Back to School Guide for Long Island

Back to School Guide for Long Island

September 27, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED September 2016: Our best resources for Long Island schools in Nassau County and Suffolk County, after-school classes for kids, music classes, dance classes, art classes, youth theater programs, sports teams in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and fitness programs, after- school tutors in Long Island, and more including Port Washington, Bellmore, Roslyn, Syosset, Commack, and Hicksville.
ABA PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
Servicing Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens ,
516-294-5000

ABA Psychological Services, P.C. is a private professional agency providing high quality, Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) therapy to children and adults of all ages who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our goal is for individuals with autism to learn the skills necessary to reach their full potential by creating a treatment program that is specific to each person's needs. Our clinical director, Dr. Tricia Moss, is both a doctoral-level board-certified behavior analyst (B.C.B.A.-D.), as well as a New York State licensed psychologist.

ADELBERG MONTALVAN PEDIATRIC DENTAL AND ORTHODONTICS
1000 F. Park Blvd., Massapequa Park
516-798-1111
62 Lake Ave. S., Suite A, Nesconset
631-360-PEDS (7337)
615 Montauk Highway, West Islip
631-661-PEDS (7337)
ampediatricdental.com


Email adelbergped@optonline.net

Our underwater themed offices are so much fun that children don't want to leave. As pioneers in laser pediatric dentistry we are able to eliminate the need for injections for many fillings. Our pediatric dentists have gone above and beyond their additional two years of residency training to become board-certified. We even have an orthodontist on staff so that we can coordinate all of your child's comprehensive treatment needs. We have flexible hours including evenings and weekends. In-house sedation with an anesthesiologist is available when indicated. Check out our website, ampediatricdental.com, and call our friendly staff to find out more information.

ALL STAR (THE)
96 Main Road, Riverhead
631-998-3565
Email events@theallstar.com

The All Star in Riverhead has much to offer. Bowl over our 22 main lanes with black lights, cutting edge audio and visual system, and projection screens showing sports over our glow in the dark lanes. Bowling specials for the family to enjoy, bowling leagues for all ages, Special Olympic Bowling, and after-school bowling programs are just some of what we have to offer. Check out our website at theallstar.com for available times and pricing. For additional fun explore our new games in our new arcade.

ALLIED PHYSICIANS GROUP
More than 30 locations available. Please visit the website to find a location near you.,
866-621-2769

The more than 120 physicians that comprise Allied Physicians Group are among the top pediatricians throughout Long Island, New York City, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and beyond. When you bring your children to an Allied pediatric practice, you know they are getting the very best care. Our doctors have access to resources, technology, and support that other, stand-alone pediatric practices simply cannot offer. Our doctors have more time for what matters most-you and your child! For more information, visit alliedphysiciansgroup.com or call us at 866-621-2769.

ALTERNATIVES FOR CHILDREN
631-331-6400
Aquebogue, Dix Hills, East Setauket, and Southampton


Alternatives For Children’s Day Care and Preschool staff create a natural educational learning environment fostering each child’s development, self-esteem, and self-confidence. Alternatives For Children is an Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education evaluation site and approved provider of EI and Preschool Special Education services for eligible children. Preschool Special Education and developmentally appropriate integrated nursery classes, taught by NYS Special Education and Early Childhood teachers promote a child’s development through individualized instruction that will support them for the rest of their lives. Special education services of physical, occupational, and speech therapy are provided by licensed therapists.

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
425 Oser Ave., Hauppauge
631-273-8426

Gymnastics is the ultimate preparation for all other sports. Our sport requires strength and flexibility from every single muscle in the body. At Artistic Gymnastics, we combine the beautiful art of gymnastics with the superior knowledge of the growing body to make a safe and fun experience for all of our students. From the recreational gymnast to the competitive athlete, we help all of our students to be stronger, faster, and healthier.

BAKSHI LAW
Offices in the Financial District, Long Island, and Westchester ,
917-244-6133
Email lara.bakshi@gmail.com

Bakshi Law specializes in special education law. We represent parents and children with disabilities, acquire correct classification under IDEA, ensure proper implementation of IEP, ascertain correct placement for children, and tuition reimbursement. We attend CSE meetings, resolution meetings, and suspension hearings, and all disciplinary hearings for special needs and general education students. Bakshi Law’s attorneys are passionate about your child’s education and offer assistance on a sliding scale for parents experiencing financial difficulties.

