After-School Classes and Programs for Kids on Long Island

After-School Classes and Programs for Kids on Long Island

August 17, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


After-School Classes and Programs for Kids on Long Island

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UPDATED August 2016: Our selection of after-school activities and programs for kids in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island features after-school tutors and academic programs, dance and music classes for kids, sports teams and fitness classes, religious schools, special needs programs, and kids activities in Glencove, Freeport, Garden City, Port Washington, Huntington, Commack, Farmingville, and more.
ABA PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
Servicing Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens ,
516-294-5000

ABA Psychological Services, P.C. is a private professional agency providing high quality, Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) therapy to children and adults of all ages who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our goal is for individuals with autism to learn the skills necessary to reach their full potential by creating a treatment program that is specific to each person's needs. Our clinical director, Dr. Tricia Moss, is both a doctoral-level board-certified behavior analyst (B.C.B.A.-D.), as well as a New York State licensed psychologist.

ALL STAR (THE)
96 Main Road, Riverhead
631-998-3565
Email events@theallstar.com

The All Star in Riverhead has much to offer. Bowl over our 22 main lanes with black lights, cutting edge audio and visual system, and projection screens showing sports over our glow in the dark lanes. Bowling specials for the family to enjoy, bowling leagues for all ages, Special Olympic Bowling, and after-school bowling programs are just some of what we have to offer. Check out our website at theallstar.com for available times and pricing. For additional fun explore our new games in our new arcade.

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
425 Oser Ave., Hauppauge
631-273-8426

Gymnastics is the ultimate preparation for all other sports. Our sport requires strength and flexibility from every single muscle in the body. At Artistic Gymnastics, we combine the beautiful art of gymnastics with the superior knowledge of the growing body to make a safe and fun experience for all of our students. From the recreational gymnast to the competitive athlete, we help all of our students to be stronger, faster, and healthier.

BROOKVILLE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S SERVICES
Brookville location at Children's Education Center: 516-626-1000
New Hyde Park location at Marcus Avenue: 516-326-5600
Westbury location at Post Avenue: 516-326-5800
Westbury location on SUNY Old Westbury Campus: 516-333-8063
info@brookvillecenter.org
brookvillecenter.org


Email mmcnamara@ahrc.org

Brookville Center for Children’s Services provides daycare services and early childhood programs at four locations in Nassau County. Children are afforded an enriching experience with a play-based education aimed at stimulating overall development. Brookville Center operates high staff-student ratios with staff members being certified or licensed in their professional areas. Programs are approved and licensed by the New York State Education Department, the New York Department of Health, and the Office of Children and Family Services, and it is a recognized School of Excellence by the National Association of Special Education Teachers.

BUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
29 Pinewood Drive, Commack
631-499-1237

Building Blocks' offers a wide array of early childhood learning opportunities for children ages newborn to 3 years. Both parent-child groups and separation classes are available. Early intervention experiences are provided within the framework of a multidisciplinary team. Their goal is to work collaboratively with families to build upon children's strengths to enhance their skills and overall level of independence. Building Blocks' personnel are respectful of the unique nature of each child and cognizant of creating educational opportunities that are mindful of individual strengths, weaknesses, and preferred learning styles.

CHIROMOM
2874 Merrick Road, Bellmore
516-221-1212
Email mychiromom@gmail.com

Dr. Dana Walters is a chiropractor specializing in prenatal and pediatric care. Dr. Walters has practiced in a variety of areas, including Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and has brought her passion for helping families discover the benefits of chiropractic care to Bellmore, as ChiroMom. ChiroMom offers chiropractic care utilizing techniques including immune boosting treatments, musculoskeletal and nutritional work, activator techniques, massage therapy, and lifestyle education. As a mom, Dr. Walters experiences first-hand how chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood sets a solid foundation for greater health and well-being.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email csmontessori@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.

CUMMINGS FAMILY DENTAL
42 High St., Huntington
631-425-1650
Email cummingsfamilydentistry@aol.com

Begin the school year with a confident, healthy smile! At Cummings Family Dentistry, we believe that a dentist and patient become a team. We spend time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. Patients are informed about dental problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. Our practice offers the personal commitment you look for from a dentist. Schedule your back-to-school appointment with us today. There's a story behind every smile...we'd like to be part of yours!

