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UPDATED AUGUST 2014: 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. 

NASSAU COUNTY

AQUA TOTS SWIM SCHOOL
Plainview and Garden City Locations,
917-653-6335

 

Discover the healthy benefits of early swim lessons, including motor, cognitive, and emotional development. By giving a child sensory experiences in swim class, his or her neural memories of motor skills become more precise, resulting in a stronger, more coordinated child. Stimulation causes a child’s neurons to grow interconnecting fibers and twigs reaching out to other neurons. The more synapses a person has, the more capable he or she is of learning. The more organized the brain is, the easier it is to instill self-control and self-discipline. Swimming is wonderful for a child’s brain!

BRAIN ABILITIES
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 103, Lake Success
516-208-9360

 

There are no simple solutions when it comes to ADD, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, learning disabilities, or processing disorders. Complex issues require comprehensive integrative solutions and that is exactly what we provide at Brain Abilities. A simple phone call is all it takes to find out exactly how we have helped hundreds of children and families. For more information and to see how we can help your family, visit brainabilities.com or call 516-208-9360.

CAMP ITALIA
Garden City,
855-CAMP-IT-1 (226-7481)
facebook.com/campitaliausa
Email info@campitaliausa.org

 

CIAO! Join us at Camp Italia this fall and experience Italy like never before! Come to our 8-week fall sessions beginning Sept. 29 for after-school or Saturday morning sessions. Children of all ages will hear and speak Italian, and learn about Italian culture through games, songs, role-playing, and skits. We welcome Piccini for ages 2-3 with an adult, Bambini for ages 4-7, and Ragazzi for ages 8-12. Our programs are custom-designed and interactive. At Camp Italia we create memorable Italian experiences for kids so they have fun while learning! Venite…Vi Aspettiamo!

CELEBRATIONS IN THE KITCHEN
63 E. Old Country Road, Hicksville
516-396-2193
Email mike@celebrationsinthekitchen.com

 

The most unique, fun-filled, joyous event! We have created a true baking experience for everyone to enjoy—children, parents, family, friends, and boys and girls of any age. Guests enjoy our first-class facility complete with a huge exhibition-size kitchen, private party rooms, and a fabulous café and espresso bar for the adults to socialize! Baking experiences include cookie baking and decorating, cupcakes “from scratch,” muffin and scone baking, and brownies! Now offering pizza-making parties. Come in, call, or visit celebrationsinthekitchen.com for more information on parties, classes, and more.

CHILDREN DANCING
Horace Harding Blvd., Great Neck
516-314-2359
Huske Hall at All Saints
855 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
Email children.dancing@gmail.com

 

Children Dancing has been nurturing dancers and artists with an artistic and joyous dance experience since 1988. Caring and professional classes for ages 3 through adult in classical ballet, pointe, jazz and theater dance, creative and pre-ballet, and holistic body-conditioning. In addition, we are the only qualified dance school in the area to offer Isadora Duncan Dance. Experience our classes, learn technique through caring instruction, and gain grace, command, and musicality. Nurture your natural joy of movement. Children Dancing is the affiliated school of Dance Visions NY, Long Island’s highly celebrated Contemporary Dance Company. Visit dancevisionsny.org.

CONGREGATION BETH-EL OF MASSAPEQUA
99 Jerusalem Ave., Massapequa
516-541-0740

 

Congregation Beth-El of Massapequa, a synagogue where “Friends Become Family,” is introducing a new pre-school program for younger children. The program will offer children ages 3-5 years, a fun-filled Jewish experience focusing on arts and crafts projects, learning about Jewish customs and holidays, and enjoying Jewish-themed music and dance. We encourage parents to become involved with what their children are learning. Temple membership is not required. The program will begin after the Jewish holidays and meet twice a month on Sunday mornings. For further information, please call our temple office at 516-541-0740.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck
516-466-8422

 

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.

