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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...)

Long Island City Ballet's Class Sizes Focus on Technique
Long Island City Ballet, owned by Caroline Duprot, offers small class sizes with focused learning environments for aspiring professional dancers. The small groups allow Duprot to focus on the individual dancers more and advise parents if their child's talents could lead to a professional dance school. Duprot also offers classes for adults because of the health benefits ballet provides. (read the story...)

Kids Time Daycare Reopens after Classroom Improvements
Kids Time Daycare in Woodside, Queens reopens after many improvements were made. This daycare aims to have children learn and work creatively. (read the story...)

Metropolitan Smiles Has New Owner, Melody Ahdoot, DDS
Metropolitan Smiles in Kew Gardens has a new owner, Melody, Ahdoot, DDS. As well as a new owner, the dental office offers updated services and family appointment blocks for convenience. (read the story...)

Queens Professor Brings Music 'Bach' to Schools
A professor at Queens College created a program called Bach to School that brings free classical musical concerts to elementary and middle schools in Queens. (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...)

Lego Chess Invites Innovation in Fresh Meadows
The Science and Technology learning center RoboMindTech is offering a new workshop for children that introduces a new technique for creatively learning about science, technology, and teamwork while having fun. Beginning in April, a new Spring Break Lego Chess Workshop will take place for children ages 7-12. (read the story...)

New Classes at The DanceSource in Rego Park, Queens
The DanceSource has added two new classes to their spring semester schedule. As of February, yoga and advanced ballroom dancing are now available to adults and to children ages 10 and older. (read the story...)

Fashion and Art for Kids in Astoria
BabyNOIR boutique opened on Feb. 1, introducing fashion, fun, and education to boys and girls in Astoria. “People no longer have to travel for fashion,” says Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska, store owner and designer of the children’s apparel lines babyNOIR and babySOLAIRE. “I wanted to have a place where people in Queens could come and shop.” (read the story...)

Doc’s: Making Lacrosse Local
Doc’s league is the only program offering boys youth lacrosse in the Queens borough. (read the story...)

Calling All Shorts!
The Second Annual Student Film Festival is now accepting short film submissions from students throughout New York City. The winning films will be shown at a special screening this summer. (read the story...)

Sunshine Daycare Center: Hands On Learning, 7 Days A Week
Jennifer Jimenez opened Sunshine Daycare Center in February 2012 and plans to run it like a preschool, catering to children ages 2 through 6. Sunshine Daycare Center’s curriculum will emphasize reading, writing, math, and science skills, as well as fine and gross motor skills. (read the story...)

New Boutique Offers Fancy Outfits for Kids
Dressing children for fancy occasions can be difficult and expensive. Vita Como, owner of brand new Europa Baby & Children’s Boutique, says she wanted to open a children’s special ware store because she believed it did not have to be that way. (read the story...)

The Unicorn Project Will Provide Hope And Healing for Abuse Victims
Author and abuse survivor Angelica Harris plans to open a crisis center where women and teens suffering from domestic violence or sexual assault can hear, “It’s not your fault.” (read the story...)

Kids, Meet Billy
Inside Broadway celebrated its 30th anniversary with an interactive "Creating the Magic" workshop that introduced the magic of "Billy Elliot the Musical" to 1,000 NYC public school students. (read the story...)

Great American Smokeout Comes to NYC Area Schools
The American Cancer Society (ACS) along with ENT and Allergy Associates will bring smoking education programs to four high schools in Queens and Long Island as part of ACS's annual Great American Smokeout. (read the story...)

Crucial Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program Forced to Shut Down Due to Drastic New York State Budget Cuts
New York State budget cuts effective in the new year will take critical funding away from the New York City Tourette Syndrome Counseling Program and force it to shut down. (read the story...)

NY Sportek Opens in Forest Hills
Dov Medina, an owner of a successful gym in Israel, brings his skills as a personal trainer to the Forest Hills Jewish Center with the opening of NY Sportek, a sports center that offers youth and adults fitness classes. (read the story...)

Brighter Futures Learning Center Opens in Forest Hills
Brigther Futures Learning Center, an early childhood center, opens in Forest Hills with aims to increase parent involvement in their child's education. (read the story...)

Petite Gourtmet Culinary Arts Offers In-Home Cooking Lessons
Luba Peys, a former special education teacher, starts a new project to share her love of cooking through teaching children and adults the joys of cooking. (read the story...)

PlayWorks NYC Opens in Rego Park
New in Rego Park, PlayWorks NYC provides pediatric care, including physical, occupational, speech and language therapies, to children with special needs. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Kicks Off in New York City
Former NBA all-star Allan Houston, now the current assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, his father Coach Wade Houston, and iStar Charity Shootout host the kick-off event to the Five Borough Basketball Tour in New York City for fathers and sons and mentors and mentees, stressing the importance of having a strong, male role model in a child's life. (read the story...)

Katya's School of Dance Opens to Dance Lovers in Great Neck
Katya's School of Dance - To the Pointe is a new dance studio in Great Neck offering a welcoming atmosphere for those who love to dance, no matter their skill level. (read the story...)

Apply Now for Parents As Arts Partners at Your School
The Center for Arts Education has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Parents As Arts Partners program, which is focused on the twin goals of increasing parent engagement in public schools and providing quality arts programming for students and their families. (read the story...)

New York City Libraries Announce New Chapter Program to Waive Young Patrons' Late Fees
New York City’s three library systems are teaming up to give children and teens across the five boroughs the opportunity to eliminate their prior fines and fees and regain their library privileges in the joint New Chapter program, which launched September 22 and runs through October 31. (read the story...)


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