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Orthodontic Practice Opens in Whitestone
Avenue Orthodontics, owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Abraham Chahine, D.D.S., and Eleni Michailidis, D.D.S., recently opened in Queens. The orthodontic practice in Whitestone offers services for children, teens, and adults. (read the story...)

Vincent Smith School Adds Lower Elementary Grades
Vincent Smith School, an independent school for children with learning disabilities, is adding first and second grades in the fall. The school is also building a new playground, and will offer a transitional program for 11th and 12th grades. (read the story...)

Go! Tennis Offers Multi-Sports Summer Camp Program
Go! Tennis, a tennis program for kids in Queens, is adding a multi-sports program to is summer day camp. The sports camp will focus on tennis in the morning and campers can choose a different sport for the afternoon. (read the story...)

International Student Exchange Program Expands Locations
Twinn Palms Homestay Services, which finds families for foreign exchange students to live with, is expanding its services into more New York schools. Families can host up to two foreign exchange students at a time. (read the story...)

Teachers Offer Plea to NYC Parents: ‘Help Us Fight Cuomo’s Plans’
Many parents and teachers are angered by proposed changes to the way teacher evaluations are performed, giving even more weight to standardized test scores and less to the input of school principals. Protests are planned for next week, and parents can help spread the word. (read the story...)

The Crayon Box Preschool Adds Tennis and Music Programs
The Crayon Box Preschool, located in Flushing, recently added Teddy Tennis, a preschool tennis class, to its curriculum. It will also add a preschool music class in the spring. (read the story...)

Long Island's Future Stars Day Camp Adds STEM Programs
Future Stars, a day camp on Long Island, is adding STEM programming to its summer camp line-up. (read the story...)

International Preschool Opened in Flushing in September
Kon Gen International Preschool in Queens is now offering ColorSoundation to teach children music through colors. The international preschool is now accepting applications for the fall. (read the story...)

Fatima Ptacek, Voice of Dora the Explorer and Queens Native, Wins a 2015 NAACP Image Award
Fátima Ptacek, the 14-year-old Queens native who voices the iconic Latina heroine Dora the Explorer, is the winner of the 2015 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Youth in a Youth/Children’s Program. (read the story...)

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates Cultural Music
Flushing Town Hall, a global arts center in Flushing, Queens, is adding Global Mashups, a bi-cultural music performance, to its calendar of family music performances. (read the story...)

Bayside Summer Day Camp Adds Daily Swimming Classes
Magic Day Camp, a summer day camp in Bayside, Queens, is adding daily swim time to its schedule. The day camp also offers before and after care for campers, and door-to-door transportation. (read the story...)

Queens Student Wins U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Award for Service
Queens high school student Julia McKenna was awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal for completing 400 hours of volunteer service in and near the Astoria community and at her high school, Garden School, in Jackson Heights. (read the story...)

Queens of Lacrosse Empowers Girls Through Lax
Queens of Lacrosse is the only all-girls lax program in the borough of Queens, NYC. The program was started by a local dad who was searching for lacrosse programs in Queens for his two young daughters. (read the story...)

Power Brain Training Center Expands Summer Program
Power Brain Training Center in Bayside is a brain education center for children and adults. The Bayside location is adding two new programs to its summer day camp program: Heightened Sensory Perception and Heightened Memory. (read the story...)

NYC Municipal ID Gives New Yorkers Free Access to 33 Museums and More in 2015
The new New York City Municipal ID, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio shortly after the New Year, will give resident New Yorkers free access to 33 NYC museums, zoos, cultural centers, and other institutions, plus a host of other benefits. (read the story...)

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers Adds Laser Tag and Ropes Course
Bowlmor Chelsea Piers, a family activity center and bowling alley in Manhattan, recently added a laser tag arena and ropes course. (read the story...)

Vincent Smith School Welcomes New Director of Special Education
Vincent Smith School, a third through 12th grade school catered to those with learning disabilities, recently appointed Layla Lindau as the new director of special education. (read the story...)

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Launches Two New Programs
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, which provides art education programs for families, recently launched two new programs: Sunday Afternoon Concert Series and Assembly Program for Schools & Families. (read the story...)

Christy's Gymnastics in Queens Offers Boys' Program
Christy's Gymnastics, a Queens facility that offers gymnastics programs in Whitestone, recently began offering Rising Stars for Boys. The noncompetitive program that prepares boys for competitive programs was added to expand the offering for boys. (read the story...)

Soccer Friends USA to Begin Weekend Futsal Program
Soccer Friends USA, which offers instructional soccer programs, is scheduled to begin its futsal program in January. Futsal is a South American indoor version of soccer. Soccer Friends USA also offers an after-school soccer program for children in Forest Hills. (read the story...)

Mommy, Music, & Me, Inc. Adds Two Class Locations in Queens
Mommy, Music, & Me, a licensed provider of Music Together classes, is scheduled to begin offering its music classes in Long Island City and Fresh Meadows. (read the story...)

Forest Hills Music School Offers Lessons, Music Therapy
Hug Music, a music school for kids in Queens, recently opened in Forest Hills. The Forest Hills music school offers early childhood music, private lessons, and music therapy. (read the story...)

Little Apple Preschool to Expand Facility for 2015 Semester
Little Apple Preschool, a preschool in Bayside that caters to kids younger than 3½, plans to expand its facility for the 2015 semester. The addition will allow for Universal Pre-K classes for ages 4-5, and includes a new gym. (read the story...)

Bayside Music School Offers Young Kids’ Class, Private Lessons
Vienna Music, a music school in Queens, offers various classes and lessons for kids at its Bayside location. The music school recently began offering a class for children younger than 5 and has added cello and clarinet to its instrumental lessons. (read the story...)

JEI Learning Center Opens Floral Park Location
JEI Learning Center, an academic enrichment center for kids, recently opened a Floral Park location in Glen Oaks, Queens. The center offers English, math, reading, writing, and problem solving tutoring to help children in the subject that they are struggling with in school. (read the story...)

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