Long Island Lutheran Day School, a religious day school for preschool through fifth grade on Long Island, recently added a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) lab to integrate the programs into its regular curriculum.
Modern Warrior, which offers self-defense classes for all ages, is now offering Leadership Development classes for tweens and teens during which they will learn anti-bullying techniques.
St. Patrick's Youth Enrichment Center expanded its programming for young children, and now offers a mommy-and-my style class called Playtime with Mommy for ages 3-5 and a separation class for 2-year-olds.
Lumiere Ballet, a ballet school celebrating its 20th anniversary on Long Island, will offer a winter ballet intensive for young ballet dancers.
Village East Gifted, an enrichment center that offers programs for gifted and talented students ages 4-18, is offering two new programs this year: STEM programs in Roslyn Heights and Huntington Station and an Art Program in Huntington Station.
The All Star, a bowling alley in Riverhead, will offer an after-school discount for area students with ID. The bowling alley on Long Island will also have a quiet place for after-school tutoring and homework sessions.
Hagedorn Little Village School, a Seaford school that offers educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs, is adding two new preschool classes for children on the autism spectrum.
Picasso Kidz, an art studio in Greenlawn, now offers a summer art program for ages 4-12, and summer mini camps for ages 2-4.
When scheduling back-to-school doctors' appointments for your children, don't forget to schedule a scoliosis screening. ChiroMom, a Bellmore chiropractor, is offering free scoliosis screenings for kids all summer.
Maritime Explorium, which offers nautical-themed, science-based exhibits and activities year-round, is offering a new ecology and technology nature-based summer camp, and a movie-making camp.
Posey School of Dance, located in Northport, now offers a dance intensive class for tweens and a dance class for preschoolers. The preteen dance program is a summer dance program, while the preschool program runs year-round.
NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.
Bowlmor Long Island, located in Melville, opened a new arcade last month to add to its family fun atmosphere. The arcade features games for kids and adults alike, and offers single- and multi-player games.
Evolution Youth Fitness, a children's gym in Port Jefferson Station, began a fitness program for children with autism last month. The fitness program for children on the spectrum aims to help children gain physical, social, and cognitive skills.
GoHealth has partnered with North Shore-LIJ to open urgent care centers across Queens and Long Island.
The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!
Last year, The Long Island Aquarium rescued a sea lion pup that was found on a California beach. That sea lion, Nila, is now on view in the aquarium's sea lion exhibit.
St. Patrick Youth, a youth community center in Smithtown, recently finished renovations on its gymnasium for the summer camp season, and will offer a summer reading program in addition to its day camp.
Park Shore Country Day Camp and School, a Dix Hills day camp for kids, built a high-tech STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) facility to help children in the science day camp better understand the fundamentals of science.
As part of its travel program, Kenwal Day Camp in Melville is adding an overnight trip to Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, NJ.
Camp W, a new summer day camp, will host its inaugural season this summer. The traditional summer day camp in Melville focuses on campers forming lasting friendships with each other.
Vincent Smith School, an independent school for children with learning disabilities, is adding first and second grades in the fall. The school is also building a new playground, and will offer a transitional program for 11th and 12th grades.
Twinn Palms Homestay Services, which finds families for foreign exchange students to live with, is expanding its services into more New York schools. Families can host up to two foreign exchange students at a time.
Apple Day Camp, a day camp located in Riverhead, recently announced its new camp director. The day camp on Long Island offers horse, adventure, and arts and drama day camp options.
East Woods Camp, a day camp on Long Island held at East Woods School in Oyster Bay, recently appointed Jo Korder as its new camp director. Korder has more than 20 years of camp experience.