Tutors, Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan

Tutors, Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan

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UPDATED JULY 2015: From the Upper East Side and Upper West Side to Midtown Manhattan and the East and West Village and Tribeca neighborhoods, find a private or public school or preschool for your child. Also search for private tutors to help your student with homework, foreign language classes, and other school subjects that will help your child excel in school

A.C.T. PROGRAMS (ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN TRUST)
At the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., New York
212-316-7530
Email bsrivera@stjohndivine.org

ACT Early Years offers classroom-experiences for children from 9 months to 4 years. Many classes include time in our spacious, matted gymnasium in the Cathedral's undercroft, where children run, climb, slide, tumble and jump. A close group experience (5:1 child-teacher ratio in Nursery and Preschool and 8:1 in Toddler Classes) fosters social growth, teamwork and friendships. The teacher-led activities include art, music, blocks, drama, stories, cooking, gardening, and imaginative play, with attention to pre-reading and pre-math development. Specialized afternoon Nursery courses also include Spanish, science, games and music.

ARC EN CIEL PRE-SCHOOL
1656 Third Ave. at 93rd Street, New York
212-410-0180 / 917-825-8763
Email vghenania@arcencielny.com

Arc-en-ciel is an UES bilingual French/English pre-school. Our inquiry-based curriculum, focuses on learning in a creative, nurturing, and innovative environment while developing a second language. Our classes are ART, MUSIC, MATH, and SCIENCE/INQUIRY based. French and English speaking certified teachers help children thrive. At Arc En Ciel we provide a nurturing environment for our international students. We welcome children from all cultures and backgrounds and value their identity and heritage. We make learning FUN! Our children’s well-being, happiness, academic and language development are the foundation of our learning model.

BOOK NOOK
167 W. 81st St. (at Amsterdam Avenue), New York
212-873-BOOK (2665)
Email hello@booknooknyc.com

Book Nook is a year-round literacy development program for toddlers, preschoolers, and grade-school children. Once a week, children, grouped by age from the youngest (Lil’ Hoots) up to kindergarten/first grade (Wise Owls), learn and develop skills to reach milestones in areas such as social learning, language/communication, and cognitive thinking. Book Nook familiarizes students with content taught in public and private schools focusing on reading, writing, and language concepts. Each class is specifically formed based upon the child’s age and taught in a small group setting. Visit www.booknooknyc.com for more information.

CITY TOTS
309 East 62nd Street, New York
212-248-9868
Email info@city-tots.com

Looking for a Pre-K environment that embraces your child’s uniqueness and fuels their inherent need for exploration and adventure? City Tots was designed to encourage this spirit and help your child reach their full potential. City Tots is a creative Pre-K for 2s, 3s and 4s. Located on the UES (shuttles run from the UWS too), the 8,000 sq. ft. school lets kids’ imaginations and intellects run wild in a custom-designed venue that integrates adventure areas, indoor playgrounds, and classroom instruction. Please schedule a tour by calling 212-CITYTOT (248-9868).

COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
212-427-7770
Collina Italiana Mini Summer Camp 2015
Email info@collinaitaliana.com

Collina Italiana immerses your family in Italian culture and language without leaving the city. Located on the UES, running from June 8-July 17 and Aug. 10-Sept. 4, the program is designed for kids who want to absorb the culture of Italy, and meet new friends. The program includes Giochiamo in Italiano, where children learn Italian through play, music, theater, and games; Cinema Italiano where animated movies/cartoons teach Italian; Arte Insieme, which encourages kids to be creative; and Le Uscite, which involves taking kids to museums to discover Italian art.

EVOLUTION ENRICHMENT PRESCHOOL
38 Delancey St., 2nd Floor (enter from Forsyth Street), New York
212-375-9500
Email evolutionenrichment@gmail.com

Open admission for 2015/16! Looking for a private preschool for your toddler? We offer a unique opportunity to enroll your child now in a brand new private program on the Lower East Side! Our state-of the art facility features: bright and spacious classrooms with natural light; outdoor playground and air conditioned gym; competitive tuition and financial assistance to qualified families; full-day, half-day, and extended hours. After-school program includes Arts and Crafts, Chess, Creative Movement and Dance, Mixed Martial arts, Science Ninjas, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and more.

HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT
301 Henry St., New York
212-254-3100 x207
Camp Henry
301 Henry St.
212-254-3100 x262
Email slarosa@henrystreet.org

Henry Street Settlement offers a variety of high-quality low-cost (or free) youth programs at several LES locations. Programs include summer day camp for ages 5 -13; day care and Universal Pre-K; after-school services at several sites; youth recreation programs, including basketball clinics and fitness classes; and a college prep program that begins in 9th grade and ends upon college graduation. Youth programs are led by qualified staff in a safe and nurturing environment, and provide educational enrichment activities designed to promote independence, compassion, confidence, and leadership skills.