EAST END PTPC PREVENTATIVE THERAPEUTIC PLAY CENTER
170 Mill Pond Path, Westhampton
631-235-2146, 631-804-5728
Email lauren@eastendptpc.com, ronni@eastendptpc.com

We believe that all children learn best through play. We focus on each individual's unique abilities and needs to help them grow and maximize their learning potential. Therapists with over 10 years of pediatric clinical experience, we offer physical and occupational therapy, sensory play, handwriting groups, children's yoga, mommy and me classes, fitness, and nutrition. We instill fun, confidence, and strength in the children we treat. Our passion is to teach children to believe in themselves and their dreams despite any physical limitation they may encounter.

EYE LEVEL LEARNING CENTER-WILLISTON PARK
61 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-747-7700

After a long summer of information brain drain, make sure that your child is ready to head back to school with confidence! Eye Level of Williston Park can help prepare your child as you pack their backpacks up once again for the new school year. It’s the perfect time to review your child’s strength in math and English and ensure that they’re prepared for the year ahead! Refresh, review, and stay ahead! Call us now to schedule your free diagnostic placement test today! 514-747-7700.

FAIRY LICEMOTHERS
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
866-561-0492
1755 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
679 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head


Email fairylicemothers@gmail.com

Back to School is approaching and children have been playing head to head all summer. It is important to check your children before school starts. Fairy LiceMothers says “Once a week, take a peek” by doing a quick ten-minute weekly comb-out with the MagicWand and MagicHalo Conditioner. Watch our comb-out video to learn how to check your children at fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html. Or schedule a headcheck at one of our three Long Island locations. Headchecks are normally $25 but mention this ad and get $10 off. Remember, advice is always free.

GATEWAY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OF SUFFOLK COUNTY (THE)
215 S. Country Road, Bellport
631-286-1133

Since 1950, The Gateway has been Long Island’s home for high-quality arts education–both Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman began their careers here. More than 300 students each year, from Montauk to Manhattan, receive professional-level training at The Gateway School for the Performing Arts. The focus at Gateway is on providing training that will build technique while working towards a production. Whether it’s audition techniques, scene study, improvisation, or character development, students learn from professional teachers in a fun and social environment!

HAGEDORN LITTLE VILLAGE SCHOOL, JACK JOEL CENTER FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN (THE)
750 Hicksville Road, Seaford
516-520-6000
Email jon.feingold@littlevillage.org

The Hagedorn Little Village School is a not-for-profit school highly regarded for providing outstanding educational and therapeutic services for children with a wide range of developmental disabilities. HLVS provides year-round programs and services that include diagnostic evaluations and treatment, early intervention, a preschool, an elementary school, SEIT, and related services. Services provided on-site, in homes, nursery schools, and daycare centers include: speech, feeding, occupational, physical, and movement therapy, behavior management or Applied Behavior Analysis, counseling, and support groups.

KATYA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE - TO THE POINTE!
40 Middleneck Road, 2nd Floor, Great Neck
917-771-0687
Email info@katyasdance.com

At Katya's School of Dance we provide a nurturing environment for your dance education. We believe learning to dance should be fun, but also impart a sense of discipline. We provide individualized attention to the recreational, as well as the serious student. We offer classes for adults and children in ballet, musical theatre, tap, ballroom, and creative movement/primary ballet for our youngest dancers. We believe that dancing is not only for the naturally gifted student but that anyone who has the love and the drive can learn to dance.

KIDVILLE ROSLYN AND WANTAGH
Kidville Wantagh
Willow Wood Shopping Center
1183 Wantagh Ave.,Wantagh
516-409-4558
kidville.com/wantagh
Kidville Roslyn
250 South Service Road, Roslyn
516-626-3126
kidville.com/roslyn


Kidville Wantagh and Roslyn is a beautiful membership facility which offers classes for every child ages newborn to 6 years! We have a wide range of creative classes for babies, toddlers, and children up to age 6, all developed by our team of early childhood development specialists. Choose from classes in music and dance, gym, art, and enrichment. We also offer our members supervised open play in our fantastic state-of-the-art gym, giving children a fun and safe space to run, climb, and make new friends.

M.A.T.S.S. KID'S GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
Bellmore
516-221-1330
171 Eileen Way
Syosset
516-496-7765


Email corporate@matsskidsgym.com

Still in that Olympic mood and want to keep your kids moving and off the couch? Our after-school classes provide gymnastics, sports, dance, movement, and enrichment instruction for community school-age children (20 months-12 years), not just for our on-site center children. Dedicated teachers and staff are gymnastics-, N.Y.S.ED.-, CPR-, and First Aid-certified. Discover M.A.T.S.S.—Movement, Aerobics, Tumbling, Sports and Skills. Since 1985-A Rainbow of Programs to Play, Learn, and Grow!