BOUNCEU FARMINGDALE
101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale
631-777-JUMP (5867)
Email farmingdale.ny@bounceu.com

It’s not your birthday yet? That’s okay! Our Open Bounces are perfect for children to come in with their parents and bounce to their hearts’ content. Every Friday morning we host a Preschool Playdate that includes bounce and snack for children ages 6 and under, Wednesday nights we have Family Bounce Night, and Thursday nights are our All Ages Open Bounces. Sessions may be added or cancelled based on availability, so please make sure to call us at 631-777-5867 or go online to bounceu.com/farmingdale-ny/calendar/ to reserve your spot!

BRIDGES ACADEMY (THE)
339 Snedecor Ave., West Islip
631-358-5035 x103
Email renee.elder@thebridgesacademy.net

The Bridges Academy is an independent private day school located centrally in West Islip, providing students from toddlers to eighth grade with academically accelerated and enriched programs. Our small class sizes coupled with our dedicated teachers ignites a student’s interest in learning. Programs include foreign languages, STEM, greenhouse, theatre, music, sports, and character development. Visit us at thebridgesacademy.net or call 631-358-5053 x103 to learn more.

BROOKVILLE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S SERVICES
189 Wheatly Road, #10, Brookville
516-686-4496
Brookville location at Children's Education Center: 516-626-1000
New Hyde Park location at Marcus Avenue: 516-326-5600
Westbury location at Post Avenue: 516-326-5800
Westbury location on SUNY Old Westbury Campus: 516-333-8063
info@brookvillecenter.org
brookvillecenter.org


Email brookvillecenter.org/about-us/contact-us/

Brookville Center for Children’s Services (Brookville Center) is a multi-service children’s program that provides year-round day care, pre-school, school-aged educational, residential, therapeutic, respite, recreational and social skills, and home and school-based services for over 1,000 children with developmental delays, developmental disabilities, as well as typically developing children. Brookville Center fulfills its mission of providing comprehensive services to children (ages newborn-21) through an emphasis on assisting families in understanding their child’s strengths and areas of need. Brookville Center has five conveniently located, center-based programs throughout Nassau County.

BUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
29 Pinewood Drive, Commack
631-499-1237

Building Blocks is an early childhood learning center focusing on the education of all young children. We offer parent and child groups, nursery and preschool classes, and childcare options. As a New York state-accredited special education program serving children and their families for more than 30 years, we provide services including special instruction, ABA, speech, occupational, and physical therapy, psychological services, and diagnostic services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We develop skills that enable all our children to attain their highest potential while building self-esteem and independent learning.

CHIROMOM
2874 Merrick Road, Bellmore
516-221-1212
Email mychiromom@gmail.com

Dr. Dana Walters is a chiropractor specializing in prenatal and pediatric care. Dr. Walters has practiced in a variety of areas, including Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and has brought her passion for helping families discover the benefits of chiropractic care to Bellmore, as ChiroMom. ChiroMom offers chiropractic care utilizing techniques including immune boosting treatments, musculoskeletal and nutritional work, activator techniques, massage therapy, and lifestyle education. As a mom, Dr. Walters experiences first-hand how chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood sets a solid foundation for greater health and well-being.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email csmontessori@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.

CUMMINGS FAMILY DENTAL
42 High St., Huntington
631-425-1650
Email cummingsfamilydentistry@aol.com

Begin the school year with a confident, healthy smile! At Cummings Family Dentistry, we believe that a dentist and patient become a team. We spend time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. Patients are informed about dental problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. Our practice offers the personal commitment you look for from a dentist. Schedule your back-to-school appointment with us today. There's a story behind every smile...we'd like to be part of yours!

DR. STEVE IMBER, PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS
61-43 186th St. , Fresh Meadows
516-273-1961
Email scimber1@aol.com

Dr. Imber has more than 40 years experience consulting, evaluating, and advocating for children, adolescents, and adults with various disabilities including autism (e.g. Asperger’s syndrome), attention deficit disorders, intellectual disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. Dr. Imber is a professor of special education and a special education expert. He addresses needs of students in public, private, and charter schools. Services are available to parents, students, pediatricians, and attorneys. A confidential complimentary phone consultation is available upon request (Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the five boroughs of NYC).

