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by Directories Editor - Featured August 30, 2013

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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.

 

NASSAU COUNTY

 

16 HANDLES
22 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho
516-833-6855
1005 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-439-4715
1060 Old Country Road, Plainview
516-433-8086

 

Not only is 16 Handles a great place to bring your kids for an after-school snack, but please know that we are interested in helping your school raise money this school year! 16 Handles is always looking to give back and here are some suggestions: You can run an in-store fundraiser where 16% of proceeds are donated; we will supply 16 Handles yogurt for a fro-yo sale with pre-swirled cups sold for a set price at the charity’s location; we can offer an auction donation (party, monthly megamix dessert for a year); we can offer gift cards with preset dollar amounts to your fundraising events. Please come into our store at any time and talk to our manager about how we can help you!


ABSOLUTE BEST CARE
40 Underhill Blvd., Suite 2E, Syosset
516-802-3780
631-486-4594

 

Absolute Best Care specializes in placing the most qualified baby nurses, nannies, housekeepers, and babysitters. We provide live-in, live-out, full-time, and part-time caregivers. We’ve developed our own proprietary Five Step Screening Process for all care specialists, including face-to-face interviews with all candidates, solid references, and background checks. We’re licensed, bonded, and a member of the International Nanny Association. We’ve been featured on CBS MarketWatch, ABC Eyewitness News and in the Wall Street Journal and voted “Editorial Winner” and “Audience Winner” on Best of Citysearch, and “Best of the Best” in New York Magazine


ADELBERG MONTALVAN
62 Lake Ave. S., Suite A, Nesconset
631-360-7337
1000 F Park Blvd.
Massapequa Park
11762
516-798-1111

 

We specialize in treating children with special needs. We know that you have enough to worry about so let us take the stress and worry out of taking your child to the dentist. We have an anesthesiologist on call to safely put your child to sleep right here in our offices. Please feel free to call for more information.


ADELPHI UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (AUPAC)
1 South Ave., Garden City
800-ADELPHI (233-5744)

 

This fall proves to be another exciting season at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) with memorable performances that will resonate with you for a lifetime. Diverse performances from world-renowned guest artists and our talented students and faculty combine with our film series to create a season like no other on Long Island. We also have children’s programming. On Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11am, AUPAC will welcome a Kodály music specialist in "A Musical Morning with Kathy Kuddes" — an interactive experience for children ages 3–12 and their parents. Visit aupac.adelphi.edu today.


AMY EAPEN, PT, DPT
80 Crossways Park Drive, Suite 200, Woodbury
516-726-1758

 

Keep Moving Forward offers intensive physical therapy programs for children and adults with neurological and developmental delays. Individuals are trained to reach their maximum potential through utilization of the TheraSuit and Universal Exercise Unit. This approach combats the effects of deconditioning and immobilization while using the principles of intensive strength training. Our primary goal is to achieve functional independence. KMF also offers traditional physical therapy, early intervention, Fit Kids programs, and Baby Boot Camp.


AQUA TOTS
917-653-6335

 

Swimming is one of the best after-school activities for children, including those with ADHD. If your child isn’t interested in team sports, swimming is a fun alternative that requires both physical effort and concentration. Like all exercise, it helps burn excess energy and may help your child stay focused—even when he’s out of the water. Call now to register you child.


ARTS ALIVE LI
100 Crossways Park W., Suite 107, Woodbury
516-224-8440

 

The Arts are Alive on Long Island. Audiences of all ages - step right up. Visit ArtsAliveLI.org for a full calendar of events, festival giveaways, and prizes available to you and your family during October 2013's Arts Alive LI! Arts Alive LI is presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance and Bethpage Federal Credit Union, with additional support from the Long Island Community Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and Empire State Development's Division of Tourism/I LOVE NEW YORK, through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.


BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
516-762-1300

 

Bounce! Trampoline Sports is the most exciting indoor entertainment complex to hit the Northeast! Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. The facility has fitness classes for all ages and levels, open jump time, trampoline dodge ball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, the only trampoline Bungee jump in the country, acrobat classes, and Toddler Time for the younger set. Private party rooms, free Wi-Fi, snack bar, arcade, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone. Schools, camps, and corporate groups welcome. Fundraising opportunities available.


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

 

BounceU Farmingdale was voted “Best of Long Island” for Children’s Party Place, Camp and Family Amusement Center. We’re a great after-school or school trip venue. We provide the ideal combination of inflatable structures, a clean environment, incredible customer service and non-stop excitement in a private-party atmosphere. We feature giant inflatable toys and a wide variety of activities for children and adults, including basketball and boxing, obstacle courses and slides. We take pride in providing superior customer service.


BRAIN ABILITIES
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 103, Lake Success
516-208-9360

 

There are no simple solutions when it comes to ADD, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, learning disabilities, or processing disorders. Complex issues require comprehensive integrative solutions and that is exactly what we provide at Brain Abilities. A simple phone call is all it takes to find out exactly how we have helped hundreds of children and families. For more information and to see how we can help your family, visit brainabilities.com or call 516-208-9360.


BRICKS 4 KIDZ
Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center, 49 Ira Road, Syosset
631-239-8720
Off site location through Town of Huntington Parks and Recreation
Email lgallo@bricks4kidz.com

 

Bricks 4 Kidz™ offers age appropriate hands-on enrichment for children ages 3 – 12, including robotics, using Lego® bricks. Students explore topics including space, inventions, vehicles, natural disasters and more. We Learn: themed lessons introducing and exploring the day’s concept. We Build: Step by step model building introducing more challenging builds as students progress. We Play: creative exploration modifying builds or through free-time play. All materials are provided for students to work in a lab-type setting with an integrated curriculum based on science, technology, engineering, and social studies.


CELEBRATIONS IN THE KITCHEN
63 E. Old Country Road, Hicksville
516-396-2193

 

The most unique, fun filled, joyous event! We have created a true baking experience for everyone to enjoy—children, parents, family, friends, and boys and girls of any age. Guests enjoy our first class facility complete with a huge exhibition size kitchen, private party rooms, and a fabulous café and espresso bar for the adults to socialize! Baking experiences include cookie baking and decorating, cupcakes “from scratch,” muffin and scone baking, brownies, and more! Come in, call, or visit celebrationsinthekitchen.com for more information on parties, classes, and more. 


CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF NASSAU, INC
925 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 400, Franklin Square
516-358-9288
Email info@childcarenassau.org

 

Child Care Council of Nassau, quality assured by Child Care Aware of America, is a private, not-for-profit organization serving the community since 1972. As the leading resource agency in Nassau County for early care and education, CCCN provides child care counseling and referrals to families, professional development, and technical assistance to the child care workforce and consulting services to employers. CCCN serves as an informational resource and public voice for child care issues facing Nassau’s diverse communities. CCCN believes “Every Day Counts in the Life of a Child.”


CHILDREN DANCING
Horace Harding Blvd., Great Neck
516-314-2359
Huske Hall at All Saints
855 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Email children.dancing@gmail.com

 

For a unique, artistic, and joyous dance experience. Children Dancing has been nurturing dancers and artists since 1988, ages 3 through adults. Age-appropriate and professional classes in creative/pre-ballet, classical ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, holistic body conditioning, and boys breakdance and hip-hop. We also are the only qualified dance school in Queens and Long Island to offer Isadora Duncan Dance. Duncan Dance is not only a wonderful physical work-out; it also heightens artistry, command, and musicality. Classes are perfect for young children through adults. Children Dancing is the affiliated school of Dance Visions NY, Inc.


CHIROMOM
2874 Merrick Road, Bellmore
516-221-1212

 

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


DR. THERESA RUA
2450 Merrick Road, Bellmore
516-783-0300
Email trua@zencheyecare.com

 

Optometrist Dr. Theresa Rua has been helping children with vision and learning issues for 15 years. By instructing parents, she is able to help children with tracking disorders, reading problems, processing problems and visual-motor integration problems. A comprehensive eye examination should check more than just vision. Learning related vision problems can manifest as poor reading comprehension, dyslexia, poor handwriting skills, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. When treated, children’s symptoms of eyestrain, blurred vision, loss of place, copying difficulty, and double vision are resolved. Kids experience less frustration with schoolwork and greater self-confidence.


EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE
50 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
516-678-5800 x278

 

Long Island’s Catholic elementary schools are a community of schools coordinated by the Diocese of Rockville Centre that share a commitment to academic excellence and faith formation. A more structured school environment, higher expectations, more attention to discipline, and an underlying system of values that is integrated with the curriculum helps to develop the mind, body, and spirit of Catholic school students. Highly experienced teachers, creative classrooms, computer instruction, and innovative reading programs accelerate academic achievement. A Catholic education prepares children for life’s journey. Learn more at licatholicelementaryschools.org.


EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road, Suite 102, Bethpage
516-746-1115
Email info@eglevsky.org

 

Since 1961, Eglevsky Ballet has been dedicated to the art form of ballet. Take class with world-renowned instructors in our brand new, state of the art facilities in Bethpage. Fall registration is still open! Students perform in our Nutcracker at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. We welcome all levels of students.


EHRENMAN AND KHAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
959 Brush Hollow Road, Suite 101, Westbury
516-333-3033

 

Serving the families of Long Island for more than 40 years, Ehrenman & Khan Pediatric Dentistry cares for all of your child’s oral health needs in a fun, kid-friendly environment. Focusing on educating patients and creating an appreciation for good oral health habits, Drs. Ehrenman and Khan welcome you to sit with your child during treatment. With advanced training and years of experience in pediatric dentistry, Drs. Ehrenman and Khan are dedicated and trained to ease dental anxieties and provide an enjoyable dental experience for your kids as they grow.


