After-School Classes and Programs for Kids on Long Island

After-School Classes and Programs for Kids on Long Island

January 20, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED January 2017: 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.

ADVENTURE PARK AT LONG ISLAND (THE)
75 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights
631-983-3844

The Adventure Park at Long Island features zip lines and challenge crossings between tree platforms. Perfect on your own, or with friends and family, and great for birthday parties and groups. Children ages 5 and older. Choose from eleven different color-coded trails from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to advanced. Summer hours: open weekdays beginning in June, weekends and day or night for groups and parties.

ALL ABOUT KIDS
Nassau County,
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview
516-576-2040
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge
631-439-6860
175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn
718-522-7300
3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx
718-239-4147
37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria
718-706-7500
145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle
914-251-0905
allaboutkidsny.com
anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com


Email anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com

All About Kids provides quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services, including but not limited to ABA services for children with autism; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; social skills; special education; parent training; and counseling. Licensed and certified, experienced staff provides services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in the home, school, and/or community setting, and our state-of-the-art facilities and sensory motor gyms. Services provided throughout Westchester, all NYC boroughs, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. For eligible children, services are authorized by the EIP/CPSE Programs at no cost, and are funded and monitored by NYS DOH, NYSED, and county governments.

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
189 Wheatly Road, #10, Brookville
516-686-4496
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 brookvillecenter.org/about-us/contact-us/

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

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 celebrationsinthekitchen@gmail.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, brownies, and more! Come in, call, or visit celebrationsinthekitchen.com for more information on parties, classes, and more.

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

Dr. Dana Walters is a chiropractor who specializes in prenatal and pediatric care, as well as care for the entire family. Dr. Dana has practiced in a variety of settings, including New York City’s Upper West Side, and has brought her love of chiropractic and passion for helping families discover the benefits of chiropractic care to Bellmore, Long Island, as ChiroMom. ChiroMom offers chiropractic care using multiple techniques including immune boosting treatments, musculoskeletal and nutritional work, activator techniques, massage therapy, and lifestyle education. As a mom herself, Dr. Dana 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.

EDEN II DIAGNOSTIC & OUTREACH CENTER
600 Newbridge Road, East Meadow
516-937-1397 x516

The Eden II Diagnostic & Outreach Center, through its Applied Behavior Analysis and evaluation programs, supports a wide spectrum of social growth and enhanced communication skills tailored to meet the individual needs of children and older people with autism. The center and its experienced and professional staff provide comprehensive programming and support to help individuals diminish their maladaptive behavioral issues and provide guidance and support to help enhance their appropriate day-to-day skills. With the center’s continuum of programs, they provide the tools, expertise, decision making and learning environment to achieve the highest quality of skills and independence for individuals with autism across their lifespans.

EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road Suite 102, Bethpage
516-746-1115

Eglevsky Ballet, under the artistic direction of Maurice Brandon Curry, 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, jazz, pre-ballet, and adult ballet. Contact Eglevsky for registration information. Fall classes begin on Monday, Sept. 14. Free Boys Classes for ages 5-10. "The Nutcracker" will be held December 19-20 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

EYE LEVEL
ONLY Williston for MAR
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.Boadway, Hicksville
516-597-5300
Eye Level of Malverne
304 Hempstead Ave., Malverne
516-341-0625


Email malverne@myeyelevel.com

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!

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

August through October are the busiest months for head lice infestations. Checking your kids before they go back to school will help minimize the spread of lice. You can easily check your children with our Fairy LiceMothers MagicWand nit comb and MagicHalo Conditioner. Look at our comb out video located at: FairyLiceMothers.com/lice_treatment.html for instructions. Or schedule a headcheck at our Oceanside or Deer Park locations. Headchecks are normally $25 but if you mention this ad, we will take $10 OFF. Remember, advice is always free. Call us anytime!

FASHION CLASS (THE)
1812 Merrick Road, Merrick
516-246-2000

Kids and teens learn to sew in TFC's creative after school and weekend classes! Using real sewing machines students create their own wearable clothing and model it all in a fashion show at the end of the semester. Fall 2015 classes run for 12 weeks with different class options available; fashion design, handbag sewing, shoe design and more! Children ages 6-12 and teens 13-17 can join sewing classes this September in our large Merrick studio and learn from teachers who work in the fashion industry.

