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Greenpoint Child Care Center Adds Infant and Toddler Program

Greenpoint Child Care Center Adds Infant and Toddler Program

ABC Child Center, which has been providing child care for 20 years, is opening an infant and toddler specific center in June in Greenpoint. The Brooklyn center is open Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm, will full- and half-day care available for toddlers. The home-away-from-home environment offers one-on-one and group activities to promote critical and creative thinking, socialization, and motor skills.

Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students

Nonprofit Provides Free Hearing Screenings for Students

NYC schools no longer offer hearing screenings for its students, so on May 2, the Hearing Health Foundation and Gordon Hearing Conservation partnered to provide free hearing screenings for students at the Speyer Legacy School on Manhattan's Upper West Side in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech month.

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities

In honor of Mother's Day, OpenTable has ranked the top 25 "mom-friendly dining cities," and Brooklyn lands 13th on the list. Rankings take into account how many of a city's restaurants are rated "kid-friendly," "romantic," and "hot spots."

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims

The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Spa-Tacular Party's in Brooklyn Donates Birthday Party to Deserving Rockaway Family

Spa-Tacular Party's in Brooklyn Donates Birthday Party to Deserving Rockaway Family

Spa-Tacular Party's @The Candy Shop in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, hosted a birthday party for a deserving Rockaway family who were temporarily relocated to Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy.

Brooklyn Music School Adds Various Classes to Its Schedule

Brooklyn Music School Adds Various Classes to Its Schedule

Brooklyn Music School is expanding the programs and music lessons it offers for children and adults, including a choir that combines rock with R&B, an Early Musicianship class, and a parent-child music development class. Brooklyn Music School also offers instrumental lessons for children, including piano, violin, guitar, bass, brass, woodwinds, and percussion; various singing lessons; and a music and dance summer institute.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Debuts Tree House Installation

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Debuts Tree House Installation

After Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden decided to use the trees that fell to create Tree House Instillation. The tree house in the Discovery Garden, which was designed by tree house architect Roderick Romero, will serve as an open-air classroom for children’s workshops.

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Licenders New Lice Removal Tool Works in 30 Minutes

Head lice screening and removal company Licenders uses new tool called the LouseBuster to dry up and kill eggs and bugs in 30 minutes. The quick head lice removal technique uses a concentrated flow of hot air.

Spirit of Ezra Jack Keats

Spirit of Ezra Jack Keats

Two NYC area writers and artists are recognized with Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards for their work on children's books.

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'

Eleven-Year-Old NYC Violinist to Be on NPR's 'From The Top'

Eleven-year-old Elli Choi from New York City will be on an episode of NPR's "From the Top," the hit radio program featuring America's best young classical musicians.

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC

Where to Buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC

From classic thin mints and samoas to Do-si-dos and Lemonades, Girl Scout Cookies are a true crowd favorite. Find where to buy Girl Scout Cookies in New York City with the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app and take note of these pop-up shops throughout NYC.

Greenpoint Fitness Organization Now Offers Gymnastics Team

Greenpoint Fitness Organization Now Offers Gymnastics Team

Greenpoint fitness organization, The Gym Park, now has a gymnastics team for children in Brooklyn. The team is for kids ages 6-12 and aims to be involved in local competitions soon.

Brooklyn Summer Day Camp Offers Toddler Program

Brooklyn Summer Day Camp Offers Toddler Program

Long-running summer day camp, Park Explorers Day Camp, will offer a toddler program starting this summer. The early explorers program introduces children to the summer camp environment at a speed set for 3-year-olds.

Pacplex Reopens After Fixing Damage from Hurricane Sandy

Pacplex Reopens After Fixing Damage from Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy hit, Pacplex had to close to fix the damage it sustained during the severe weather. Pacplex is reopening with some new additions to the facility. The family fitness center also offers summer camp and after-school programs.

New York Aquarium Plans Partial Reopening in Spring

New York Aquarium Plans Partial Reopening in Spring

When Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast, it caused extensive damage to the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium located in Coney Island and its many neighbors. The aquarium is slated to partially open in spring and will include a fully remodeled Aquatheater with a new sea lion demonstration.

Brooklyn Heights Preschool Offers Cozy Atmosphere for Kids

Brooklyn Heights Preschool Offers Cozy Atmosphere for Kids

Seedlings Academic Playschool, an intimate, homelike preschool for children in Brooklyn Heights, prides itself on small group learning. The homelike play and learning environment allows for children to have a positive first-time experience in a preschool setting.

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Love of Lacrosse Comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Is your son or daughter itching to try a new sport? Why not try lacrosse? Brooklyn Lacrosse Club, which has fields on Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5, is starting its first competitive season this spring. With teams for boys and girls, your athlete will have fun while being active.

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over

As of Wednesday, Feb. 20, New York City's school bus strike is finally over, and school buses will resume full service to New York City public school children for the first time in five weeks. Here is some important information from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that will help make the transition back to yellow bus service as smooth as possible.

Park Slope Child Development Center Hires New Director After Previous One Retired

Park Slope Child Development Center Hires New Director After Previous One Retired

Park Slope North Child Development Center, formerly known as Helen Owen Carey Child Development Center, hired a new director to replace the previous director who retired. The center focuses on interactive, hands-on learning.

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers

Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers

The Kohl's Cares Scholarship program will honor more than 2,300 youth, ages 6-18, who have made a positive impact on their communities with more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes. Nominations for outstanding young volunteers are being accepted Feb. 1 - March 15.

Oasis Day Camp Expands into Brooklyn Bridge Park

Oasis Day Camp Expands into Brooklyn Bridge Park

Oasis Day Camp added Brooklyn Bridge Park to its list of summer camp locations for the summer of 2013. Outdoor events will take place in the park, while rainy day and indoor activities will be held at St. Francis College.

Group and Private Tutoring Center Opens in Sheepshead Bay

Group and Private Tutoring Center Opens in Sheepshead Bay

Thinking Tree Learning Center, recently opened in Sheepshead Bay, offers group and private tutoring for students in Brooklyn. It also offers Gifted & Talented exam and citywide exam prep, homework or project help, and extracurricular activities in chess, Russian, computers, and creating art portfolios for admittance into art school.

Early Childhood Education and School Preparedness Center Opens in Brooklyn

Think, Play, and Learn, an early childhood education center in Park Slope, aims to help struggling children reach their full academic potential and provides the foundation necessary to be successful students. The pre-K and kindergarten prep program ensures kids are prepared for their first day of school with all the necessary support and skills.

Kids' Educational Club to Open Two Brooklyn Locations

Kids' Educational Club to Open Two Brooklyn Locations

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.




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