CROW'S NEST MINI-GOLF
Nautical Mile, Woodcleft Ave., Freeport
516-223-0497
Email thenauticalmile.us

 

Ahoy, mateys! It’s time to hoist your sails and head to Crow’s Nest Mini-Golf, Long Island’s most exciting miniature golf course. Its 18-hole championship course, located on Freeport’s Nautical Mile, features life-sized pirates, a cave with a waterfall, and a host of challenging holes sure to please kids of all ages. Crow’s Nest specializes in birthday parties, fundraisers, and camps. Spend the first hour on the course, then relax on the deck or visit Pips Ice Cream Parlor for a delicious birthday treat. For holidays, camp trips, and just all-around good times, be sure to visit Crow’s Nest.

D&J REPTILES
134 Merrick Road, Amityville
631-608-8686

 

Give your kids a field trip or after-school activity they will never forget! At our Serpentarium, we offer private tours and educational classes for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and field trips for camps and schools. One of our reptile experts will guide your campers through our exotic collection of reptiles and answer their questions. A field trip to our Serpentarium is very educational, but the kid’s will be having so much fun, they won’t even notice that they are learning too! We host birthday parties, too – call for details!

EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road, Bethpage
516-746-1115
Email receptiondesk@eglevsky.org

 

Eglevsky Ballet, under the artistic direction of Laszlo Berdo, provides professional caliber training for students of all ages and abilities. Eglevsky presents an annual production of The Nutcracker, two summer intensives, master classes, performing opportunities, community outreach, and education. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, modern, character, Pilates, pre-ballet, and adult ballet. Attend an open house on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10am-3pm to take placement classes, tour the facility, and learn about the school. Contact Eglevsky for registration information. Fall classes begin on Monday, Sept. 15.

EYE LEVEL
Eye Level of Williston Park
61 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-747-7700
Eye Level of Port Washington
59 Main St., 2nd Floor, Port Washington
516-472-7575
Eye Level of Hicksville
760 S. Broadway, Hicksville
516-597-5300
Eye Level of Malverne
304 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
516-341-0625

 

Lifelong learning for the new school year and beyond. Help your child go back to school with confidence by jump-starting the school year with Eye Level's math and English programs. Eye Level is based on an educational principle where students learn at their own level, which is identified by a free diagnostic exam. Students learn at their own pace in order to progress beyond their school grade. Eye Level Learning Centers support success whether your goals for your child are for early learning, supplemental education, or academic success. Call today to learn more.

GERMAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL: WHERE KIDS LEARN GERMAN
212-787-7543

 

German-American School offers a unique after-school language and culture program. Parents from diverse ethnic backgrounds send their children to our New York state-accredited German language program in which children can learn German starting at age 4. Classes are small and taught by native German speakers. The didactic approach stresses interactive learning; singing, drawing, and German games are popular in the playgroup. In the upper grades we stress memorization, reading, writing, culture, and grammar. No prior German required. Adult beginners program is also available.

GLITZ AND GLAM GALORE SPA PARTIES
Call or text: 516-417-2950
Email glitzandglamgalorespaparties@aol.com

 

Glitz and Glam Galore will bring the spa to you. This is a unique experience for that special girl in your life. What little girl wouldn’t love to be pampered with flavored mini manicures, flavored mini pedicures, chocolate facials, glitter tattoos, nail art, makeup, and hairdos. This also gives girls time to hang out with friends, listen to music, and read the latest magazines all in the convenience of your home. For more information, please call Lisa at 516-417-2950.

GREEN ACRES MALL
2034 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream
516-561-7360
For KIDS CLUB ONLY: mallkidsclub.com/greenacresmallonline

 

The Green Acres Mall Kids Club is a great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun, interactive setting. We've teamed up with National Geographic Kids to create activities and games that focus on discovery through play. We have themes from Insects and Bugs to Castles and Knights. The Kids Club program meets the third Saturday of every month from 11am-1pm in Center Court.

GROWING TREE NORTH OF ROSLYN - AN EXTENDED DAY NURSERY SCHOOL
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-625-9080
The Growing Tree Nursery School
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
516-621-9009
Email growing00@aol.com

 

Our learning center, for children ages 3 months to 5 years, mirrors the philosophy of our other prestigious location, family owned and operated since 1979. Director Dawn Friedman, M.S., is actively involved and understands individual needs of children and families. A creative curriculum inspires children to learn through play and exploration and achieve important social, emotional, and self-sufficient skills. Computers, music, Italian, and American Sign Language offered. Licensed by The Office of Children and Family Services. Staff is CPR- and first aid-certified. Fully air-conditioned classroom, library, nature room, and indoor gyms. Spacious outdoor playgrounds.

