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Greenpoint Toddler Play Space Has New Owner and Concept
Play, an indoor play and learning space in Greenpoint, is now owned by Josh Gunsberger. Play offers classes by RugBug, an after-school program for 5- to 10-year-olds, movie nights starting in the fall, and drop-in play time for toddlers. (read the story...)

Language Immersion School in Brooklyn Adds Middle School
The International School of Brooklyn, a French and Spanish language immersion school located in Carroll Gardens, is adding a middle school program starting in the 2012-2013 academic year. All students are required to study two languages, which are continued from the elementary school. (read the story...)

Online Store Featuring Handmade Apparel Gives Back
When Sandra Abrams opened her clothing store, Chiquita y Coqueta, she decided to give 40 percent of her profits to a good cause each year. Abrams recently launched an online store that features handmade clothing from Argentina, made without harmful chemicals and with high-quality fabrics. (read the story...)

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter
A free theater program, Only Make Believe, marks 12 years of bringing the healing power of laughter and imagination to more than 25,000 chronically ill kids and those with disabilities throughout hospitals in New York City. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Preschool Allows Kids to Progress at Own Pace
Pattie Mehrej, mother of two and former EMT, combined her passion for parenting with her love of the community to open Itty Bitty Adventures, a preschool on Marine Park. The preschool staff makes daily developmental assessments to help each child progress at their own pace. (read the story...)

New Facility Provides Day Care for East Flatbush Children
Pinocchio Children's Palace now provides child care for the East Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn. The new center's curriculum, taught by teachers with master's degrees in early childhood education, will help children develop their social, academic, and language skills. (read the story...)

Horse Show in Central Park Celebrates Disabled Riders
GallopNYC, the NYC-based therapeutic riding organization, held its fifth annual Ride with Pride Horse Show in Central Park, celebrating its disabled riders. (read the story...)

Kids Go Behind the Scenes of 'Mamma Mia!' with Inside Broadway
New York City public school students got a backstage glimpse of Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" during a behind-the-scenes program hosted by Inside Broadway. (read the story...)

10 NYC Students Become Youngest Published Playwrights
Ten New York City public school students had their original plays published and performed through the LeAp OnStage after-school theater program. (read the story...)

Adrienne Bailon Kicks Off Brooklyn's Summer Reading Program
Adrienne Bailon, former Cheetah Girl and star of a new series on the Style network, read to kids at the kick-off celebration for Brooklyn Public Library's Summer Reading Program. (read the story...)

Spa-Tacular Party Venue Opens in Flatlands
Spa-Tacular Party's at The Candy Shop, a new party venue in Brooklyn, features six party packages including disco, arcade, manicure/pedicure, and fashion shows. This party venue is located in the back of a vintage candy shop, where parents can relax and enjoy a cappuccino. (read the story...)

Doubly Sweet: An Ice Cream Truck to Donate All Proceeds to NYC Museums
There's an ice cream truck in New York City that will donate all of its proceeds from selling icy cold ice cream treats to local museums in the New York City area, from the Children's Museum of Manhattan and Brooklyn Children's Museum to Staten Island Children's Museum. (read the story...)

Twenty Local Schools Receive New Books
Parents, faculty, and PTA members from across the New York City area worked together to win new books from the "Books 4 Our School" campaign co-sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents. (read the story...)

St. Francis Xavier School in Park Slope Will Offer Pre-K
St. Francis Xavier Elementary School is opening a preschool for 3-year-olds starting this fall. The program will be challenging and interesting, incorporating creative play and exploration. The school's faith component is also included in the curriculum, as well as creative art, storytelling, games, music, and movement. (read the story...)

Special Needs Therapy Center Relocates to Modern Building
The League Education and Treatment Center, which was located in DUMBO, recently moved to a building in Fort Greene that is totally green and state-of-the-art. LETC offers a preschool program where children with and without special needs learn and play together, grades K-12, and six different adult programs. (read the story...)

Saint Saviour Elementary Revamps Entire Campus
Saint Saviour Elementary School in Brooklyn recently renovated its entire campus. Renovations include updates to classrooms, the courtyard, the gymnasium, and increased accommodations for students with Individualized Eduction Plans. (read the story...)

Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights Now Offers Pre-K-K Program
Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights-Boerum Hill now offers a First Steps program for preschoolers and kindergartners. This program emphasizes learning the language of math through shapes, patterns, and group work. (read the story...)

Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center Offers Several New Programs
Mrs. Mommy's Learning Center in Brooklyn now offers several programs for early childhood education and development. After-school and summer programs are also available for children ages 6-12. (read the story...)

Jewish Children's Museum Unveils New Exhibit: A Voyage Through Jewish History
Brooklyn's Jewish Children's Museum opened its new-and-improved fourth floor, which now houses a fun and interactive exhibit that takes kids on a journey through Jewish history and culture. (read the story...)

Sweet Genius Shares His Secrets
Celebrity chef Ron Ben-Israel partnered with City Harvest to bring his "Sweet Genius" to an elementary school in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood and teach kids how to make healthy desserts. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Public Library Asks Patrons to 'Support Our Shelves'
Want to help Brooklyn Public Library upgrade its materials? Find out how to contribute to the library's Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign. (read the story...)

Thousands of Parents Rally to Support Their Child's School
From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge. (read the story...)

LeAp Celebrates 34 Years of Arts Education on 'LeAp Day'
Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed Feb. 29 "LeAp Day" in honor of Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program, which provides arts-based after-school programs to NYC public schools. (read the story...)

Dr. Christine Uzoigwe Brings Love and Health to Brooklyn
Divine Love Medical Services opened its doors on Brooklyn soil in August and the founder, Christine Uzoigwe, M.D., says she is here to help kids stay well. After working for another practice on Long Island, Dr. Uzoigwe made the move to Brooklyn because she says she saw a greater demand for pediatrics in this location. (read the story...)

Little Rockers Bring Rockin' Music Classes to NYC Kids
“Brown Eyed Girl” and “Yellow Submarine” are not just classics of yesteryear anymore. The founders of Little Rockers – Cool Kid’s Music Classes teach these tunes and more at classes in New York City where they educate and rock out with kids and parents. (read the story...)


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