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Check out our comprehensive 2010-2011 guide to services and resources for kids and families in Queens. You'll find information on schools, camps, after school and sports programs, family activities, birthday party venues and entertainers, and much more, all in your area! 

 

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THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND AND NAUGATUCK RAILROAD
Thomaston Station, btw. Exit 38 & 40, Thomaston
(860) 283-7245 (RAIL); www.rmne.org

The Railroad Museum of New England and Naugatuck Railroad announces our 2010 season, May through December. Please check our website for schedule, special events and fares. Select Tuesdays, 10am. Select Saturdays and Sundays noon and 2pm. Departures rain or shine from Thomaston Station. Affordable family fun. Call for more information and to purchase tickets. Visit the website for special events, dates and times, including our Fall Foliage trains and Harvest Pumpkin Festival (October), Santa Express (December), and Northern Lights Limited (December, Friday-Sunday 5pm and 7pm, $22 per person).

 

SEAFOOD CITY
459 City Island Ave, City Island
(718) 885-3600; Email seafoodcity@yahoo.com; www.seafoodcityci.com

Experience the freshest seafood and the entertaining atmosphere at Seafood City in City Island. Waterfront dining, arcade games, and kiddie rides offer families a fun-filled outing. The extensive menu has options for all appetites; offering pasta, pizza, burgers, chicken fingers and, of course, seafood. We offer plenty of parking and are wheelchair-accessible. Open year round and located conveniently off Exit 5 from the Hutchinson River Parkway. Make Seafood City your next dining excursion.

 

STRIKE LONG ISLAND
1350 Union Tpke, New Hyde Park
(516) 354-1222; Email hepstein@strikelongisland.com; www.strikelongisland.com

With dramatic architecture, exceptional food and drinks, and incredible lane-side service, bowling is just the beginning at Strike Long Island. Our 27 lanes of glow-in-the-dark bowling feature big screen video walls with a thumping sound system and amazing audio visual capabilities. The perfect nightlife destination, Strike is also ideal for small and large scale events, specializing in corporate events, children's birthday parties, and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Our extensive catering menus and party package options are completely customizable, and our experienced event coordinators make planning a breeze.

 

VOELKER ORTH MUSEUM, BIRD SANCTUARY AND VICTORIAN GARDEN
149-19 38th Ave, Flushing
(718) 359-6227; www.vomuseum.org

A place of discovery with a touch of old Flushing! The former home of a German immigrant family, the Voelker Orth reflects life in the 19th and 20th century. The garden contains plants that were favorites of the Victorian times and attract birds and butterflies. The museum offers a variety of family programs and educational science/nature workshops for k-6 school and camp groups throughout the year. Rental space available for parties! Visit our website for upcoming crafts workshops and the schedule for the monthly Saturday morning Storybook Discovery series.

 

WHITESTONE HEBREW CENTRE
12-45 Clintonville St, Whitestone
(718) 767-1500; Email whitestonehebrewcentre@gmail.com; www.uscj.org/metny/whitestonehc

We are proud to be an affiliate member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and are actively seeking new members of all generations to join our friendly community environment. We offer free kindergarten through second grade religious instruction and free Hebrew High School! Affordable religious school rates for grades 3-7; USY& Kadima Youth Group Activities, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs available. Your child deserves a quality religious education with modern, innovative programs. Our congregation enjoys egalitarian services, a warm and caring atmosphere, family services, adult education, sisterhood/men's club and junior congregation.

 

YANKEE STADIUM TOURS
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
(646) 977-TOUR (8687); Email tours@yankees.com; www.yankees.com

Yankee Stadium Tours, Presented by Zales: Tour Yankee Stadium in 2010, home of the 27-Time World Champion New York Yankees. The tour includes visits to the New York Yankees Museum, presented by Bank of America; Monument Park; the dugout; and the clubhouse and batting cage area (when available). Or, have a Party City Birthday Bash for that special someone in your life! Please call for further information.

