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August 30, 2013   |  DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED AUGUST 2015: 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

ADELBERG MONTALVAN
1000 F Park Blvd, Massapequa Park
516-798-1111
62 Lake Ave. S., Suite A, Nesconset
631-360-PEDS (7337)
615 Montauk Highway, West Islip
631-661-PEDS (7337) 
Email marc.bennet@gmail.com

We are Drs. Adelberg, Montalvan, Bennet, Pistilli, Postel, Schecter, and Abraham. Our purpose is to provide outstanding dentistry in a child- and family-friendly environment. We treat your family like they are our own. All of our doctors are board-certified specialists and offer the most combined laser dentistry experience on Long Island. We want your visit to our office to be an extraordinary experience, that will make you say, “Wow!” Our three offices even look like a theme park. We hope to make your children love visiting the dentist.

ALL ABOUT KIDS
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge
631-439-6860
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview, NY
516-576-2040
175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn, NY
718-522-7300
3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY
718-239-4147
37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria, NY
718-706-7500
145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle, NY
914-251-0905
Email anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com

All About Kids provides quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services, including but not limited to ABA services for children with autism; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; social skills; special education; parent training; and counseling. Licensed and certified, experienced staff provides services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in the home, school, and/or community setting, and our state-of-the-art facilities and sensory motor gyms. Services provided throughout Westchester, all NYC boroughs, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. For eligible children, services are authorized by the EIP/CPSE Programs at no cost, and are funded and monitored by NYS DOH, NYSED, and county governments.

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

The more than 120 physicians that comprise Allied Physicians Group are among the top pediatricians throughout greater NYC, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. When you bring your child to an Allied pediatric practice, you know they are getting the best care. Our doctors have access to resources, technology and support that other, stand-alone pediatric practices simply cannot offer. Our doctors have more time for what matters most – you and your child! Download our FREE Symptom and Dosage Checker app- ALLIEDPG. For more information, visit alliedphysiciansgroup.com.

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

BounceU Farmingdale was voted “Best of Long Island” for Children’s Party Place, Camp, and Family Amusement Center. 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, boxing, obstacle courses, and slides. We take pride in providing superior customer service. Private parties are meticulously planned and prepared by our knowledgeable staff, so parents can relax and enjoy themselves.

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

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 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.

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

Countryside Montessori School – “An Education for Life” has been in existence since 1998. Based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. Teachers provide a sense of independence, freedom (within limits) and a sense of order. Our mixed aged classrooms provide children with the opportunity to learn from and reinforce learning to their peers. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.

CULTUREPLAY
220 East Meadow Ave, East Meadow
516-222-0031

A TechSpace for kids, grades K through 12. Have your child engage with 21st century technological tools! Our STEM curricular offerings during afterschool and Saturday provide youth with a transformative learning environment that is engaging, interactive, and enhances their technological fluency. Take a class in Robotics, Animation, Minecraft, Game Design and More! Our curriculum allows youth to integrate both their imagination and intellect to become knowledge creators and innovators of their generation. Classes are 1½ hours. September 28-December 12.

DORIS M. APTEKAR, PHD
School Psychologist/Bilingual Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor,
516-484-6351
Email doctordorisma@gmail.com

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, coaching, and life goals. She has worked with all age groups and with the special needs population. Dr. Aptekar is available for CSE, IEP, and 504 meetings. She also does couples and family therapy.

EYE LEVEL
Eye Level of Williston Park
61 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-747-7700
Eye Level of Port Washington
59 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Port Washington
516-472-7575
Eye Level of Hicksville
760 S.Boadway, Hicksville
516-597-5300
Eye Level of Malverne
304 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
516-341-0625
Email malverne@myeyelevel.com

Eye Level will be offering FREE registration and assessments during the month of September! Help your child go back to school with confidence by jump-starting the school year with Eye Level's Basic and Critical Thinking Math and English programs, ages 3-14. Eye Level is based on an educational principle where students learn at their own level, 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 about our program!

FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
866-561-0492
1755 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Email fairylicemothers@gmail.com

August through October are the busiest months for head lice infestations. Checking your kids before they go back to school will help minimize the spread of lice. You can easily check your children with our Fairy LiceMothers MagicWand nit comb and MagicHalo Conditioner. Look at our comb out video located at: FairyLiceMothers.com/lice_treatment.html for instructions. Or schedule a headcheck at our Oceanside or Deer Park locations. Headchecks are normally $25 but if you mention this ad, we will take $10 OFF. Remember, advice is always FREE. Call us anytime!