GROWING TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
516-621-9009
The Growing Tree North of Roslyn, Inc.
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-625-9080
Email dawn@growingtreenurseryschool.com

 

Overlooking the scenic Roslyn duck pond, this child-centered school is family-owned and operated since 1979. Our caring, friendly environment provides warmth, support, and guidance. Director Dawn Friedman, M.S., is actively involved and understands individual needs of children and families. Licensed by The Office of Children and Family Services. Registered with New York State Department of Education. Programs for children ages 2-5. Classrooms are air-conditioned and our outdoor playground is fully equipped. Computer classes and Italian lessons offered. New Apple computer room with iPads and Apple computers. Enrollment is ongoing.

HANNAH KRONER SCHOOL OF DANCE
1180 Willis Ave., Albertson
516-484-5430

 

The legendary Hannah Kroner School of Dance in Albertson, Long Island has a reputation for offering the newest and most innovative dance education with 67 years of proven experience. Over the past 30 years, the current owner and director, Carol Riley, and an unsurpassed staff have continued to be innovators of programs unique to dance education on Long Island. Classes are offered in every age range and level, 18 months through adult. Visit hannahkronerschoolofdance.com or call 516-484-5430. Located at 1180 Willis Ave., Willis Square Shopping Center, in Albertson.

JEI LYNBROOK/HEWLETT
600 Broadway, Lynbrook
646-529-6607
Email lynbrook@jeilearning.com

 

JEI Learning Centers is a leading supplemental education services provider offering assistance to students in kindergarten through ninth grade in mastering math and English language arts concepts. JEI Math features a critical-thinking/problem-solving component, which focuses on applied mathematics, not just arithmetic equations. JEI’s English program contains reading comprehension and writing for all levels of curriculum. Overall, the JEI programs can be successfully utilized for students who need extra help, or for those students who wish to surpass grade level standards.

KATYA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE - TO THE POINTE!
40 Middleneck Road, 2nd Floor, Great Neck
917-771-0687

 

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 theater, 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.

KIDS MUSICROUND AT SMALL WORLD CONNECT
Manhattan and Manhasset Locations,
347-604-6004

 

Award-winning Kids MusicRound has been offering music and movement programs for ages newborn to 4 years since 1999. Early music study builds lifelong critical thinking skills. That’s why Kids MusicRound trains teachers to focus on developing primary musical competence, such as singing in tune, hearing rhythm, and keeping a beat, and applies classic tenets of music education. Best of all, Kids MusicRound’s songs, melodies, lyrics, and materials are firmly rooted in professional experience and recognized music theory. Every session offers fresh, original material. Call for a free demo class today.

THE LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Manhasset, LI, NY
800-731-0830
Email info@thibauttechique.com

 

CNN called LWFC director François Thibaut “one of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children.” Since 1973 his classes, camps, and preschools have introduced French, Spanish, and Chinese to ages 6 months to 9 years by capturing the “critical years,” when children possess their strongest capacity to absorb languages. Each session, children receive a brand-new, glossy, full-color workbook and CD, jam-packed with original and language-rich songs. Ages 3 and older get an LWFC storybook, too. The LWFC’s Professor Toto materials have won six awards. Parents Magazine named the LWFC one of “6 Classes Worth the $$.”

LITTLE HEARTS OF JOY DAYCARE
516-812-0057
Email info@littleheartsofjoy.com

 

Our philosophy at Little Hearts of Joy Daycare is that all children have the right to grow and learn in a warm, safe, and loving environment.

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160

 

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted extraordinary teachers recruited from leading high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in the metropolitan area and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.

