UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: 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.
ABSOLUTE BEST CARE
40 Underhill Blvd., Suite 2E, Syosset
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.
APTEKAR, DORIS M., PHD
School Psychologist/Bilingual Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor,
Dr. Aptekar has more than 35 years of experience working as a school psychologist, psychotherapist, and hypnotherapist with children and adults of varying needs. Dr. Aptekar works in groups or individually to help you and your loved ones achieve goals such as motivation, socialization, self-esteem, academic achievement, social judgment, and more. She has worked with all age groups and with the special needs population. Dr. Aptekar is available for CSE, IEP, and 504 meetings.
AQUA TOTS SWIM SCHOOL
Plainview and Garden City Locations,
Discover the healthy benefits of early swim lessons, including motor, cognitive, and emotional development. By giving a child sensory experiences in swim class, his or her neural memories of motor skills become more precise, resulting in a stronger, more coordinated child. Stimulation causes a child’s neurons to grow interconnecting fibers and twigs reaching out to other neurons. The more synapses a person has, the more capable he or she is of learning. The more organized the brain is, the easier it is to instill self-control and self-discipline. Swimming is wonderful for a child’s brain!
ARTS ALIVE LI
100 Crossways Park W., Suite 107, Woodbury
October is Arts Month. Visit ArtsAliveLI.org for a full calendar of events, giveaways, and prizes available to you and your family during Arts Alive LI Arts Month and at the Free Family Arts Festival at Museum Row on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10am-4pm. Arts Alive LI 2014 is presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance and Bethpage Federal Credit Union, with additional support from the Long Island Community Foundation, Bloomingdale's, Music & Arts, and Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism/I LOVE NEW YORK.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
612 Corporate Way, Valley Cottage
The most exciting indoor entertainment complex in the Northeast! Play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. We offer open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, and toddler time, as well as Bounce! Jr. Zones! Our Syosset location has an indoor trampoline Bungee jump, a volleyball court which doubles as a junior soccer field, and rope swings for little ones. We also offer private party rooms, free Wi-Fi, and snack bars. Schools, camps, and corporate groups welcome.
101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale
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.
BRICKS4KIDZ (TM)/WESTERN SOUTH SHORE
Engage, educate, and excite! Through lots of Lego® play, our after-school programs?integrate unique projects to foster a love of learning. STEM-based, but with?fun themes that include Mission to Space, A Pirate's Quest, and Amusement Park Adventures, your student's imagination will soar. Our qualified staff makes sure everyone is always having fun. We'd love to visit your child's school with a free demonstration! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Birthday parties also available.
CIAO! Join us at Camp Italia this fall and experience Italy like never before! Our eight-week fall sessions begin Sept. 29 on weekdays or Saturday mornings. Children will hear and speak Italian, and learn about Italian culture through games, songs, role-playing, and skits. We welcome Piccini for ages 2-3 with an adult, Bambini for ages 4-7, and Ragazzi for ages 8-12. Our programs are custom-designed and interactive. At Camp Italia we create memorable Italian experiences for kids so they have fun while learning! Ask about our theme programs and adult classes, too!
CELEBRATIONS IN THE KITCHEN
63 E. Old Country Road, Hicksville
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, and brownies! Now offering pizza-making parties. Come in, call, or visit celebrationsinthekitchen.com for more information on parties, classes, and more.
2874 Merrick Road, Bellmore
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 New York City’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.
CONGREGATION BETH-EL OF MASSAPEQUA
99 Jerusalem Ave., Massapequa
Congregation Beth-El of Massapequa, a synagogue where “Friends Become Family,” is introducing a new preschool program for younger children. The program will offer children ages 3-5 years, a fun-filled Jewish experience focusing on arts and crafts projects, learning about Jewish customs and holidays, and enjoying Jewish-themed music and dance. We encourage parents to become involved with what their children are learning. Temple membership is not required. The program will begin after the Jewish holidays and meet twice a month on Sunday mornings. For further information, please call our temple office at 516-541-0740.
COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck
Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high-quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.
DR. CARISSA SUMMA
1078 Oaks Drive, Franklin Square
939 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology is proud to be a community oriented practice. Dr. Summa treats patients of all ages and strives to create a warm, comfortable environment. The staff is friendly, courteous, and attentive to all patient needs. Patients' treatments and well-being are of the utmost importance, and Dr. Summa strives to treat everyone with compassion and integrity. Most insurances accepted. Call to set up your back to school appointment.