EAST END PTPC PREVENTATIVE THERAPEUTIC PLAY CENTER
170 Mill Pond Path, Westhampton
631-235-2146, 631-804-5728
Email lauren@eastendptpc.com, ronni@eastendptpc.com

We believe that all children learn best through play. We focus on each individual's unique abilities and needs to help them grow and maximize their learning potential. Therapists with more than 10 years of pediatric clinical experience, we offer physical and occupational therapy, sensory play, handwriting groups, children's yoga, mommy and me classes, fitness, and nutrition. We instill fun, confidence, and strength in the children we treat. Our passion is to teach children to believe in themselves and their dreams despite any physical limitation they may encounter.

EHRENMAN & KHAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
959 Brush Hollow Road, Suite #101, Westbury
516-333-3033
Email kidds@optonline.net

Your child’s dental health is truly important to us! The most common childhood disease is tooth decay, but most cases are preventable with early dental care. Drs. Ehrenman and Khan have two years of pediatric specialty training including care for the child with special needs, behavior management, sedation, and hospital dentistry. Our expert care, gentle touch, and fun office environment make us the dentists of choice for your precious child. Call us today and discover why we were voted 2016 Best Pediatric Dental Practice on Long Island!

ELITE DANCE CENTER
275 Larkfield Road, East Northport
631-368-0299
Email elitedancecentre@hotmail.com

Elite Dance Centre has a reputation for excellence in dance instruction! We specialize in beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels. Classes are taught by skilled teachers in positive classrooms. EDC is more than just great dancing! Our dancers go beyond technique and poise to develop important life skills—learning the value of family and friendships and to be respectful, confident, and conscientious young people. EDC offers a large selection of classes including specialty classes for preschoolers, homeschoolers, special needs, older beginners, teens, “boy’s only," and mommy and me!

EYE LEVEL LEARNING CENTER-WILLISTON PARK
61 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-747-7700

After a long summer of information brain drain, make sure that your child is ready to head back to school with confidence! Eye Level of Williston Park can help prepare your child as you pack their backpacks up once again for the new school year. It’s the perfect time to review your child’s strength in math and English and ensure that they’re prepared for the year ahead! Refresh, review, and stay ahead! Call us now to schedule your free diagnostic placement test today! 514-747-7700.

FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
866-561-0492
1755 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
679 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head


Email fairylicemothers@gmail.com

Back to School is approaching and children have been playing head to head all summer. It is important to check your children before school starts. Fairy LiceMothers says “Once a week, take a peek” by doing a quick ten-minute weekly comb-out with the MagicWand and MagicHalo Conditioner. Watch our comb-out video to learn how to check your children at fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html. Or schedule a headcheck at one of our three Long Island locations. Headchecks are normally $25 but mention this ad and get $10 off. Remember, advice is always free.

FAMILY JOY OF MUSIC
600D Montauk Highway, Bayport
631-833-1906
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Family Joy of Music uses a holistic approach to provide age-appropriate programs to introduce music to children from a very young age. We teach music through playing piano, music games that enhance ear training, movement, and rhythmic activities, while incorporating sing-along songs and solfege. Our programs invite family members to actively participate during class sessions and at home studies. We offer group keyboard lessons, group music lessons, group theory lessons, private piano lessons, NYSSMA Level I-VI, an annual recital, music and movement for infants and toddlers, and children's birthday parties.

FASHION CLASS (THE)
1812 Merrick Road, Merrick
516-246-2000

Kids, ages 6-12, will learn to sew real clothing with real fashion designers at The Fashion Class! Classes run year-round in our bright 3000-square-foot fashion studio with separate classrooms for illustration, sewing, and more. Fall 2016 registration is now open with fun classes like handbag design, evening wear illustration, fashion entrepreneurship, and of course sewing! All sewing classes end with a professional fashion show on our raised, light-up runway.

HANNAH KRONER SCHOOL OF DANCE
1180 Willis Ave., Albertson
516-484-5430
Email carolhksod@aol.com

The legendary Hannah Kroner School of Dance, will be celebrating its 70th year with many new special programs offered throughout this 2016-17 season. The school has a reputation for offering the newest and most innovative dance education. Owner and director Carol Riley, and an unsurpassed staff have continued to be innovators of programs unique to dance education on Long Island. A complimentary Musical Theatre class will kick-off the season on Wednesday Sept. 7 from 4:30-6pm. Call to reserve a spot. Classes are offered in every age range and level, 18 months through adult.