LONG ISLAND ARTS & CRAFTS
Syosset at Basketworks, 611 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-500-1ART
Roslyn at The Candy Store, 1061 Willis Ave.
Email liartsandcrafts@gmail.com

 

Introducing Long Island Arts & Crafts, a premier after-school program for children 4 and older. Students will learn something new, get messy, and have fun while working with exciting mediums—painting, drawing, collages, sculptures, decoupage, fun with food, mosaic, and more! Tuesdays and Wednesdays at our Syosset location: 3-3:45pm for pre-K, and 4:15-5:15pm for kindergarten and first grade students; Thursdays at our Syosset location: 4:30-5:30pm sibling class for kindergarten through third grade students. Roslyn location: Mondays from 3-3:45pm for pre-K, and 4:15-5:15pm for kindergarten and first grade students. For more information, call 516-500-1ART (1278) or like us on Facebook.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424

 

Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s offers an outstanding early childhood and elementary program that combines challenging academics with a caring and nurturing faith-based environment. Classroom technology enhances and encourages innovative teaching that keeps students actively engaged in hands-on learning. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff work to preserve a warm, family atmosphere. Faculty and staff alike share a deep commitment to the growth and success of each student. We are proud to foster children in a Christ-centered environment, helping them to become confident, lifelong learners.

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

 

Providing “A Rainbow of Programs all Under One Roof” for children 7 months through 12 years to play, learn, and grow. We offer baby, toddler, and separation programs (ages 7-30 months), which bridge development to M.A.T.S.S. Gym School, an early childcare education program for ages 2-5. After-school classes include movement, gymnastics, dance, computer, and enrichment classes onsite with local collaborative programs. Summer camp and birthdays offer your children a year-round outlet for play and celebration. Daycare, early-, and after-care care available. New York state certified, CPR, and first aid certified teachers, staff, and counselors.

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
516-569-1500
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-MATH (6284)
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-881-7997 1003 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park 516-616-MATH (6284)
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights 516-484-MATH (6284) 110 Jackson Ave., Syosset 516-944-MATH (6284)
3430 Sunrise Highway, Wantagh
516-799-MATH (6284)
55 Post Ave., Westbury
516-338-MATH (6284)

 

Mathnasium Learning Centers, with more than 400 locations in the U.S. (and multiple locations in Nassau County), offer “math-only” year-round educational programs in a supportive setting for children to develop much-needed math skills and build confidence in their abilities. Developed by a math professor over the course of 30 years, the Mathnasium method is designed for children of all ages and skill levels. Mathnasium offers an environment in which children develop the mathematics understanding they will need to succeed in the information age.

MISS O'S ACADEMY OF ARTS & ABC'S
416 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead
516-486-3463
Email misso@academyartsabc.com

 

We provide a safe, engaging environment where children are guided and supervised through a variety of activities. Children are offered a snack, provided with homework assistance, and supplied with many fun options. We encourage reading and have an array of books, and computer, card, and board games. Children can participate in arts and crafts, dance to music, or play in our indoor playroom. Safety is our priority and children are supervised at all times. Enroll in Mommy & Me to meet other parents and children. Call or visit our website for further information.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
Community Reformed Church, Manhasset
516-627-7052

 

The Music Institute of Long Island is a classical music school staffed by exceptional instructors since 1990. Lessons include voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Methods include Suzuki, Traditional, Jazz, and Royal British for ages 3-99, beginner, advanced, and conservatory-bound students. MILI offers chamber music, Glee Club Singers, and theory. Prepare for NYSSMA, college auditions, orchestra auditions, and competitions. MILI gives at least eight concerts a year at venues like Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall. Students are first place music competition winners and orchestra soloists.

NORTH SHORE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
609 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-364-1150

 

Established in 1998, founders of North Shore Performing Arts Center, Pamela Roeske and Angela Trivigno, pride themselves on 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.

PERFECTION DANCE CENTER, LTD
17 Village Ave., Elmont
516-327-4709

 

Miss Petra, born of Caribbean decent, is the founder, owner, director, and chief choreographer of Perfection Dance Center, Ltd. PDC was built on two core phrases; “Reach for the stars but never forget the ones you have conquered,” and “My name is...and I am Somebody.” The program is geared toward teaching the youth of today respect and pride in oneself and for others, community, and confidence. These qualities are achieved through the medium to which youth relate most comfortably, music and movement. Our advance placement programs concentrate on four major areas of dance performance and technique: tap, ballet, modern, and jazz. This program brings students to a new height in community, communication, and pride.