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


Email comedygirl@peoplepc.com

Friendly Kids Social Skills and Friendship Group is offering a program for elementary school and preschool students with and without special needs. Children will learn social skills while making friends and having fun. This group is facilitated by a school social worker who will work with parents to schedule play dates as a result of participating in this group. Please call Carrie: 631-988-0629, or write to Comedygirl@peoplepc.com.

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

Since 1950, The Gateway has become Long Island’s home for Broadway-quality entertainment. What was once one of the top ten summer theatres -- Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman began their careers here - has now expanded to include a five-show summer season of musicals, summer Children’s Theatre series, winter holiday season – plus special events throughout the year. Shows are presented at the 500-seat Gateway Playhouse in Bellport and the 1200-seat Patchogue Theatre. More than 300 students each year – from Montauk to Manhattan – receive professional-level training at The Gateway Acting School.

GROWING TREE NORTH
275 Warner Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-625-9080
Email growing00@aol.com

Open 7am-6pm for ages 3 months-5 years. Family-owned and -operated since 1979. Director Dawn Friedman, M.S., is actively involved and understands the 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, iPads, music, and Spanish lessons are offered. Licensed by The Office of Children and Family Services. Staff is CPR- and first aid-certified. Fully air-conditioned classrooms, library, nature room, and indoor gyms. Spacious outdoor playground. Registered with New York State Department of Education.

GROWING TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
140 E. Broadway, Roslyn
516-621-9009
Email growing00@aol.com

Open 8am-3:30pm for ages 18 months to 5 years. 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 the individual needs of children and families. Licensed by The Office of Children and Family Services. Registered with New York State Department of Education. Classrooms are air-conditioned and our outdoor playground is fully equipped. Computer classes and Spanish lessons offered. Apple computer room with iPads and Apple computers.

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 day care centers include speech; feeding; occupational, physical, and movement therapy; behavior management or Applied Behavior Analysis; counseling; and support groups.

HANNAH KRONER SCHOOL OF DANCE
1180 Willis Ave., Albertson
516-484-5430
Email carolhksod@aol.com

The legendary Hannah Kroner School of Dance is entering it’s 40th year here in Albertson, Long Island. The school has a reputation for offering the newest and most innovative dance education with 68 years of proven experience. Over the past 35 years, the current owner and director, Carol Riley, and an unsurpassed staff have continued to be innovators of programs unique to dance education. Classes are offered in every age range, level and ability, 18 months through adults. Visit hannahkronerschoolofdance.com or call 516-484-5430. Located at 1180 Willis Ave., Willis Square Shopping Center, in Albertson.

HIDDEN POND DAY CAMP AT THE RINX
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
Camp: 631-232-3222 x201
The Rinx at Hidden Pond (for non-camp)


Email hiddenpondcamp@therinx.com

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 our new Crossfit Training Center if you want to get into shape. Come see us soon!

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

JEI Learning Center’s enrichment programs have helped children achieve academic success around the world. Well-aligned with Common Core state standards, JEI curriculum focuses on conceptual understanding of math, English and reading and writing for children in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. JEI has a diagnostic system which pinpoints the missing links in learning and prescribes an individual program based on specific needs. We also offer holiday and summer programs. Please call us for our program discounts.

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

To The Pointe! provides dance education that’s nurturing, disciplined, and fun, with individualized attention for recreational and serious students. We believe that anyone with the love and the drive can learn to dance. We offer classes for children and adults in ballet, musical theatre, tap, voice, ballroom, pilates, zumba, and primary ballet for our youngest dancers. Testimonial from Whitney D.T.: "My dance company is consistently praised for our technique which Ms. Katya is responsible for. She knows her students personally, understands their strengths and weaknesses, assisting them in developing into stronger dancers."

KIDDIE CARE EARLY LEARNING CENTER
Long Acres Elementary School, 1 Bette Lane (between Townline and Larkfield Roads), Commack
631-543-4949
Email kiddiecareelc@gmail.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.

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.