THE FASHION CLASS
1812 Merrick Road, Merrick
516-246-2000
Email kerri@thefashionclass.com

Kids and teens learn to sew in our creative after school and weekend classes! Using real sewing machines students create their own wearable clothing and model it all in a fashion show at the end of the semester. Fall 2015 classes run for 12 weeks with different class options available; fashion design, handbag sewing, shoe design, and more! Children ages 6-12 and teens 13-17 can join sewing classes this September through December in our fabulous pink Merrick studio and learn from teachers who work in the fashion industry!

GREAT PLAY OF WOODMERE
1012 Railroad Ave., Woodmere
516-341-0050
Email anna@woodmere.greatplay.com

Great Play of Woodmere is a unique new gym for kids, where players ages 6 months to 12 years have fun developing motor skills and sport skills in an exciting Interactive Arena! We offer 4 weeks and 12 weeks discounted programs! Register before Sept. 18, 2015, and receive 2nd Class and sibling discount of 33% off! We also do great birthday parties! Book by Sept. 18 for any date in 2015 and receive $100.00 off! We are conveniently located at 1012 Railroad Avenue in Woodmere, Long Island! Call us today 516-341-0050 for a Free Trial Class!

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

The legendary Hannah Kroner School of Dance in Albertson has a reputation for offering the newest and most innovative dance education with 69 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.

JOSH RING
1 Barstow Road, Great Neck
212-729-7850

Life is stressful for children and adults alike. The demands of work, school and relationships can be frustrating and overwhelming. Sometimes it's hard to understand why we feel sad or struggle to succeed or communicate with others. Therapy can be a very useful tool to achieve a a sense of comfort and strength in one's life. In my practice I work to create an open and non judgmental environment to promote growth. Through the process of talk therapy I help teens and adults find their inner strength to face the world on their terms.

KATYA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE - TO THE POINTE!
40 Middleneck Road, 2nd Floor, Great Neck
917-771-0687
Email INFO@KATYASDANCE.COM

To The Pointe! provides dance education that’s nurturing, disciplined, and fun, with individualized attention for recreational and serious students. We believe that anyone with the love and the drive can learn to dance. We offer classes for children and adults in ballet, musical theatre, tap, voice, ballroom, pilates, zumba, and primary ballet for our youngest dancers. Testimonial from Whitney D.T.: "My dance company is consistently praised for our technique which Ms. Katya is responsible for. She knows her students personally, understands their strengths and weaknesses, assisting them in developing into stronger dancers."

KEYS TO READING, INC.
516-829-4048
Email keystoreading@aol.com

Do you suspect your child may be underperforming in school because of the demands of the Common Core State Standards or challenges of a learning disability? Rhonda Boltax, director and founder of Keys to Reading, Inc.,(Pre-K to Grade 12), and NYS certified in Early, Regular, and Special Education, provides one-on-one, reading and writing instruction. Rhonda is well versed in the intricacies of the special education and IEP process, and offers tutoring in: Reading/Writing, ELA, ACT, PSAT, SAT, Essay Writing, Wilson Reading, and Reading Readiness for preschoolers.

KIDDS ON PARK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY DR. JODI GUTTENBERG
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 look forward to meeting your child!

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

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

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, 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.

LONG ISLAND ACADEMY OF FINE ART
14A Glen St., Glen Cove
516-590-4324
Email info@liafa.com

At the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, classes in drawing, painting, and sculpture are taught by professional artists and offered to students as young as third grade. Serious academic training is presented step by step, in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere, so concepts are easier to grasp by younger students. For teens, our portfolio-development program trains teens to acquire key observational skills using these time-honored classical techniques. We provide one-on-one portfolio review and consultation for those with specific portfolio requirements. Instruction is individualized; all levels and experience are welcome.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424 ext. 224
Email Admissions@ludaynorthport.org

Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s offers an outstanding early childhood and elementary program. The school provides a well-rounded academic program in a faith-based setting which nurtures children with a more holistic approach. A high quality, independent curriculum free from mandates and high-stakes testing ensures smaller classes and individualized attention to students. The result is a dynamic learning community that fosters self-confidence and independence while promoting each child’s enthusiasm for learning.

LUMIÉRE BALLET
35-C Corbin Ave., Bay Shore
631-586-2921
Email lumiereballet@verizon.net

Students are professionally taught with personal attention. Our ‘academy’ classes are for ages 4 and up. Based on Russian technique, the curriculum includes off-pointe and pointe ballet, character dance, and classical variations. Students work in a rich cultural environment, acquiring a broad classical and contemporary repertoire and a working understanding for music and acting. With Lumiére Ballet Performing Company, they share the stage with professional dancers. With the Nutcracker, Spring Performances and the Summer Classic, they become ballet ambassadors leading to the creation of a better-informed art audience.

