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Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

August 29, 2013   |  CHILD RAISING   


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UPDATED AUGUST 2015: 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.
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ACTING OUT!
718-236-6494
7426 15th Ave.
4724 Ave. N.
Email msroberta@verizon.net

Are you looking to prepare your child for High School and Junior High auditions? Then you’ve come to the right place! Acting Out has helped students achieve an extremely high success rate for acceptance in the NYC performing arts schools. Between our two Brooklyn-area locations, we offer an extensive performing arts curriculum which includes all levels of acting, musical theatre, improvisation, film/television, as well as private lessons for singing and piano. Acting Out: where students are improving their futures and increasing self-confidence under our passionate guidance, because we love what we do!

ALL ABOUT KIDS
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview
516-576-2040
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge, NY
631-439-6860
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.

ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
Various locations; Call for information or check us online,
Brooklyn: 347-708-7827 Queens: 347-708-7827 Manhattan: 212-419-5416
Email info@allmychildrendaycare.com

All My Children Daycare (AMC) is now offering after school care at all of our eco-friendly locations throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Your child will be fed healthy kosher snacks, participate in enriching, educational activities and play, and cared for by our highly experienced and caring staff. You may pick up your child as late as 7pm. Our Ridge St. Lower Manhattan center offers DropZone services for hourly care. For more information, please contact AMC at: info@allmychildrendaycare.com or call: 212-466-6262.

APRIL'S DANCE-N-FEET
4 great, convenient Brooklyn locations:
4626 Flatlands Ave.
718-692-4809
1866 Flatbush Ave.
718-258-2340
9409 and 9411 Ave. L
718-272-1813
Email april.scandariato@gmail.com

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

ARTICULATE TECHNOLOGIES
213-948-5950
Email mike@articulatetech.com

Speech Buddies makes it simple to get your child speech and language help. Whether you’re concerned about your child’s language development or looking for after-hours support for a child who is already in school therapy, Speech Buddies has a speech therapist to accommodate your needs. Schedule online in an instant. Home visits are no extra charge for most zip codes in Brooklyn.

BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE
421 Fifth Ave. (corner of 8th Street), Park Slope
718-832-0018
Fernando Maneca, Director

BAX Youth Education provides expert instruction building technical skills in dance, tumbling, and theater, with an emphasis on cultivating creative expression. Working with a professional performing arts faculty, BAX students develop improvisation, original composition, and performance skills, working independently and in collaboration. Youth classes embody BAX’s overarching mission to provide the space and support for “artists-in-progress” to explore, hone, and share their unique voice. For more information on BAX's Youth Education programs visit youth.bax.org.

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

BounceU is Brooklyn’s newest party and play facility. We specialize in private celebrations and after-school active fun for all ages. BounceU offers two giant stadium rooms filled with huge inflatable equipment, and BounceU’s own Spider Mountain. Make your reservations today to play in our clean, climate-controlled facility. Our friendly, energetic staff will ensure that after-school active time is fun and memorable. Call today for more information about our awesome facility.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ - BROOKLYN
66 6th Ave, Brooklyn
347-699-3095
Email lholmes@bricks4kidz.com

At Bricks 4 Kidz®, we believe it’s important to tap into a child’s potential by encouraging their curiosity and creativity. Our fun-filled model plans, which are designed by engineers and architects, provide an engaging platform that teaches children to learn with LEGO® Bricks. With our theme based project kits, we playfully motivate children by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles. And at the same time, we enhance self-esteem, improve fine-motor skills, and teach important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions.

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

Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of programs for students attending kindergarten through grade 12. We specialize in TACHS, SHSAT, 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 are: tutoring in all subject areas (both one-to-one and share-a-tutor groups), test preparation courses, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students. Call our office to speak to one of our educational specialists who can help you choose the best option for your child. Please register early as space is limited.

BRIGHT KIDS, INC.
438 6th Ave Between 9th and 10th Street, Brooklyn

Bright Kids is a full-service tutoring and publications company specializing in test prep. We focus on a high-quality service paired with advanced technology to produce an unforgettable experience. Bright Kids offers 1:1 options as well as small group classes and workshops. Each program typically begins with an assessment or diagnostic to determine a student’s strengths and areas of improvement. The Evaluations Team then uses the results of the assessment to help build a customized curriculum for each student.