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
1759 Grand Ave., Baldwin
516-544-2525
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
516-569-1500
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-MATH (6284)
661 Old Country Road, Plainview
516-881-7997
1003 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park 516-616-MATH (6284)
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights 516-484-MATH (6284)


Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise with centers throughout Nassau County, specializes in teaching kids of all ages math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. Our experienced math tutors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address each student's needs. Our instructional approach goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
Community Reformed Church, Manhasset
516-627-7052
Email miligirls@aol.com

Now in our 27th year, Music Institute of Long Island is "New York's Premier Music School." Programs include violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba. Instructions in Traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-99, beginner-advanced. MILI offers: Chamber Music, Theory, Sight Reading, NYSSMA, and college preparation. Students perform eight times annually at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and for charities. First prize competition winners, soloists with orchestras. Outstanding faculty. Fall, spring, summer sessions, private lessons-all levels, all instruments offered. Fall semester begins September 12, 2016.

NORTH SHORE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
609 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-364-1150
Email nspac2009@aol.com

Established in 1998, founder of North Shore Performing Arts Center, Pamela Roeske prides herself in helping children gain self-confidence, coordination, and self-expression. The instructors at NSPAC teach more than just how to dance—they teach their students the art of dance. It is the studio's mission to encourage all students to reach their full potential physically, emotionally, and socially. Small classes, positive instruction, friendly service, and an educated staff allow us to have one of the best and growing performing arts programs in the area, with more than 150 weekly classes to choose from.

OHMAN SCHOOL OF BALLET
60 Calvert Ave., Commack
631-462-6266
Email office@ohmanballet.com

Our school serves as a training ground for promising young dancers and offers the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine. Students are guided from first steps to advanced technique. The Early Childhood Program instills creativity, discipline, and a love for ballet for our students ages 4-6. Students explore the characters and music of various classical ballets, are introduced to classical ballet steps, create their own movements, and practice in costume. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school, focusing on proper classical ballet technique.

ONCE UPON A CHILD
1089 Hicksville Road, Seaford
516-579-4200
Email kndkidsovac@aol.com

We buy and sell gently-used and new kids clothing, furniture, equipment, and toys! We pay cash for an amazing array of gently used name brand items. Each item brought into our store is individually examined and reviewed. We will purchase gently used and new items that meet current style and safety standards. As the safety of children is our first priority, the Once Upon a Child service team will inspect all equipment and toys for recalls. You will then be offered payment on the spot for all items that meet our standards.

OUR LADY OF MERCY
520 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville
516-433-7040

Our Lady of Mercy School strives in the spirit of service and love to inspire our students to grow spiritually, academically, and socially. Our goal is to enable all students to meet the challenges of the future through a strong faith-based academic program enhanced by extracurricular activities. A variety of early childhood classes, and full-day kindergarten-eighth grade programs are available. Weekday, evening, and weekend tours are available by appointment.

PICASSO KIDZ, CREATIVE ART STUDIO FOR CHILDREN
72 Broadway, Greenlawn
631-261-5500
Email picassokidzart@gmail.com

Picasso Kidz is a children's art studio for ages 2-17. We offer age-appropriate art classes by experienced NYS-certified art teachers dedicated to giving children a well-rounded art education. Children will be taught drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and collage, in a caring and creative environment. Mommy and Me classes for ages 2-3, include creative play, easel time, story time, and art lessons. “Extraordinary Picasso” art classes are for children with special needs. These are smaller classes, taught by NYS-certified art teachers who have also been trained by Missing Piece Awareness.

POSEY SCHOOL
57 Main St., Northport
631-757-2700
Email poseyschoolofdance@gmail.com

Posey School offers dance classes, infants-adults, a Preschool Program, and our new art classes. We offer classes during convenient days and times, and a preschool program for boys and girls from age 2-5 every day from 9-11:30am. Classes include: Ballet, Contemporary-Modern, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, and Creative Movement. Based on nationally recognized criteria, our unique programs emphasize the artistic and cultural benefits of applying oneself in the arts. These benefits include acquiring and maintaining basic physical skills, as well as cognitive development in problem solving.