HAPPYFEST
Long Island Sports Park, 149 Edwards Ave., Calverton
888-593-0087

HappyFest Obstacle Course and Festival Oct. 15, 2016. Register at happyfestusa.com for the country's first all-ages, all-abilities, accessible obstacle course. HappyFest is designed so that every member of every family and their friends can do the obstacle course that’s longer than 1 mile, and cross the finish line. Each obstacle has a wheelchair accessible alternative for all who choose. Entry includes the obstacle course, t-shirt, medal, entrance to the live music festival, and the awesome bubble finish. Check the website for pricing-early bird specials. happyfestusa.com.

IKEN SCIENCE ACADEMY
351 E. 74th St., New York
914-476-3876
Email admin@ikenscienceacademy.com

Exciting things are happening at Iken Academy, home to enrichment workshops for children 2½-5 years, full-day STEM program, after-school programming for school-age children, with pick-up from local public and private schools within walking distance, summer camp, and birthday parties! Come visit our state-of-the-art, beautiful facility on the Upper East Side. We are currently accepting registration for all programs. In September the Iken Stem Science Academy Nursery School will open in Jericho, Long Island offering Mommy and Me classes and a full-day or half-day nursery school following in the tradition of the Manhattan location.

JEI LEARNING CENTERS (NASSAU)
Herricks-Williston Park
516-742-5534
Hicksville
917-815-0977
Merrick
516-224-3177


JEI Learning Centers have helped children achieve academic success around the world since 1977. We offer a variety of academic enrichment and tutoring programs for children in pre-K through ninth grade, including math, problem solving, English, reading, and writing. Our program is designed to elevate each student’s abilities to the next level and beyond. JEI’s scientific diagnostic system pinpoints the missing links in learning and prescribes individual study programs based on specific needs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Call us for more information.

JOYOUS MUSIC SCHOOL
21 Jerusalem Ave., Hicksville
1-888-628-98659
Email joyousmusicschool@gmail.com

Tiny, adorable, and blessed with bags of musical talent–meet Joyous String Ensemble, a group of rising stars with musical aptitude way beyond their years. They’ve been playing together since they were age 4, and have progressed to the point where they can produce a flawless rendition of the Michael Jackson classic “Smooth Criminal” without even breaking a sweat. These talented kids perform 30 concerts a year around the globe. Check out their latest performance on NBC’s hit show “Little Big Shots." joyousmusicschool.org.

KIDDS ON PARK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY DR. JODI GUTTENBERG
111 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
516-678-7422
Email info@kiddsonpark.com

Choosing the right pediatric dentist for you child is a very important decision. Our board-certified pediatric dentists have the training and experience to treat any dental need your child may have, ranging from cleanings to fillings to surgery and orthodontics. Our office is welcoming and provides a fun environment. Drs. Guttenberg, Sing, and Simoni welcome new patients and look forward to meeting your family! Find us at kiddsonpark.com.

KIDVILLE ROSLYN AND WANTAGH
Kidville Wantagh
Willow Wood Shopping Center
1183 Wantagh Ave.,Wantagh
516-409-4558
kidville.com/wantagh
Kidville Roslyn
250 South Service Road, Roslyn
516-626-3126
kidville.com/roslyn


Kidville Wantagh and Roslyn is a beautiful membership facility which offers classes for every child ages newborn to 6 years! We have a wide range of creative classes for babies, toddlers, and children up to age 6, all developed by our team of early childhood development specialists. Choose from classes in music and dance, gym, art, and enrichment. We also offer our members supervised open play in our fantastic state-of-the-art gym, giving children a fun and safe space to run, climb, and make new friends.

KUMON MATH & READING CENTER - COMMACK
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email manhattan@kumon.com

Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. The key to Kumon programs is the individualized instruction, carefully planned by an instructor. Regardless of academic level, your child will progress through the individualized instruction at his or her own pace–advancing step by logical step. Kumon’s disciplined, worksheet approach to learning advances your child’s abilities in the classroom and throughout life.

KUMON MATH AND READING CENTERS - ALBERTSON
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email manhattan@kumon.com

Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. The key to Kumon programs is the individualized instruction, carefully planned by an instructor. Regardless of academic level, your child will progress through the individualized instruction at his or her own pace–advancing step by logical step. Kumon’s disciplined, worksheet approach to learning advances your child’s abilities in the classroom and throughout life.

LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, P.L.L.C.
1772 E. Jericho Turnpike, Suite 2, Huntington
631-379-9569
Email brad@specialedcounselor.com

School districts consult their attorneys, why shouldn’t you? Brad H. Rosken is an experienced trial attorney. He’s also a parent of a child with special needs. He knows how far to push a school district to obtain the maximum that your child is entitled to under law. He’ll guide you, decipher lingo, and develop effective strategies. He’s also a New York state-certified impartial hearing officer who hears cases in New York City, Rockland, and Westchester counties.

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160
Email vera.savino@LIU.EDU

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in the metropolitan area and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.

LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR SPEECH AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Locations across Suffolk and Nassau: East Yaphank, Farmingville, Stony Brook, Commack, Jericho, Wantagh, and Lake Success
lispeechandmyo.com
Queens: 718-640-6767 Nassau: 516-216-1791 Suffolk: 631-689-6858


Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Speech Pathology and Swallowing Disorder Services of Long Island. Along with her group of therapists, she supports families and children across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, and expressive and receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions, and FEES—Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing—are also offered. There is a total of seven affiliated offices across Long Island, all participating with most major health insurance companies and offering evening and Saturday hours.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424 x224
Email admissions@ludaynorthport.org

LuDay’s preschool program serves children ages 2-5 in full- and half-day programs. Nursery classes emphasize learning through imaginative play and exploration as the means for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Attention is given to the student’s continued development of language and self-expression skills. Preschool curriculum includes tools for mathematics and reading readiness, and is designed to build a solid foundation for future learning. The Kindersteps program provides an extra year of preparation for a child who has a late birthday or is not quite ready for kindergarten.

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
1759 Grand Ave., Baldwin
516-544-2525
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
516-569-1500
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-MATH (6284)
661 Old Country Road, Plainview
516-881-7997
1003 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park 516-616-MATH (6284)
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights 516-484-MATH (6284)


Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise with centers throughout Nassau County, specializes in teaching kids of all ages math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. Our experienced math tutors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address each student's needs. Our instructional approach goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math.

MERRICK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
1756A Merrick Ave., Merrick
516-547-1997

Dr. Rania Elbaz is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She earned her dental degree from Columbia University. She then completed her pediatric dental training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School. Dr. Elbaz loves working with children and strives to create a warm and fun environment that children look forward to visiting. Dr. Elbaz sees every patient in order to ensure the consistency that is so important to young children. The office welcomes and gives extra time and attention to patients with special needs. The office also participates with most major insurance plans.

MODERN WARRIOR
711 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst
631-226-8383, 888-MWARRIOR (692-7746).
Email info@modernwarrior.com

Modern Warrior Wolverinz Self-defense and Leadership Program gives kids skills and parents a piece of mind! Improve confidence, build strength, enhance awareness, and increase attention span! Wolverinz Program is for ages 4-14, and provides not just age-appropriate, real world, self-defense training but also promotes life skills that will give your child a strong platform they can build on to become better students, better peers, and better people! Fitness activities are paired with fun tasks and challenges. Programs for adult self-defense and women-only self-defense training available! Inquire about free classes!

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
90 Community Reformed Church P.O. Box 119, Manhasset
516-627-7052
Email miligirls@aol.com

Now in our 27th year, Music Institute of Long Island voted No. 1 "Best Music School On The North Shore 2016.” Programs include violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Instructions in traditional and Suzuki methods for ages 3-99, beginner-advanced. MILI offers: Chamber Music, Theory, Sight Reading, NYSSMA, and College Audition Preparation. Performances eight times annually at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and for charities. First prize music competition winners, soloists with orchestras. Outstanding faculty. Fall semester begins September 12, 2016.

MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations
Find the location near you


While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids, too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD/download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island:musictogetherli-queens.com.

NOT JUST ART
183 South St., Oyster Bay
516-922-8300
Email create@notjust art.com

More than ever, children need places to wonder, discover, play, create, experience joy, and express their ideas! Engaging natural curiosity and imagination is the heart of our Music Together® art, science, and story arts programs. Inclusive hands-on activities emphasize learning process over product and performance. Staffed with experienced teachers, classes are developmentally appropriate and thoughtfully designed to nurture children and their families at each age and stage! Infants and toddlers, pre-K through elementary, after-school, home-schoolers, scouts, parties, drop-in studio, school vacation camps, and workshops. Music Together® locations in Nassau and Suffolk.

