-winning children’s museum nestled in Norwalk, Connecticut’s historic Mathews Park. (PRNewsfoto/Stepping Stones Museum)

The 2022 KC Children’s Convention gives young people a choice and a voice on the issues that matter most to them.

In partnership with the Connecticut State Department of Education, the conference provides the museum with a global opportunity to give children the inspiration they need to make a positive difference in the world around them.

“Stepping Stones is dedicated to providing children with exceptional and playful learning opportunities that foster an understanding and appreciation of the world,” said the President and CEO. Rhonda Kiest. “KC 2022 empowers young minds to tap into their innate desire to make the world a better place – for the benefit of their communities and themselves. With the help of our dedicated community partners and sponsors, we are honored to bring KC 2022 to children through Connecticut and beyond.”

Presented through the Healthy Children, Healthy Communities Museum® initiative, KC 2022 offers children and young people an unprecedented community platform to express their thoughts and feelings about their place in the world and their vision for its future. The museum will be closed to the public for both days of the convention to support transformational learning experiences specifically designed for children ages 8 and up.

Classrooms throughout United States are invited to virtually enjoy this free experience on friday october 14

Educators are encouraged to register their classes for any or all of the experiments taking place between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to adapt to the school day. All registrants will receive a free link to the live-streamed experiences as well as an information packet to make virtual participation easy and rewarding.

Saturday October 15 is for the general public

Members of the museum and Connecticut families are invited to register for the full-day experience on Saturday October 15, which has been specially designed for children ages 8 and up. Registration is $5 per person for members and $8 per person for non-members. All proceeds benefit the museum’s Open Arms accessibility initiative, which enables children and families of all abilities and backgrounds to have access to the high-quality educational experiences offered by Stepping Stones. Visit for registration information and event details.

STEAM-infused and stuffed program offerings

The exciting learning experiences of KC 2022 include a live exchange with student members of Kenya Connect’s #TheVillageThatReads programme, an inspiring presentation by Renata Bower, author of “Frieda B.” a series of children’s books and a youth forum focused on social-emotional learning hosted by the director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Craig BaileyPh.D. Students will also enjoy an innovation workshop presented by a 16-year-old American inventor, author and Time magazine’s first Kid of the Year. Gitanjali Raoas well as an art experience of the comic book series to promote scientific diversity hosted by a local artist and author Karen Romano Young.

Saturday’s experience will include a live performance workshop featuring Ugandan student dancers hosted by global art exchange organization Creative Connections and dancers from the Uganda Dance Conservatory. Wilton, Conn.; an in-person presentation from the 2022 Connecticut Kid Governor® Makhi Etienne-Modeste and his 5e quality cabinet; and a live performance by The Merry Rockers, a New York Cityreggae-based band. A special demonstration of the museum’s Mutt-i-grees is also planned® Companion Animal Advocacy Program, as well as presentations from Save the Children’s SCAN Program Young Leaders and interviews with STEM Challenge participants from Connecticutof the Sikorsky Aircraft STEM Challenge program. Sikorsky experts will also share its HeliVenture program which offers children a behind-the-scenes exploration of the science behind helicopter flight. Visit for registration information and event details.

The event sponsors Aquarion Water Company, Bankwell, BMW of Darien, Connecticut Children’s & Nuvance Health, General Reinsurance Company, M&T Bank, Poland Spring and Seligson Properties.

For more information or to arrange interviews with the President and CEO of the Stepping Stones Museum for Children Rhonda Kiestplease contact Robert Towne at [email protected] or 203 326 1817 or Caroline Knott to [email protected]


The Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an award-winning, private, 501(c)(3) non-profit children’s museum committed to expanding and enriching the lives of children and families. For more information about Stepping Stones, to book an excursion or plan a class, workshop, facility rental or birthday party, call 203 899 8820 or visit Get social with Stepping Stones on Facebook, Twitter Where instagram.

Robert Towne
Director of Community Advocacy
Stepping Stones Museum for children
203-899-0606 ext. 262
[email protected]

The 2022 KC Children's Convention will be hosted by the Stepping Stones Museum for Children to empower and inspire children to make positive contributions to their communities and the world.

The 2022 KC Children’s Convention will be hosted by the Stepping Stones Museum for Children to empower and inspire children to make positive contributions to their communities and the world.



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