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

For over 35 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered music (including Suzuki violin, cello, and flute for young children), theater, dance classes, and private lessons for children of all ages and levels. We also welcome adult students for private or group instruction. Our experienced professional teachers, many of whom have extensive performance experience and advanced conservatory degrees, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Registration is underway for our 2015-2016 school year, which begins Sept. 18. Call for individual registration consultation or Suzuki interview.

BROOKLYN FENCING CENTER
600 Degraw St., Boerum Hill
718-522-5822
Email info@brooklynfencing.com

Brooklyn Fencing offers classes in Olympic-style fencing six days a week for aspiring Zorros, ages 7 and up. Founded in 2003, we're proud to be Brooklyn's oldest and largest fencing center, with over 11,000 square feet. Fencing is a sport you can enjoy your entire life, that teaches coordination, focus, and patience. Our mission is to share the excitement of Olympic-style fencing with Brooklyn, and our dedicated coaches make it easy and fun to get started. Join us for our fall semester starting Sept. 3, or one-time Intro. on Sept. 19.

BROOKLYN FREE SCHOOL
372 Clinton Ave.,, Brooklyn
718-499-2707
Email contact@brooklynfreeschool.org

Given the time and resources to play, explore, invent, and imagine, opens up a world of possibility for our students. Students make the rules, inform curriculum design, and are leaders in our problem solving processes, sometimes facilitating community meetings with as many as 80 participants! An education at BFS puts the child and family at the very center of the learning process and transforms their passion for learning. Our social justice mission, commitment to diversity, and sliding-scale tuition model welcomes a student body that is both racially and socioeconomically diverse.

CAMPUS DAY CAMP
2901 Campus Road, Brooklyn
718-421-7575
Email Baruchi@campusasp.com

Campus After School Program is conveniently located steps away from the Flatbush Junction at Brooklyn College. We offer a full after school program that coincides with the NYC Public School schedule. Pick up is included in the tuition from most local public, private, and charter schools. Our program has options up until 7pm. Children receive expert homework assistance and participate in a wide array of activities including karate, ELA/Math, dance, drama, music, physical education, sports, art, and much more! Snack is served daily! The program accepts vouchers and 1199.

CARNEGIE HALL
881 Seventh Ave., Manhattan
212-247-7800

Carnegie Hall strives to develop creativity, imagination, and musical curiosity in people of all ages by providing dynamic and captivating musical experiences for families. These concerts and interactive events include exciting, large-scale Family Concerts in the legendary Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. In the new Resnick Education Wing there’s intimate and playful Carnegie Kids concerts for children ages 3 – 6, and interactive Family Weekends where families sing, play, and create music, or kick back to hear groups that kids and grown-ups alike will love. Visit carnegiehall.org/family for a full schedule of events.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
212-336-6500 x6561

Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located along the Hudson River, offering the city’s most comprehensive selection of sports programming for children ages 12 months to 17 years. Chelsea Piers features state-of-the-art sports facilities for gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, golf, ice-skating, dance, hockey, and more. Year-round programs led by outstanding coaches and instructors include after-school classes, seasonal youth leagues, summer camps, Saturday and school break holiday camps, a preschool and childcare center, action-packed birthday parties and much more. For more information, call or visit the website.

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 Timberland.

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN SPEECH - LANGUAGE AND HEARING CLINIC
1 University Place, Brooklyn
718-488-3480
Email bridget.dwyer@liu.edu

The Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, located on Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults with communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders. The Clinic is part of LIU’s graduate training program in Speech-Language Pathology. Supervisors are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the State of New York. Graduate interns are supervised by clinical faculty . We offer affordable services for families from all 5 boroughs. For eligible children, services may be authorized by NYCDOE at no cost.

DR. NICOLE GULLO, D.C.
2051 E. 68 St, Brooklyn
718-605-4093
3770 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312
Email gullowellness@aol.com

Braincore Therapy Neurofeedback is a learning modality designed to retrain dysregulated brainwave patterns, which helps the brain operate optimally and efficiently. Neurofeedback is noninvasive and considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Neurofeedback does not diagnose or treat any particular condition, however, peer reviewed, published research has demonstrated its efficacy in managing many neurological conditions such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Anxiety and Panic disorders, Migraine and Tension Headaches, Memory Loss and Insomnia. To find out if you are a candidate for Braincore Therapy please call Dr. Nicole Gullo.