Eye Level of Williston Park
61 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
Eye Level of Port Washington
59 Main St., 2nd Floor, Port Washington
Eye Level of Hicksville
760 S. Broadway, Hicksville
Eye Level of Malverne
304 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
Lifelong learning for the new school year and beyond. Help your child go back to school with confidence by jump-starting the school year with Eye Level’s math and English programs. Eye Level is based on an educational principle that students learn at their own level, which is identified by 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.
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
1755 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
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.
FRIENDLY KIDS SOCIAL SKILLS AND FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Friendly Kids Social Skills and Friendship Group is offering an after-school program for elementary school students with and without special needs. Children will learn healthy social skills while making friends and having fun. For many children this will be the first time that they will feel like an accepted member of a friendly group of children. This group is facilitated by a school social worker who intends to create a supportive community of children and parents who will schedule play dates as a result of participating in this group.
GERMAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL: WHERE KIDS LEARN GERMAN
German-American School offers a unique after-school language and culture program. Parents from diverse ethnic backgrounds send their children to our New York state-accredited German language program in which children can learn German starting at age 4. Classes are small and taught by native German speakers. The didactic approach stresses interactive learning; singing, drawing, and German games are popular in the playgroup. In the upper grades we stress memorization, reading, writing, culture, and grammar. No prior German required. Adult beginners program is also available.
GLITZ AND GLAM GALORE SPA PARTIES
Call or text: 516-417-2950
Glitz and Glam Galore will bring the spa to you. This is a unique experience for that special girl in your life. What little girl wouldn’t love to be pampered with flavored mini manicures, flavored mini pedicures, chocolate facials, glitter tattoos, nail art, makeup, and hairdos. This also gives girls time to hang out with friends, listen to music, and read the latest magazines all in the convenience of your home. For more information, please call Lisa at 516-417-2950.
GREAT PLAY OF WOODMERE
1012 Railroad Avenue, Woodmere
Great Play has been internationally recognized as one of the most innovative brands in youth fitness worldwide and we're coming to Woodmere soon! We make it fun for kids to develop motor skills, sports skills, fitness, and coordination in our amazing, patented Interactive Arena. Join us for fantastic classes, award-winning birthday parties, and awesome camps and clinics!
GREEN ACRES MALL
2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream
The pencils are sharpened, the chalkboards are clean, now it’s time to get students off to a successful school year. Green Acres Mall has everything you need to make back to school a success. From athletic gear, to clothing and electronics, we have it all. Also, don’t forget to join us on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11am–1pm for our Pet Parade themed kids club! You will find out how your family pets went from wild neighbors to an integral part of the human family!
GROWING TREE NORTH OF ROSLYN - AN EXTENDED DAY NURSERY SCHOOL
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
The Growing Tree Nursery School
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
Our learning center, for children ages 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 the 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
The Growing Tree North of Roslyn, Inc.
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
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 the 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.
DR. JODI GUTTENBERG
111 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
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 look forward to meeting your child!
HANNAH KRONER SCHOOL OF DANCE
1180 Willis Ave., Albertson
The legendary Hannah Kroner School of Dance in Albertson has a reputation for offering the newest and most innovative dance education with 67 years of proven experience. Over the past 30 years, the current owner and director, Carol Riley, and an unsurpassed staff have continued to be innovators of programs unique to dance education on Long Island. Classes are offered in every age range and level, 18 months through adult. Visit hannahkronerschoolofdance.com or call 516-484-5430. Located at 1180 Willis Ave., Willis Square Shopping Center, in Albertson.
600 Broadway, Lynbrook
JEI Learning Centers is a leading supplemental education services provider offering assistance to students in kindergarten through ninth grade in mastering math and English language arts concepts. JEI math features a critical-thinking and problem-solving component, which focuses on applied mathematics, not just arithmetic equations. JEI’s English program contains reading comprehension and writing for all levels of curriculum. Overall, the JEI programs can be successfully utilized for students who need extra help, or for those students who wish to surpass grade level standards.
Northwest Long Island - Dana Gutkowski
Western Nassau/Queens - Linda Ibrahim
Southeast Long Island - Winkie Shultz
JumpBunch comes to schools, daycare facilities, and more to add an exciting sports and fitness class to your child's curriculum each week. We work with children from 15 months to 12 years to introduce weekly activities in a hands-on setting. Our program teaches through praise and encouragement, and builds coordination and interest in sports. JumpBunch offers a safe environment for children to explore physical activities. We guide the children through all stages of physical development, but the best part of JumpBunch is the fun! Visit jumpbunch.com for more information.