HUDSON RIVER PARK TRUST
353 West St., Pier 40, 2nd floor, Manhattan
212-627-2020
Email ikaley@hrpt.ny.gov

Learn and play in Hudson River Park! We host outdoor family programming all summer long throughout the park’s four-mile waterfront. From fishing to nature walks and more, we offer many engaging and enriching drop-in programs for children young and old. Featured programs include our Pop Up Maker Space where kids ages 8+ can engineer and create in the outdoors, and our River Rangers Program where children ages 4-9 explore the wonders of the river ecosystem. To learn more about our many FREE programs visit hudsonriverpark.org

IKEN SCIENCE ACADEMY
351 East 74th St., New York
914-476-3876
Email admin@ikenscienceacademy.com

Iken Science Academy will be provide the first full day STEM program on UES September 2015. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for children ages 3, 4, and 5. Rhinelander Enrichment workshop alternative Nursery will also be opening September 2015. Tours available by appointment, 917-476-3876 or 917-476-1167.

INNOVATE MANHATTAN CHARTER SCHOOL
38 Delancey St., Floor 3, New York
212-432-4310
Email penberg@innovatemanhattan.org

Innovate Manhattan is a school for the twenty-first century. Based on the Kunskapsskolan model of Sweden, students are invited to become responsible, caring, and globally inquiring learners. All aspects of the program are organized for personalized learning. This holistic framework allows students to move at their own pace and incrementally learn to manage time, projects, and their emotional lives. With a six-day, after-school program, all students are encouraged to play an active role in school life through a blend of community service, the arts, cultural outings, sports, and international exchanges.

INSTITUTO CERVANTES
211 E 49th St., New York
212-308-7720
Email cenny@cervantes.org

Spanish courses and summer camps at Instituto Cervante are an exciting and fun way to make your children more fluent, excited and confident with their Spanish. Our teachers are native Spanish speakers and have received specific training to teach Spanish as a second language to children and teens. The program utilizes an immersion approach to language education from the very beginning with a range of opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning. All families are welcome; no previous exposure to Spanish is required!

PLAYLINGUAL, INC.
150 W. 83rd St., New York
Email pzeng@playlingual.com

Playlingual introduces foreign languages to children ages newborn to 5 years through child-centered, hands-on, interactive play experiences. From July 21 to August 11, Playlingual offers a four-week Mandarin Chinese Parent and Me Summer series: children learn about animals and their natural habitat in Mandarin Chinese through exploring small farms, small jungles, small oceans, and small gardens. Limited space available. Online pre-registration required.

ROBOFUN
2672 Broadway and Pine Street School in Lower Manhattan, New York
212-245-0444
Email naima@vemny.org

RoboFun offers dynamic workshops for children using cutting edge technologies. Children ages 3 – 12 come to our studio on 102nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan to build and program robots, design and construct video games, and make stop motion animations. Your child will learn engineering, coding, and creative thinking. Our work is based upon children’s innate passion and curiosity and our workshops allow children to become makers and designers. We run creative after school programs and train teachers in over 50 schools in the New York City area.

SMALL WORLD CONNECT ENRICHMENT CENTER
888 Lexington Ave., New York
212-628-2700
Email info@oursmallworldconnect.com

Small World Connect is your neighborhood enrichment center that specializes in communication and exchanging ideas for children, newborn to nine years. It is our mission to share our worlds through languages, culture, and music! Our school is home to two award-winning programs, The Language Workshop for Children, for classes in French, Chinese, Spanish, and Italian, and Kids' MusicRound for parent-and-child music classes. All of our camps, preschools, and classes offer exciting developmentally-appropriate activities to immerse the child in learning. Children are encouraged to explore through movement, singing, playing, and interacting.

TECK-E
1114 Sixth Ave., New York
917-443-4545
Email Bryce@teck-e.com

Part digital learning lab, part maker space, Teck-e is a place where people, technology and ideas meet. For Summer 2015 Teck-e will inaugurate week-long workshops for children ages 8-13. Come spend the morning crafting with circuits and LEDs, creating wearable technology accessories, playing and coding with Minecraft, programming, and more! Sign up for one week or all! Classes are taught by experienced science, technology, and art practitioners. Sign up now as we are only taking 10 students per week. Register at Teck-e.com and take advantage of our early bird special.

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