 

 

HEALTH:

COUNSELING

 

MOMS IN BABELAND
Meetings: AM & PM, Great Neck & Forest Hills
(516) 466-7876 or (718) 520-7299; Email jeangeffen@gmail.com
Jean Geffen, LCSW,BCD (25+yrs experience)

 

Overwhelmed? Meet new moms and explore balancing baby, partner, work and you. Moms in Babeland is a support group led by Jean Geffen, who has helped hundreds of new moms adjust to the "rollercoaster ride of motherhood." First year of development and interaction between parent and child is crucial. With sensitivity and humor, explore: changes in roles, family dynamics, relationships, stay-at-home mom/ working parent/other options, sandwich generation, developmental issues and more. Member comments: "This group is a lifeline for new moms...best thing I did since having a baby." Individual & Couple Counseling Available.

 

SLATER COUNSELING GROUP
96-17 69th Ave, Forest Hills
(718) 268-2041

 

In newly renovated offices, Slater Counseling Group offers family, teen, individual and couples therapy. Registration has begun for group counseling for adolescents, teenagers, and adults. The relaxed and comfortable environment is perfect for adults, children and teens to explore their difficulties. You can be confident that our therapists are seasoned professionals. Confidential; insurance accepted.

 

 

HEALTH:

DENTAL/ORTHODONTISTS

 

ASTORIA FAMILY ORTHODONTICS
23-12 31st St, Astoria
(718) 278-0358; www.astoriafamilyorthodontics.com

Astoria Family Orthodontics - better known as 888-4Braces.com - is a state-of-the-art, professional office dedicated to enhancing your self esteem by giving you the beautiful smile you've always wanted at an affordable price. For over 20 years at their convenient Astoria offices, Dr. Lopatkin and his staff have been providing safe, painless, orthodontia (teeth straightening) to all ages in the New York area. Call us to make an appointment for a free consultation!

BAYSIDE & MID ISLAND DENTAL ASSOCIATES
400 S.Oyster Bay Rd, Hicksville; (516) 933-8600
611 Northern Blvd, Great Neck; (516) 487-5500
www.baysidedental.com; www.midislanddental.com

Who says kids only? These days, orthodontics isn't just for kids. Adults, ages 20 through 60, make up more than 25 percent of orthodontic patients. Invisalign, the invisible way to straighten teeth, uses a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. While moms and dads are straightening, whitening and having their smile makeovers, your children will be in good hands with our pediatric dental specialists. Theme rooms, TV/DVD, and caring staff make for the ultimate visit. Plus, there are family togetherness discounts. Fun for kids, relaxing for parents!

 

HANSON PLACE ORTHODONTICS
One Hanson Pl, Ste 707, Brooklyn
(718) 622-2695; www.hansonplaceortho.com

Adults, children and adolescents are welcome. Featuring SURESMILE®, which cuts orthodontic treatment time by almost 40 percent compared to traditional braces. This brand new state-of-the-art treatment uses robotic technology, 3-D imaging and custom-made archwires for each patient, allowing for the most predictable results, shorter treatment, less office visits, and enhanced patient comfort. We also have Invisalign® and other treatment options all at affordable prices. We accept most insurances. Located in the Clock Tower building, next to Atlantic Avenue railroad, subways and buses. Easily accessible from Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Long Island.

LEWKOWITZ, DR. KAREN & SHPUNTOFF, DR. ROBERT
55-15 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck
(718) 229-5924; www.LewkowitzandShpuntoff.com

We have been in practice for over 20 years and continue to positively change children's and adults' lives. We provide the highest quality care and the most effective treatments; creating beautiful smiles. Our office is unique in its under-the-sea atmosphere. The minute you walk into our office, you see a beautiful 600-gallon saltwater tank with a homework station around it. Video games, movies - we have it all! Come in for a free consultation. Don't "flounder" around - BRACE yourself for a gorgeous smile!

 

MASLAVI, DR. VERED
45-05 Francis Lewis Blvd., Bayside
(718) 279-0900; www.pediatricdentistmaslavivered.com

At Pediatric Dentistry, we want you to be happy with your smile! We always strive for perfection and are only satisfied when you are. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of professionalism, trust and complete customer satisfaction. Dr. Vered Maslavi, D.D.S. realizes that the most important mission as a dentist is to be informed and up-to-date in treatments, as well as to always practice a caring and gentle approach with patients.


