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South Shore Ballet Academy, a Long Island classical ballet dance program, recently opened in Amityville. The ballet school offers dance classes for children of all ages and levels of dance.
Kidville, a parent-child enrichment center, recently opened in Wantagh. The new location will begin offering its preschool alternative class in Wantagh in January.
Miss O's Academy of Arts and ABC's, a preschool that combines its academic curriculum with the creative arts, recently relocated from Hempstead to West Hempstead.
Variety Child Learning Center, a Long Island school for children with special needs, recently opened a second location. The new location, in Levittown, offers a school program as well as an integrated preschool class.
Raymond Mohler is a teen from Lynbrook, NY, who founded the Little St. Nick Foundation on Long Island, which supports charity work with children's hospitals. He has been awarded the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.
The Little Gym Roslyn's new owner recently upgraded the facilities offerings. The gymnastics center in Nassau County now offers a parents' night out, and will soon get new gymnastics equipment.
Toddler Time, a nursery school and extended care center in Seaford, now offers infant program for children as young as 3 months. The center encourages kids to learn and explore at their own pace and ability.
Kids in foster care who are seeking "forever families" are the subjects in a new photo exhibit at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY. The exhibit is organized by Heart Gallery and is the first of its kind on Long Island.
East Wood School, a pre-nursery through eighth grade private school in Oyster Bay, will offer a preschool class this year. The class for 2-year-olds includes daily lessons, music, physical education, art, and free-play time.
Village East Gifted, an enrichment center for gifted and talented children on Long Island, recently opened its new Roslyn location, and now offers Gifted Kindergarten at its Huntington Station location.
Celebrations in the Kitchen, a birthday party location in Hicksville that offers cooking birthday parties, now offers make-your-own-pizza parties for boys and girls.
Massapequa temple Congregation Beth-El is planning to begin a preschool Jewish education program to teach Jewish children about the history and culture of Judaism. The program encourages parent involvement, and utilizes group play, and activities such as story time, crafts, and music to teach children about the religion.
JEI Learning Center Lynbrook-Hewlett recently opened in Lynbrook. The supplemental education services provider offers math, reading, and writing tutors in Nassau County to help children where they struggle most in those subjects. The center provides each student an individualized lesson plan.
The artwork of 21 individuals with disabilities is now on permanent display at an RXR Realty property in Woodbury, Long Island. RXR Realty commissioned the work by individuals affiliated with Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.
The Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, located in Riverhead, recently named Brian Morris as its new camp director. The sleepaway camp on Long Island is an ACA-accredited camp for ages 8-16.
The Adventure Park at Long Island, an aerial zip lining and ropes course in the trees, recently opened in Wheatley Heights. The course has options for children and adults, from beginner to expert climber.
Keep Moving Forward, an intensive physical therapy facility for children with special needs in Nassau County, recently opened in Garden City.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Center in Deer Park now offers two special jump times: a sensory jump time for children with special needs and a toddler jump time. During both times, the facility is closed to others to provide a safe jumping environment.
Tutor Time, a nationwide child care and learning center, plans to open its Melville location later this month. The early childhood learning center offers infant and toddler care, as well as preschool, before- and after-school, and weekly music programs.
Long Island Parent magazine, a monthly title published by NYMetroParents and Davler Media Group, took home three awards at The Press Club of Long Island's 2014 Media Awards dinner on June 5 at the Woodbury Country Club.
ChiroMom, a chiropractic practice located in Bellmore, now offers acupuncture services to Long Island residents. The chiropractic practice is a family-based wellness center that offers services for the whole family.
PM Pediatrics, an after-hours urgent care center catered to children, recently opened a location in Carle Place. This urgent care center on Long Island is decorated in a southwestern theme.
healthEhabitats, a Long Island-based indoor environmental wellness company, focuses on helping families reduce unhealthy environmental factors in their homes and maintain a healthy living environment.
Toddlewood Studio, a recently-opened photography studio in Great Neck, offers photo shoot birthday parties. The studio, known for its pictures of kids dressed like red carpet celebrities, also offers Ladies' Night.
John Baldi has been named the new Head of School at Vincent Smith School in Port Washington on Long Island. Baldi takes over for Arlene Wishnew, who is retiring after 35 years in the position.