Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

September 27, 2016   |   CHILD RAISING   


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UPDATED September 2016: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.
A+ ACADEMY
6802 8th Ave.,
718-748-6802

A+ Academy is a neighborhood supplemental education provider and test prep center. We provide enrichment classes for all grades in math, ELA, and creative writing. In addition, we offer extensive summer and fall SHSAT prep courses and SAT/ACT prep courses for rising eighth and 11th graders as they prepare for high school and college admissions. Our classes run from Monday–Friday during the summer, and on Saturdays or Sundays during the school year. New courses are offered every year, so please stop by any of our three Brooklyn locations to inquire if interested.

ABC CHILD CENTER
109 Nassau Ave., Greenpoint
718-389-9004
Email info@abcchildcenter.com

ABC is open year-round, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm with rolling admission. Providing childcare since 1993. ABC’s goal is to provide safe, age-appropriate, and stimulating programs for children from ages 3 months to 5 years, while fulfilling their need to laugh, learn, play, make new friends, and discover new things. Utilizing age-appropriate curriculum, along with the support of its families and devoted staff, ABC will ensure that every child achieves success and will set them on a path of lifelong learning. For more information or to schedule a tour, email info@abcchildcenter.com.

APRIL'S DANCE-N-FEET
4626 Flatlands Ave.
718-692-4809
9409 and 9411 Avenue L
718-272-1813


Our classes are for ages 2 through adult. We teach ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, majorette, Caribbean, African, boys' classes, adult classes, lyrical, praise dance, karate, private lessons, and competition classes. Call or stop into one of our three convenient Brooklyn locations for more information. We also offer a free trial class!

BOUNCEU
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway (entrance on 67th St. & 9th Ave), Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
347-450-5867

At BounceU, we understand how hard it is to get the kids to exercise. At BounceU, they will get the benefits of exercising and having fun without realizing that it’s good for them. At BounceU, our expert “Bouceologists,” graduated with a BA (Bounceology of Arts) Degree. They concluded that bouncing (the uncontrollable urge to bounce up and down until your cheeks turn red and you are totally exhausted), is one of the many ways to achieve this. New–BounceU Day Camp offered during holidays, spring break, and school closings.

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
718-232-0114
8696 18th Ave., Brooklyn,
1902 Avenue T, Brooklyn,
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island


Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of academic programs for students attending kindergarten through 12th grade. We specialize in reading and math tutoring along with TACHS, SHSAT, Regents, SAT and ACT preparation. Our programs provide students with the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge, enabling them to reach their full potential. Programs offered: tutoring in all subjects, test preparation courses, and SETSS (P-4) services. Call our office to speak to our educational specialists who can help you choose the best option for your child.

BROOKLYN COLLEGE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
718-951-4111

For more than 35 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered music (including Suzuki violin, cello, and flute for very young children), theater and dance classes, and private lessons for children of all ages and levels. We also welcome adult students for private instruction and group classes. Our experienced professional teachers, many of whom have extensive performance experience and advanced conservatory degrees, encourage students’ growth at all levels. For further lesson and class information for the 2016-2017 school year and to schedule an individual consultation, call 718-951-4111.

COOKIE'S KIDS - THE KIDS' DEPARTMENT STORE
Brooklyn:
265 Livingston St.
718-797-3300
510 Fulton St.
718-797-3300
982 Flatbush Ave.
718-287-2300
Queens:
166-21 Jamaica Ave. (at 168th St.)
718-291-7700
Bronx:
1534 Westchester Ave.
718-991-9500
576 Melrose Ave.
718-585-0800


Email marvin@cookieskids.com

With back-to-school approaching, parents are learning that Cookie’s Kids, the Kids’ Department Store, is New York City’s premier school uniform supplier. They carry the largest selection of uniforms, from toddler to adult sizes, stocking quality brands such as French Toast, Nautica, and U.S. Polo Assn. Their knowledgeable staff can answer any questions about your child’s uniform needs, and provide information on custom embroidery and screen printing options. Cookie’s also carries lots of school uniform approved footwear from brands like French Toast, Skechers, Nautica, Nine West, Sperry, Hush Puppies, and Stride Rite.

DIMITRIOS AND GEORGIA KALOIDIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (DGK) (THE )
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-836-8096
Email principal@dgkschool.org

The Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Greek American Parochial School is committed to providing students from nursery, pre-K, and kindergarten through eighth grade, with a quality education that emphasizes academic achievement, social, emotional, and spiritual development, while preparing them for 21st-century college and career readiness.