OHMAN SCHOOL OF BALLET
60 Calvert Ave., Commack
631-462-6266
Email office@ohmanballet.com

Our school serves as a training ground for promising young dancers and offers the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine. Students are guided from first steps to advanced technique. The Early Childhood Program instills creativity, discipline, and a love for ballet for our students ages 4-6. Students explore the characters and music of various classical ballets, are introduced to classical ballet steps, create their own movements, and practice in costume. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school, focusing on proper classical ballet technique.

ONCE UPON A CHILD
1089 Hicksville Road, Seaford
516-579-4200
Email kndkidsovac@aol.com

We buy and sell gently-used and new kids clothing, furniture, equipment, and toys! We pay cash for an amazing array of gently used name brand items. Each item brought into our store is individually examined and reviewed. We will purchase gently used and new items that meet current style and safety standards. As the safety of children is our first priority, the Once Upon a Child service team will inspect all equipment and toys for recalls. You will then be offered payment on the spot for all items that meet our standards.

OUR LADY OF GRACE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset
516-365-9832
Email sister.kelly@olgmanhasset.com

Our Lady of Grace is committed to providing an atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual and educational growth. The School strives to foster and maintain an educational experience for children from nursery to third grade, inspiring them to pursue life-long learning. The school has offered high quality education for more than 48 years and is rooted in the core values of love, spirituality, respect, community, and beauty. Our teachers recognize that children learn in different ways and accommodate all learning styles.

OUR LADY OF MERCY
520 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville
516-433-7040

The American Girl Fashion Show is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls! Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy tea party-style refreshments, enter to win raffle and door prizes, and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles. Hosted by Our Lady of Mercy School, Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1pm and 6pm. Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2pm. Tickets: $30.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 145, Commack
631-486-6364
3237 Route 112, Building 6, Suite 7B, Medford
631-320-0880


Email mikeioannou@hotmail.com

Dr. Michael Ioannou, a native of Suffolk County, received his dental degree at the University of Connecticut’s School of Dental Medicine, with a residency in pediatric dentistry from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. A friendly, patient dentist, Dr. Mike strives to make visiting the dentist a fun experience, all while providing exceptional dental care. He uses excellent behavioral management approaches, offers a child-friendly environment (TV and cartoons are available in all treatment rooms), and sings to the patients! Dr. Mike currently participates with most insurance companies!

PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
Suffolk County,
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Suite 105, North Lindenhurst
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)


Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly, walk-ins welcome, most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, babies, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. Thirty years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.

PICASSO KIDZ, CREATIVE ART STUDIO FOR CHILDREN
72 Broadway, Greenlawn
631-261-5500
Email picassokidzart@gmail.com

Picasso Kidz is a children's art studio for ages 2-17. We offer age-appropriate art classes by experienced NYS-certified art teachers dedicated to giving children a well-rounded art education. Children will be taught drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and collage, in a caring and creative environment. Mommy and Me classes for ages 2-3, include creative play, easel time, story time, and art lessons. “Extraordinary Picasso” art classes are for children with special needs. These are smaller classes, taught by NYS-certified art teachers who have also been trained by Missing Piece Awareness.

PORTLEDGE SCHOOL
355 Duck Pond Road , Locust Valley
516-750-3100

Portledge School is an independent, pre-nursery through 12th grade preparatory day school. The school’s coordinated sequential programs, beginning with the Reggio Emilia program in early childhood, provide a rigorous academic environment, preparing students to live responsible and productive lives. Dedicated teachers use small class size to deliver knowledge based on inquiry and inspired by a student-centered learning approach. Individual talents are nurtured through the arts, athletics, and a variety of community and travel programs that all emphasize the Portledge Pillars of passion, purpose, honor, and respect.

POSEY SCHOOL
57 Main St., Northport
631-757-2700
Email poseyschoolofdance@gmail.com

Posey School offers dance classes, infants-adults, a Preschool Program, and our new art classes. We offer classes during convenient days and times, and a preschool program for boys and girls from age 2-5 every day from 9-12pm. Classes include: Ballet, Contemporary-Modern, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, and Creative Movement. Based on nationally recognized criteria, our unique programs emphasize the artistic and cultural benefits of applying oneself in the arts. These benefits include acquiring and maintaining basic physical skills, as well as cognitive development in problem solving.

