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.
Art Adventure, an art studio that offers art classes for children in Rockland County, recently opened. The studio helps children develop art skills in unique mediums such as street art and pixilation.
Beth Am Temple, which offers Jewish religion classes in Pearl River, now offers a free early childhood Jewish education class at its religious school.
Is your birthday child an aspiring chef? Kidz Pasta Parties may be what you’re looking for. With the in-home birthday party entertainment service, partygoers will learn how to make and cook pasta.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports, an indoor trampoline center in Rockland, began plans to expand its current location and add new features. The popular birthday party location in Valley Cottage will also offer black light nights.
Indoor family play space Billy Beeze will open in the Palisades Center this fall. The family activity center features large rainbow wave slides, over-sized trampolines, soccer, basketball, and dodgeball courts, and a climbing wall that is safe for all ages.
Clarkstown Theatre Company recently opened its acting school in New City. The company offers theater classes and programs for kids in Rockland County, as well as a performing arts summer camp.
The husband-and-wife team of Helping Kids Pediatrics now offers infant care classes for first-time parents in New City. The free infant care classes in Rockland County teach new parents about breast-feeding, bathing, sleeping, safety, and more.
In addition to releasing The Bossy Frog Band's new album "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE)!", lead singer and certified music therapist Jeffrey Friedberg now offers music classes for children in Rockland and Fairfield counties and music therapy for children with special needs in Rockland County.