ER-DOX & PEDIA-NYTE
Southgate Shopping Center, 4954 Merrick Road , Massapequa Park
516-308-7255
Newest Location:
ER-DOX
1158 Broadway, Hewlett
516-218-2929
ER-DOX
148 Merrick Road (Corner of Route 110 and Merrick Road), Amityville
631-841-4102

 

ER-DOX provides immediate medical care for all people newborn to age 99 without the long wait! Open seven days a week, no appointment needed and X-rays on-site. Our doctors are board-certified emergency medicine physicians and pediatricians who treat most injuries, and illnesses including colds, coughs, stitches, strains, abdominal pain, and more. Open 9am-9pm for patients of all ages and extended hours for children (9am-11pm) for those unexpected late night illnesses/injuries. Your answer for immediate medical care!


EYE LEVEL
Eye Level of Williston Park
61 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-747-7700
Eye Level of Port Washington
59 Main St., 2nd Floor, Port Washington
516-472-7575
Eye Level of Hicksville
760 South Broadway, Hicksville
516-597-5300
Eye Level of Malverne
304 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
516-341-0625

 

Lifelong learning for the new school year and beyond. Help your child go back to school with confidence by jumpstarting the school year with Eye Level’s math and English programs. Eye Level is based on an educational principle where students learn at their own level identified in a free diagnostic exam. Students learn at their own pace in order to progress beyond their school grade. Eye Level Learning Centers support success whether your goals for your child are for early learning, supplemental education, or academic success. Call today to learn more information.


FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 Long Beach Road, Oceanside
866-561-0492
1775 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Email support@fairylicemothers.com

 

August through October are the busiest months for lice outbreaks. Kids who got lice this summer will spread it to classmates once school starts. If parents knew how to do a proper head-check, it would never be this bad. Early cases are easily avoided just by looking. A head-check must be done with a nit comb. Fairy LiceMothers recommends their MagicWand nit comb along with their MagicHalo Shampoo and Conditioner. Watch their comb-out video for assistance fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html. Call Fairy LiceMothers any time for free advice at 866-561-0492.


FASTRACKIDS BELLMORE
2583 Merrick Road, Bellmore
516-224-3177
Email bellmore@fastrackids.com

 

We are the first FasTracKids in Long Island. Our center location is fully renovated to provide our kids a safe, fun, engaging learning environment. We teach how to learn, not what to learn, by helping kids build their confidence, creativity, communication skills, collaboration, and critical thinking. In today’s economic environment a good education is a requirement. We help children prepare for the future. We believe they will have a better life if provided a better education. Let’s start your child on a path to a better life.


GAMETRUCK
Ultimate video game party serving all of Long Island and NYC,
516-629-5595
Email david.schwartz@gametruckparty.com

 

The ultimate mobile video game party serving all of Long Island! GameTruck is a mobile video game theater that is completely self-contained and all-weather. It is always 75 degrees and dry inside our custom game theater. Every GameTruck is equipped with six HDTVs inside our theater, as well as two HDTVs outside! We can accommodate up to 28 players all playing the latest multiplayer games on Xbox, PS3, Wii, and Wii U. Two game coaches manage the event while you sit back and relax or join the fun. Great for children ages 6 and older, and adults too! GameTruck is available to come to your family event, and is great for back to school parties.


GATEWAY SPORTS CLUB
Program offered at various locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau ,
718-776-5566
Brooklyn:
James Madison High School, Madison
John Jay High School, Park Slope
Block Institute, Bensonhurst

Queens:
Douglaston ICC, Douglaston
Flushing Aquatic Center, Flushing
Hillcrest Jewish Center, Fresh Meadows
John Adams High School, South Ozone Park
Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
Bayside High School, Bayside
PS 224, Bayside

Nassau:
Chaminade High School , Mineola
Email office@gatewaysportsclub.com

 

Gateway Sports, Inc., a program that strives for excellence in academics and sports, started with only 17 students. The program has grown to more than 2,000 and has been providing quality instruction for more than 10 years. Our sports school prides itself on exceptional athletic programs that teach students how to swim (USS swim team, private lessons, baby & me, water aerobics, water polo, and lifeguard training) and play basketball, tennis, soccer, and volleyball. Our goal is to add other non-traditional sports programming like martial arts, yoga, triathlon training, aquatic therapy, and scuba diving.


GROWING TREE NORTH
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-625-9080
The Growing Tree Nursery School
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
516-625-9080

 

Our learning center, for children 3 months to 5 years, mirrors the philosophy of our other prestigious location, family owned and operated since 1979. Director Dawn Friedman, M.S., is actively involved and understands individual needs of children and families. A creative curriculum inspires children to learn through play and exploration and achieve important social, emotional, and self-sufficient skills. Computers, music, Italian, and American Sign Language offered. Licensed by The Office of Children and Family Services. Staff is CPR and first aid-certified. Fully air-conditioned classroom, library, nature room, and indoor gyms. Spacious outdoor playgrounds. 


GROWING TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
516-621-9009
The Growing Tree North of Roslyn, Inc.
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-625-9080
Email dawn@growingtreenurseryschool.com

 

Overlooking the scenic Roslyn duck pond, this child-centered school is family-owned and operated since 1979. Our caring, friendly environment provides warmth, support, and guidance. Director Dawn Friedman, M.S., is actively involved and understands individual needs of children and families. Licensed by The Office of Children and Family Services. Registered with New York State Department of Education. Programs for children ages 2-5. Classrooms are air-conditioned and our outdoor playground is fully equipped. Computer classes and Italian lessons offered. New Apple computer room with iPads and Apple computers. Enrollment is ongoing.


GUTTENBERG, DR. JODI
111 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre
516-678-7422

 

Choosing the right pediatric dentist for your child is a critical decision. Our board-certified dentists have many years of experience treating children with special needs. Our office is welcoming and comfortable for patients and their families and you will never be rushed. We provide all necessary dental procedures for children including sedation dentistry without a hospital visit. Drs. Guttenberg, Sing, Simoni, and Yau welcome new patients and lookforward to meeting your child!


HANNAH KRONER SCHOOL OF DANCE
1180 Willis Ave., Albertson
516-484-5430

 

This fall, the Hannah Kroner School of Dance will be adding a new “Recreational Dance Group” program to its schedule of classes. Children ages 7 and older may audition to be a part of this special group. Also, "Kids focus on Drama” will include acting technique, vocal technique, and musical theater dance style. For the littlest ones, join “Dance, Music, & Stories Altogether” where mom and toddler have fun together. Call for the school’s full fall schedule for all ages and levels. Classes begin on Sept. 10.


HAPPY SPEAK CHILDCARE
926 Lorenz Ave., Baldwin
Main: 516-223-2604
Email info@happyspeakchildcare.com

 

Happy Speak is a licensed child care program. Our philosophy is based on the reality that language and communication are at the heart of all that we do. We provide youngsters with opportunities for language development in a nurturing environment through guided play encouraging a dialogue with adults and peers to foster vocabulary development. Owned and operated by a licensed bilingual speech-language pathologist, audiologist, New York state certified teacher, with more than a decade of experience assessing and treating speech and language disorders for the New York State Early Intervention Program, as well as school-aged children.


HUNTINGTON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
310 New York Ave., Huntington
631-271-4626
Email huntingtoncenter@yahoo.com

 

Huntington Center for Performing Arts is a 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The Center houses Huntington Ballet Academy, using the “ABT® National Training Curriculum”, Les Petits Danseurs – “a dance school for little ones”, Suzuki Music School (piano, violin, viola, and cello), and a musical theater program. The Center is also home to the Long Island Ballet Theatre, a professional ballet company that provides performing opportunities for students. Suzuki Music School begins at age 3 offering the Japanese method of learning violin.


HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTERS (LI)
Baldwin
884 Merrick Road, Baldwin
516-867-4041
Bay Shore
607 East Main St., Bay Shore
631-968-5100
Carle Place
79-81 Westbury Ave., Carle Place
516-747-5600
East Northport
Elwood Shopping Center
1928 B Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
631-462-8900
Lynbrook
Phillips Plaza
639 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-568-1900
Manhasset
1506 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
516-365-4455
Massapequa Park
South Gate Shopping Center
49-34 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park
516-799-9500
Patchogue
Gateway Plaza
499 -5 Sunrise Highway, Patchogue
631-289-4900
Smithtown
Smithtown Shopping Center
8 Miller Place, Smithtown
631-360-0422

 

Huntington is your tutoring solution for students in grades K-12. At Huntington, our certified teachers will help your child achieve his or her academic goals. We offer tutoring in basic skills such as reading, vocabulary, phonics, spelling, math, and study skills, as well as subject tutoring in high school math and science. We also work with students to prepare them for high-stakes tests including high school entrance exams, state tests, Advance Placement exams, and the SAT or ACT.


I.L. PERETZ HEBREW SCHOOL
574 E. Meadow Ave., East Meadow
516-794-0506

 

Building Blocks of Jewish Identity: Building Blocks of Jewish Identity is an engaging new program for ages 4 and 5, accompanied by an adult. Led by an experienced teacher, the children will begin to assemble the building blocks of Jewish identity through stories, games, songs, crafts, and other activities, with a focus on the Jewish holidays. Class meets one Sunday morning each month at I.L. Peretz Hebrew School in East Meadow. Remarkably affordable and convenient to five major parkways.

