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2010-11 BROOKLYN FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE - SECTION 2

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BROOKLYN 

Check out our comprehensive 2010-2011 guide to services and resources for kids and families in Brooklyn. You'll find information on schools, camps, after school and sports programs, family activities, birthday party venues and entertainers, and much more, all in your area! 

 

CONTINUED FROM SECTION 1

 

HOUSE OF ORTHODONTIA
122 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn Heights
(718) 852-4414; www.houseoforthodontia.net

House of Orthodontia is a state-of-the-art facility that provides a full menu of orthodontic services and treatment for children and adults, including braces, Invisalign, and temporary implants. The office offers the latest form of digital technology which allows braces to be engineered specifically for an individual patient, making treatment more effective. Dr. Alikhani has been practicing orthodontics for 10 years and currently serves as the Director of Research and full-time faculty in the Orthodontics Department at New York University.

 

SUNSET ORTHODONTICS
476 48th St, 3rd Floor
(718) 439-2822

Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that treats developing bad bites that result not only in poor tooth appearance, such as crooked teeth, overbites, deep bites, etc., but also in poor function, which inevitably leads to compromises in quality of life. Problems in the relationship of our jaws can also be prevented with early intervention. As her credentials show, Dr. Barillas is one of the most qualified specialists in New York and offers the highest standards of care in a friendly and warm environment. Visit us for a complimentary exam.

 

 

HEALTH:

MEDICAL SERVICES

 

CONNECT THE DOTS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
38 W. 32nd St, Ste 1100
(212) 290-0290; www.ctdtherapy.com

CTD is a newly expanded sensory integration clinic that provides occupational, speech and physical therapy to build upon your child's strengths and promote further independence in life's daily activities. We accept clinic-based early intervention, BOE referrals for preschool and school age, and assist with insurance reimbursement. Group socialization sensory classes are offered to encourage play and sensory processing skills. We also offer a 10-week Handwriting Without Tears program to give your child the extra boost to ensure classroom success.

 

FIDELIS CARE
(888) FIDELIS (888-343-3547)
www.fideliscare.org

Need health insurance? Fidelis Care can help. Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, can help New Yorkers who find themselves without health insurance. Fidelis Care is the largest government programs-based health insurance company in New York State, offering free or low-cost health insurance through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. Regular checkups, preventive care, well-child visits, immunizations, lab tests, x-rays, hospitalization, emergency treatment, and more are covered. For more information, call toll-free or visit the website.

 

HEALTH PLUS
(800) 809-8009
www.healthplus-ny.org

Health Plus, a not-for-profit healthcare plan-and one of the largest managed care organizations in the New York area-was established in 1984 by Lutheran Medical Center to provide coordinated quality healthcare and improve access to care for a diverse and growing number of uninsured New Yorkers in Southwest Brooklyn. A quarter-century later, Health Plus now serves the five boroughs of New York and Nassau County and covers over 280,000 members. For more information about Health Plus, its products or services, visit: www.healthplus-ny.org or call.

 

PARK SLOPE MIDWIVES
502A 9th St. (718) 499-3636
1346 50th St. (718) 853-5303
564 Wuthe Ave. (718) 599-3535
110 4th Ave. (718) 499-3636

 

Full scope midwifery, obstetrical and gynecological services. Comprehensive care in a warm, friendly environment. We pride ourselves in the moms who return over and over again, and who bring their sisters, daughters, and friends. Anne Gudi, CNM, Donna Pynn, CNM, Roseanne Seminara, CNM, Jessie Goldman, CNM, and Kristin Richman, CNM welcome you into our family circle at four convenient locations throughout Brooklyn, including our brand new facilities at Fourth Avenue and Warren Street.

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY
80 Maiden Lane
(877) UCP-CONNECT (877-827-2666); Email [email protected]; www.mychildwithoutlimits.org
 

The Children's Programs of UCP of New York City are designed to help children with special needs reach their greatest potential. Our preschool, and our school age special education program in Brooklyn, include the following services: evaluations; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; psychological services; nursing services; in-class computers; bilingual staff; healthcare clinics; family support services; adapted toys; accessible playground; and SHARE lending library.

 

 

HEALTH:

PREGNANCY/CHILDBIRTH/WOMEN'S HEALTH

 

GENESIS FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
1355 84th St
(718) 283-8600; www.genesisfertility.com

Genesis Fertility & Reproductive Medicine has been the source of expert fertility care for over 20 years. Our physicians, Dr. Richard Grazi and Dr. David Seifer, are nationally renowned, board certified specialists who have been recognized repeatedly as top doctors by New York magazine. The Genesis facility is comprehensive, providing the full range of infertility-related services, including the most advanced reproductive techniques for both men and women. Services also include psychological services, genetic counseling and an active donor egg program.