MILCHMAN, DR. AARON, D.M.D, P.C. ORTHODONTIST
172-20 26th Ave, Flushing; (718) 747-0393
70-18 Main St, Kew Gardens Hills; (718) 575-9300
www.StraightenWithBraces.com

Dr. Milchman practices in his two offices in Queens. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors. He also completed a one-year general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a dual degree orthodontic residency program at Temple University, earning his certificate and a Master's of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Milchman has passed the American Board of Orthodontics written and clinical case exam. He is an attending orthodontist at St. Barnabas Hospital and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.

 

PREFERRED DENTAL CARE
"We Care For People...Not Just Teeth"

146-10 45th Ave, Flushing
(718) 445-7600; www.pdc.gs

Preferred Dental Care and Dr. Trivedi in Flushing, NY excel in all aspects of dentistry. They have been respected for over 15 years. Dr. Trivedi combined her advanced education and state-of-the-art technology at Preferred Dental Care to offer the highest level of oral care. Her goal is to eradicate dental disease from society by providing healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. She believes that a one-on-one approach helps to not only achieve wonderful results, but also compassionately assists those with varying concerns about matters of longevity and health with dentistry.

 

SMILES FOR KIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
18-15 Francis Lewis Blvd, Whitestone
(718) 746-1230

Your children will be in good hands with our pediatric dentistry office. Our warm, caring staff takes pride in our very child-friendly environment. We offer services for infants, children, teenagers, and patients with special needs. Our rooms are filled with LCD televisions, video games, movies and toys to keep children happy. Smiles for Kids offers pain-free procedures that bring bright smiles to kids and happiness to parents. 24-hour emergency service available.

 

 

HEALTH:

MEDICAL SERVICES

 

FIDELIS CARE
(888) FIDELIS (888-343-3547); www.fideliscare.org

Need health insurance? Fidelis Care can help. Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, can help New Yorkers who find themselves without health insurance. Fidelis Care is the largest government programs-based health insurance company in New York State, offering free or low-cost health insurance through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. Regular checkups, preventive care, well-child visits, immunizations, lab tests, x-rays, hospitalization, emergency treatment, and more are covered. For more information, call toll-free or visit the website.

 

HEALTH PLUS
(800) 809-8009; www.healthplus-ny.org

Health Plus, a not-for-profit healthcare plan-and one of the largest managed care organizations in the New York area-was established in 1984 by Lutheran Medical Center to provide coordinated quality healthcare and improve access to care for a diverse and growing number of uninsured New Yorkers in Southwest Brooklyn. A quarter-century later, Health Plus now serves the five boroughs of New York and Nassau County and covers over 280,000 members. For more information about Health Plus, its products or services, visit: www.healthplus-ny.org or call.

 

MOUNT SINAI QUEENS FAMILY HEALTH ASSOCIATES
31-60 21st street, Astoria
(718) 267-5956; www.mshq.org

If you are looking for a good pediatrician in the neighborhood, your search is over. At Family Health Associates of Mount Sinai Queens, we are dedicated to meeting all of your child's health and developmental needs. From the finest primary and well care to treating a full range of illnesses and injuries, we provide the care and attention your child deserves from birth through adolescence - all in a warm office setting with convenient hours. Call 718-267-5956 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. All insurance accepted.

 

PANTELOGLOU, DR. THEODORA
214-30 46 Ave, Bayside
(718) 229-1064

 

With years of experience, Dr. Theodora Panteloglou is a pediatrician who offers medical care for patients in a clean and friendly environment from birth until 21 years of age. This includes urgent care and complete physical exams with immunizations. Office hours are Monday, 10:30am-6pm; Wednesday, 10:30am-6pm; Thursday, 4-8pm; Friday 10:30am-6pm; and Saturday, 10am-12pm. Most insurance accepted. Please call for an appointment, or for more information.

 

SMILES FOR KIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
1150 Portion Rd, Holtsville
(631) 451-7700

 

Your children will be in good hands with our pediatric dentistry office. Our warm, caring staff takes pride in the very child friendly environment. We offer services for infants, children, teenagers, and patients with special needs. Our rooms are filled with LCD televisions, video games, movies and toys to keep children happy. Smiles for Kids has pain free procedures that bring bright smiles to kids and happiness to parents. 24 hour emergency service available.