FASTRACKIDS
Williamsburg, Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge/Dyker, Park Slope,
347-983-2229

FasTracKids offers supplemental programs and classes for children ages 2-14. We offer a suite of world-class educational enrichment programs which are designed to help children accelerate their education, utilizing the latest in research driven, brain-based learning. Our centers offer a variety of programs ranging from preschool, to gifted and talented test prep and programs, to math and English tutoring and enrichment including NYS test prep, to science, as well as STEAM enrichment classes. FasTracKids is an international organization with locations in over 52 countries worldwide. Visit us at ftkny.com

FIG TREE JEWISH EDUCATION PROGRAM
Five Locations: Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Ft. Greene, and Clinton Hill,
Email info@figtreeprogram.com

Fig Tree is an independent, Jewish education program for children ages 3–11. We offer small, engaging weekly classes throughout Brooklyn, for families seeking a Hebrew School alternative. In a fun and inclusive environment, kids learn about Jewish holidays, rituals, culture, and text experientially; through art, crafting, drama, filmmaking, cooking, and gardening. We teach Hebrew, too!

GREENE HILL SCHOOL
39 Adelphi St., Brooklyn
718-230-3608

Greene Hill School is an independent progressive lower and middle school with a sliding scale in Fort Greene. At Greene Hill School, children are actively engaged in their world through critical thinking and open-ended investigations; teachers provide expertise and consistent, thoughtful guidance; parents are important contributors to the school environment; and the local community is a natural extension of the GHS classroom. Tours start on Sept. 27 and applications are available on Sept. 1 at greenehillschool.org.

JUGUEMOS A CANTAR
511 5th Ave., Brooklyn
917-453-1187
Email info@juguemos.org

Juguemos a Cantar is a Spanish immersion preschool based in Park Slope and serving the community with programs and classes designed to provide an environment where children learn Spanish through play, music, socialization, and academics. In January we will be opening our new location at 511 5th Ave. for children ages 2-5 to start their bilingual journey at their most brilliant stage of development with the help of our qualified bilingual teachers. Contact us for information on the different programs available to start your child's bilingual journey!

KINDSTART EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
7702 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-5382

Kindstart has been a serving the Bensonhurst community with early childhood education excellence since 1999. Our program is highly rated by both the DOHMH and the department of education. Serving children ages 2-5. We have been providing excellence in early childhood education, at all levels. Our program develops the child’s academic skills to their full potential. Our nursery, toddler, and pre-k programs have our children school-ready, thriving, and motivated for kindergarten! Please call 718-621-5382 for information about our nursery and toddler program, pre-K program, after-school program, and summer enrichment program.

KUMON MATH & READING CENTERS OF BROOKLYN
21 W. 38th St. 5th Floor, Manhattan
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email manhattan@kumon.com

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

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, Principal


More than 40 years as a Christian day school for nursery through eighth grade. 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, extracurricular activities, and financial aid.

LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
917-657-0249
Email debrarosen@licexchange.com

LiceXchange treats head lice exclusively in the privacy of your home-as inexpensively as possible. Experienced, conscientious, and kind staff will put your children at ease-applying all the tools of the trade-without the use of pesticides! We stand by all our work, as long as "active" cases with lice follow our protocol. Founder Debra L. Rosen, has been successfully caring for schools and camps throughout the tri-state region for more than 15 years, stressing "prevention" over treatment. LiceXchange, “Where an age-old problem gets the Royal Treatment."

LITTLE HANDS & FEET
1270 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn
718-680-KIDS (5437)

Little Hands And Feet was founded by Aneshah, who has been certified in childcare for 20 years. Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment while focusing on educational and social development. We believe each child is special and unique. Our staff is dedicated, qualified, and trained in CPR. At Little Hands and Feet be assured it is a home away from home and your child will have the best care available. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Free full day UPK program for all! Call for information.

LITTLE SCHOLARS LEARNING CENTER
52 Quentin Road
718-373-7046
448 Neptune Ave.
718-743-9009
104 West End Ave. The Wave
347-913-5437
4123 Avenue U
718-210-3233


Email littlescholarsnyc@gmail.com

At Little Scholars Childcare Center, we provide a carefully crafted curriculum to fit various learning styles. Children are provided opportunities to explore with hands-on learning activities to enrich and inspire creativity and learning. Our philosophy centers on the idea that children should be taught how to think and not what to think. Therefore, our teaching methods are designed to create a learning environment where children have a voice and where teachers provide a safe place for children to express their thoughts, and develop innovative ideas.