KATYA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE - TO THE POINTE!
40 Middleneck Road, 2nd Floor, Great Neck
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 theater, tap, ballroom, and creative movement and 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.
KIDS IN SPORTS
1420 Second Ave. (at East 74th Street), New York
Since 1999, Kids in Sports has been offering specialized sports programs for children ages 12 months to 12 years. Our mission is to teach children the fundamentals of sports in a safe, fun, friendly, and supportive environment emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and communication. We instruct children in multi or sport-specific classes, focusing on baseball, basketball, flag football, floor hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. We offer preschool alternative and after-school programs, in addition to hosting holiday and summer camps, and birthday parties throughout the year.
KIDS MUSICROUND AT SMALL WORLD CONNECT
Manhattan and Manhasset Locations,
Award-winning Kids MusicRound has been offering music and movement programs for ages newborn to 4 years since 1999. Early music study builds lifelong critical thinking skills. That’s why Kids MusicRound trains teachers to focus on developing primary musical competence, such as singing in tune, hearing rhythm, and keeping a beat, and applies classic tenets of music education. Best of all, Kids MusicRound’s songs, melodies, lyrics, and materials are firmly rooted in professional experience and recognized music theory. Every session offers fresh, original material. Call for a free demo class today.
THE LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Manhasset, LI, NY
CNN called LWFC director François Thibaut “one of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children.” Since 1973 his classes, camps, and preschools have introduced French, Spanish, and Chinese to ages 6 months to 9 years by capturing the “critical years,” when children possess their strongest capacity to absorb languages. Each session, children receive a brand-new, glossy, full-color workbook and CD, jam-packed with original and language-rich songs. Ages 3 and older get an LWFC storybook, too. The LWFC’s Professor Toto materials have won six awards. Parents magazine named the LWFC one of “6 Classes Worth the $$.”
LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, PLLC
1772 E. Jericho Turnpike, Suite 2, Huntington
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.
30 Myano Lane, Stamford
939 8th Ave., NYC
227 E. 81st St., NYC
2 Haven Ave., Port Washington, NY
Licenders is the premier, all-natural service for the screening and removal of head lice. FREE Screenings in all four Licenders locations after camp and before school! Walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary.FREE Air-Alle (LouseBuster) treatment with service. Licenders has been helping families, schools, camps, and pediatricians get rid of lice for 17 years. We have four treatment centers in Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island. Open 7 days a week! House calls available. Many insurance companies have a flex and health account to cover this service.
THE LITTLE GYM LI
2890 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
The Little Gym of Merrick
2128 Merrick Mall, Merrick
The Little Gym of Roslyn
32 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale
For every stage of your child’s development — from four months through 12 years — The Little Gym offers a diverse line-up of programs filled with movement, music, learning, and laughter. Our age-appropriate curriculum is designed to facilitate ongoing skill development and maximum fun. Children progress at their own pace, developing confidence as they develop their skills. Explore our offerings to find one that’s right for your child. Then, join us for an introductory experience to see how The Little Gym can inject some serious fun into your child’s life and into your own.
LITTLE HEARTS OF JOY DAYCARE
Our philosophy at Little Hearts of Joy Daycare is that all children have the right to grow and learn in a warm, safe, and loving environment.
LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted extraordinary teachers recruited from leading high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in the metropolitan area and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.
LONG ISLAND ARTS & CRAFTS
Syosset at Basketworks, 611 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
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 (1278) or like us on Facebook.
LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
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
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, 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 Ave., Cedarhurst
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-881-7997 1003 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park 516-616-MATH (6284)
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights 516-484-MATH (6284) 110 Jackson Ave., Syosset 516-944-MATH (6284)
3430 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh
55 Post Ave., Westbury
Mathnasium Learning Centers, with more than 400 locations in the United States, and multiple 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
1756A Merrick Ave., Merrick
Dr. Rania Elbaz is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She earned her dental degree from Columbia University. She then completed her pediatric dental training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School. Dr. Elbaz loves working with children and strives to create a warm and fun environment that children look forward to visiting. Dr. Elbaz sees every patient in order to ensure the consistency that is so important to young children. The office welcomes and gives extra time and attention to patients with special needs. The office also participates with most major insurance plans.