 

PARK SLOPE MIDWIVES
502A 9th St. (718) 499-3636
1346 50th St. (718) 853-5303
564 Wuthe Ave. (718) 599-3535
110 4th Ave. (718) 499-3636

 

Full scope midwifery, obstetrical and gynecological services. Comprehensive care in a warm, friendly environment. We pride ourselves in the moms who return over and over again, and who bring their sisters, daughters, and friends. Anne Gudi, CNM, Donna Pynn, CNM, Roseanne Seminara, CNM, Jessie Goldman, CNM, and Kristin Richman, CNM welcome you into our family circle at four convenient locations throughout Brooklyn, including our brand new facilities at Fourth Avenue and Warren Street.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

FINANCIAL PLANNING/LAW SERVICES/INSURANCE

 

FIDELIS CARE
(888) FIDELIS (888-343-3547); www.fideliscare.org

Need health insurance? Fidelis Care can help. Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, can help New Yorkers who find themselves without health insurance. Fidelis Care is the largest government programs-based health insurance company in New York State, offering free or low-cost health insurance through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. Regular checkups, preventive care, well-child visits, immunizations, lab tests, x-rays, hospitalization, emergency treatment, and more are covered. For more information, call toll-free or visit the website.

 

 

SCHOOLS

  

AMICO COURT ST. CHILDREN'S CENTER
292 Court St, Carroll Gardens
(718) 855-1778 or (718) 855-1779; www.amicoinc.org

Our comprehensive Preschool program embraces each child and invites parent interaction with teachers and in educational workshops. Children ages 2 1/2-6 enjoy play activities (i.e. arts and crafts, block building, manipulative toys, singing, drama, etc.) that develop sensory, literacy, mathematical, music and interpersonal skills in classrooms supervised by a certified teacher, assistant teacher and teacher's aide. We offer participation in Nickelodeon Educational Research, progress evaluation three times yearly, and three healthy meals daily in a nurturing and multicultural environment year round. Open enrollment. See our ad or call for more information.

 

AVALON CHILDCARE
Alicia Marte, Vice President/ General Manager
Main location: 552 5th Ave (at 15th St.), Park Slope
48 Sullivan St, Red Hook?
(718) 768-4300; www.avalonchildcare.com

We offer a new interactive literacy program called "Your Baby Can Read" at both locations, using flashcards, video, and music to promote early language development in children as young as 2-months-old. We offer childcare programs for children ages 2 months to 6 years as follows: infants at Park Slope location; infants/toddlers at Red Hook location; pre-k/kindergarten programs (including Kinderdance, led by certified early childhood movement specialists) offered at Avalon's main Park Slope location; and after-school for children up to age 12. A+ rating by Better Business Bureau.

 

BAY RIDGE MONTESSORI
6301 12th Ave
(718) 259-8701

 

The Bay Ridge Montessori School is located on the park-like grounds of the Angel Guardian campus of Mercy First. The staff provides a non-competitive but challenging environment designed to meet the individual needs of the children. The children range in age from 2 to 5 years and attend anywhere from two half days to five full days (9am-3:30pm). Early drop-off is available, as is a six-week summer program.

 

BROOKLYN FRIENDS SCHOOL
Joan Martin, Director of Communications, Pre-K through 12th grade
375 Pearl St, Downtown Brooklyn?
(718) 852-1029 x209; www.brooklynfriends.org/academics

Academics and ethical values are inextricably linked at our lower (PreK-4th grade), middle (5th-8th grade) and upper (9th-12th grade) Quaker liberal art schools. Content, foundational skills, and higher-order thinking capabilities are instructional priorities. Course content is always under review. We stress the development of writing and speaking skills as crucial for critical thinking and participation in public debates. Performing/visual arts as well as physical education/athletics are integrated into all levels of our educational program, encouraging students to become scholars-artists-athletes by exploring their potential in all these areas.

 

EAST MIDWOOD HEBREW DAY SCHOOL
1256 E. 21st St

(718) 253-1555; www.emhc.org

From nursery through 8th grade, East Midwood Hebrew Day School offers excellent academic and Judaic studies in a warm, nurturing environment. Our secular education prepares our students for today's knowledge-based and digitally-wired world. Our religious education communicates the great universal truths of Judaism. General Studies begin in nursery and pre-K with the alphabet and culminates with a rigorous Regents-based curriculum in math, science, English, social studies and Hebrew. Hebraic instruction includes language studies and Chumash. Families come from all walks of Jewish Life. Please call or visit our website.

 

FRED ELLIS
www.fredellis.com; www.itunes.com; www.cdbaby.com; www.amazon.com

Fred Ellis, a NYC elementary music teacher and music therapist, debuts his CD of original songs. His objectives are to not only teach musical skills and knowledge, but to help children develop their mental, physical, communication, and social skills. The CD can be used to reach these objectives. The students are comprised of children from around the world, who have responded to the songs by socializing, singing and playing together. The songs are designed to encourage socialization, love and respect for cultural diversity. Through music, we as people can form together as one big family.

