Long Island Schools and Education Guide

Long Island Schools and Education Guide

February 8, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Long Island Schools and Education Guide

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UPDATED January 2016: Find preschools, private or public schools, after-school education programs and classes for kids in Nassau County on Long Island, including in Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, Long Beach, and North Hempstead, and Suffolk County on Long Island, including Babylon, Islip, Huntington, and Smithtown.

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THE LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AND MORE AT SWC ENRICHMENT CENTER.
Manhattan, Upper East Side, and Manhasset, LI,
212-628-2700
Email info@thibauttechnique.com

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

At Tumbling Tunes, we aim to build children's self-esteem through music, movement, and gymnastics. Music for Babies, Music & Gymnastics Mommy & Me, gymnastics for ages 3-6 and 5-8, and art classes are taught by founder, Kerry Anastasi, an early childhood educator, with a BFA in music theater and over ten years of gymnastics training. Non-structured open play and drop-offs are available every day as well as Parents Night Out and birthday parties. Call for a free trial today. Please see our website tumblingtunes.com for more info.

“TWO TERRIFIC” PLAY-BASED ALTERNATIVE PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM
888 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
212-628-2700
Nassau:
593 Plandome Road, Manhasset
212-628-2700
twoterrific.com


We prepare your 2-year-old for top preschools and kindergartens by allowing him or her to develop in a holistic and fun way while also learning new language skills and getting a head start to reading. Experts agree that learning to read, speak new languages, or develop a musical ear comes most easily to children in the period from birth to age four. The alternative preschool works also on the development of the gross motor skills in age appropriate art, music and movement, and yoga classes.

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

Building Blocks is 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.

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 Amy 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.

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.

KIDS OF MOUNT SINAI
37B Crystal Brook Hollow Road, Mount Sinai
631-331-5351
For Camp:
Kids Country Day Camp
37 Crystal Brook Hollow Road Mount Sinai, 631-331-5351
kidscountrydaycamp.com


Locally owned and operated, “KIDS” is dedicated to the personal attentive care, development, and education of the children in our community. Our staff of certified teachers ensures that every child receives the personal attention that allows them to progress from the tentative beginning preschooler to the confident secure child ready for kindergarten and beyond. Children will enjoy and progress from a curriculum filled with language, literacy, math, science, computers, music, movement,creative arts, dramatic play, and outdoor learning. Programs include; infant-care, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten, school-age before and after-care, and summer camp.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424 x224
Email admissions@ludaynorthport.org

LuDay’s preschool program serves children 2 to 5 years in full- and half-day programs. Nursery classes emphasize learning through imaginative play and exploration as the means for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Attention is given to the student’s continued development of language and self-expression skills. Preschool curriculum includes tools for mathematics and reading readiness, and is designed to build a solid foundation for future learning. The Kindersteps program provides an extra year of preparation for a child who has a late birthday or is not quite ready for kindergarten.

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


Email corporate@matsskidsgym.com

Open since 1985, we offer a rainbow of programs, for children ages 7 months to 12 years to play, learn, and grow. Baby, toddler, and separation programs bridge development to a comprehensive early childhood education and gym program. After-school classes provide movement, gymnastics, sports, and enrichment instruction for both our on-site center children and community school-age children. Summer camp, holiday mini-camps, weekend birthday parties, and Kids’ Night Out events provide a year-round place to play and celebrate. Our dedicated staff and counselors are New York State-, CPR-, and first aid-certified.

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

Park Shore Country Preschool and Kindergarten’s outstanding programs in academics, science, computers, music and movement, physical education, creative arts, pre-reading, and language arts, as well as our progressive curriculum show our commitment to excellence in education. Our campus features three playgrounds, preschool sports facility, nature discovery center and trail, mini trike raceway. Our STEAM Science Center features the most up-to-date technology including: robotics, engineering, exciting interactive experiments, marine touch tank and aquariums with fish and reptiles. Our computer lab features: iPads, laptops and interactive SMART Board innovative instruction.

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VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
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) operates a childcare center where “children play, learn and grow together to become the best that they can be.” Licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for young children 6 weeks to 5 years at VCLC’s Levittown site at the Gallow School, the center is open year-round except for designated time off from 6:45am to 7pm. Lead teachers are certified teachers. Registered nurse on premises from 8am-4pm. Email childcare@vclc.org or call 516-921-7171 for additional information.