MISS O'S ACADEMY OF ARTS & ABC'S
416 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead
Here at Miss O's, our goal is to provide the best nurturing care, curriculum, creative arts, music, play, attention, and growth to every child! We focus on allowing your child to grow at their own level socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our children learn through an age-appropriate academic curriculum and hands-on learning. We also offer a fun and exciting creative arts program where your child will paint, sing, act, dance, and enjoy being creative! Children have a safe, supportive, and caring environment in which to learn and create freely. Call 516-486-3463 today for details or visit academyartsabc.com.
MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
Community Reformed Church, Manhasset
Established in 1990, MILI is Long Island's premier music school with exceptional instructors. Programs include violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and jazz. Lessons in traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-99, beginner through conservatory level. MILI offers Glee Club Singers, chamber music, theory, NYSSMA, and college preparation exams. Students perform eight times annually at venues including Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and charities. First-place competition winners. Open house and free student evaluations on Saturday, Sept. 6. Call 516-627-7052 for reservations. Semester begins Monday, Sept. 8.
Find the location near you,
While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids, too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD/download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island:musictogetherli-queens.com
MY SPECTRUM SCHOOL
11 Sintsink Drive, Port Washington
My Spectrum School is a unique experience for gifted and talented pre-school, kindergarten, first grade, and after-school students. Under the direction of Dr. DAgostino, My Spectrum School is designed to stimulate, facilitate, and cultivate the exceptional abilities and interests of our students. Our facility provides multiple opportunities for children to acquire new skills and understanding at accelerated levels. My Spectrum School offers an innovative approach to differentiated curriculum and instruction aligned with NYS Core Learning Standards. We invite you to explore the Spectrum of gifted education.
NORTH SHORE DAY SCHOOL
85 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove
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
Established in 1998, founders of North Shore Performing Arts Center, Pamela Roeske and Angela Trivigno, pride themselves on helping children gain self-confidence, coordination, and self-expression. The instructors at NSPAC teach more than just how to dance—they teach their students the art of dance. It is the studio’s mission to encourage all students to reach their full potential physically, emotionally, and socially. Small classes, positive instruction, friendly service, and an educated staff allow us to have one of the best and growing performing arts programs in the area, with more than 150 weekly classes to choose from.
NOT JUST ART/MUSIC TOGETHER®
183 South St., Oyster Bay
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
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
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.
PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY OF GARDEN CITY AND GLEN COVE
585 Stewart Ave., Suite LL60, Garden City
Glen Cove Office:
10 Cedar Swamp Road, Suite 2, Glen Cove
Dr. Stacey Reynolds received her D.D.S. from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. She completed her two-year specialty training in pediatric dentistry and obtained her certificate from Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She holds an academic appointment as assistant clinical professor at Columbia University’s dental school and teaches dental students and pediatric dental residents in the clinic and in lecture on a weekly basis. The bulk of her professional time is spent in her private practice. She is experienced in all facets of pediatric dentistry, including special needs dentistry.
PERFECTION DANCE CENTER, LTD
17 Village Ave., Elmont
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.
PLAZA THEATRICAL'S PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
34 Forest Ave., Lynbrook
Students learn all aspects of theatre arts preparing for fully staged productions of Disney’s Aladdin Kids for grades 1-4, Legally Blonde Jr. for grades 5-8, and Legally Blonde for grades 9-12. Expression, focus, tolerance, perception, openness, articulation, confidence, awareness, motivation, and self esteem are just some of the qualities and traits that emerge through dramatic study. All students have fun in a warm, saf,e and nurturing environment. Some children seem "born to entertain," while others love to sing, act, and express creativity. There’s an important place for everyone in Plaza's Performing Arts Academy, Inc.
POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
567 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
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.
RENÉE GALLERY OF ART
1966 Jackson Ave., Seaford
Drawing and painting instruction for children ages 7 and older once a week, 1½ hour classes, 4:30-6pm. Students are taught the basics of fine art at their individual level. Small informal classes; beginners welcome. Evening class available for adults. Established in 1973.
36 Union Ave., Westbury
Rhythmology. Study the music, feel the movement. Now offering a full program based upon your child’s needs and interests as a dancer. This year, children can choose from an abundance of styles, including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, flamenco, salsa, bachata, rumba and cha-cha-cha. Fall semester begins Sept. 6. Winter and spring semester begins Jan. 10, culminating with a student showcase on July 18 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.