MUSIC TOGETHER
BayRidge, Bensonhurst, SheepsheadBay, Flatbush, Mill Basin, Marine Park
718-499-2866
musictogetherbr.com
Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill
718-855-8908
musictogetheratkiddiecorner.com
ParkSlope (2locations)
nikoskids.com
718-369-3099
South Slope at Hootenanny,Kennsington, Ditmis Park
718-369-0528
southslopemusictogether.com
Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy
212-604-4307
musictogetherfortgreene.com


Music Together is an international educational program founded on the belief that all children are musical, and that music is a perfect way for children to learn and grow. We sing, dance, and play instruments in a fun, informal, supportive atmosphere. Limited to 12 children with parent or caregiver. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend class times available. Newborn to age 5. Free demonstration classes offered. Sessions start in September, January, April, and July.

NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO
7909 3rd Ave.,
718-625-5425
526 Court St.


Email nyctkd@aol.com

Every child needs a sense of achievement. There is no greater reward than seeing yourself do what you set your mind to. Our program helps give children the foundation for commitment, dedication, and greatness in athletic ability. It provides children with the necessary basic skills to do well in all sports. It helps develop their balance, coordination, patience, good listening skills, respect, courtesy, and self-confidence. It provides children with the necessary body control and endurance that are the cornerstones of success. After-school program includes pick-up at school, help with homework, and tae kwon do classes.

PARK SLOPE NORTH / HELEN OWEN CAREY
71 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn
718-638-4100
Email psnhoc@universitysettlement.org

The center provides a full-year, full-day program (8am-6pm) for children ages 2-5. We rely on a play-based curriculum to support children's development and learning. Children explore science, math, literacy, cooperation, and collaboration through carefully planned, interactive activities. This bright and cheery facility has a rooftop playground, library, and a large children's garden. Supporting a diverse community, this center has spots for families of all economic backgrounds, including those that use ACS or HRA vouchers to assist with childcare payments, as well as those who qualify for universal pre-kindergarten and private tuition.

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


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

PRESCHOOL OF AMERICA
Manhattan:
2109 Broadway at 73rd Street
212-877-1388
101 West End Ave. at 64th Street
212-362-0135
25 Tudor City Place at 41st Street
212-681-4671
1190 Park Ave. at 93rd Street
212-410-1100
1501 Lexington Ave. at 97th Street
212-987-3700
345 W. 42nd St. at 8th Avenue
212-262-4545
600 6th Ave. at 18th Street
212-255-6911
39 Eldridge St. at Canal Street
212-925-0998
25 Market St. at Henry Street
212-577-2710
46 Market St. at Madison Street
212-346-9868
2 South End Ave. at W. Thames
212-786-1688
Brooklyn:
382 Baltic St., Cobble Hill
718-855-2889
859 60th St., Bay Ridge
718-686-8335
Queens:
112-33 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills
718-261-2522
63-47 Booth St., Rego Park
718-896-8108
42-31 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1232
133-32 41st Road, Flushing
718-939-8805
83-04 Broadway, Elmhurst
718-507-1687
83-38 Cornish Ave., Elmhurst
718-458-9656
186-01 73 Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-380-2066
194-15 73rd Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-264-6101


Preschool of America provides an exciting and safe learning environment for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. We value the multicultural and diverse neighborhoods we serve. With hands-on experiences and manipulatives, our students are learning social skills as they interact, and cognitive skills as they problem-solve. Our playgrounds and gyms allow an abundance of gross motor opportunities. Nutritious meals are provided daily for the growth of the body and mind. We are learning every day and having fun every minute.

REDEEMER ST. JOHN'S NURSERY SCHOOL
939 83rd St.,
718-833-7700

Redeemer St. John's Nursery School has served the community for over 40 years and is licensed by the New York City Department of Health. Our goal is to foster a child's positive self-image, encourage curiosity, and promote cooperation by providing rich experiences and opportunities for problem solving, self-expression, and logical thinking. Our thematic curriculum focuses on fun, age-appropriate activities-integrated into all subject areas. In addition to offering a two-day toddler program, we offer a three-day (full- or half-day) nursery program and a free UPK program for children born in 2012.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
Email jparhamsantana@sscaparkslope.org

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. We welcome and support diversity of ethnicity and race, religion, socioeconomic background, and learning style. Our academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics, designed to meet the common core standards, and a vibrant arts program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism. We welcome you to visit our academy! Schedule a visit with our director of admissions, Julian Parham Santana, see contact information above.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

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 ages 2-3, and free universal pre-K for age 4, with extended-day option. Open year-round; summer program available.

ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC ACADEMY
1313 83rd St., Brooklyn
718-236-1560

St. Bernadette Catholic Academy provides an atmosphere that fosters religious beliefs, moral values, and a well-balanced academic education resulting from our dedicated faculty and administration. Technology, art, music, Italian, and physical education also add an essential dimension to student life. In addition to academics, students are offered the opportunity to join student council along with a variety of extra-curricular activities. It is always our goal to support the needs of every student to not only prepare for high school, but to prepare for life!

STORYBOOK LAND
8638 20th Ave.,
718-996-8714
Email no email

We offer a powerful first grade prep, for kindergarten students only! You can give your child a head start with our After-school tutoring program focusing on common core standards. Tutoring is also available for homework help and test prep for grades K through eighth. Call for information! 718-996-8714.

THE STAGE THEATER SCHOOL
718-928-3779
Email thestagetheaterschool@gmail.com

Offering a professional level of training for children ages 4-16, in dance, drama, and singing. The Stage has a reputation for stretching children’s imagination and building their confidence through the performing arts in a fun, safe, and creative environment. Advanced classes and audition technique also offered for high school age students. All teachers are professional performers with Broadway experience. Weekend and after-school classes available. Performances every term. Please call Beth on 718-928-3779 or visit our website to see schedule and locations.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th Avenue and 74th Streets),
718-238-7676
Email silbekidz@aol.com

Our programs are for children ages 2 through pre-K. Monday-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. Free full-day UPK program for children born in 2012.

TUTORING CLUB OF BAY RIDGE (THE)
7811 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge
718-748-8867
Email bayridgeny@tutoringclub.com

The Tutoring Club is dedicated to helping students increase their subject skills and self-esteem. We utilize the most advanced curriculum in tutoring, maintain low student-to-tutor ratios, pinpoint and correct problems, motivate our students, and provide qualified instructors certified in the use of the programs and committed to ensuring each child’s success. Our Core Programs are Math, ELA, and Writing Skills. We have high school math and sciences tutors available. Test prep programs for NYS Grade Level, Gifted and Talented, SSHSAT, TACHS, ISEE, GED, and SAT tests. Homework Help sessions are available.

WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL
212-328-9529
Email info@whetherby-pembridge.org

Wetherby–Pembridge School opens in New York, September 2017, on the Upper East Side, next to Central Park on East 96th Street. It will bring to New York the rich traditions and academic excellence at the heart of its thriving UK schools. Wetherby-Pembridge School will offer a bespoke curriculum model combining the rigorous British National Curriculum with New York's progressive student-centered teaching approach. Our vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, celebrate successes, and encourage children to continually question and create in the world around them.

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


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

WILLIAMSBURG NEIGHBORHOOD NURSERY SCHOOL (THE)
54 S. Second St., Brooklyn
718-782-4181
Email info@wnns.org

At the Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School our curriculum is play-based, child centered, and focused on social-emotional growth. Here at WNNS we combine the safety and comfort of home with the social and intellectual stimulation of school. We have limited slots available in our 2s program for the 2016-2017 school year. This full-day program for 2-year-olds meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9am to 4pm.

WILLIAMSBURG NORTHSIDE SCHOOLS
299 North 7th St., Brooklyn
718-599-9600
Email info@willnorth.org

Williamsburg Northside is a progressive school that has served Brooklyn since 1999. Our community of 350 students is supported by three age-appropriate campuses, an outstanding faculty, and programs driven by student inquiry and a wide range of enrichments. Our Lower School moved into a new facility in 2014 and we continue to grow. We are located near the L and G train stops in Williamsburg and plan to offer busing for September 2017. Attend an open house by visiting willnorth.org or emailing admissions@willnorth.org.

YOUNG DANCERS IN REPERTORY
Center for Dance Studies at 5602 5th Ave., 2nd floor 11220., Brooklyn
347-702-7155
Email ydr@youngdancersinrep.org

At Young Dancers in Repertory’s Center for Dance Studies young students ages 2-6 learn appropriate dance skills in a creative and playful environment that promotes physical, cognitive, and social development. Students age 7 and older can study ballet, modern dance, tap, and other dance forms with professional dance artists. Ensemble students learn and perform multicultural dances by various guest artists. YDR’s Center for Dance Studies is at 5602 5th Ave. Call 347-702-7155 for registration information.