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BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-472-2702

Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well prepared secondary schools and beyond.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, 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.

EAST WOODS SCHOOL
31 Yellow Cote Drive, Oyster Bay
516-922-4400

East Woods mission is to foster strength of character and academic excellence while developing and encouraging creativity, intellectual curiosity, and a lifelong passion for learning. We are a nurturing community that celebrates the differences among us and leads by example through citizenship and service to others. Located on 46 acres in Oyster Bay, NY, East Woods is a co-educational independent school for children in pre-nursery (two years) through eighth grade serving 230 students from 25 school districts across Long Island and Manhattan. Financial aid is available starting in kindergarten.

GREEN VALE SCHOOL
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-640-2420

The Green Vale School is Long Island’s premier and largest independent elementary school. Families from over 30 school districts are drawn here by the outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and small classes in pre-nursery through eighth grade. Our mission–instilling confidence and competence, promoting respect and responsibility, teaching a love of learning and inspiring our students to excel, to lead, and to care has been at the heart of a Green Vale education since 1923. Come learn more about our uncommon core of excellence with an emphasis on character development.

LAUREL HILL SCHOOL
201 Old Town Road, East Setauket
631-751-1154


Email info@laurelhillschool.org

One visit will change your child's future. Are you searching for a school where your child feels challenged, not frustrated, encouraged, never discouraged, and always special? Wouldn't you love to see your child awaken each morning feeling confident, knowing the day holds discovery, community, and opportunity? Laurel Hill is a vibrant learning community dedicated to excellence in education and improving student life.

LAUREL HILL SCHOOL
201 Old Town Road, East Setauket
631-751-1154


Email info@laurelhillschool.org

One visit will change your child's future. Are you searching for a school where your child feels challenged, not frustrated, encouraged, never discouraged, and always special? Wouldn't you love to see your child awaken each morning feeling confident, knowing the day holds discovery, community, and opportunity? Laurel Hill is a vibrant learning community dedicated to excellence in education and improving student life.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424 x224
Email admissions@ludaynorthport.org

As an independent school, LuDay’s elementary program meets or exceeds New York State curriculum standards in all areas. An emphasis on strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills ensures each student is challenged and working to their ability. The extensive use of technology encourages innovative teaching that keep students actively engaged in hands-on learning. The elementary experience is enhanced by project-based learning initiatives, including our STEAM Lab. Opportunities in the fine and performing arts allow students to foster an appreciation of the arts while building confidence in a creative environment.

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

Park Shore Country Preschool and Kindergarten’s outstanding programs in academics, science, computers, music and movement, physical education, creative arts, pre-reading, and language arts, as well as our progressive curriculum show our commitment to excellence in education. Our campus features three playgrounds, preschool sports facility, nature discovery center and trail, mini trike raceway. Our STEAM Science Center features the most up-to-date technology including: robotics, engineering, exciting interactive experiments, marine touch tank and aquariums with fish and reptiles. Our computer lab features: iPads, laptops and interactive SMART Board innovative instruction.

PORTLEDGE SCHOOL
355 Duck Pond Road , Locust Valley
516-750-3100

Portledge School is an independent, pre-nursery through 12th grade preparatory day school. The school’s coordinated sequential programs, beginning with the Reggio Emilia program in early childhood, provide a rigorous academic environment, preparing students to live responsible and productive lives. Dedicated teachers use small class size to deliver knowledge based on inquiry and inspired by a student-centered learning approach. Individual talents are nurtured through the arts, athletics, and a variety of community and travel programs that all emphasize the Portledge Pillars of passion, purpose, honor, and respect.

PORTLEDGE SCHOOL
355 Duck Pond Road , Locust Valley
516-750-3100

Portledge School is an independent, pre-nursery through 12th grade preparatory day school. The school’s coordinated sequential programs, beginning with the Reggio Emilia program in early childhood, provide a rigorous academic environment, preparing students to live responsible and productive lives. Dedicated teachers use small class size to deliver knowledge based on inquiry and inspired by a student-centered learning approach. Individual talents are nurtured through the arts, athletics, and a variety of community and travel programs that all emphasize the Portledge Pillars of passion, purpose, honor, and respect.