KUMON MATH & READING CENTER - COMMACK
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email manhattan@kumon.com

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. At Kumon, our math and reading programs help children of all ages and levels become eager, independent self-learners. Unlike tutoring sessions, Kumon helps children learn how to learn on their own, and develops strong academic skills. Our students gain a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond.

KUMON MATH AND READING CENTERS - ALBERTSON
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email manhattan@kumon.com

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. At Kumon, our math and reading programs help children of all ages and levels become eager, independent self-learners. Unlike tutoring sessions, Kumon helps children learn how to learn on their own, and develops strong academic skills. Our students gain a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond.

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
Email vera.savino@LIU.EDU

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 ACADEMY OF FINE ART
14A Glen St., Glen Cove
516-590-4324
Email info@liafa.com

At the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, classes in drawing, painting, and sculpture are taught by professional artists and offered to students as young as 3rd grade. Serious academic training is presented step by step, in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere, so concepts are easier to grasp by younger students. For teens, our portfolio-development program trains teens to acquire key observational skills using these time-honored classical techniques. We provide one-on-one portfolio review and consultation for those with specific portfolio requirements. Instruction is individualized; all levels and experience are welcome.

LUMIÉRE BALLET
35-C Corbin Ave., Bay Shore
631-586-2921

Now is the time to enroll for fall classes where professional instruction is offered. Based on more than three decades of teaching and a lifetime of performing we know how important the early stages of learning are in regard to the child’s future. Lumiere Ballet encompasses a children dance program for ages 4 to 9, a Ballet Intensive Program for ages 10 to adult, and Open Classes for adults with previous dance experience. Our state of the art studio is located near the Tanger Outlet in Deer Park/Bay Shore.

M.A.T.S.S. KID'S GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
171 Eileen Way
Syosset, NY 11791
(516)496-7765
2629 Grand Ave.
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516)221-1330


After-School classes provide movement, gymnastics, sports, and enrichment instruction for our on-site center and community school-age children, (7 months-12 years). Art, cooking, and baseball classes are now being offered as well. Art with Ms. Ari, cooking with Ms. Janice, and baseball with Mr. Chris.

MAD SCIENCE OF LONG ISLAND
Call for locations throughout Long Island:
855-264-1672


Email info@madscienceli.com

Mad Science offers a range of flexible and affordable after-school programs. Our science parties typically last 1 hour, with optional add-ons such as cotton candy-making, bubbling potions, and rocket launching. Children will discover objects that float through columns of air, marvel at the mystery of fireworks, see the power of static, and be amazed by the power of air pressure! Mad Science Parties are for children ages 3-11, held at your location, starting only at $250 for up to 15 children. Kids will have fun "down to a science."

MARITIME EXPLORIUM
101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
631-331-3277
Email Info@MaritimeExplorium.Org

Long Island’s Family Maker Space! Fabulous FUN STEAM after school programs for Makers and Explorers. Be an electrical engineer-designing, building, and testing circuits to light a lighthouse or an architect-designing and building a safe and fun roller coaster. Try your hand as a toy designer making things move and light up! Every week we feature a different hands-on interactive investigation for thinkers and makers plus all of our regular exhibits! Our projects and programs are hands-on, guaranteed fun, and will tickle your brain all year long!

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 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
90 Community Reformed Church P.O. Box 119, 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.

MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations
Find the location near you


While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids, too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD/download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island:musictogetherli-queens.com

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

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.

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, as well as to exemplify religious truths and moral values. 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, as well as full-day K-8 programs are available.

PARK SHORE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
450 Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
631-499-8580
Email info@parkshoredaycamp.com

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 all ages starting at age 2 where children's creativity is respected and nurtured. We offer mommy and me, session classes, workshops and more. Each class is tailored to meet the needs of that specific developmental stage. In addition to creating their own art, children will be exposed to famous art and artists, and explore art from different cultures. Our goal is to create a safe, caring, fun, and magical atmosphere where children are free to express themselves and their art.

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

Posey School offers dance and movement classes along with our new art classes. We offer classes during the day for home-school students and preschool classes for boys and girls from ages 2-5. Classes include: Ballet, Contemporary-Modern, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, 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—the ability to think creatively and apply knowledge to action.