EMPIRE ALL STARS
8115 Foster Ave, Brooklyn
718-841-7105
Email Empireallstarsbklyn@gmail.com

Empire All Stars is more than just a “place to learn cheer.” It’s our mission to focus not only on the development of spectacular athletes, but providing kids the tools to become successful in life. Cheerleading is proven to be a fun, character developing activity that supports cardiovascular endurance with tumbling, dancing, and stunting. Our coaches at Empire All Stars are experts at helping build strength, flexibility, and coordination. All valuable components of successful athletes. Prep Teams are forming now! Back To School Tumbling Special: 6 weeks for $69.00.

FASTRACKIDS
7612 13th Ave.,
718-748-3000, 800-470-9216
Camp:
800-470-9216
Email valentino8808@gmail.com

FasTracKids is a school outside of school for ages 3-12. Our supplemental programs are designed to complement your child's schooling. We offer world-class, proven programs, designed to help your child reach his/her maximum potential. Whether it’s critical thinking, math, reading, speech, leadership, or enrichment in our 12 exciting subjects, we have the right combination for your child. If your goal is to help your child get ahead or get into the gifted and talented programs, we have the proven systems that can get them there. Best of all, we make learning fun!

FRED ELLIS - MUSIC TEACHER AND MUSIC THERAPIST
Email frdde8@aol.com

Fred Ellis, a NYC elementary music teacher and music therapist, debuts his 2 CDs 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 CDs can be used to reach these objectives. The songs are designed to encourage socialization, love, and respect for cultural diversity. Through music, we, as people, can form one big family. Available at fredellis.com, itunes.com, cdbaby.com, and amazon.com.

FRESH ORTHODONTICS
385 4th Ave, Unit 2, Brooklyn
347-708-9777
Email hello@freshorthodontics.com

A Fresh start to a new school year with a confident smile! Fresh Orthodontics is your friendly, state-of-the-art, neighborhood orthodontic practice. We offer customized treatment for patients of all ages in a bright, fun environment. As if our free consultations weren’t awesome enough, we’d like to invite you to take advantage of our back-to-school special with $500 off orthodontic treatment. The offer expires September 30, 2015 so get to scheduling! Let’s kick off back to school with a confident smile. Note: Offer can’t be combined with any other promotions.

GELSEY KIRKLAND ACADEMY OF CLASSICAL BALLET
29 Jay St.
212-600-0047
Email info@gelseykirklandballet.org

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet offers a wide variety of children’s ballet classes for ages 3-11. The GKA's Children’s Program was created for aspiring dancers who want to experience the joy of dancing. Our goal is to develop creative movement skills, musicality, rhythm, coordination, expression, character, and confidence. Classes foster a nurturing environment that teaches life skills and forms a lifelong love of ballet and the arts. New studios located off the F train in DUMBO. Nutcracker performance opportunities. Register now or get more information - contact: info@gelseykirklandballet.org.

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

Greene Hill School is an independent lower and middle school with a sliding scale tuition. At Greene Hill, 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 for families of children from Pre-K through eighth grade will commence in September 2015. For more information, please visit our website greenehillschool.org. Email admissions@greenehillschool.org with any questions including rolling admissions.

KUMON MATH & READING CENTERS OF BROOKLYN
273 Ave. U, Brooklyn
347-587-2333
Email kzimmerman@kumon.com

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. At Kumon, our math and reading programs help children of all ages and levels become eager, independent self-learners. Unlike tutoring sessions, Kumon helps children learn how to learn on their own, and develops strong academic skills. Our students gain a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond.

LANGO KIDS, NYC
93 3rd Ave. (at Bergen St.), Brooklyn
917-300-8789
Email langonewyork@gmail.com

Lango Language and Cultural Center of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn offers an array of Spanish, Mandarin, and French immersion classes to children ages nine months to nine years. In all of our classes—be it a toddler-caregiver, preschool, after school, or summer program—children learn a new language through our innovative teaching approach called Adventure LearningTM. Combining music, movement, arts, and storytelling, this method is strategically designed to foster an interest in language learning and cultural studies, and to keep students actively engaged in every class.

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.

THE LITTLE GYM OF BAY RIDGE-BENSONHURST
8681 18th Ave., Brooklyn
718-259-6878
Email wszeto@thelittlegym.com

A feeling of success is one of the many benefits your child receives at The Little Gym®. We provide gymnastics-based motor skill development programs for ages 4 months-12 years. Through sequential skill-building, movement, gymnastics, exercise, music, and games, our curriculum teaches students to build their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Classes are non-competitive and taught in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Currently offering gymnastics, dance, sports skill, and karate classes. Schedule your free trial class. Celebrate your child’s birthday. Party slots fill up months in advance; reserve today!