PLAZA THEATRICAL AT THE LONG ISLAND CHILDREN?S MUSEUM
11 Davis Ave., Garden City
Box Office: 516-599-6870

 

Long Island’s Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. presents fully staged family musicals at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Producer Kevin Harrington invites you to introduce young people to the magic of musical theatre. Meet the actors following each performance! This season features Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. on Aug. 9-10, 16-17, and 23, 24; and Winnie The Pooh on September 20-21, and 27-28. Shows run one hour at 11:30am and 2pm. Tickets are $12.00, or $10.00 for LICM members. Reserved seats. Call the box office at 516-599-6870 or visit plazatheatrical.com.

POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
718-224-1500
567 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
516-364-3413

 

Power Brain Training Center helps your child create health, happiness, and optimal achievement by tapping into their full brain potential. Focus, confidence, creativity, and memory are enhanced through physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises, breathing techniques, visualization, guided imagery, and games. As PBTC’s motto says, “Healthy Body, Happy Heart, Power Brain, I Can Do It!” Call PBTC to schedule a free trial class or body and brain check-up. PBTC also offers classes and workshops for adults, parents, and the whole family.

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 STEM LEARNING CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-ROBO (7626)
Email robomindtech@gmail.com

 

Robomindtech is a science and technology learning center designed to inspire young minds through robotics and LEGO® play with a unique, hands-on curriculum for ages 4-14. Channel your child’s energy into creative science and robotics activities that teach important concepts in an active immersion environment. We offer weekly summer camps; come build your own LEGO amusement park, or take our sports or space challenge. We offer after-school programs, school field trips, and birthday parties. Join RoboMindTech Robotics team, US Tournament Partner of World Robotics Olympiad and home of 2013 First Lego League Champion.

ROMPER ROOM NURSERY SCHOOL
133 Hillside Ave., Williston Park
516-746-8606
275 Lakeville Road, Great Neck
516-466-8906

 

Offering a unique learning experience for more than 36 years, we are renowned for our confidence-building program, individualized attention, and safe environment. We nurture each child to reach his or her fullest potential. Curriculum includes reading readiness, other languages, basic science, math, arts and crafts, music, story time, and field trips for children ages 2-5 years. Assistants personally drive buses. The Romp with Mom program features diversified activities for 12-24 months. See-U-Later is a 2-hour separation class for 24- to 36-month-olds. Ask about our extended hours program or stop in for a free trial class.

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park
631-392-2600
Email sberlin@skyzone.com

 

Take high-flying fun to the next level during after-school hours and weekends at SkyZone, the largest trampoline park on Long Island! Our park’s wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun, fit outing for all ages. From open jump courts to the Foam Zone, SkySlam Basketball, to 3D Dodgeball, SkyZone provides unmatched, out of this world, high-flying fun! We offer SkyFit trampoline classes and dodgeball leagues for all ages. Planning a birthday party? Our professional event assistants work with you to plan the perfect party for your child.

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.

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

 

HLVS 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, and SEIT and related services. Services provided on-site and in homes, nursery schools, and day care centers include speech, feeding, occupational, physical, and movement therapy; behavior management or Applied Behavior Analysis; counseling; and support groups.

TODDLER TIME
750 Hicksville Road, Seaford
516-520-6096
Email info@toddlertimeforkids.org

 

Toddler Time is a year-round preschool with an extended day care program. This program offers a safe environment, first class teaching, nurturing and certified staff, small child-to-teacher ratio, and nurse on-site. Programs consist of half-day, full-day, and extended hours from 7am-6pm. Teachers encourage social, emotional, and cognitive growth and promote self-confidence while learning. Children 18 months to 5 years can explore their unique talents in crafts, music, computers, and creative play. Toddler Time is the perfect choice for working parents. For more information and a tour, call 516-520-6096.