MAD SCIENCE OF LONG ISLAND
P.O. Box 401, Woodmere
516-620-6768
Call for locations throughout Long Island.
Email info@madscienceli.com

Mad Science offers a range of flexible and affordable after-school programs. Our science parties typically last one hour, with optional add-ons like cotton candy-making, bubbling potions, and rocket launching. Children will discover objects that float through columns of air, marvel at the mystery of fireworks, see the power of static and be amazed by the power of air pressure! Mad Science Parties are for children ages 3 to 11, held at your location, starting only at $250 for up to 15 children. Kids will have fun "down to a science."

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
414 Central Ave., Five Towns
516-569-1500
86 School St., Glen Cove
516-759-MATH (6284)
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)
Email roslyn@mathnasium.com

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

MKSA
125 E. Bethpage Road, Suite 5, Plainview
516-731-5588
Email info@mksallc.com

MKSA can help if your young child isn’t meeting developmental milestones (walking, talking, behaving, pointing, eating, and more). For older children, we can help with situations such as: difficulty establishing friendships, problems communicating, behavioral challenges, learning difficulties, and fine/gross motor concerns. If you have any questions about your child’s development, we’re here for you! Our caring, dedicated professionals have many years of experience in working with children, and can answer questions and guide you regarding your child’s development. Visit mksallc.com (new website coming soon!) or call 516-731-5588.

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

The Music Institute of Long Island (MILI) – “Educating the Next Generations of Musicians” is a classical music school staffed by exceptional instructors since 1990. Lessons include violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Methods include Suzuki, traditional, jazz, and Royal British for ages 3-99, beginner, advanced, and Conservatory-bound students. MILI offers chamber music, theory, and many performance opportunities. Preparation for NYSSMA, orchestra, and college auditions.

MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations
Find the location near you

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

THE NEW VICTORY® THEATER
209 W. 42nd St. (just west of Broadway), New York
646-223-3010

The only performing arts venue in Times Square completely devoted to kids, The New Victory is New York City's premier destination for family entertainment. With shows for all ages (even babies!), the New Vic presents a full season of adventurous multi-disciplinary works from around the globe and close to home, including plays, musicals, circus, dance, opera, and puppetry. If you arrive early to the theater, take advantage of the fun, free activities inspired by the show on stage. Full price tickets start at $15, which makes a trip to The New Victory Theater fun and affordable for the whole family.

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

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

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR PRODUCTIVE LIVING
31 E. Merrick Road, Valley Stream
516-612-4400
Serving Nassau Suffolk and Queens.
Suffolk Location Coming Soon

Occupational Therapy For Productive Living, P.C. has begun registration for our new handwriting readiness program. This program runs for 6 and 12-week group sessions, for children of all ages, in all stages. All sessions are run by licensed pediatric occupational therapists. Our handwriting groups are fun, and children get to work on improving fine motor skills, such as pencil grasp, letter formation, letter reversals, letter and number recognition, and print and cursive writing, while enhancing social skills. Groups are small, and are 30-minutes per session.

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.

PRODIGY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
218 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow
516-833-6400
490 Uniondale Ave.
Uniondale
516-307-8899
Email pr@psany.com

Are you looking for a creative Afterschool or Saturday activity? Prodigy offers a variety of classes in music, dance, singing, and acting to students of all levels. Our dedicated faculty consists of seasoned professionals and teachers with advanced degrees. Celebrating our 16th season, we nurture both the recreational and pre-professional student. Our Kindermusik and Kinder-Dance programs provide a great start for our youngest students. NYSSMA Prep is available in all instruments/voice types. We are currently scheduling Dance Team auditions and registering for fall classes. View virtual tour and register: prodigyny.com.

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.

ROMPER ROOM NURSERY SCHOOL
133 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-746-8606
Email info@romperroomschool.com

Our curriculum includes reading/writing readiness, basic science and math concepts, and other languages. In addition, we offer creative arts and crafts, music, dance, and story time. We have HALF DAY, FULL DAY, and EXTENDED DAY programs (ages 2-6). In addition, we have a "ROMP with MOM" program for 12-30 months. We also have a "SEE-U-LATER" program for 2-3 year olds where the child is separated from mom for two and a half hours. CALL FOR FREE TRIAL CLASSES.

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park
631-392-2600
269 Route 25A, Mount Sinai
631-938-1420
Email deerparkinfo@skyzone.com

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 3D 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.