ROBIN'S NEST GROUP FAMILY DAYCARE
Robin’s Nest Group Family Daycare is a home-based nursery program serving children from 18 months through 12 years. We offer full-day, half-day, and before- and after-school care. We believe that young children learn and grow through interactions with their surroundings, especially through their relationships with their environment, and with peers and caring adults. Our primary goal is to encourage and support multiple areas of a young child’s development through active learning and close observation. At Robin’s Nest, we learn, develop, and teach through collaboration.
ROBOMINDTECH STEM LEARNING CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
Robomindtech is a science and technology learning center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics and Lego® play into a unique, hands-on curriculum for 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. Look for our after-school programs, off-site school workshops, and school field trips. Join RoboMindTech Robotics team, US Tournament Partner of World Robotics Olympiad and home of the 2013 First Lego League Champion.
SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park
Take high-flying fun to the next level during after-school hours and weekends at SkyZone, the largest trampoline park on Long Island! Our park’s wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun, fit outing for all ages. From open jump courts to the Foam Zone, SkySlam Basketball, to 3-D Dodgeball, SkyZone provides unmatched, out of this world, high-flying fun! We offer SkyFit trampoline classes and dodgeball leagues for all ages. Planning a birthday party? Our professional event assistants work with you to plan the perfect party for your child.
SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2 E. Main St., Smithtown
As children return to school keep their weekends full with live entertainment in Smithtown. Beginning Nov. 15 and running through Jan. 15, Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will present the MGM classic, The Wizard of Oz, live on stage. Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, The Wizard, and Wicked Witch of the West will grace the state every Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. See the complete schedule at smithtownpac.org and call 631-724-3700 to order your tickets. $35 adults, $20 children under 12.
SOUTH SHORE BALLET ACADEMY
42 Merrick Road, Amityville
South Shore Ballet Academy offers correct and thorough classical ballet training, as well as pre-ballet study, and creative movement classes for preschool students. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential in a kind and positive manner. At all levels, challenges are presented as students are developmentally ready. Director Gretchen Gunther believes that careful and methodical training produces strong, healthy dancers, who have a sense of accomplishment, and are free to pursue their artistic goals.
SPORTIME - NASSAU
Syosset Tennis & Multi-Sport
Sportime offers adults and children a variety of ways to stay in shape and have fun while doing it! We offer recreational play, instruction, and leagues in tennis, volleyball, basketball, and roller hockey. Our three Long Island fitness centers offer members cutting edge strength training and cardiovascular equipment, a diverse menu of group exercise classes, highly qualified personal trainers, and beautiful locker room facilities. Sportime has something for everyone, so visit one of our amazing Long Island facilities today, or visit us online at sportimeny.com. Check out our amazing summer camps, too!
THE READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC AT THE JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER OF HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
131 Hofstra University,
The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic of the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Center at Hofstra University is dedicated to providing literacy support to children and youth in an environment where learners have the safety and support that allow them to take risks and gain confidence as they move toward developing mature control of literacy skills. The clinic is committed to valuing students’ linguistic and cultural lives, and to incorporate students’ experiences with literacy in innovative ways to help them develop their strengths and identities as readers and writers for the 21st century.
41-08 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
With a top-notch facility, and our talented and experienced instructors, Vienna Music provides the most suitable, comfortable, and professional environment for music development. We provide programs that accommodate students of all ages and levels, including one-on-one music lessons in piano, violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, ukulele, and vocal; Kids-Do-Re-Me for children younger than 5; and music theory class prepares students for NYSSMA exam and Royal Music Exam. Call now and mention Queens Parent to receive up to a 10-percent discount for your package.
VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
216 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
The Village East Gifted program offers a 100-percent academic, highly rigorous, and engaging curriculum with a strong emphasis on writing. VEG’s Gifted Kindergarten and the After-School Enrichment Program have more than 280 students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 160. Classes are held after school, evenings, and weekends in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Private enrichment is also offered.
30 E. Main St., Oyster Bay
Martha Stewart, Newsday, and News 12 boast What's Cooking? is a culinary school and No. 1 choice birthday party place where children explore their creativity in culinarty arts. Offering a wide variety of party themes and classes, we exceed our customers expectations with superior service, quality, and value. Fall hands-on cooking classes with stellar recipes are booking now. "Delicious & Nutritious" will rediscover your favorite dishes with teaching to cook them healthier & tastier! Hottest party theme: "Cupcake Wars!" Customize any party with a sundae bar and chocolate fountains, making any party memorable!
WHITE TIGER TAE KWON DO
2211 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
White Tiger Tae Kwon Do is a 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.
WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE CENTER
1028A Old Country Road, Plainview
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.
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