Hebrew School: We build Jewish identity. Through our dynamic faculty and innovative curriculum we actively engage children in a meaningful, child-centered Jewish education that culminates in bar/bat mitzvah. Our family-friendly educational environment features celebrations of all major Jewish holidays. Teens stay connected through our cutting edge teen program, and children ages 4-5 are welcomed into our exciting Building Blocks program. All students participate in our Social Action and Community Service program. Our tuition is remarkably affordable, and we are conveniently located.

Teen Community Service Club: Our Community Service Club for teens offers exciting opportunities to make a difference both locally and globally. Students work together on a variety of important projects while building Jewish values, friendships, and connections to the Jewish community. Meets one Wednesday each month. Program is open to students in seventh-12th grades. Come see why we have the fastest growing teen program around! Located at I.L. Peretz Hebrew School in East Meadow. Remarkably affordable and convenient to five major parkways. 


IAVARONE BROS.
Woodbury, Wantagh, New Hyde Park, Maspeth,
877-IB-FOODS; 877-423-6637

 

Iavarone Bros. has been a family-owned and -operated business for over four generations. As times change so have we; our new healthy alternatives line is focused on offering delicious, nutritious, low-calorie prepared foods. We know that once school starts, schedules change, and finding time to put a home-cooked meal on the table is difficult. But that’s what we are here for. Our extensive selection of prepared foods will have something for everyone. From our family to yours, we wish everyone a great start to the new school year.


IVY DAY SCHOOL
Main Campus: 65-01 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
718-460-6366
Flushing Branch
70-44 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
718-880-1888
Email ivydayschoolnyc@gmail.com

 

Ivy Day School aims to continue delivering its decade-long standard of academic excellence for children ages 2-5. We envision that all students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements in a fun and stimulating manner. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, dance, and more in our newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility. Children also have access to computers, art, and indoor playrooms. Your children are our priority and we strive to enrich their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.


JEI LEARNING CENTERS
2583 Merrick Road, Bellmore
516-224-3177
Herricks-Williston Park
312 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-PICK-JEI (742-5534)
JEI Bayside Center
219-02 Northern Blvd. #2-1, Bayside
718-225-5575
Email bayside@jeilearning.com

 

Mathematical abilities and reading comprehension are developed through a series of skills built upon one another. Without perfecting the requisite skills at one level, progression to the next level is impaired. For students to succeed, strengths and weaknesses must be assessed. We work with parents to identify weaknesses through comprehensive diagnostic tests, and then create a prescriptive program to fix those weaknesses. We provide homework help so students finish on time. JEI has a program to achieve your goals, whether your child is far behind or ready to become an advanced student.


JOAN DORFMAN COHEN, PH.D., APRN, BC
350 Northern Blvd., Suite 310, Great Neck
516-482-3312

 

Dr. Cohen is a board-certified neurofeedback specialist and expert in the treatment of ADD, ADHD, LD, PDD, and autism spectrum disorders. EEG biofeedback (neurotherapy), a proven non-medication treatment, provides permanent results, as well as eliminates many behavior problems. Dr. Cohen and special education professionals work directly with you, your child, and teachers to provide an individualized program including neurotherapy, parenting strategies, family counseling, individual therapy, educational planning, and tutoring. Her practice includes individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, as well as marriage counseling. Dr. Cohen has cared for children and adults for more than 35 years.


JOHN P MELINSKI, DMD, PC & ASSOCIATES
1825 Merrick Road, Merrick
516-379-7719

 

John Melinski’s pediatric dental practice believes that dental disease is completely preventable. If dental care is started early, by the age of one, and followed routinely, every child can enjoy a healthy smile. If a special child needs treatment, we have the experience in behavioral management, sedation, and anesthesia techniques that will benefit your special child’s needs most.


JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATRE AT NORTHPORT
250 Main St., Northport
631-261-2900

 

Along with our Broadway quality shows the theater is also home to the John W. Engeman Studio of the Performing Arts. Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the Studio offers year-round classes and summer camp to children, which focuses on singing, acting, dancing, and how to become a star. Full-time or part-time sessions available for ages 7-17. Please ask about our upcoming fall classes.


KATHRYN BRICKELL MUSIC
800-285-5732
Email info@kbmusiclessons.com

 

Kathryn Brickell Music was established in 1985 by Kathryn Brickell, a highly successful music educator. Every student gets an abundance of personal attention right from the first contact through to the final lesson. All KBM teachers come with references and background check. In addition, our teachers have been interviewed for a long list of qualities including teaching experience, education, personality and demeanor. Lessons are offered on all instruments for all levels and styles of music.


KATYA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE - TO THE POINTE!
40 Middleneck Road, 2nd Floor, Great Neck
917-771-0687

 

At Katya's School of Dance we provide a nurturing environment for your dance education. We believe learning to dance should be fun, but also impart a sense of discipline. We provide individualized attention to the recreational, as well as the serious student. We offer classes for adults and children in ballet, musical theatre, tap, ballroom, and creative movement/primary ballet for our youngest dancers. We believe that dancing is not only for the naturally gifted student but that anyone who has the love and the drive can learn to dance.


KHAN ORTHODONTIC GROUP
28 Merrick Ave., Merrick
516-378-1033
500 N. Broadway, Suite 146, Jericho
516-932-6200
55-36 69th Place, Maspeth
718-533-6200

 

Khan Orthodontic Group is committed to helping you achieve a beautiful smile! Dr. Sabeeh Khan and his team’s top priority is to provide you exceptional orthodontic care in a state-of-the-art, friendly and comfortable environment. Khan Orthodontic Group utilizes high-tech systems such as SmartClip and Invisalign® to help patients achieve amazing results. Every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person that walks through our doors. We offer braces for children and adults, affordable monthly payments, and free consultations. 


KIDS' FOCUSING
135 Grace St., Plainview
516-822-6212

 

Dr. Janet Mueller is a licensed psychologist and founder of Kids’ Focusing. She has been in the field for the past 25 years, working with children and families. Her expertise includes helping children improve their emotional regulation, impulse control, and ability to pay attention. Dr. Mueller customizes her approach to each client. Kids in today’s challenging academic world need strategies to help them better focus and organize. Kids’ Focusing teaches children the strategies they need to be successful.


KIDVILLE ROSLYN
250 South Service Road, Roslyn Heights
516-626-3126
Email roslyn@mykidville.com

 

Kidville has classes for every kid! We offer a wide range of creative classes for babies, toddlers, and kids up to five years old - all developed by our team of early childhood development specialists. Choose from classes in music and dance, gym, art, enrichment, and much more! We offer our members supervised open play in our fantastic state-of-the-art gym, giving kids a fun and safe space to run, climb, and make new friends.


LANYARD LADIES, THE
21 Ryder Place, East Rockaway
516-578-2248
Partner Party Locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island
Email thelanyardladies@yahoo.com

 

The Lanyard Ladies are now offering Rainbow Loom parties and classes. We do friendship bracelet and lanyard birthday parties. We bring the party to you or you can come to our fabulous party room located at 21 Ryder Place. We provide materials to make hundreds of designs with one-on-one, step-by-step instruction. Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? We offer kids classes. Try our Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Craft Kit and an instructional DVD for making lanyards at home. Purchase at thelanyardladies.com.


LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, PLLC
1772 East 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 and he is 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 and is hearing Due Process Hearings in New York City.


LICEBEATERS
Servicing the Tri-State Area,
516-851-7412
Email penelopegd@aol.com

 

Licebeaters has treated thousands of kids and families successfully for more than 15 years. The treatment is all natural, hypoallergenic, and doctor approved. Available seven days a week at a time most convenient to you, we will try to be there—same day, whenever, wherever. We service the tri-state area.


LIFESPA CHIROPRACTIC AND WELLNESS
180 N. Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre
516-868-8100
Email healerchiro@optonline.net

 

We are committed to serving your true health care needs by providing the highest quality care and using cutting edge technology, which enables us to take the guesswork out of your health care! We provide services such as traditional and gentle chiropractic care, Reiki, Bach remedies, signature nutrition, weight loss/purification programs, and our “Brain Synergy” program which integrates a holistic, drug free, effective, and non-invasive approach to “reorganizing and reconnecting” the brain. The program offers hope for those suffering from symptoms of ADHD, ADD, autism, learning and behavioral disabilities, and much more. 


THE LITTLE GYM
2890 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
516-520-4455
The Little Gym of Roslyn
32 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale
516-513-0600
The Little Gym of Merrick
2128 Merrick Mall, Merrick
516-223-4008
Email tlopano@thelittlegym.com

 

For every stage of your child’s development, from four months to 12 years. The Little Gym offers a diverse line-up of motor skill development classes focusing on gymnastics, dance, sports skills, and karate. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build confidence and encourage life skills like sharing and taking turns. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers camp during school breaks, awesome birthday bashes, and parent survival nights.


LITTLE SPONGES DAY CARE, LLC
1000 Shames Drive, Westbury
516-385-3003

 

Our child care philosophy is based on flexibility and choices for children. Little Sponges respects and accommodates the individual developmental levels of each child, coming together as a classroom whose goal is to inspire a lifelong love of exploration and learning. Our program is specifically designed to provide each child with the solid academic and social foundation they’ll need for future learning success.


LONG ISLAND ARTS & CRAFTS
Syosset at Basketworks, 611 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-500-1ART
Roslyn at The Candy Store, 1061 Willis Ave.

 

Introducing Long Island Arts & Crafts, a premier after school program for children 4 and older. Students will learn something new, get messy, and have fun, while working with exciting mediums: painting, drawing, collages, sculptures, decoupage, fun with food, mosaic, and more! Tuesdays and Wednesdays at our Syosset location: 3-3:45pm for pre-K, and 4:15-5:15pm for Kindergarten and first grade students; Thursdays at our Syosset location: 4:30-5:30pm sibling class for Kindergarten through third grade students. Roslyn location: Mondays from 3-3:45pm for pre-K, and 4:15-5:15pm for Kindergarten and first grade students. For more information, call 516-500-1ART or like us on Facebook.


LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424

 

Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s offers an outstanding early childhood and elementary program that combines challenging academics with a caring and nurturing faith-based environment. Classroom technology enhances and encourages innovative teaching that keeps students actively engaged in hands-on learning. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff work to preserve a warm, family atmosphere. Faculty and staff alike share a deep commitment to the growth and success of each student. We are proud to foster children in a Christ-centered environment, helping them to become confident, lifelong learners.


MARION K. SALOMON & ASSOCIATES, INC.
125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 5, Plainview
516-731-5588
Email info@mksalomon.com

 

Marion K. Salomon & Associates is a caring group of professionals with many years of experience in working with children of all ages. We provide prompt and accurate evaluations, treatment, and support for children and their families in Long Island, Queens, and Brooklyn. We believe early diagnosis and treatment are important in improving children’s confidence and competence, and we make every effort to respond quickly and sensitively to your concerns as parents and caregivers. Visit mksalomon.com for more information.


MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
414 Central Avenue, Cedarhurst
516-569-1500
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-MATH (6284)
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-881-7997
1003 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
516-616-MATH (6284)
217A Mineola Avenue, Roslyn Heights
516-484-MATH (6284)
110 Jackson Avenue, Syosset 516-944-MATH (6284)
3430 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh
516-799-MATH (6284)

 

Mathnasium Learning Centers, with over 400 locations in the United States (and seven locations in Nassau County), offer “math-only” year-round educational programs in a supportive setting for children to develop much-needed math skills and build confidence in their abilities. Developed by a math professor over the course of 30 years, the Mathnasium method is designed for children of all ages and skill levels. Mathnasium offers an environment in which children develop the mathematics understanding they will need to succeed in the information age.


MERRICK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
1469 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 insure 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.


MID-ISLAND Y JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
516-822-3535 x334

 

The center provides full-time educational programming and/or before and after day care options for children ranging in ages from 2 months to 5 years and part-time educational and/or socialization programming on a school-year based calendar for children ages 20 months to 5 years. For parents who would like to take classes with their children, or for those parents who would like to enrich their children’s activities on select days with special interest classes, once-a-week programming is offered on a fall and spring semester calendar.


MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
Community Reformed Church, Manhasset
516-627-7052

 

Established in 1990, we’re a classical music school staffed by exceptional instructors. Instrumental programs include violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba lessons in Suzuki, Traditional, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-88 years old; beginner to advanced. MILI offers voice lessons, Glee Club Singers, NYSSMA and College Audition Preparations, Chamber Music and Kindermusik for ages 18 months to 7 years. MILI’s students perform three to eight times a year at various concert halls, i.e. Steinway Hall.


MUSIC TOGETHER
Various Locations

 

While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some music-making fun with your little ones. Once a week for ten weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler during your Music Together class. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids, too! Each session includes a CD 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


NAZLI DIBA, D.D.S.
1044 Northern Blvd., Suite 106, Roslyn
516-625-0088

 

Choosing a pediatric dentist is one of the first important steps for oral health that will help to establish proper hygiene and care for children. It's recommended that all children visit the dentist by age one. Pleasant visits to our child-friendly office promote trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime. Dr. Diba and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and quick in addressing your child's needs and your concerns and put you and your child at ease.


NORTH SHORE DAY SCHOOL
85 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove
516-676-0190

 

Our goal is to instill in each child a love of learning both inside and outside of the classroom with a unique curriculum that perfectly balances your child’s social and academic pursuits. Our exceptional student to teacher ratio is among the highest in education, allowing us to focus on the needs of each child. Our school offers the perfect blend of social, academic and creative education with flexible schedules including mornings, mini day and extended day programs. For additional information on our programs please visit our website.


NORTH SHORE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
609 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-364-1150

 

The professionals at NSPAC pride themselves on helping children and adults gain self-confidence, coordination, and self-expression. The skilled instructors teach more than just how to dance, they teach their students the art of dance. Their small classes, positive instruction, friendly service, and educated staff make them the best school in the area. Classes offered include tap, classical ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, private voice, private piano and guitar, and musical theater.


NOT JUST ART/MUSIC TOGETHER®
183 South St., Oyster Bay
516-922-8300

 

Joyful wonder, growing independence, and self-expression are the heart of our art, science, Music Together, and theater arts programs. Children are invited to imagine big and create for themselves. We emphasize process and experience over product and performance. Getting messy and silly is part of the fun! With a flexible schedule of daily camp and vacation programs, weekly classes, and workshops, there is something for any age all year long. Staffed by experienced teachers, our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and thoughtfully designed to nurture children (and their grown-up!) at each and stage!


OH MY GIRLS (OMG)
140 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-802-5800
Email omg@ohmygirls.com

 

Oh My Girls!™ is the *first-ever* healthy living center for girls. It offers uniquely styled programs specifically designed to help developing girls stay fit and fabulous for life. Offerings include fitness classes (Zumba, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, cardiodance, and more) and hands-on, healthy cooking classes (international, vegetarian, gluten-free, and healthy baking.) Also offered are a wide variety of workshops focused on the social needs of girls that guarantee to help your daughter become her greatest self.


ONCE UPON A CHILD
1089 Hicksville Road, Seaford
516-579-4200

 

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.


PERFECTION DANCE CENTER, LTD
17 Village Ave., Elmont
516-327-4709

 

Miss Petra, born of Caribbean decent, is the founder, owner, director, and chief choreographer of Perfection Dance Center, Ltd. PDC was built on two core phrases; "Reach for the stars but never forget the ones you have conquered," and "My name is...and I am Somebody." The program is geared toward teaching the youth of today respect and pride in oneself and for others, community, and confidence. These qualities are achieved through the medium to which youth relate most comfortably, music and movement. Our advance placement programs concentrate on four major areas of dance performance and technique: tap, ballet, modern, and jazz. This program brings students to a new height in community, communication, and pride.


POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
718-224-1500
567 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-364-3413

 

Power Brain Training Center helps your child create health, happiness, and optimal achievement by tapping into their full brain potential. Focus, confidence, creativity, and memory are enhanced through physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises, breathing techniques, visualization, guided imagery, and games. As PBTC’s motto says, “Healthy Body, Happy Heart, Power Brain, I Can Do It!” Call PBTC to schedule a free trial class or body and brain check-up. PBTC also offers classes and workshops for adults, parents, and the whole family.


PRODIGY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
490 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale
516-307-8899

 

Enjoy art, music, dance, singing, or acting? Looking for a creative Saturday or after-school activity? PSA offers a variety of classes to students of all levels. Our dedicated faculty consists of teachers with advanced degrees as well as seasoned professionals. Celebrating our 15th anniversary season, we nurture the spark of genius that resides within every child. We offer NYSSMA and audition prep in all instruments, and voice. We also teach Kindermusik to provide a good start for our youngest students. Call today to schedule a free trial class and consultation.


QUEENS COLLEGE - FREE NON-MEDICATION TREATMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Delany Hall, Room 301, Flushing
718-997-4251
Email NIPA@qc.cuny.edu

 

Non-pharmacological Interventions for Preschoolers with ADHD is a free research study evaluating potential treatments without the use of medication for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Eligibility: 4- and 5-year-old children who appear inattentive, hyperactive, and/or impulsive. Children must be attending school, be non-medicated for ADHD, and not have any chronic medical illness, autism spectrum disorder, or diagnosed neurological disorders. Parent and children must speak English and be willing to attend weekly sessions at Queens College. 


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

 

Drawing and painting instruction for children ages 7 and older once a week, one and half 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 STEM LEARNING CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-7626 (ROBO)
Email robomindtech@gmail.com

 

Robomindtech is a science and technology learning center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics and LEGO® play into a unique, hands-on curriculum (ages 4-14) designed to inspire young minds. Channel your child’s creative energy into creative science and robotics activities that teach important concepts in an active immersion environment. We offer weekly summer camps; come build your own amusement park or take the robotic Mars rover exploration challenge. Look for our after school, vacation workshops, school field trips, and birthday parties. Join RoboMindTech’s Robotics team, Home of 2013 First Lego League Champion.


SAMUEL FIELD Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
718-225-6750
Bay Terrace Center
212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside
718-423-6111

 

The Samuel Field Y provides a diverse array of dynamic programs and services designed for children of all ages, stages, and ability levels. We offer innovative educational programming, socializing, academic enrichment, and exceptional sensitivity to the needs of young children and their families. Programs include parenting and toddler programs, nursery school, UPK, and full-day childcare. Our outstanding professionals lead after-school day care programs with homework help and structured activities. We provide transportation from a number of local schools. We have a wide variety of after-school programs for children with special learning needs.


SCHOOL OF ROCK, LLC
154 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-767-2262
540 Smith St., Farmingdale
631-425-5191

 

“Inspiring The World to Rock on Stage and in Life.” Programs include artist development, lessons, performance program, rock 101, and new toddler music program Little Wing. Call for a tour or for a trial lesson.


SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2 E. Main St., Smithtown
631-724-3700

 

As children return to school keep their weekends full with live entertainment in Smithtown. Join us in September and see a new take on the classic story of Cinderella. Cinderella's Glass Slipper, a delightful children's theater musical, will be presented on Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 11am from Sept. 14-29. Tickets are only $15. Make your plans early for our holiday attraction of Annie Jr. performed by some of Long Island's most talented youth. Performances are every Saturday aand Sunday in November, December and January. Tickets are only $15. Call 631-724-3700.


SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Early Learning Center, 1 Higbie Drive, Smithtown
631-265-3334

 

Smithtown Christian School offers a high quality education with a vision to raise students who have a passion to change the world, a mind for Truth, and a heart for God. Smithtown Christian School provides a Biblical worldview-focused education for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Happy Time Preschool and the Early Learning Center are designed to give young children a loving and safe place to learn and discover with after-school hours until 6pm. Call for more information on how you can join the Smithtown Christian School family.


SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS SERVICE OF NASSAU
3375 Park Ave., Suite 4010, Wantagh
516-221-3653
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 104, Lake Success
516-216-1791
500 N. Broadway, Suite 141, Jericho
516-597-4344

 

Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Speech Pathology and Swallowing Disorders Service of Nassau. Along with her group of therapists, she supports families and children, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, and expressive or receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding groups for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions are also offered. There are four other affiliated offices across Long Island.


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.


THAT BROADWAY SMILE
800 N. Broadway, Massapequa
516-753-KIDS

 

Drs. Mary Ellen Nesnay and Jerry Ashrafi are pediatric dental specialists practicing in Massapequa. The movie-themed pediatric dental office boasts nine movie-themed treatment rooms, as well as a real movie theater! All of the doctors have extensive training to treat all children including those with special needs. “Sleep dentistry” can be provided for children who are unable to cooperate. When you choose That Broadway Smile, you’ll know your child is receiving the best possible care from the most knowledgeable experts in the field of pediatric dentistry.


THE CHILDREN'S CENTER AT FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE
The Children's Center at Farmingdale State, Farmingdale
631-420-2125

 

The Children’s Center cares for the children ages 8 weeks through 5 years old. Care is provided Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm. School vacation care is offered for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Camp Farmingdale Explorers is for campers ages 3-5 and Camp Farmingdale is for children ages 5½-12. 


THE ELIJA SCHOOL & FOUNDATION
100 Periwinkle Road, Levittown
516-216-5270
Email info@elija.org

 

Empowering Long Island’s Journey through Autism. The ELIJA Foundation offers outreach services for Long Island and New York City families affected by autism through support groups, parent training, and advocacy. Ongoing professional education is also offered. The ELIJA School is a small private school, offering an intensive ABA program with a one-to-one ratio to learners ages 3-21. ELIJA also provides referrals to a wealth of key autism resources. ELIJA partners with Thivierge & Rothberg, PC, a law firm representing children with disabilities through the special education process since 2008.


THE LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Locations in Manhasset and New York City, NY
800-731-0830

 

Parents magazine named The Language Workshop for Children one of “6 Classes Worth the $$.” LWFC- Manhasset offers preschools, classes, and camps to teach French, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese to ages 6 months through 9 years through immersion enriched songs, stories, activities, and more. LWFC materials won six major children’s media awards. Since 1973, their renowned program has combined emotion with proven educational methods. CNN called director Thibaut “one of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children.” 


THE LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
C.W. Post Campus, Brookville
516-299-2160

 

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.


THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY
225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
516-742-3434

 

The Waldorf School of Garden City is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students age 3 through 12th grade. Our Garden City campus includes a quarter-acre farm, as well as art and music facilities to extend the core curriculum. Students also make annual trips to our extended farm campus in New Hampshire for further exposure to the natural world. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Bleecker at 516-742-3434 x116 or visit waldorfgarden.org. 


THINKERTOTS
222-14 Union Turnpike, Bayside
718-740-1616
1818 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
516-488-3414

 

We provide educational classes for ages 4 months through 5 years old. Your child will be introduced to education through a variety of exciting and age appropriate activities. Our classes include music, art, manipulative toys, movement dance, story time, interacting and socialization skill, and so much more. Our nursery and pre-Kindergarten are two hour drop off programs that give the best possible preparation to entering kindergarten. Besides our great education, we also offer birthday party packages for children ages 5 and younger.


TUTOR TIME
Tutor Time of Oakdale
1645 Montauk Highway, Oakdale
631-244-0303
Tutor Time of East Northport
543 Larkfield Road, East Northport
 Tutor Time of Massapequa
100 Grand Ave., Massapequa
516-799-1234
Tutor Time of Baldwin
2856 Milburn Ave., Baldwin
516-377-3337
Tutor Time of East Rockaway
131 Main St., East Rockaway
516-596-1010
Lindenhurst
41 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst
631-888-1010

 

Our educational approach focuses on nurturing your child’s innate intelligence through hands-on active learning and opportunities for self-expression. Our exclusive Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum is based on the belief that children are intelligent in many different ways. We call these ways “Smarts.” Word Smart, Math Smart, Body Smart, Design Smart, Music Smart, Nature Smart, People Smart, and Me Smart. Call one of our schools or visit our website today to schedule a tour. 
UNIQUE THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
695 Dickens Ave., Franklin Square
516 477-8769

 

Enhancing development through fun activities. Dr. Ilene Kopstein, a licensed psychologist, certified brain education specialist, and music teacher offers individual and group therapy sessions specifically designed to address cognitive, emotional, and behavioral issues in children ages 3-12. Sessions emphasize enjoyable and fun activities that highlight children’s strengths. Each individually designed program consists of yoga (i.e., stretching, relaxation techniques), musical activities (i.e., drumming, singing), and therapeutic play to enhance physical and mental flexibility, attention and focus, and social-emotional development while decreasing stress and inappropriate behavior.


WEST EAST ALL-NATURAL BISTRO & WINE BAR
758 S. Broadway, Hicksville
516-939-6618

 

With the kids back at school, don’t let dinnertime become stress time! West East Bistro, located in Hicksville, boasts a “Happy and Healthy” kid’s menu. Formulated by their resident health coach and co-owner, Raquel Jadeja, the menu features kid-friendly and delicious dishes including California sushi rolls, salmon, skirt steak, and much more! Each selection is perfectly priced at only $8. West East Bistro is committed to serving organic produce, grass-fed beef, and hormone- and antibiotic-free meats. 


WHAT'S COOKING?
30 E. Main St., Oyster Bay
516-922-COOK (2665)

 

As featured on Martha Stewart, Newsday, and News 12, What's Cooking? is a culinary school and No. 1 choice birthday party place that allows children to explore their creativity and skills in culinary arts. Children prepare a nutritious meal and bake dessert while enhancing their math, science, reading and cooking skills. Fall classes are booking now. Offering a wide variety of party themes and classes, we are constantly exceeding our customers' expectations with superior service, quality and value. We can customize your child's party with a Firehouse tour, sundae bar, chocolate fountains, and more, making any birthday memorable!


WHITE TIGER TAE KWON DO
2211 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
516-248-5425
Email whitetigertaekwondo1@gmail.com

 

White Tiger Tae Kwon Do is place where your child can have fun and learn Korean martial arts all year-round. The school is taught by Grand Master Woo, the U.S. national team head coach and a World Taekwondo international referee. There is a trial period so your child can decide if he or she wants to take future classes. We offer a basic program that includes punching, kicking, self-defense, and cool techniques your child can learn at this school. We can host your child’s next birthday party. Ask about our summer program as well.


WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE CENTER
1028A Old Country Road, Plainview
516-822-3903

 

At World Class Performance Center, we strive to shape the young dancer’s body and mind in a positive learning environment. Our staff is made up of professionals with a continuing study in dance education. We help each dancer reach individual goals, whether professional-driven or recreational. Dance should be both fun and motivating, and we like each dancer to take with them a lifetime of great memories.


SUFFOLK COUNTY

 

ADELBERG MONTALVAN
62 Lake Ave. S., Suite A, Nesconset
631-360-7337
1000 F Park Blvd., Massapequa Park
516-798-1111

 

We specialize in treating children with special needs. We know that you have enough to worry about so let us take the stress and worry out of taking your child to the dentist. We have an anesthesiologist on call to safely put your child to sleep right here in our offices. Please feel free to call for more information.


AMY EAPEN, PT, DPT
80 Crossways Park Drive, Suite 200, Woodbury
516-726-1758

 

Keep Moving Forward offers intensive physical therapy programs for children and adults with neurological and developmental delays. Individuals are trained to reach their maximum potential through utilization of the TheraSuit and Universal Exercise Unit. This approach combats the effects of deconditioning and immobilization while using the principles of intensive strength training. Our primary goal is to achieve functional independence. KMF also offers traditional physical therapy, early intervention, Fit Kids programs, and Baby Boot Camp.


ANIMAL FARM PETTING ZOO & FAMILY PARK
L.I. Zoological Society, 296 Wading River Road, Manorville
631-878-1785

 

Long Island’s largest Petting Zoo is the perfect place for children to meet animals - parrots, monkeys, camel, llamas, wallaby, reptiles, emu and other exotic animals to pet and feed. Lots of new babies to hand-feed, baby pigs and cows to bottle feed, free pony rides, Super Cow Musical Puppet Show, turtle train, playgrounds and picnic areas. Safari tour train additional. We also offer unmatched, up-close, hands-on animal education and discounts for class trips. Hours are 10 am -5 pm daily, weekends 10 am – 6 pm. Open April through October.


ARTS ALIVE LI
100 Crossways Park W., Suite 107, Woodbury
516-224-8440

 

The Arts are Alive on Long Island. Audiences of all ages - step right up. Visit ArtsAliveLI.org for a full calendar of events, festival giveaways, and prizes available to you and your family during October 2013's Arts Alive LI! Arts Alive LI is presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance and Bethpage Federal Credit Union, with additional support from the Long Island Community Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and Empire State Development's Division of Tourism/I LOVE NEW YORK, through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.


BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
516-762-1300

 

Bounce! Trampoline Sports is the most exciting indoor entertainment complex to hit the Northeast! Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. The facility has fitness classes for all ages and levels, open jump time, trampoline dodge ball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, the only trampoline Bungee jump in the country, acrobat classes, and Toddler Time for the younger set. Private party rooms, free Wi-Fi, snack bar, arcade, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone. Schools, camps, and corporate groups welcome. Fundraising opportunities available.

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

 

BounceU Farmingdale was voted “Best of Long Island” for Children’s Party Place, Camp and Family Amusement Center. We’re a great after-school or school trip venue. We provide the ideal combination of inflatable structures, a clean environment, incredible customer service and non-stop excitement in a private-party atmosphere. We feature giant inflatable toys and a wide variety of activities for children and adults, including basketball and boxing, obstacle courses and slides. We take pride in providing superior customer service.


BRICKS 4 KIDZ
Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center, 49 Ira Road, Syosset
631-239-8720
Off site location through Town of Huntington Parks and Recreation
Email lgallo@bricks4kidz.com

 

Bricks 4 Kidz™ offers age appropriate hands-on enrichment for children ages 3 – 12, including robotics, using Lego® bricks. Students explore topics including space, inventions, vehicles, natural disasters and more. We Learn: themed lessons introducing and exploring the day’s concept. We Build: Step by step model building introducing more challenging builds as students progress. We Play: creative exploration modifying builds or through free-time play. All materials are provided for students to work in a lab-type setting with an integrated curriculum based on science, technology, engineering, and social studies.


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

 

We are an early childhood learning center focusing on the education of all young children. We offer parent/child groups, nursery and preschool classes, and child care options. As a NYS accredited special education program serving children and their families for more than 29 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. New for this summer is our Summer Recreation Program.


CELEBRATIONS IN THE KITCHEN
63 E. Old Country Road, Hicksville
516-396-2193

 

The most unique, fun filled, joyous event! We have created a true baking experience for everyone to enjoy—children, parents, family, friends, and boys and girls of any age. Guests enjoy our first class facility complete with a huge exhibition size kitchen, private party rooms, and a fabulous café and espresso bar for the adults to socialize! Baking experiences include cookie baking and decorating, cupcakes “from scratch,” muffin and scone baking, brownies, and more! Come in, call, or visit celebrationsinthekitchen.com for more information on parties, classes, and more. 


CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK, INC.
60 Calvert Ave., Commack
631-462-0303

 

Our primary mission is to take a leadership role in advocating for and increasing access to child care in Suffolk. The Council believes that quality, nurturing, and safe child care is the building block for strong, caring communities. We provide referrals, options, support, assistance, and guidance. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers will have a chance to realize their full potential and become members of a society that help create caring communities. Without child care, parents would find it impossible to work and support their families. Child care: So children can learn and parents can earn.


CLARK GILLIES CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY CARE CENTER
270 Park Ave., Huntington
631-351-2000

 

Treating more than 11,000 kids annually, the Clark Gillies Children’s Emergency Care Center at Huntington Hospital provides a child-friendly environment for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illness and injuries from birth to age 18. Located adjacent to Huntington’s main emergency department, the Center is stocked with age- and size-appropriate equipment necessary to meet children’s emergency medical needs, with easy access to advanced trauma facilities, diagnostic imaging, and lifesaving equipment. It’s staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency care physicians – all of whom have core privileges at Cohen Children’s Medical Center – and nurses specifically trained in pediatric emergency medicine.


DIX HILLS FAMILY DENTISTRY
860 E. Jericho Turnpike, Dix Hills
631-673-8040

 

Dix Hills Family Dentistry strives to provide quality dental care for your entire family. Our general and pediatric dentists work together to provide comprehensive care in a gentle and caring environment. We are here for you, starting with your child’s first dental visit, throughout their adolescent years, and as they transition to adult dentistry. We have convenient early morning, late evening, and weekend hours to accommodate busy schedules. Our goal is to give you and your family excellent dental care!


EASTER SEALS NEW YORK J&B CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
4834-4832 Sunrise Highway , Sayville
631-731-4454

 

Located conveniently on Sunrise Highway in Sayville, Easter Seals New York J&B Child Development Center offers creative curriculum half-day programs for preschool children ages 3-5. We welcome children in diapers and pull-ups! Our highly trained, New York State certified staff provides a safe and friendly environment for students to learn, play, and grow. Competitive rates apply. Call 631-731-4454 to register for September 2013 and receive free tuition for October!


EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE
50 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
516-678-5800 x278

 

Long Island’s Catholic elementary schools are a community of schools coordinated by the Diocese of Rockville Centre that share a commitment to academic excellence and faith formation. A more structured school environment, higher expectations, more attention to discipline, and an underlying system of values that is integrated with the curriculum helps to develop the mind, body, and spirit of Catholic school students. Highly experienced teachers, creative classrooms, computer instruction, and innovative reading programs accelerate academic achievement. A Catholic education prepares children for life’s journey. Learn more at licatholicelementaryschools.org.


EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road, Suite 102, Bethpage
516-746-1115
Email info@eglevsky.org

 

Since 1961, Eglevsky Ballet has been dedicated to the art form of ballet. Take class with world-renowned instructors in our brand new, state of the art facilities in Bethpage. Fall registration is still open! Students perform in our Nutcracker at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. We welcome all levels of students.


EHRENMAN AND KHAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
959 Brush Hollow Road, Suite 101, Westbury
516-333-3033

 

Serving the families of Long Island for more than 40 years, Ehrenman & Khan Pediatric Dentistry cares for all of your child’s oral health needs in a fun, kid-friendly environment. Focusing on educating patients and creating an appreciation for good oral health habits, Drs. Ehrenman and Khan welcome you to sit with your child during treatment. With advanced training and years of experience in pediatric dentistry, Drs. Ehrenman and Khan are dedicated and trained to ease dental anxieties and provide an enjoyable dental experience for your kids as they grow.


ER-DOX & PEDIA-NYTE
Southgate Shopping Center, 4954 Merrick Road , Massapequa Park
516-308-7255
Newest Location:
ER-DOX
1158 Broadway, Hewlett
516-218-2929
ER-DOX
148 Merrick Road (Corner of Route 110 and Merrick Road), Amityville
631-841-4102

 

ER-DOX provides immediate medical care for all people newborn to age 99 without the long wait! Open seven days a week, no appointment needed and X-rays on-site. Our doctors are board-certified emergency medicine physicians and pediatricians who treat most injuries, and illnesses including colds, coughs, stitches, strains, abdominal pain, and more. Open 9am-9pm for patients of all ages and extended hours for children (9am-11pm) for those unexpected late night illnesses/injuries. Your answer for immediate medical care!


FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 Long Beach Road, Oceanside
866-561-0492
1775 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Email support@fairylicemothers.com

 

August through October are the busiest months for lice outbreaks. Kids who got lice this summer will spread it to classmates once school starts. If parents knew how to do a proper head-check, it would never be this bad. Early cases are easily avoided just by looking. A head-check must be done with a nit comb. Fairy LiceMothers recommends their MagicWand nit comb along with their MagicHalo Shampoo and Conditioner. Watch their comb-out video for assistance fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html. Call Fairy LiceMothers any time for free advice at 866-561-0492.


FRANK OHMAN SCHOOL OF BALLET
60 Calvert Ave., Commack
631-462-6266

 

Now in its 34th year, the Ohman School of Ballet was founded by Frank Ohman, former soloist of NYC Ballet and one of the few remaining direct links to the legendary George Balanchine. The school is open to all students who wish to study classical ballet and serves as a training ground for promising young dancers. It is a not-for-profit, non-recital facility with three spacious studios in a convenient location. The school, together with its company New York Dance Theatre, presents the largest Nutcracker production on Long Island annually at Hofstra University. 


GAMETRUCK
Ultimate video game party serving all of Long Island and NYC,
516-629-5595
Email david.schwartz@gametruckparty.com

 

The ultimate mobile video game party serving all of Long Island! GameTruck is a mobile video game theater that is completely self-contained and all-weather. It is always 75 degrees and dry inside our custom game theater. Every GameTruck is equipped with six HDTVs inside our theater, as well as two HDTVs outside! We can accommodate up to 28 players all playing the latest multiplayer games on Xbox, PS3, Wii, and Wii U. Two game coaches manage the event while you sit back and relax or join the fun. Great for children ages 6 and older, and adults too! GameTruck is available to come to your family event, and is great for back to school parties.


HARBES BARNYARD ADVENTURE
715 Sound Ave., Mattituck
631-365-2937

 

Join us at Harbes Barnyard Adventure for a birthday party of a lifetime or just spend the day with us. At the Harbes Barnyard you will discover pig races, animal shows, secret hedge maze, baby farm animals, bunnyville, pedal cart race track and much more. Let us take care of everything so you can enjoy the special day with your child. For more information please call 631-365-2937 or visit our website at harbesfamilyfarm.com.


HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTERS
Baldwin
884 Merrick Road, Baldwin
516-867-4041
Bay Shore
607 East Main St., Bay Shore
631-968-5100
Carle Place
79-81 Westbury Ave., Carle Place
516-747-5600
East Northport
Elwood Shopping Center
1928 B Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
631-462-8900
Lynbrook
Phillips Plaza
639 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-568-1900
Manhasset
1506 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
516-365-4455
Massapequa Park
South Gate Shopping Center
49-34 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park
516-799-9500
Patchogue
Gateway Plaza
499 -5 Sunrise Highway, Patchogue
631-289-4900
Smithtown
Smithtown Shopping Center
8 Miller Place, Smithtown
631-360-0422

 

Huntington is your tutoring solution for students in grades K-12. At Huntington, our certified teachers will help your child achieve his or her academic goals. We offer tutoring in basic skills such as reading, vocabulary, phonics, spelling, math, and study skills, as well as subject tutoring in high school math and science. We also work with students to prepare them for high-stakes tests including high school entrance exams, state tests, Advance Placement exams, and the SAT or ACT.


JANINE STIENE SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, P.C.
213 Hallock Road, Suite 6, Stony Brook
631-689-6858
631 Commack Road, Suite 1B
Commack
631-493-5859
1500 William Floyd Parkway, Suite 303,
East Yaphank
631-775-8203
2410 N. Ocean Ave., Suite 202, Farmingville
631-346-3334

 

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/receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding groups for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions are also offered. There are five other affiliated offices across Long Island, all participating with most major health insurance companies and offering flexible hours and scheduling.


JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATRE AT NORTHPORT
250 Main St., Northport
631-261-2900

 

Along with our Broadway quality shows the theater is also home to the John W. Engeman Studio of the Performing Arts. Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the Studio offers year-round classes and summer camp to children, which focuses on singing, acting, dancing, and how to become a star. Full-time or part-time sessions available for ages 7-17. Please ask about our upcoming fall classes.


KIDDIE ACADEMY OF BRIGHTWATERS
225 Howells Road, Bay Shore
631-969-1234

 

Kiddie Academy of Brightwaters provides quality child care programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years. We operate Monday-Friday, 6:30am-7pm, throughout the year while offering a variety of programs. Our academy strives to ensure all children’s nutritional needs are met by providing a variety of healthy meals and snacks. Kiddie Academy of Brightwaters is an active member of the community providing services that meet all of our families’ needs. Call to schedule an appointment to visit our facility and meet our amazing staff.


KIDS' FOCUSING
135 Grace St., Plainview
516-822-6212

 

Dr. Janet Mueller is a licensed psychologist and founder of Kids’ Focusing. She has been in the field for the past 25 years, working with children and families. Her expertise includes helping children improve their emotional regulation, impulse control, and ability to pay attention. Dr. Mueller customizes her approach to each client. Kids in today’s challenging academic world need strategies to help them better focus and organize. Kids’ Focusing teaches children the strategies they need to be successful.


KIDTASTIC KIDS
1075 Portion Road, Farmingville
631-320-1599

 

Kidtastic Kids is run by Ms. Dawn, a certified visual arts, special education, early intervention, and elementary education teacher. We specialize in preschool, Mommy & Me, socialization, transition, and separation programs. We are a Fundations and Handwriting Without Tears school. Our school offers an environment that places emphasis on enhancing and developing each child’s learning style. We recognize that children’s relationships and interactions with their educators are critical elements of development and learning. All of our teachers are certified and nurture a caring balance of small and large group activities, collaborative and parallel play techniques, sensory explorations, as well as creative art experiences.


THE LANYARD LADIES
21 Ryder Place, East Rockaway
516-578-2248
Partner Party Locations in Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island
Email thelanyardladies@yahoo.com

 

The Lanyard Ladies are now offering Rainbow Loom parties and classes. We do friendship bracelet and lanyard birthday parties. We bring the party to you or you can come to our fabulous party room located at 21 Ryder Place. We provide materials to make hundreds of designs with one-on-one, step-by-step instruction. Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? We offer kids classes. Try our Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Craft Kit and an instructional DVD for making lanyards at home. Purchase at thelanyardladies.com.


LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, PLLC
1772 East 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 and he is 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 and is hearing Due Process Hearings in New York City.


LEONARD E. BURKET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
34 Oak St., Center Moriches
631-878-1727

 

The Leonard E. Burket Christian School is a ministry of the Assembly of God of Center Moriches, providing education to students from pre-K to 12th grade. Small classes with experienced teachers in a secure, welcoming environment are available for reasonable tuition rates. A Beka Christian curriculum is used from kindergarten through sixth grade and Alpha Omega’s internet-based Ignitia® program is used for seventh through 12th grades. Bible classes, music, art, and physical education round out an excellent academic experience. For tours or more information, call 631-878-1727 or visit us online at lebcs.com.


LIL ATHLETES SPORTS TRAINING
Multiple locations in Nassau and Suffolk,
516-874-0345

 

Lil Athletes Sports offers programs for children ages 20 months through 5 years. Classes provide a great mix of skill, learning, and having fun! Lil Athletes Sports features four main sports programs: SoccerTots, Lil Sluggers, LAXTots, and HoopsterTots. With many locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk county, Lil Athletes Sports makes it easy to find class locations. Free trial classes are available! For program information, please visit lilathletes.com or give us a call at 516-874-0345. Watch your child grow into a Lil Athlete!


LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR HEALTHIER DENTISTRY
260 E. Main St., Suite 109, Smithtown
631-361-3577

 

We are committed to your comfort and focused on your health. Dr. Shvartsman follows a holistic dental treatment paradigm and is proud to have never used mercury and silver-amalgam fillings and other toxic or harmful dental materials in his practice. Every treatment room is equipped with a TV for your entertainment and waterfalls for your relaxation. State-of-the-artnoise reduction headphones and quieter electric drills help you enjoy a more tranquil dental experience.


LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424

 

Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s offers an outstanding early childhood and elementary program that combines challenging academics with a caring and nurturing faith-based environment. Classroom technology enhances and encourages innovative teaching that keeps students actively engaged in hands-on learning. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff work to preserve a warm, family atmosphere. Faculty and staff alike share a deep commitment to the growth and success of each student. We are proud to foster children in a Christ-centered environment, helping them to become confident, lifelong learners.


MARION K. SALOMON & ASSOCIATES, INC.
125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 5, Plainview
516-731-5588
Email info@mksalomon.com

 

Marion K. Salomon & Associates is a caring group of professionals with many years of experience in working with children of all ages. We provide prompt and accurate evaluations, treatment, and support for children and their families in Long Island, Queens, and Brooklyn. We believe early diagnosis and treatment are important in improving children’s confidence and competence, and we make every effort to respond quickly and sensitively to your concerns as parents and caregivers. Visit mksalomon.com for more information.


MILO BEAR
631- 675-6600

 

MILO Bear is an educational tool disguised as a toy! Fun and easy to use, MILO was developed by a speech pathologist to encourage communication skills in children ages 24 months through 5 years and older. By focusing on their strengths and interests, parents and professionals can use this information to develop language, cognitive, and social skills. MILO gives children choices which creates an opportunity for them to communicate. To learn more about MILO and our playgroups/workshops, visit milobear.com, like him on Facebook, or call 631-675-6600 and ask for Jen!


MINI MONET, INC. -- BETH BODENMILLER (FOUNDER)
19B Main St., Sayville
631-218-9797

 

At Mini Monet Art Studio, each child will not only be exposed to creative thinking, but also be provided with an age appropriate art education. A complete art program allows every student to increase positive attitudes toward self and others while having a better understanding of the world. Our Mini Monets will connect visual knowledge through creative expression by utilizing various materials while learning about color, shapes, textures, and different techniques. We also offer amazing birthday party packages for all ages and our “Girl’s Night Out” for the moms. 


MISSION FENCING CENTER
346 Route 25A (in the Kohl's Shopping Center), Rocky Point
631-821-1131

 

Located in Rocky Point in what seems a secret to the local community, is the largest and one of the most successful fencing centers in the country. Fencing is a sport of discipline, strategy, core strength, focus, and speed. Known world-wide, Mission Fencing Center trains national and international champions, NCAA scholarship athletes, and Ivy League recruits. Offering introductory classes monthly for ages 6 and older; Mission’s staff is focused on having each student reach their highest potential appropriately. Recreational and competitive programs are well established for all age groups.


MUSIC ACADEMY FOR SPECIAL LEARNERS
320 Smithtown Blvd., Ronkonkoma
631-615-6707
Email vmconcepts@optonline.net

 

The Music Academy for Special Learners offers a variety of programs and specializes in working with children and adults with special needs. Traditional style of teaching is provided at the academy as well. Benefits include, increased self-esteem, fine motor skills, language, eye/hand coordination, attention, and socialization. The Academy offers ABA based programs, highly qualified staff, individually customized programs, and a positive learning environment. They offer a variety of instruction including piano, guitar, drum, saxophone, voice, art and music therapy programs. For additional information please contact 631-615-6707 or visit speciallearnerpiano.com.


MUSIC TOGETHER
Various Locations

 

While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some music-making fun with your little ones. Once a week for ten weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler during your Music Together class. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids, too! Each session includes a CD 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/MUSIC TOGETHER®
183 South St., Oyster Bay
516-922-8300

 

Joyful wonder, growing independence, and self-expression are the heart of our art, science, Music Together, and theater arts programs. Children are invited to imagine big and create for themselves. We emphasize process and experience over product and performance. Getting messy and silly is part of the fun! With a flexible schedule of daily camp and vacation programs, weekly classes, and workshops, there is something for any age all year long. Staffed by experienced teachers, our curriculum is developmentally appropriate and thoughtfully designed to nurture children (and their grown-up!) at each and stage!


OH MY GIRLS (OMG)
140 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-802-5800
Email omg@ohmygirls.com

 

Oh My Girls!™ is the *first-ever* healthy living center for girls. It offers uniquely styled programs specifically designed to help developing girls stay fit and fabulous for life. Offerings include fitness classes (Zumba, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, cardiodance, and more) and hands-on, healthy cooking classes (international, vegetarian, gluten-free, and healthy baking.) Also offered are a wide variety of workshops focused on the social needs of girls that guarantee to help your daughter become her greatest self.