 

THE SUFFOLK CENTER FOR SPEECH & MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
3375 Park Ave, Ste 4003-A, Wantagh; (516) 221-3653
444 Lakeville Rd, Ste 201, Lake Success; (516) 216-1791
www.myofunctionaltherapyandspeechcenter.com

The Suffolk Center for Speech & Myofunctional Therapy throughout Long Island specializes in PROMPT, Feeding, Myofunctional Therapy, Voice Disorders, Fluency, Augmentative Communication, Articulation, Auditory Processing Disorders and Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders (adults/children). We also offer intensive Feeding Therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions. All of the offices participate with major health insurance companies and offer flexible hours and scheduling to fit the needs of their patients, Monday-Saturday. Contact one of our locations to schedule an appointment.

 

 

HEALTH:

PREGNANCY/CHILDBIRTH/WOMEN'S HEALTH

 

MOMS IN BABELAND
Meetings: AM & PM, Great Neck & Forest Hills
Jean Geffen, LCSW,BCD (25+yrs experience)

(516) 466-7876 or (718) 520-7299; Email jeangeffen@gmail.com


Overwhelmed? Meet new moms and explore balancing baby, partner, work and you. Moms in Babeland is a support group led by Jean Geffen, who has helped hundreds of new moms adjust to the "rollercoaster ride of motherhood." First year of development and interaction between parent and child is crucial. With sensitivity and humor, explore: changes in roles, family dynamics, relationships, stay-at-home mom/ working parent/other options, sandwich generation, developmental issues and more. Member comments: "This group is a lifeline for new moms...best thing I did since having a baby." Individual & Couple Counseling Available.

 

MOUNT SINAI QUEENS FAMILY HEALTH ASSOCIATES
31-60 21st street, Astoria
(718) 267-5956; www.mshq.org

At Family Health Associates of Mount Sinai Queens, we are dedicated to women's health and wellness. Focusing on preventive care, our primary care doctors and gynecologists provide comprehensive, coordinated care in a comfortable office setting with convenient hours. In addition, patients have access to top specialists and sub-specialists at Mount Sinai Queens and Mount Sinai Manhattan, should the need arise. Call 718-267-5956 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. All insurance accepted.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

FINANCIAL PLANNING/LAW SERVICES/INSURANCE

 

FIDELIS CARE
(888) FIDELIS (888-343-3547); www.fideliscare.org

Need health insurance? Fidelis Care can help. Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, can help New Yorkers who find themselves without health insurance. Fidelis Care is the largest government programs-based health insurance company in New York State, offering free or low-cost health insurance through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. Regular checkups, preventive care, well-child visits, immunizations, lab tests, x-rays, hospitalization, emergency treatment, and more are covered. For more information, call toll-free or visit the website.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

MISCELLANEOUS

 

NORRIS, ADRIENNE
(303) 895-0209; Email gksnorr@yahoo.com

 

Adrienne Norris is an independent portrait artist who creates portraits of people of all ages for all occasions. She uses various forms of media, including watercolor, acrylic and graphite on paper, canvas or illustration board. Her rates vary, based on the size and complexity of the piece. Ask about summer discounts!

 

 

SCHOOLS

 

BOOKS & RATTLES PRESCHOOL/PEEK A BOO LEARNING CENTER
63-08 69th Pl, Middle Village; (718) 381-7777
Peek A Boo Learning Center, 75-02 51st Ave, Elmhurst; (718) 899-1532
86-28 Francis Lewis Blvd, Holliswood; (718) 899-1532

 

Books & Rattles Preschool is a dynamic setting offering stimulating, enriched curricula for infants, toddlers and preschoolers ages 6 weeks- 5 years. We specialize in enriched early childhood activities, designed to augment growth in each child as well as augment specific developmental abilities and potential to the next developmental level. We achieve these goals by providing highly trained professionals immersed in the best practices in curriculum and instruction in the field of early childhood education. We offer UPK, integrated special education classes, specialized instruction in the arts and a Go Green Program.