 

INFINITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
3414 Ave S
(718) 336-1781

 

Infinity is a preschool focused on early childhood learning, with a well-structured program. We have three classrooms at our facility and a beautiful play yard. Our UPK program is one of the top in the community. We focus on literacy for the pre-reader and beginning reader, as well as mathematics, science, geography, and social studies. Children are safe, happy, and enthusiastic about being at Infinity. If your child's not an Infinity child, they are missing the best preschool experience they could have in Marine Park.

 

LA CIMA ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
800 Gates Ave, 3rd Floor
(718) 443-2136; Email [email protected]; www.lacimacharterschool.org

La Cima Elementary Charter School is an independent, public, elementary charter school in Bedford-Stuyvesant. During the 2010-2011 school year, we will serve approximately 260 kindergarten through 3rd graders and will continue to grow by adding a grade annually. Our mission is to prepare students for academic and life-long success through a rigorous and relevant academic program. Our vision is to develop students who have the intellectual capacity, social capital, and emotional strength of character to be personally successful, and to act as effective change-makers in their communities.

 

THE LEAGUE CENTER
30 Washington Ave (btw. Water and Plymouth)
(718) 643-5300 x258; www.leaguetreatment.org

Our Preschool Inclusion program provides an educational, nurturing environment in which both typically developing and special needs children learn and play and are cared for by certified teachers and trained classroom staff. Our specialty teachers lead innovative enrichment classes in music, art, literacy, yoga, dance and computers. We offer a high teacher to student ratio, indoor and private outdoor play spaces, breakfast and lunch programs, and a full-time registered nurse on site. Our preschoolers continue at Brooklyn's finest public and private schools. Preschool programs start at $50/ week for 3-5-year-olds.

 

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL'S SUMMER CREATIVE ARTS & MUSIC PROGRAM (SCAMP)
1037 72nd St
(718) 748-9023; www.leds.home.mindspring.com

Over forty years as a Christian Day School for Nursery through Grade 8. Small class sizes, state-approved curriculum with in-depth courses in music, computer technology, physical and environmental education. Counseling and tutoring available, as well as door-to-door bus service, extended hours morning and night, extra-curricular activities and financial aid.

 

LURIA ACADEMY
238 St. Marks Place, Prospect Heights
(718) 398-3290; www.luria-academy.org

We integrate Jewish, secular, and general studies into a Montessori curriculum that allows children of different ages to interact in one classroom by offering three grade levels-3- to 5-year-olds, 5- to 7-year-olds, and 7- to 9-year-olds-allowing students to work at their own pace. The teachers constantly test them on a one-on-one basis, and students consistently outperform their peers at other schools. This new location offers 4,000 square feet of space, including more classrooms, indoor/outdoor play spaces, and a vegetable garden. New curriculum for age 10 in Fall 2010.

 

MARINE PARK DAY SCHOOL
1972 E. 34th St
(718) 376-5280

 

Children's physical, intellectual and moral development is supported by teachers. We offer programs for toddlers, pre-school and universal Pre-K. Children are accepted starting at age 2. Full and half day sessions; 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-day programs. Our curriculum: computer science, reading readiness, math concepts, foreign language, music, dance, arts and crafts. Indoor gym and outdoor facilities. Breakfast, lunch and snacks. Extended hours, transportation available. Summer program offered. ACD and HRA vouchers accepted. Bruce A. Lederman, PhD. Principal, Mazal H. Lederman, Binny Lederman, Directors.

 

ROYAL ADVENTURES
1529 Bath Ave
(718) 331-6128

 

A child's early learning experience should be one which is filled with enlightening activities as well as fun-filled memories. We at Royal Adventures strive to achieve our goals with each and every student. Our experienced staff works diligently to encourage a well-planned curriculum. Our thematic approach to learning continues to prove successful. This approach will help foster the development of your child's education. We look forward to your visit to our happy "home away from home."

 

SMARTSTART EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER, INC
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway
(718) 921-1868; www.smartstartecc.com

While providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts, and dramatic play, the "whole" child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for 2- and 3-year-olds, and free Universal PreK for 4-year-old children with extended-day option. Open year-round; summer program available.

 

TREASURE ISLAND
347-74th St
(718) 238-7676

 

Our programs are for 2 years-Pre K. Monday thru Friday 7:15am-6pm. Part-time schedules are available. We offer hands on learning in a loving, nurturing environment. Social, emotional and cognitive development is our primary focus. Motivating and fun experiences. Enrichment through the arts program. All meals included. Maria Nogueira, Director.

