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UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: 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.
SciTech Kids, which offers after-school STEM programing for children in Manhattan, has extended its curriculum to offer more engineering-based classes. The classes for ages 3-12 cover themes including air and water, art and design, electronics, robots, and the human body. SciTech Kids also offers science birthday parties.
Time is slowly but surely moving forward and while the long summer days feel as though they might last forever, the truth is a brand new school year is right around the corner. It's important to prepare kids for the upcoming academic year before the first day of school, and Eileen Huntington, founder of Huntington Learning Center, has some advice for parents about what goals you should encourage your child to make for the new school year and how to facilitate your child achieving those goals as the year progresses.
With the new common core standards in NYC schools, children are assigned more homework. To keep students on schedule, Kent Prep now offers a time management and homework course for children in New York City. Kent Prep, and academic enrichment school in Bayside, also offers SAT, SSAT, and Gifted & Talented exam prep and summer academic enrichment.
JEI Learning Center's new Bensonhurst location offers academic enrichment for students in pre-K through ninth grades. JEI also offers Gifted and Talented exam prep and private tutoring.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Help your child succeed in all school subjects with extra academic enrichment programs, tutors, after-school programs and homework help sessions throughout Long Island, from Nassau County including Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, Long Beach, and North Hempstead, to Suffolk County including Babylon, Islip, Huntington, and Smithtown.
UPDATED JULY 2014: From the Upper East Side and Upper West Side to Midtown Manhattan and the East and West Village and Tribeca neighborhoods, find a private or public school or preschool for your child. Also search for private tutors to help your student with homework, foreign language classes, and other school subjects that will help your child excel in school.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Find private tutors for math, English, and academic and math centers, and foreign language programs, and after-school homework help for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury, and Bridgeport.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Find private tutors, education classes and programs, and academic learning centers in Westchester County, New York, including Larchmont, White Plains, Eastchester, and Yonkers, for students in preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Get extra homeowrk help for your student in Brooklyn, including Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown Brooklyn, and find private tutors, academic classes, language programs, and after-school centers to help your kids succeed in school with good grades.
UPDATED JULY 2014: A guide to private tutors, academic enrichment centers, and language programs in Queens, New York, including Astoria, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Far Rockaway, Flushing, and Elmhurst, to help your students do better in school with extra homework help and after-school programs.
UPDATED JULY 2014: Find education and tutoring centers for students in Rockland County, including in West Nyack, Tappan, and Haverstraw, and also browse a list of private tutor for math, foreign language, and other school subjects to help your student do better in school.
Hands-on STEM academic enrichment program Bricks 4 Kidz recently opened its Syosset location. The Lego-based program offers after-school STEM education classes, Lego day camps, field trips, and Lego-themed birthday parties.
Engineering for Kids, a traveling STEM education program that visits schools and summer camps, now offers its programs in Nassau County, as well as Manhattan, Queens, and Westchester County. The hands-on STEM academic enrichment program also offers robotics, rocket building, and Levitron birthday parties.
Brainy Academy, a Montessori preschool and academic enrichment center, recently opened a Park Slope location. Brainy Academy offers a Montessori preschool, a Pre-K Alternative Program, Summer Enrichment Program, Brainy Builders with Lego Education, one-on-one tutoring, and workshops including cooking and sewing.
We asked Veronica Verdino, director of FasTracKids in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn how we can keep kids engaged in learning through the summer months, and how the gradual separation teaching style at FasTracKids can help enrich children academically.
A new academic center in Rockland County, Hudson Valley Academic Support Services uses a three-step approach to help children improve reading and writing skills and vocabulary.
Eye Level recently opened a location in New Rochelle, offering English and math academic enrichment to children ages 3-16. Classes are based on each child’s needs to ensure they are building confidence in each subject. The New Rochelle location also offers Early Eye Level Program for children ages 3-4, as well as summer camps.
We all want our kids to stand out in a crowd, be the leader of the pack, and most of all, be confident in their abilities to move forward in this world. But what about the quiet kids – can they be leaders? And how do we teach any child the skills they need to be a leader and the value of learning new things? We spoke to Shakeh Tashjian, the director of Dwight-Englewood School Summer Connections program in Englewood, New Jersey, to discover how to teach your child leadership skills and a love of learning for good measure!
Is your child struggling in math? Does she dread doing her math homework? Does he whine when he thinks about equations? Mathnasium, a math tutoring center for all ages, is opening three new locations in Fairfield County, including Stamford, Newtown, and Darien.
JEI Learning Center has opened a new location in Bayside-Auburndale. The academic enrichment center for queens children provides small classroom learning while preparing students for more traditional school setting.
Science, technology, engineering, and math are the four subjects that may be most important for our kids to be learning now. STEM education is finally getting the attention it deserves and there are many programs, classes, camps, and museum activities that will let your child learn STEM subjects. We need more scientists and innovators and STEM education holds the key. Building rockets, robots, and other cool contraptions helps kids become creative thinkers and problem solvers and may help them and our world in the future.
New York Kids Club, an enrichment center for children, plans to open two new locations in Brooklyn—Park Slope and Williamsburg. The center offers many classes for Brooklyn kids, including art, cooking, fitness, and music. And with the pick-your-own classes, parents can easily accommodate their schedules. New York Kids Club also offers birthday party, seasonal camp, and open play time packages.
Scholastic has introduced Storia, a free, interactive, and educational reading app for kids that comes with five free ebook downloads and features more than 2,000 titles for kids from toddler through teens.
The Academic Associates Reading Center of New York teaches children how to read by focusing on phonics, so they can properly and effectively decode everyday and school-related vocabulary.