PRIME TIME EARLY LEARNING CENTER
270 Airport Plaza , Farmingdale
631-777-9090

Prime Time Farmingdale offers expert childcare for infants six weeks through pre-K, and an enriching before- and after-school program for children 10 and younger. We are dedicated to fostering harmonious home-school relations. Our before- and after-school program provides homework assistance, supervised play, computers, group games, and playground time in a safe, educational, and relaxed environment. Our center offers an environment that is safe and loving, with a staff that is well trained, highly motivated, and dedicated to each child’s well-being. Prime Time Farmingdale is open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-7pm.

PTS COACHING - CINDY GOLDRICH, ED.M., A.C.A.C.
Long Island,
Email info@ptscoaching.com

Cindy Goldrich specializes in parenting children and teens with ADHD. She helps parents reduce arguing, stress, and chaos to help children reach their true potential. Cindy conducts a parent workshop series to help parents develop the tools to create a calm, more compliant environment. Specific strategies are developed to establish workable, realistic rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, and improve children’s problem solving, self-advocacy, and communication skills. Additional services include school support, staff development, and presentations. Coaching is available in person on Long Island and Manhattan or via phone.

PTS COACHING TUTORS
89 Melanie Lane, Syosset
Email cindy@ptscoaching.com

With PTS Coaching Tutors, our teacher/tutors have been rigorously trained by Cindy Goldrich, ADHD Expert. They understand your child's ADHD and Executive Function challenges and their impact on learning. All are knowledgeable about both academics and the specific support children with these challenges need to succeed as students. In Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD©, a seven-week workshop, you'll meet other parents who have come across similar obstacles, you'll gain insight into ADHD and you will always have my respect and support as we move forward in this journey together.

READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC AT THE JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER OF HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY (THE)
131 Hofstra University,
516-463-5805

Located at Hofstra University, The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center is dedicated to providing literacy support to children and youth in a safe and supportive environment. Each class incorporates students’ experiences with literacy, using innovative ways, to help develop their strengths and identities as readers and writers. All classes are taught by New York state-certified teachers in individual or group settings. And, personalized consultations are offered to parents to learn how to support their child’s literacy growth. Call 516-463-5805 for more information.

RENÉE GALLERY OF ART
1966 Jackson Ave., Seaford
516-785-7291

Drawing and painting instruction for children ages 7 and older once a week, 1½ hour classes, 4:30-6pm. Students are taught the basics of fine art at their individual level. Small informal classes, beginners welcome. Evening class available for adults. Established in 1973.

ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-ROBO (7626)
Nassau:
Premier Education Center/RoboMindTech
575 Jericho Turnpike,
Jericho
718-264-7626
MPM Math Center
25 Cuttermill Road No.4
Greatneck
robomindtech@gmail.com
718-264-7626, 516-418-6102


Email robomindtech@gmail.com

Science, technology, creativity, and L-E-G-O learning fun! Robomindtech is an award winning S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) education center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics, video game design, 3D modeling, coding and Lego® creative play into unique, hands-on curriculum designed to inspire young minds. We offer after-school programs, on-site field trips and group programs, off-site school programs, birthday parties, and robotics competition training. Home to NYC FIRST Lego League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions. Call to RSVP for our open house!

SPIRIT’S PROMISE HORSE RESCUE PROGRAM
2746 Sound Ave., Riverhead
631-875-0433
Email marisa@spiritspromiserescue.org

Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue And Rehabilitation Program. Spirit’s Promise rescues horses that have been abused or neglected. Located in Riverhead, our horses have found companionship, respect, and love at the rescue center. They get a second chance as teachers and healers through our rehabilitation program, “Through Our Horses.” Spirit’s Promise provides a unique destination for many family events, with birthday parties, Halloween, and Christmas events, and more! Join us for a tour of the farm, line dancing, equine education, or the summer day camp. Volunteer every Sunday!