UNLIMITED SPORTS ACTION
30 Beechwood Ave., Port Washington
516-767-7675
Email info@unlimitedsportsaction.com

 

Unlimited Sports Action offers after-school youth sport classes and enrichment programs including baseball, basketball, lacrosse, multi-sport, and soccer, plus sport classes in baseball, basketball, field hockey, flag football, golf, lacrosse, multi-sport, soccer, softball, speed and agility, and volleyball. For our younger athletes, classes are run after school and are designed to teach motor skills, hand-eye coordination, balance, flexibility, focus, and socialization. For our older students, the classes are designed to increase their skills, performance, and confidence. Ask about our summer and vacation camp programs as well as our birthday parties.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Email info@vclc.org

 

Variety Child Learning Center offers social skills training programs for children ages 4-12 and teens ages 13-16, with social difficulties. Sessions are held in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. In September, VCLC will introduce social skills training groups for 3-year-old children. Call for information about this exciting new offering. For more information and exact dates, please contact the Social Skills Program Coordinator via email at socialskills@vclc.org or at 516-921-7171.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Email info@vclc.org

 

Variety Child Learning Center, founded in 1966, is a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to support the education and inclusion of children with, or at risk of disabilities, including autism, by providing support to their families, and training professionals who work with young children. All programs are guided by the concept that early intervention with parental involvement can make a lasting impact on a child’s development that may not be possible if services are delayed.

VIENNA MUSIC
41-08 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
718-423-1688
Email info@viennamusicny.com

 

With a top-notch facility, and our talented and experienced instructors, Vienna Music provides the most suitable, comfortable, and professional environment for music development. We provide programs that accommodate students of all ages and levels, including one-on-one music lessons in piano, violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, ukulele, vocal, and more; Kids-Do-Re-Me for children younger than 5; and music theory class prepares students for NYSSMA exam and Royal Music Exam. Call now and mention Queens Parent to receive up to a 10-percent discount for your package.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
216 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
Email info@villageeastgifted.com

 

The Village East Gifted program offers a 100-percent academic, highly rigorous, and engaging curriculum with a strong emphasis on writing. VEG’s Gifted Kindergarten and the After-School Enrichment Program have more than 280 students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 160. Classes are held after school, evenings, and weekends in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Private enrichment is also offered.

WHITE TIGER TAE KWON DO
2211 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park
516-248-5425
Email whitetigertaekwondo1@gmail.com

 

White Tiger Tae Kwon Do is a place where your child can have fun and learn Korean martial arts all year-round. The school is taught by Grand Master Woo, the U.S. national team head coach and a World Taekwondo international referee. There is a trial period so your child can decide if he or she wants to take future classes. We offer a basic program that includes punching, kicking, self-defense, and cool techniques your child can learn at this school.

WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE CENTER
1028A Old Country Road, Plainview
516-822-3903
Email dmircone@wcpcdance.com

 

At World Class Performance Center, we strive to shape the young dancer’s body and mind in a positive learning environment. Our staff is made up of professionals with a continuing study in dance education. We help each dancer reach individual goals, whether professional-driven or recreational. Dance should be both fun and motivating, and we like each dancer to take with them a lifetime of great memories.

YOGI STARS!
718-541-9578
Email yogistars4kids@gmail.com

 

Yogi Stars offers yoga classes for children ages 16 months to 12 years. With the use of games, poses, stories, props, music, and more, Yogi Stars promotes physical activity through yoga. Our child-centered classes allow students to build strength, flexibility, focus, and concentration all while having lots of fun! With Mommy and Me, Mini Stars, and Kid Stars yoga classes on the South Shore of Long Island, there’s fun for everyone. Join us as we reach for the stars!

YOUTHFIT LONG ISLAND
Absolute Yoga, 1 Guilles Lane, Woodbury
631-553-9570
Namaste The Yoga Spa
377B South Oyster Bay Road, Plainview
Huntington Center For Performing Arts
310 New York Ave., Huntington
Email craig@youthfitli.com

 

YouthFit Long Island provides developmentally appropriate personal training for children and teens. We believe that a healthy mind plus a healthy body equals a happy kid! At YouthFit Long Island, we are qualified to work with all children and teens including those with special needs. We offer several fitness workshops to accommodate each child’s unique needs and interests. Our workshops help kids stay healthy, gain confidence, increase self-esteem, and achieve peace of mind while having fun! Visit us at youthfitli.com to find out more, and to schedule a free 30-minute training session at our Woodbury or Plainview studio.