SMALL WORLD CONNECT ENRICHMENT CENTER
593 Plandome Road, Manhasset
516-627-3424
Email info@oursmallworldconnect.com

Small World Connect is your neighborhood enrichment center that specializes in communication and exchanging ideas for children newborn to nine years. It is our mission to share our worlds through languages, culture, and music! Our school is home to two award-winning programs, The Language Workshop for Children, for classes in French, Chinese, Spanish, and Italian, and Kids' MusicRound for parent-and-child music classes. All of our camps, preschools, and classes offer exciting developmentally-appropriate activities to immerse the child in learning. Children are encouraged to explore through movement, singing, playing, and interacting.

SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2 E. Main St., Smithtown
631-724-3700
Email boxoffice@smithtownpac.org

As children return to school keep their weekends full with live entertainment in Smithtown. Beginning October 17 and running through November 8, Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will present the Disney classic, The Jungle Book. live on stage. Specifically adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes like, “The Bare Necessities: and "I Wan’na Be Like You”. Performances every Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 11am. See the complete schedule at smithtownpac.org and call 631-724-3700 to order your tickets. All seats $10.

SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND SWALLOWING DISORDER SERVICES OF NASSAU
3375 Park Ave., Suite 4010, Wantagh
516-221-3653
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 202, Lake Success
516-216-1791
500 N. Broadway, Suite 141, Jericho
516-597-4344
Email suffolkspeechtturo@hotmail.com

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
Email info@s2sny.com

Steps to Socialization was created by Lisa Freeman, a speech-language pathologist, and Evelyn Kashinsky, a parent of children with special needs, to help children who have difficulty socializing. Steps to Socialization is more than just a social skills program. We teach children how to think socially, step by step. Working in small groups of three to four students, we cover a variety of topics, including how to establish and maintain friendships and initiating and maintaining conversations.

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

The Waldorf School of Garden City, an early childhood through high school college preparatory school, cultivates the adventurous intellect. We have a long history of—and success in—instilling critical thinking, creativity and active, responsible citizenship. Our graduates enter the world confident in themselves, with a sense of purpose and compassion, belief in their own agency, a willingness to take risks, and the resilience to overcome adversity. Facilities include an 11 acre campus in Garden City and a 250 acre farm in New Hampshire.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT SHELTER ROCK
48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset
516-472-2944
Email klosack@uucsr.org

UUCSR is for people interested in a progressive spiritual home that nourishes both the heart and mind. It is a mix of engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, and a community of caring, curious, and compassionate people. Religious Education classes are offered for 3-year-olds through high school, mostly on Sunday mornings. Childcare is available for infants, toddlers, and very young children every Sunday during the Worship Service. Please visit the UU Religious Education programs any Sunday where you will find an exceptional opportunity for every child and family.

UNLIMITED SPORTS ACTION
30 Beechwood Ave., Port Washington
516-767-7675
Email info@unlimitedsportsaction.com

Unlimited Sports Action offers after-school youth sport classes and enrichment programs including baseball, basketball, lacrosse, multi sport, soccer, and more. We also offer sport classes in baseball, basketball, field hockey, flag football, golf, lacrosse, multi-sport, soccer, softball, speed and agility, and volleyball. For our younger athletes, classes are run after school and are designed to teach motor skills, hand-eye coordination, balance, flexibility, focus, and socialization. For our older students, the classes are designed to increase their skills, performance, and confidence. Ask about our summer and vacation camp programs as well as our birthday parties.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Avenue
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
631-549-2313
Email info@villageeastgifted.com

Village East Gifted® (VEG) is a highly rigorous, fast-paced and engaging academic enrichment program for gifted students ages 4-18 with locations in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Its curriculum includes Latin, writing, geography, global studies, world history, STEM, advanced linguistics, SAT vocabulary enrichment, public speaking, art and creative problem solving. Its half-day Gifted Kindergarten accepts gifted children ages 4-5. Over 360 students have enrolled in the program, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 155.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900
Email mhughes@vincentsmithschool.org

The Vincent Smith School is well known for its individual program for students in grades 1-12 with ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, non-verbal learning disabilities, auditory processing disorder, and language (expressive/receptive) processing disorders. We provide differentiated instruction, small, supportive classes, a structured environment, college and career counseling, and a unique social cognition program. 2015-2016 admissions Open House dates are Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7pm, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 12pm, Sunday, Jan. 24 at 12pm, and Wednesday, April 20 at 7pm. Private tours are also available. Call 516-365-4900 or visit vincentsmithschool.org.

WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE CENTER
1028A Old Country Road, Plainview
516-822-3903
Email wcpcdance@aol.com

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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