 

UNION TEMPLE PRE-SCHOOL
17 Eastern Parkway
(718) 638-7600; www.uniontemple.org/preschool

Union Temple Preschool offers creative, nurturing programs for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds. Here children build friendships and self-reliance. You'll find block building, water and sand play, dramatic play, scientific experimentation, and other hands-on, multi-sensory activities. Weekly music and creative movement classes. Just for 4-year-olds class: an innovative art program in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum, plus swimming lessons at the Eastern Athletic Club located in the building. We welcome Jewish and non-Jewish children alike and celebrate the diversity of our students and community. Early drop-off and extended day programs available.

 

 

SHOPPING

 

FLYING SQUIRREL
96 N 6th St, Williamsburg
(718) 218-7775; www.flyingsquirrelbaby.com

A colorful array of everything for children 0-8. Books, toys, equipment and clothing...new, locally made, or handed down; a fantasy playroom! New brands: Pamela tutus, Skyflight, 3 Sprouts, Ergo baby carrier, Kickboard USA, Brooklyn Rock, Estia, Plan, Noo Noo, Aden and Anais. Second-hand: Oilily, Catamini, Petit Bateau, Brooklyn Industries, Knuckleheads, Quicksilver. Come in for Sophie the Teether, walk out with Sophie, a Hello Kitty tutu and a virtually unworn calypso dress. Just give it a whirl; you never know what you might find. Ten percent discount on your next purchase.

 

NEO & NAD PERSONALIZED DESIGN PRINTS
(888) 472-1834; www.neoandnad.com

We make fun and custom party supplies for children and adults! Tell us about your next event, then pick a theme and we'll do the rest. From personalized invitations, banners, party boxes and bags, party hats, favors, save-the-dates, thank you cards, magnets and more with your photo, name or initials. Call or visit our website today and let us make your next event one that your guests will remember for years to come.

 

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

 

ALL ABOUT KIDS
(888) 745-KIDS
Queens: (718) 706-7500
Brooklyn: (718) 522-7300
Nassau & Suffolk: (877) 333-KIDS or (516) 576-2040
Bronx & Staten Island: (718) 239-4147
Westchester: (914) 251-0905
www.allaboutkidsny.com

All About Kids is a proud provider of Evaluations and Therapy Services for children with special needs. Please contact us toll free at 1-888-745-KIDS, or 718-522-7300 for more information, or visit our website at www.allboutkidsny.com.

 


CHALLENGE EARLY INTERVENTION CENTER
Executive Office: 649 39th St
72-38 Main St, Flushing
1900 Richmond Ave, Staten Island
(718) 851-3300; Email [email protected]

Challenge provides comprehensive developmental evaluations, speech/physical/occupational therapies, special instruction, vision therapy, nutrition, social work, family counseling/training, parent support groups, and service coordination for developmentally delayed infants and toddlers. We also provide home and center-based ABA services for children with diagnoses on the autism spectrum. Services can be provided at our centers or community-based locations (daycare center or child's home). Service coordinators and Social Service department help families access available support services in the community, such as respite, SSI, Medicaid and WIC. Medical referrals available. All services are provided at no cost.

 

CONNECT THE DOTS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
38 W. 32nd St, Ste 1100
(212) 290-0290; www.ctdtherapy.com

CTD is a newly expanded sensory integration clinic that provides occupational, speech and physical therapy to build upon your child's strengths and promote further independence in life's daily activities. We accept clinic-based early intervention, BOE referrals for preschool and school age, and assist with insurance reimbursement. Group socialization sensory classes are offered to encourage play and sensory processing skills. We also offer a 10-week Handwriting Without Tears program to give your child the extra boost to ensure classroom success.

 

IMAGINE ACADEMY FOR AUTISM
(718) 376-8882; www.imagineacademy.com

Imagine Academy is dedicated to helping children on the spectrum, ages 4-21, reach their fullest social, emotional, physical and academic potentials. Imagine Academy is now entering its 6th year of excellence. Staffed by experts in the field, our students receive 1:1 individualized programming utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach. We offer ABA, DIR®/FloortimeTM, speech therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, visual cognitive therapy, aquatic therapy, yoga, social skills training, respite and more. In order to ensure progress at home, parent and family training is a cornerstone of the daily curriculum.

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY
80 Maiden Lane
(877) UCP-CONNECT (877-827-2666); Email [email protected]; www.mychildwithoutlimits.org
 

The Children's Programs of UCP of New York City are designed to help children with special needs reach their greatest potential. Our preschool, and our school age special education program in Brooklyn, include the following services: evaluations; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; psychological services; nursing services; in-class computers; bilingual staff; healthcare clinics; family support services; adapted toys; accessible playground; and SHARE lending library.


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