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THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF GARDEN CITY
225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City
516-742-3434
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The Waldorf School of Garden City, accredited by NYSAIS and AWSNA, educates nursery through 12th grade children to meet the world with purpose, gratitude, and respect. Our curriculum awakens students to the experience of knowledge, strengthening their sense of moral responsibility, and empowering them to act with courage and conviction. High academic standards reinforce the school’s aim to graduate a diverse group of young people distinguished by the scope and acuity of their minds as well as the depth and integrity of their character. Call for a tour: 516-742-3434 x302.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900
Email mhughes@vincentsmithschool.org

Located on four-and-a-half acres in suburban Port Washington, the Vincent Smith School is a private, independent day school that has served students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties in New York since 1924. The School is well-known for its individualized program for students in grades 1-12 with AD/HD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and language (expressive-receptive) processing disorders. Emphasis is placed on differentiated instruction, social emotional learning, and organizational skills in small supportive classes.

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CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF LONG ISLAND
50 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
516-678-5800 x258

Long Island’s Catholic elementary schools are 43 unique and beautiful schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Academically, the expectations of each student are high and the historical performance has been exceptional. The schools are differentiated from their public counterparts by their integrated program of learning and living the Catholic faith and values. We help instill the moral values, self-respect, and study habits that go on to serve our students well as they continue their education, and for the rest of their lives.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF LONG ISLAND
50 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
516-678-5800 x258

Long Island’s Catholic elementary schools are 43 unique and beautiful schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Academically, the expectations of each student are high and the historical performance has been exceptional. The schools are differentiated from their public counterparts by their integrated program of learning and living the Catholic faith and values. We help instill the moral values, self-respect, and study habits that go on to serve our students well as they continue their education, and for the rest of their lives.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424 x224
Email admissions@ludaynorthport.org

LuDay students grow and learn in a Christ-centered environment where they are recognized and valued as unique children of God. Students gain an understanding of Christian beliefs through prayer, songs, and Bible stories. Elementary and preschool students attend chapel services at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Through their participation in school and community service projects, and support of global mission projects, the students come to see themselves as part of a larger Christian community and learn the importance of using their gifts in service to God’s people.

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, full-day kindergarten-eighth grade programs are available. Weekday, evening, and weekend tours are available by appointment.

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

Building Blocks is 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.

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.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR PRODUCTIVE LIVING
31 E. Merrick Road, Valley Stream
516-612-4400
Serving Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens.
Suffolk Location Coming Soon


Our licensed pediatric occupational therapists work with your child to design an intervention that addresses their strengths and difficulties in participating in daily tasks. Certain areas of focus may include fine and gross motor skills, which include use of hands for self-help skills, grasping a pencil for handwriting, or enhancing overall strength and endurance. Visual motor skills include handwriting legibility and awareness of sizing and spacing of letters. Sensory processing skills include focus and attention. These skills will promote independence and development for children to function and socialize in their environment.

PTS COACHING - CINDY GOLDRICH, ED.M., A.C.A.C.
900 Walt Whitman Blvd., Suite LL4, Melville
516-802-0593
Email cindy@ptscoaching.com

Cindy Goldrich specializes in parenting children and teens with ADHD. She helps parents reduce arguing, stress, and chaos to help children reach their true potential. Cindy conducts a parent workshop series to help parents develop the tools to create a calm, more compliant environment. Specific strategies are developed to establish workable, realistic rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, and improve children’s problem solving, self-advocacy, and communication skills. Additional services include school support, staff development, and presentations. Coaching is available in person on Long Island and Manhattan or via phone.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
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 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, Ext. 2179 or ahamel@vclc.org.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
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 ) provides programs and services to over 750 children (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/Recreation Program; Social Skills Training Groups; Lufrano Training Program for early childhood personnel; Saturday Enrichment Groups and more.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900
Email mhughes@vincentsmithschool.org

Located on four-and-a-half acres in suburban Port Washington, the Vincent Smith School is a private, independent day school that has served students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties in New York since 1924. The School is well-known for its individualized program for students in grades 1-12 with AD/HD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and language (expressive-receptive) processing disorders. Emphasis is placed on differentiated instruction, social emotional learning, and organizational skills in small supportive classes.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900
Email mhughes@vincentsmithschool.org

Located on four-and-a-half acres in suburban Port Washington, the Vincent Smith School is a private, independent day school that has served students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties in New York since 1924. The School is well-known for its individualized program for students in grades 1-12 with AD/HD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and language (expressive-receptive) processing disorders. Emphasis is placed on differentiated instruction, social emotional learning, and organizational skills in small supportive classes.