PRIME TIME EARLY LEARNING CENTER
270 Airport Plaza , Farmingdale
631-777-9090

Prime Time Farmingdale’s before- and after-school program provides homework assistance, supervised play, computers, group games, and playground time in a safe, educational, and relaxed environment. There is ample opportunity for children age 10 and younger to study, socialize, do homework, rest or engage in play activities. Our Farmingdale center offers an environment that is safe and loving, with a staff that is well trained, highly motivated, and dedicated to each child’s well-being. Prime Time of Farmingdale is open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-7pm.

RENÉE GALLERY OF ART
1966 Jackson Ave., Seaford
516-785-7291

Drawing and painting instruction for children ages 7 and older once a week, 1½ hour classes, 4:30-6pm. Students are taught the basics of fine art at their individual level. Small informal classes, beginners welcome. Evening class available for adults. Established in 1973.

ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-ROBO (7626)
Nassau:
RoboMindTech Summer S.T.E.M. Camp
Premier Education Center/RoboMindTech
575 Jericho Turnpike,
Jericho
718-264-7626


Email robomindtech@gmail.com

Build a Lego® amusement park, ride or play sports in the Robot Olympics! Channel your child’s creative energy into exciting projects in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with our unique, hands-on curriculum. Home to NYC FIRST Lego® League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions, RoboMindTech is an award-winning STEM education center that inspires young minds with engineering. From robotics, video game design, and coding to Lego® creative play, we offer a variety of immersive weeklong summer camps and after camp studios. Call to RSVP for our open house!

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
St. Patrick Church, Smithtown
631-724-1261
Email spyouth@optonline.net

St. Patrick's is a wonderful place for children and young people to be together, work as a team, have fun, learn, and grow. We are a community where there is something for everyone. St. Patrick’s Youth Learning Center offers tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. SAT preparations, study skills, and Catholic High School entrance exams classes are offered. St. Patrick's Youth Sports Programs offers exciting team sport programs for ages 4-16. Our sports programs include: Deck Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Girl's Softball, Boy’s Baseball, and Intramural Basketball.

STEPS TO SOCIALIZATION
13 South Bayles Ave., Port Washington
516-767-0266

At Steps to Socialization, we understand that not all children process social information the same way. Our curriculum, designed for children through 12th grade, makes the hidden rules of daily social interactions simple and clear. Through targeted activities and role-play, your child will gain the communication skills needed to navigate the social world. Parents and caregivers are an integral part of the team. We work together to reinforce the program at home and school.

TUMBLING TUNES
212 Laurel Road, East Northport
631-697-0140
Email tumblingtunes@gmail.com

Tumbling Tunes offers high-energy, fun, after-school activities for your kids ages 3-8. Every afternoon, we offer Drop and Shop Open Play where kids can play in the gymnastics, music, craft, pretend play, book nook, or manipulative areas. Children as young as 6 months are welcome to stay with or without parents. We also offer structured gymnastics and art classes. Our experienced and friendly staff guarantees your child will have a great time while learning new skills and gaining confidence. Free trial classes.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown
516-490-3301


Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC ) provides programs and services to over 750 children (ages birth to 7) and their families annually, at two sites in Syosset and Levittown, and off-site, including: Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA Home Program); Special education preschool and K-2; Early Intervention; Evaluation Center to determine eligibility; Special Classes in an Integrated Setting (SCIS); SEIT (Special Education Itinerant Teachers) at nursery schools, child care locations, and homes; Family Center Sunday Respite and Recreation Program; Social Skills Training Groups; Lufrano Training Program for early childhood personnel; and Saturday Enrichment Groups.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER CENTER SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown, NY 11756
516-490-3301


Variety Child Learning Center offers Social Skills Training Groups for children and teens (ages 4–16) who are experiencing difficulties in social situations and forming friendships. It also offers Saturday enrichment groups (Sparkling Artists and Movement) focused on social and emotional development, for children ages 3-8, on Saturday mornings during summer, fall, winter, and spring sessions. Call or email for additional information and fees: 516-921-7171, x2179 or ahamel@vclc.org.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave.
Roslyn Heights
631-549-2313


Email info@villageeastgifted.com

Village East Gifted® (VEG) is a highly rigorous, creative and engaging academic enrichment program for gifted students ages 3-16. Its curriculum includes Latin, writing, geography, global studies, world history, STEM, advanced linguistics, SAT vocabulary enrichment, public speaking, art, and creative problem solving. Gifted pre-kindergarten (ages 3-4) is offered as well as parallel classes for bright children not classified as gifted. Over 400 students have enrolled in the program, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 155.