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School of Rock Farmingdale is starting a new program in September to get preschoolers interested in music at an early age. This program teaches students theory through songs, instead of teaching songs through theory.
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.
Dance Treatment dance studio in Mineola now offers Zumba classes tailored to typically developing children and children with special needs. A Zumba class for cancer survivors is also offered to prevent recurrence through fitness.
The new Keep Lice Out of Camp program at three Licenders locations provides free lice screening for kids who are headed to camp this summer. By using this service, kids won't have to go through the public screening at the camp infirmary, and lice won't end up in schools in the fall.
Fusion Academy, a school for children who feel anxious about or are having trouble in school, opens three new locations in Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island. The school features one-on-one style classrooms, individualized learning plans, and support for the student and their family.
Carole Roman of Syosset, NY recently released a children's book that takes young readers on a pirate adventure while teaching responsibility and good decision-making.
Parents "R" Talking, an organization that offers parenting workshops, now offers in-home birthday parties that increase the amount of positive interaction between adults and kids.
Camp Italia USA, a two-week summer camp, offers Italian culture, education, and fun.
Merrick Pediatric Dentistry aims to provide patients with personal attention so they will never feel like they are “just another patient.”
Oceanside’s Science Math Education & College Consulting has one mission: teach students how to think--no gimmicks or false promises allowed.
Twelve young ladies from the Association for Children with Down Syndrome in Plainview, NY got the chance to perform in front of a sold-out audience at the world-famous Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island's 25th anniversary gala at Citi Field raised $500,000 for the organization during a night of casino games, celebrity impersonators, and flash mobs -- all for a great cause.
A tween from Seaford, NY on Long Island is one of six winners of the national Pets Add Life Poetry Contest. Read her poem here, inspired by her pet guinea pig, Giggles.
The March of Dimes has announced its 2012 Long Island ambassadors, including three local families that have first-hand experience with premature births.
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.
A 30-year-old program at a local synagogue in Wantagh provides Jewish Education and a bar/bat mitzvah ceremony for kids with special needs.
The Parent Leadership Initiative is a free program that teaches parents how to affect positive change in the community for their children.
Pump-It-Up recently introduced their Adventure Party programs, an action-packed option to add to their large list of party packages. The new program is perfect for any child who has ever wanted to be a superhero or a pirate.
Culinary Therapy, which recently moved from its Connecticut location to Massapequa, celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 9.
Chabad of Port Washington will open Florence’s Mini-Israel in late April. The 3,000 square-foot indoor playground is sponsored by Dr. Martin Brownstein and the immersive environment is set to become a community landmark and to set a new benchmark in cultural education.
FasTracKids, an early childhood education enrichment program founded in 1997, has 365 locations in 49 countries. JEI is an academic enrichment program that aligns with state curriculum. The new FasTracKids/JEI center in Bellmore officially opened on Jan. 15.
On Jan. 16 2012, New Hyde Park welcomed Mathnasium: the Center for Math with a grand opening complete with the A+ mascot. Run by former accountant Peter Abrams, Mathnasium moves away from traditional approaches of memorization and repetition toward methods that get students to think like mathematicians.
High schoolers in Wantagh created a one-of-a-kind mural to welcome visitors to their school and illustrate the important things they learn there each day.
First-grade students of Portledge School in Locust Valley win the "Rock the Statue Green" art contest that celebrates the Statue of LIberty's 125th birthday.
North Shore Performing Arts Center visits two area nursing homes to perform for the residents, a 14-year-old tradition that is as old as the studio itself.