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY

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

 

We are an early childhood learning center focusing on the education of all young children. We offer parent and child groups, nursery and preschool classes, and child care options. As a New York state-accredited special education program serving children and their families for more than 30 years, we provide services including special instruction; ABA; speech, occupational, and physical therapy; psychological services; and diagnostic services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We develop skills that enable all our children to attain their highest potential while building self-esteem and independent learning.

CELEBRATIONS IN THE KITCHEN
63 E. Old Country Road, Hicksville
516-396-2193
Email mike@celebrationsinthekitchen.com

 

The most unique, fun-filled, joyous event! We have created a true baking experience for everyone to enjoy—children, parents, family, friends, and boys and girls of any age. Guests enjoy our first-class facility complete with a huge exhibition-size kitchen, private party rooms, and a fabulous café and espresso bar for the adults to socialize! Baking experiences include cookie baking and decorating, cupcakes “from scratch,” muffin and scone baking, and brownies! Now offering pizza-making parties. Come in, call, or visit celebrationsinthekitchen.com for more information on parties, classes, and more.

EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road, Bethpage
516-746-1115
Email receptiondesk@eglevsky.org

 

Eglevsky Ballet, under the artistic direction of Laszlo Berdo, provides professional caliber training for students of all ages and abilities. Eglevsky presents an annual production of The Nutcracker, two summer intensives, master classes, performing opportunities, community outreach, and education. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, modern, character, Pilates, pre-ballet, and adult ballet. Attend an open house on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10am-3pm to take placement classes, tour the facility, and learn about the school. Contact Eglevsky for registration information. Fall classes begin on Monday, Sept. 15.

FRIENDLY KIDS SOCIAL SKILLS AND FRIENDSHIP GROUP
631-988-0629
nymetroparents.com/taibi

 

Friendly Kids Social Skills and Friendship Group is offering an after-school program for elementary school students with and without special needs. Children will learn healthy social skills while making friends and having fun. For many children this will be the first time that they will feel like an accepted member of a friendly group of children. This group is facilitated by a school social worker who intends to create a supportive community of children and parents who will schedule play dates as a result of participating in this group.

KIDDIE CARE EARLY LEARNING CENTER
1 Bette Lane, Commack
631-543-4949
Email kiddiecareelc@aol.com

 

Kiddie Care has been teaching and caring for children since 1990. Located in Commack, we are open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:30pm all year round. Montessori classes, holiday care, and summer camp available. Organic milk, juice, and fruits served daily to our students. Classrooms are equipped with video cameras that are monitored from our security room. Kiddie Care offers full- and part-time customized schedules to fit your needs. Sibling and teacher discounts available. Call 631-543-4949 for information.

LEGACY GYMNASTICS
21 N. Country Road (Former Country Manor Furniture Store), Rocky Point
631-744-5455

 

This summer we invite you to join us for fitness and fun. We offer competitive and recreational programs in both gymnastics and cheerleading for every age and skill level. With the same staff for more than 15 years, we have provided expert coaching and a family atmosphere that has made us a premier facility with the most affordable pricing in Eastern Suffolk.

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160

 

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted extraordinary teachers recruited from leading high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in the metropolitan area and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424

 

Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s offers an outstanding early childhood and elementary program that combines challenging academics with a caring and nurturing faith-based environment. Classroom technology enhances and encourages innovative teaching that keeps students actively engaged in hands-on learning. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff work to preserve a warm, family atmosphere. Faculty and staff alike share a deep commitment to the growth and success of each student. We are proud to foster children in a Christ-centered environment, helping them to become confident, lifelong learners.

LONG ISLAND SCIENCE CENTER
11 W. Main St., Riverhead
631-208-8000
Email mpelletier@lisciencecenter.org

 

Long Island Science Center is available for after-school enrichment programs at your site! We work with you to tailor a series of programs to fit your school's hours and science curriculum. We provide all materials. Choose from our NYS-aligned programs. For grades K-12. $12 per student per day for a minimum of 25 students. At least one adult is required to attend the duration of the programming.