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
St. Patrick Church, Smithtown
631-724-1261
Email spyouth@optonline.net

The best kept secret is now available to you! St. Patrick Youth Enrichment Learning Center is available for ages 2-5, Monday–Friday, during the school year. Flexible hours, days, and reasonable rates make this program an option for all. Music, reading readiness skills, and NYS standards are just some of the reasons to join. We offer arts and crafts, circle time number concepts, and free play. Playtime with Mommy and separation classes are also available. And the best part is, you only pay for the days you attend!

ST. PETER OF ALCANTARA
1321 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-944-3772

St. Peter of Alcantara School provides a Roman Catholic education dedicated to preparing students for the future within a supportive, safe, and caring environment. We teach faith-based leadership skills that will instill a lifelong commitment and devotion to the church. Our teachers challenge students academically to make connections to become creative and independent problem solvers. We recognize the importance of the integration of technology for academic and future career success. We offer Little Learners Nursery–pre K programs, full-day kindergarten through eighth grade, after-school enrichment, and after-school care.

STEPS TO SOCIALIZATION
13 South Bayles Ave., Port Washington
516-767-0266

At Steps to Socialization, we understand that not all children process social information the same way. Our curriculum, designed for children through 12th grade, makes the hidden rules of daily social interactions simple and clear. Through targeted activities and role-play, your child will gain the communication skills needed to navigate the social world. Parents and caregivers are an integral part of the team. We work together to reinforce the program at home and school.

TOWER TALENT
535 Broadhollow Road Suite A2A, Melville
516-765-2400
Email towertalentclasses@gmail.com

On-camera acting, modeling, and vocal coaching for kids and teens ages 4 and older. Build confidence, overcome shyness, and prepare your child for a future career in entertainment. Local auditions with NYC talent agencies, management and casting companies are held at our Melville location and are provided to students for potential jobs in commercials, TV, film, fashion shows, and print campaigns. Attend special guest workshops and learn from working actors, models, and casting directors. After school and on weekends. If your child has star quality, give us a call today.

TUMBLING TUNES
212 Laurel Road, East Northport
631-697-0140
Email tumblingtunes@gmail.com

Tumbling Tunes offers high-energy, fun, after-school activities for your kids ages 3-8. Every afternoon, we offer Drop and Shop Open Play where kids can play in the gymnastics, music, craft, pretend play, book nook, or manipulative areas. Children as young as 6 months are welcome to stay with or without parents. We also offer structured gymnastics and art classes. Our experienced and friendly staff guarantees your child will have a great time while learning new skills and gaining confidence. Free trial classes.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER CENTER SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown, NY 11756
516-490-3301


Variety Child Learning Center offers Social Skills Training Groups for children and teens (ages 4–16) who are experiencing difficulties in social situations and forming friendships. It also offers Saturday enrichment groups (Sparkling Artists and Movement) focused on social and emotional development, for children ages 3-8, on Saturday mornings during summer, fall, winter, and spring sessions. Call or email for additional information and fees: 516-921-7171, x2179 or ahamel@vclc.org.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave.
Roslyn Heights
631-549-2313


Email info@villageeastgifted.com

Village East Gifted® (VEG) is a highly rigorous, creative and engaging academic enrichment program for gifted students ages 3-16. Its curriculum includes Latin, writing, geography, global studies, world history, STEM, advanced linguistics, SAT vocabulary enrichment, public speaking, art, and creative problem solving. Gifted pre-kindergarten (ages 3-4) is offered as well as parallel classes for bright children not classified as gifted. Over 400 students have enrolled in the program, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 155.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

Located in Port Washington, the Vincent Smith School is a private, independent day school serving students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties in New York since 1924. The school is well known for its individualized program for students in grades first through 12th with AD/HD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and language (expressive or receptive) processing disorders. Emphasis is placed on academic excellence, differentiated instruction, strong home to school connection, and college and career counseling in small supportive classes.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
1-800- 433-4149
Birthday Parties:
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Zoos
Call our education "one stop" shopping number for all parks: 1-800-433-4149.
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Queens
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
wcs.org/parties-events/birthday-parties
Camps:
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
For Manhattan:
The Bronx Zoo
bzeducation@wcs.org
Central Park Zoo
cpzregistration@wcs.org


Looking for something fun for your child to do on school holidays? Encourage them to learn about animals and science at one of New York City’s Zoos or Aquarium on their days off! The Wildlife Conservation Society is excited to offer school break camps at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium! Topics and dates vary across the facilities, so please call 800-433-4149 or visit wcs.org/educators for more information!