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.

PRODIGY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
218 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow
516-833-6400
490 Uniondale Ave.
Uniondale
516-307-8899


Are you looking for a creative Afterschool or Saturday activity? Prodigy offers a variety of classes in music, dance, singing and acting to students of all levels. Our dedicated faculty consists of seasoned professionals and teachers with advanced degrees. Celebrating our 16th season, we nurture both the recreational and pre-professional student. Our Kindermusik and Kinder-Dance programs provide a great start for our youngest students. NYSSMA Prep is available in all instruments/voice types. We are currently scheduling Dance Team auditions and registering for fall classes. View virtual tour and register: www.prodigyny.com

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 Jan.:
RoboMindTech
25 Cuttermill Road, #4
Great Neck, 11021
516-418-6101
Nassau:
Premier Education Center/RoboMindTech
575 Jericho Turnpike,
Jericho
718-264-7626
MPM Math Center
25 Cuttermill Road No.4
Greatneck
robomindtech@gmail.com
718-264-7626, 516-418-6102


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!

RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
322 Port Washington Blvd. , Port Washington
516-551-6428
2115 Benson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 516-551-6428, brooklyn@russianschool.com


Email masha.rifkin@russianschool.com, portwashington@russianschool.com

The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an award-winning, after-school math enrichment program for students in grades K-12th. Our approach is based on the best practices of advanced math schools in the former Soviet Union and Europe, adapted to the U.S. educational environment for students of all abilities. We help our students to become thinkers and analysts by enabling them to understand mathematical concepts at a high level, and at an early age.

SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
Email bobby.mundell@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.

SMALL WORLD CONNECT ENRICHMENT CENTER
593 Plandome Road, Manhasset
516-627-3424

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.

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

The best kept secret is now available to you! St. Patrick Youth Enrichment Learning Center is available for ages 2-5, 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. Playtime with Mommy and separation classes are also available. And the best part is, you only pay for the days you attend!

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 WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY
225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
516-742-3434
waldorfgarden.org/summer |


The Waldorf School of Garden City, an early childhood through high school college preparatory school, cultivates the adventurous intellect. We have a long history of—and success in—instilling critical thinking, creativity and active, responsible citizenship. Our graduates enter the world confident in themselves, with a sense of purpose and compassion, belief in their own agency, a willingness to take risks, and the resilience to overcome adversity. Facilities include an 11 acre campus in Garden City and a 250 acre farm in New Hampshire.

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Multiple locations throughout the tri-state area,
800-52-TIGER (528-4437)

Tiger Schulmann's MMA offers kids' martial arts classes designed to help children learn self-discipline, goal-setting, self-respect, respect for others, and confidence. In addition, these classes help children improve their physical and mental health and overall well-being. Many kids can benefit from taking martial arts classes, and the effects may last well into adulthood. Students learn to be accountable for their actions, and they gain confidence when they achieve their goals. We also offer Bully Prevention Programs and great Birthday Parties.

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.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT SHELTER ROCK
48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset
516-472-2944
Email klosack@uucsr.org

UUCSR is for people interested in a progressive spiritual home that nourishes both the heart and mind. It is a mix of engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, and a community of caring, curious, and compassionate people. Religious Education classes are offered for 3-year-olds through high school, mostly on Sunday mornings. Childcare is available for infants, toddlers, and very young children every Sunday during the Worship Service. Please visit the UU Religious Education programs any Sunday where you will find an exceptional opportunity for every child and family.

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 (birth to age 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 (VCLC ) offers Social Skills Training Groups for children and teens (4 – 16 years) who are experiencing difficulties in social situations and forming friendships, and Saturday Enrichment Groups, (Sparkling Artists and Movement), focused on social/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, Ext. 2179 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

The Village East Gifted® (VEG) after school enrichment program is a highly rigorous, fast- paced, and engaging academic curriculum which includes writing, linguistics, vocabulary enrichment, public speaking, geography, Latin, STEM, and Art. Its half-day Gifted Kindergarten accepts gifted children ages 4-5. Over 320 students in grades pre-kindergarten through high school 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. Classes are held after school, evenings, and weekends in its Roslyn and Huntington locations.

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