LITTLE HANDS & FEET
1270 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn
718-680-KIDS (5437)
Email soos016@aol.com

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.

MATHNASIUM
Bay Ridge
7409 3rd Ave.
347-443-9728
Fax: 347-517-4003
Bensonhurst
6806 20th Ave.
347-7-MATH-11 (62-8411)
Fax: 718-975-0132

Mathnasium is an AFTER school learning center where we make MATH make SENSE to kids. We support K, 1st – 12th including all standardized test preparation. We are the math EXPERTS. We provide excellent content, at a great value with proven results. Instruction is one-on-one in a small group setting. We conduct an in depth assessment and prepare a customized learning plan for each student. We offer flexible scheduling in a relaxed environment. Contact us today for more information. mathnasium.com/bayridge or mathnasium.com/bensonhurst.

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 BOX SCHOOL
9402 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-333-5071
Email info@Musicboxschool.com

Conveniently located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Music Box School offers group lessons for kids 3-5 years old and private lessons in Piano, Violin, Guitar, Cello, Sax, Vocal, and more to both adults and children of all ages and levels. Our experienced teachers hold Bachelors or Masters Diplomas and they use proven music learning methods. We hold Student Recitals twice a year and help our students with registering and preparation for ABRSM and NYSSMA Music Exams. We believe that making music can bring joy in everyone's life and we are looking forward to sharing it with you!

MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations: find the location near you

While the big kids head back to school, 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! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD or download set and songbook to continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you in Brooklyn or Manhattan: musictogether.com/nyc.

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.

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: pick-up at school, help with homework, Tae Kwon Do classes.

THE NORTH WILLIAMSBURG Y
14 Hope St., Brooklyn
718-407-6388
Email info@northwilliamsburgy.org

North Williamsburg Y is a preschool committed to providing students with an environment nurturing their curiosity, academic and social growth. We provide opportunities for children to develop a passion for learning, to get to know themselves as individuals and to work as members of a caring, cooperative community. We're a progressive school based on Bank Street/Reggio Emilia philosophies - using a hands-on curriculum that has been developed through observing students’ individual needs. Registration for 2016-2017 is open, contact us: info@northwilliamsburgy.org. 14 Hope Street, Suite 1, Brooklyn, or call 718-407-6388.

PARK SLOPE SCHOOLHOUSE CHILD CARE CENTER
556 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
718-768-4873

Park Slope Schoolhouse provides full-day, full-year, early childhood educational programming in our state-of-the-art facility for children ages 1-4 years old. We strive to create a caring, diverse, loving, and stimulating child care environment that provides children of all backgrounds the opportunity to grow in their own distinct manner and at their own individual pace, through play and organized activity. We value and welcome the involvement of our families, and the community at large, in the learning process of our children.

PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, NY11757
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)
Email urakowska@pediatricimmediatecare.com

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, as well as baby, camp, 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.

PLAY DAYS AND PARTIES
6632 Third Ave. (next to the firehouse), Brooklyn
718-492-8997
Email lori752@yahoo.com

At Play Days & Parties, we realize the need for children to release energy. We offer a diverse choice of activities and drop-off options. Children ages 2-12 are mentally and physically stimulated in our fun and safe environment. We also offer Spanish and music classes, mommy and me, arts and crafts, free play, and an Introduction to Preschool Playgroup where independence and self-confidence are encouraged. Classes are designed to enable children to work collaboratively in a group where they listen, observe, and recreate situations through imaginative play.

THE RIDGE CREATIVE CENTER
6501 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn
347-860-1932
Email info@theridgecreativecenter.org

The Ridge Creative Center provides unique learning opportunities for children and families focusing on exploration, innovation and creating. Our After School is designed around themes and art-based projects, using blended learning. Our space includes: rooms for contemplative learning, a student art gallery, a kitchen for culinary arts, a gym for dance/movement classes and free play, and Leif Ericsson Park for outdoor activities. Other programs offered are: Vacation and Half Day Service, ESOL Classes for Families, Home School Classes, Family/Community Fridays, and Individualized Birthday Parties.

SENSORY STREET PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
703 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
718-789-2451
Email beatriceotr@gmail.com

Sensory Street is an occupational therapy practice servicing children newborn to 21 years old. We help children be independent in their daily activities (e.g. school, play, socialization, and self-care). Our new sensory gym and rehab facility makes our mission easy and effective. Our Services include: Occupational Therapy (Screenings, Evaluations, Consultation, Sensory Integration Therapy, NDT, Early Intervention), Handwriting Classes, Birthday Parties, and Play Dates. We also offer Open Sensory Gym, Movement Classes, Seasonal Events, and New Sensory Academic Enrichment Program for Reading and Math. We accept DOE RSA and Insurance.

