Young students at Rockland Jewish Academy, an independent school of just 85 students, collected 135 pairs of shoes for those in need this fall, to benefit the Soles4Souls organization.
The Greer Center for Learning, an academic enrichment center, recently opened its Orangeburg location in Rockland County. The enrichment center offers individualized learning plans for each student.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage, an indoor trampoline park, now offers Sensory Bounce, trampoline time tailored to children with special needs.
Panth3rs, a Suffern fitness facility for kids and adults, recently expanded its facility into the location next-door. It also now offers yoga and Zumba for kids and adults.
West Rock Indoor, which offers basketball and baseball classes in the winter for kids, recently re-opened its turf and basketball area after fixing the roof, which collapsed last winter due to snow. West Rock is now offering a junior golf clinic, and hosts parties.
My Gym Nanuet, a fitness center for children in Nanuet, recently came under new ownership, and is now furnished with new equipment. The children's fitness center also offers birthday parties.
Screamin' Parties, a birthday party location, recently opened in Nanuet. The birthday party location in Rockland County offers interactive games and bounce houses.
La Petite Dent, a pediatric dental office, recently opened in Nanuet. The Rockland County pediatric dentist offers First Visit to calm nervous children, as well as special care dentistry for children with special needs.
Indian Rock Dental, a kid-friendly dental practice in Rockland County, opened in January in Suffern. The dental practice, headed by Rachel Fainman, D.D.S., aims to provide a stress-free dental environment.
Miss Danielle's Rising Stars Day Care, a home-based day care, recently opened in Orangeburg. The Rockland County day care facility can accommodate up to eight children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
My Sweet Pea, a children and infant boutique, recently moved to a new location in New City. The store also now offers arts and crafts and cake decorating classes, as well as birthday parties.
West Nyack-based JCC Rockland is expanding its dance program by welcoming Debi Klein as an instructor and is adding a musical theater program for kids of all ages in Rockland.
Suffern's Women's Wellness Group, which recently opened in Airmont, offers internal medicine, nutrition counseling, and breast-feeding counseling to women in Rockland County.
Billy Beez, a Rockland County indoor play space, is now offering its Date Night drop-off program on Friday and Saturday nights. The facility will also offer an after-school program this fall and a soccer program for kids ages 3-6.
Rockland Soccer Academy, a soccer program for young children, plans to offer fall soccer programs for children ages 3 through third grade in New City. The soccer program is lead by head coach Mike Girling.
A retail and consignment store, The Sunshine Gallery opened in Nanuet in May. The store offers kids clothing, furniture, toys, shoes, and strollers, as well as maternity clothing. Owner Colleen Vanderhoef, a teacher at the Rockland Center for the Arts, also offers kids’ art classes at the store.
Musician and tv and film composer Joe Delia, who is also a member of Thieves, is now offering piano, film scoring, vocal, and guitar lessons in Tappan.
On May 13, three high school teams competed for bragging rights and $150+ in the inaugural Bounce! Trampoline Sports Basketball Challenge in Valley Cottage. The five-man team from Clarkstown South came in first place.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is now hosting monthly Type 1 diabetes support group meetings at Nyack Hospital.
Fifth-graders from the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey, performed an original opera called "Ups and Downs...Back on our Feat" on May 1. The show was produced in partnership with the New York Metropolitan Opera Company.
Palisades Climb Adventure, a ropes course for families, recently opened its Sky Tykes Ropes Course, a ropes course for kids 48 inches tall and shorter.
Kids Play, an indoor play space for children, recently opened in Nanuet. The free-play facility also hosts birthday parties.
Rockland Jewish Family Service Summer Camps for Children with Social Deficits will offer two new programs this summer: Camp Kipanga for children ages 5-10 and Camp Katikati for children ages 11-13. The camps are for children with social deficits such as autism, ADD, and social anxiety.
Abrakadoodle, which offers art classes, camps, and parties for children in Hillsdale, recently began offering Art Club. The club offers children and parents the opportunity to work in different art media together. The 90-minute parent and child art session is offered eight times a week for children age 20 months to 5 years.
Eye Level Learning Center recently opened in Pomona. The academic enrichment center in Rockland County focuses on building students’ foundation in math and English, which will help with other subjects.