OUR LADY OF WISDOM REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
114 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson
631-473-1211

 

Our Lady of Wisdom Regional Catholic School ensures that each child in our care will have a high quality education in a loving, caring, and structured environment incorporating God’s influence within the learning experience. The school provides an excellent education within a faith-based community conscious of the importance and individuality of each child to God, our Heavenly Father. Our students are made aware of their talents, which we as a school community nurture and cultivate to the fullest. Call for a tour.


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

 

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, a child-friendly environment (TV and cartoons in all treatment rooms), and sings to the patients! Dr. Mike currently participates with most insurance companies and has convenient evening and Saturday office hours.


PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave.
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, 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 results of your tests during your visit. We’re kid friendly, walk-ins are welcome, and most insurance plans are accepted. We offer complete pediatric and adolescent care including caring for babies and providing school and sports physicals. We also offer certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America, and have dedicated 28 years to our patients. The offices are open every day, seven days a week including holidays, from 8am-11pm.


POSEY SCHOOL OF DANCE
57 Main St., Northport
631-757-2700

 

We invite you to visit Posey School of Dance at 57 Main St. in Northport Village, visit our website, poseyschool.com, or phone us at 631-757-2700. Our school offers exciting and fun classes for beginning students at any age, toddler, elementary-age boys and girls, preteens, teens, or adults. Boys like to dance and they are welcome in our classes that empower them in a healthy and fun way. Explore dance in a warm and friendly environment with qualified, dedicated teachers. Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 9 for our 61st year. Yes, we are better than ever!


SCHOOL OF ROCK, LLC
154 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-767-2262
540 Smith St., Farmingdale
631-425-5191

 

“Inspiring The World to Rock on Stage and in Life.” Programs include artist development, lessons, performance program, rock 101, and new toddler music program Little Wing. Call for a tour or for a trial lesson.


SKETCHBOOK STUDIO
427 W. Main St. , Patchogue
631-317-1772

 

ART, an Ageless Respected Tradition is celebrated at Sketchbook Studio. Instruction and classes are created to suit all ages and abilities. In addition, Sketchbook has a successful background with students with special needs. Individualized instruction is available for children and adults as well as packages that offer a fun option for birthday parties, scout troop badges, and “Girl’s Night Out”. All are welcome to enjoy our inspirational gallery displaying local artists and student work. Please call or visit our website for schedules, classes, events, or to request a tour of the studio.


SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2 E. Main St., Smithtown
631-724-3700

 

As children return to school keep their weekends full with live entertainment in Smithtown. Join us in September and see a new take on the classic story of Cinderella. Cinderella's Glass Slipper, a delightful children's theater musical, will be presented on Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 11am from Sept. 14-29. Tickets are only $15. Make your plans early for our holiday attraction of Annie Jr. performed by some of Long Island's most talented youth. Performances are every Saturday aand Sunday in November, December and January. Tickets are only $15. Call 631-724-3700.


SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Early Learning Center, 1 Higbie Drive, Smithtown
631-265-3334
Email learnwithscs.org

 

Smithtown Christian School offers a high quality education with a vision to raise students who have a passion to change the world, a mind for Truth, and a heart for God. Smithtown Christian School provides a Biblical worldview-focused education for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Happy Time Preschool and the Early Learning Center are designed to give young children a loving and safe place to learn and discover with after-school hours until 6pm. Call for more information on how you can join the Smithtown Christian School family.


ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
280 E. Main St., Smithtown
631-724-1261

 

The best kept secret is now available to you! St. Patrick Youth Enrichment Learning Center is available for children ages 3-5, Monday-Friday, during the school year. Flexible hours, days, and reasonable rates makes this program an option for all. Music, reading readiness skills, and New York state standards are just some of the reasons to join. We offer arts and crafts, circle time number concepts, and free play. Call for rates and information. We are accepting registration for the fall. Playtime with Mommy and separation classes also available. Call Cindy or Mary at 631-360-0257 or 631-724-1261.


STAR OF THE SEA MONTESSORI
310 New York Ave., Huntington Village
631-271-4626 or 631-599-4080

 

Star of the Sea Montessori is a unique school for 3, 4, and 5 year olds offering Montessori and a performing arts program. Our curriculum includes Suzuki violin, music and movement, drama, and fine arts. Conversational Italian is also part of our program. Enroll your little Mozarts and
Einsteins today! Located within the Huntington Center for Performing Arts, Star of Sea Montessori offers an education for life!


STRING SOUND STUDIOS
43 Washington St., East Setauket
631-476-8946

 

Since 1986 String Sound Studios has provided affordable, customized in-home music instruction on virtually all instruments. Our qualified teachers provide all the necessary training for NYSSMA, recitals, or college preparation. We’re family-owned, and the guitar, string, piano, woodwind, brass, voice, and percussion specialists. All of our teachers live locally. In addition to our in-home lessons, we offer group-playing opportunities at our Setauket, Three Village studio. Our curriculum is based mainly on rock, jazz, and blues music, and in addition to performance, focuses on improvisation, ear training, theory, rhythmic sense, and score reading.


TEACH CONSULTING SERVICES, INC.
153 Main St., Suite 1, Sayville
631-244-7280
Email etyznar@teachconsultingservices.com

 

An educational advocate for more than 15 years, Eileen Tyznar provides services that empower parents with knowledge and advocacy skills to help maximize their child’s academic potential and social success. At TEACH, we provide an effective approach for obtaining educational programs and related services designed to meet the unique needs of every child. Let TEACH help you “Navigate the Special Education Maze.” We offer Early Intervention, 504 Plans, CPSE/CSE meetings, parent coaching, and K-12 tutoring services.


THE CHILDREN'S CENTER AT FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE
The Children's Center at Farmingdale State, Farmingdale
631-420-2125

 

The Children’s Center cares for the children ages 8 weeks through 5 years old. Care is provided Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5:30pm. School vacation care is offered for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Camp Farmingdale Explorers is for campers ages 3-5 and Camp Farmingdale is for children ages 5½-12. 


THE ELIJA SCHOOL & FOUNDATION
100 Periwinkle Road, Levittown
516-216-5270
Email info@elija.org

 

Empowering Long Island’s Journey through Autism. The ELIJA Foundation offers outreach services for Long Island and New York City families affected by autism through support groups, parent training, and advocacy. Ongoing professional education is also offered. The ELIJA School is a small private school, offering an intensive ABA program with a one-to-one ratio to learners ages 3-21. ELIJA also provides referrals to a wealth of key autism resources. ELIJA partners with Thivierge & Rothberg, PC, a law firm representing children with disabilities through the special education process since 2008.


THE LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
C.W. Post Campus, Brookville
516-299-2160

 

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.


THE RINX - HAUPPAUGE
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
631-232-3222 x201

 

After a long day of school, what better way to spend some time than skating on one of our two NHL-size ice rinks with your friends at The Rinx in Hauppauge! Take a break and get something to eat or drink at the Time Out Café. No worries if you can’t skate—we have figure skating or Hockey Power skating pros that will get you going in no time. Don’t forget Athletic Republic sports training if you want to get into shape. Come see us soon!


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

 

Tumbling Tunes offers weekly music, gymnastics, and art classes for children ages four months through seven years. Students will develop language, social, and motor skills through music and movement as well as balance, coordination, and strength through gymnastics. While at our drop-offs and birthday parties, children have ample opportunity to explore our book nook, pretend play area, baby corner, and craft space.


TUTOR TIME
Tutor Time of Oakdale
1645 Montauk Highway, Oakdale
631-244-0303
Tutor Time of East Northport
543 Larkfield Road, East Northport
Tutor Time of Massapequa
100 Grand Ave., Massapequa
516-799-1234
Tutor Time of Baldwin
2856 Milburn Ave., Baldwin
516-377-3337
Tutor Time of East Rockaway
131 Main St., East Rockaway
516-596-1010
Lindenhurst
41 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst
631-888-1010

 

Our educational approach focuses on nurturing your child’s innate intelligence through hands-on active learning and opportunities for self-expression. Our exclusive Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum is based on the belief that children are intelligent in many different ways. We call these ways “Smarts.” Word Smart, Math Smart, Body Smart, Design Smart, Music Smart, Nature Smart, People Smart, and Me Smart. Call one of our schools or visit our website today to schedule a tour. 


TUTORS WORLD OF MULTI DIMENSIONS
631-213-9050

 

Our company provides small group instruction and one-on-one tutoring and is available in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. We offer consultations, assessment testing, test review, study skills, and assistance with all standardized testing preparation. Special needs students are welcomed. Tutoring location and hours will be based on your availability. We also have Smart Board instruction which allows you to be tutored in the comfort of your own home. Our focus is to help improve self-esteem and improve test scores. Reasonable rates available. Visit us at tutorsworldofmultidimensions.com


WHAT'S COOKING?
30 E. Main St., Oyster Bay
516-922-COOK (2665)

 

As featured on Martha Stewart, Newsday, and News 12, What's Cooking? is a culinary school and No. 1 choice birthday party place that allows children to explore their creativity and skills in culinary arts. Children prepare a nutritious meal and bake dessert while enhancing their math, science, reading and cooking skills. Fall classes are booking now. Offering a wide variety of party themes and classes, we are constantly exceeding our customers' expectations with superior service, quality and value. We can customize your child's party with a Firehouse tour, sundae bar, chocolate fountains, and more, making any birthday memorable!


 

 

 


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