LOVING HANDS MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL AND DAYCARE
Montessori School
20 S. Saxon Ave., Bay Shore
631-446-1060
Montessori Full Day Care
58 S. Bay Ave., Islip
631-539-9400

 

We offer full- and half-day sessions, and after-school programs, using the Montessori philosophy, materials, and curriculum with certified Montessori teachers and certified Spanish, music, and gymnastics enrichment teachers. We provide a place where children are free to explore and develop a love for learning. Our Islip location is a full Montessori preschool and daycare, is NYS-licensed, and has certified early education and special education teachers. Our Bay Shore location offers programs for 3- to 6-year-olds and a toddler program for ages 18 months through 3 years.

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
111 Rodeo Drive, Deer Park
631-392-2600
Email sberlin@skyzone.com

 

Take high-flying fun to the next level during after-school hours and weekends at SkyZone, the largest trampoline park on Long Island! Our park’s wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun, fit outing for all ages. From open jump courts to the Foam Zone, SkySlam Basketball, to 3D Dodgeball, SkyZone provides unmatched, out of this world, high-flying fun! We offer SkyFit trampoline classes and dodgeball leagues for all ages. Planning a birthday party? Our professional event assistants work with you to plan the perfect party for your child.

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
25 Church St., Ronkonkoma
631-588-4760

 

Our mission is to educate the whole child. We lead students ages 3 to eighth grade to become life-long learners. Students have daily interactions, instruction, and assessments, which develop intellectual, social, spiritual, and emotional development and strength of character. Our philosophy is one of respect and appreciation for individual differences. Each child is encouraged to meet his or her full potential through milestones set forth by the Common Core Standards and Diocesan guidelines. We provide up-to-date curriculum and materials, state-of-the-art technology, clubs, extracurricular activities, and much more.

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
280 E. Main St., Smithtown
631-724-1261 & 631-360-0257

 

The best kept secret is now available to you! St. Patrick Youth Enrichment Learning Center is available for your 3- to 5-year-old, Monday–Friday, during the school year. Flexible hours, days, and reasonable rates make this program an option for all. Music, reading readiness skills, and NYS standards are just some of the reasons to join. We offer arts and crafts, circle time number concepts, and free play. New program for 2-year-olds now available. Playtime with Mommy and separation classes are also available.

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

 

For more than 20 years, The Gateway Acting School has been providing training that builds technique. The school, based at Bellport’s Gateway Playhouse, is led by Hollywood casting director Robin Joy Allan (Ghost, Lord of the Flies, Parenthood, When Harry Met Sally) who was instrumental in the early careers of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Alicia Silverstone. The next session of classes includes Stage Technique, Musical Theatre, On Camera for TV and Film, and Shakespeare. It begins on Aug. 4, and a fall session will be announced at a later date.

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

 

HLVS 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, and SEIT and related services. Services provided on-site and in homes, nursery schools, and day care centers include speech, feeding, occupational, physical, and movement therapy; behavior management or Applied Behavior Analysis; counseling; and support groups.

THE RINX
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
631-232-3222 x201

 

After a long day of school, what better way to spend some time than skating on one of our two NHL-size ice rinks with your friends at The Rinx in Hauppauge! Take a break and get something to eat or drink at the Time Out Café. No worries if you can’t skate—we have figure skating or Hockey Power skating pros that will get you going in no time. Don’t forget Athletic Republic sports training if you want to get into shape. Come see us soon!

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

 

Tumbling Tunes offers weekly music, gymnastics, mini-enrichment, and art classes for children ages 4 months through 7 years. Students will develop language, social, and motor skills through music and movement, as well as balance, coordination, and strength through gymnastics. While at our drop-offs and birthday parties, children have ample opportunity to explore our book nook, pretend play area, baby corner, and craft space.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
216 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
Email info@villageeastgifted.com

 

The Village East Gifted program offers a 100-percent academic, highly rigorous, and engaging curriculum with a strong emphasis on writing. VEG’s Gifted Kindergarten and the After-School Enrichment Program have more than 280 students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 160. Classes are held after school, evenings, and weekends in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Private enrichment is also offered.


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