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 2- and 3-year-olds, and free Universal Pre-K for 4-year-olds, with extended-day option. Open year-round; summer program available.

ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA SCHOOL
12 Newel St., Brooklyn
718-383-1970

The mission of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy is to enable our students to reach their full potential academically, spiritually, and socially, in a child-centered, nurturing environment. We are an established, independent, private school located in the heart of Brooklyn, open to all backgrounds and faiths. Our singular focus on excellence results in above average NYS test scores, superior high school acceptance rates, and innovation in the classroom such as STEM.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Email steppingstones86@aol.com

Join our programs and share the joys of early exploration and discovery. Watch your child grow through hands-on learning and small group instruction with our certified, warm, and friendly teachers. Stepping Stones offers 2-year-old, 3-year-old, preschool (age 4) and pre-k programs. Full- and part-time enrollment available. We are open from 7am-6:30pm. An after-school program is also available for grades K-5.

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

Give your child a superior beginning. A mind is a wonderful thing to expand! All teachers certified in Early Childhood Development. Programs - half day, full-day, extended time, 2 to 2-5 year olds. Preschool and kindergarten activities, fitness program, trips, music, math, reading readiness, tutoring and after-school programs are available. Tutoring and Afterschool program available for kindergarten students. Prepare for first grade!

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

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. With a qualified faculty, curriculum aligned to the NYS Common Core Standards, and SMARTboard technology, the school incorporates the rich tradition of our Greek heritage, while instilling values that prepare our students for future and personal success.

THE STAGE THEATER SCHOOL
718-928-3779

The Stage Theater school offers a professional level of training for children aged 4-16 years, in dance, drama, and singing. The Stage is a full service performing arts school and has a reputation for stretching children’s imagination and building their confidence through the performing arts in a fun, safe, and creative environment. All teachers are professional performers with Broadway experience. Weekend and after school classes available. Performances every term. Please call Beth at 718-928-3779 or visit our website to see schedule and locations.

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Multiple Locations throughout the Tri-State Area
800-52-TIGER (84437)
Email anthony@tsk.com

Tiger Schulmann's MMA offers kids' martial arts classes designed to help children learn self-discipline, goal-setting, self-respect, respect for others, and confidence. In addition, these classes help children improve their physical and mental health and overall well-being. Many kids can benefit from taking martial arts classes, and the effects may last well into adulthood. Students learn to be accountable for their actions, and they gain confidence when they achieve their goals. We also offer Bully Prevention Programs and great birthday parties.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th & 74th Streets)
718-238-7676
Email joselaida@aol.com

Our programs are for children 2 years 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. Summer Program Available. Free Full Day UPK Program! Call for a visit. Maria Nogueira, director.

THE TUTORING CLUB OF BAY RIDGE
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 HS 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.

UME UME
319 4th Ave., (between 2nd & 3rd Street), Park Slope
718-768-0800
Email info@umeumearts.com

Our name, “ume ume”, reflects the focus of our program and the importance of bringing everyone together (ume = you + me), as we create and learn about our world through music and the arts. Our enrichment programs implement a completely original curriculum through an arts integrated approach to learning. We develop a young child’s familiarity with classical music, art, and movement while encouraging exploration, and creative thinking. Programs offered: Group Music + Arts Classes, Drop-in Classes (Sing-a-longs, Art and Open Play), Private Lessons, Birthday Parties.

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

Founded in 1999, Williamsburg Northside Schools is comprised of three core programs: The Infant and Toddler Center provides daycare and early childhood education up to age 2. The Preschool encompasses our 2s and 3s program. Our Lower School campus for PreK-5th grade, located in a beautiful new building, includes large terraces, a science lab and a full-sized gym. The Reggio Emilia educational philosophy emphasizes a child’s agency in the learning process. Children are encouraged to explore their interests, developing their unique passions and collaborative skills through project-based learning and challenges.

YOUNG DANCERS IN REPERTORY
Classes are held at 5602 5th Ave., 2nd Fl. (entrance on 56th Street), Brooklyn
347-702-7155

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 up 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 Avenue, Brooklyn. Call 347-702-7155 for Registration and Open House information.


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