 

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck
(516) 466-8422; www.cmsgn.com

An enriching education your child will never forget, a proven system, 100 years of practice, research and worldwide recognition! Countryside Montessori School offers children ages 18 months to 6 years old a well-balanced and enriched curriculum, including traditional subjects as well as art and music. All classrooms are fully equipped, spacious, and provide the most comprehensive curriculum available for young children. Early drop-off and extended day and after school programs are available. Countryside Montessori School has been fully affiliated with the American Montessori Society since 1998. Call for more information or to schedule a tour!

 

THE CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL
44-10 192nd St, Flushing
(718) 888-9341

Where learning and fun are rolled into one! We give children a foundation of education they can take with them throughout their student years. Our summer program is no exception. The children will have access to outdoor activities daily, with swimming three days a week. We offer flexibility and a wide range of options to assist our families with their busy schedules. Emphasis is placed on both socialization and academic excellence, all in a calming and loving setting. Our beautiful facility offers an outdoor playground and a full-size gym.

 

FOREST HILLS KIDS CORNER (TM)

Forest Hills Kids CornerTM features the best professional Schools on: Cooking: Young Chef Academy. Weekly cooking classes, unique birthday parties, field trips and more. Ages 4 and up. Phone: 718-268-0343. Website: www.YoungchefsAcademy.com/ForestHills. Dance: All Star Studios. Hip Hop, tap, Jazz, Ballet, Theater and more. Ages 3 and up. Phone:718-268-2280. Website: www.AllStarStudiosNYC.com. Music: Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C. Piano, Violin, Cello, Guitar, Voice and more. Ages 2 and up. Phone: 718-261-2237. Website: www.belleartiny.com. Yoga: Bamboomoves. Yoga, Martial arts, Prenatal, birthday parties and more. Ages 3 and up. Phone:718-263-0788. Website: www.BamboomovesYoga.com.

 

FOREST HILLS MONTESSORI
67-04 Austin St, Forest Hills
(718) 275-0173; Email fhmontessorischool@verizion.net

Each step in your child's education is seen as a progressive building block forming the whole person. Our Montessori-trained staff is focused on the needs of each child. Here, your child can choose among the sections of a well-structured and stocked classroom, including Practical Life (fine and gross motor skill development), Sensorial (sensory and brain development), Language, Math, Geography, Science and Art. We look forward to developing the unique talents of your child. Please call us so we can show you why Forest Hills Montessori is "Education for Life".

 

FREE SYNAGOGUE OF FLUSHING
41-60 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
(718) 961-0030; Email freesynagogue@verizon.net; www.Freesynagogue.org

There's something for everyone under the dome! Are you unaffiliated or an inter-faith family? As the oldest Reform Synagogue in Queens, our congregation welcomes you to a lifetime of Jewish Studies. Our Tot Shabbat is an innovative program that was developed by experts in early childhood education. It allows your family to grow together in Judaism. Our synagogue is based on our founder's belief in commitment, freedom and equality. We offer Hebrew School and Family Education! Come and see our ongoing renovation and be a part of our community!

 

GARDEN SCHOOL
33-16 79th St, Jackson Heights
(718) 335-6363; www.gardenschool.org

Changing schools can change everything. Smaller classes mean more attention; allowing each child to directly benefit from instruction and independent work. And, it means that your child's teachers will have time to work with your child and communicate with you. From nursery through grade 12, Garden School offers a seamless education in a safe environment; preparing children for college and a lifetime of learning. We can help you change your child's future, starting in September. Call to see the school, learn about the Garden experience, and discuss our new transportation program.

 

THE HIGHLAND SCHOOL
193-10 Peck Ave, Fresh Meadows
(718) 357-4747

The Highland School, an independent kindergarten-grade 8 school, stresses the appreciation of learning through the development of fundamental knowledge and skills in a nurturing and enriching setting. Small classes, warm and caring teachers, and a family-oriented atmosphere create a supportive environment. Strong programs in foreign language, physical education, art, music and drama compliment the base curriculum in all grades. The facility has air-conditioned classrooms, a computer laboratory, full gymnasium and outdoor playing fields. Early morning drop offs, afterschool care and activities, holiday and vacation programs available.



ICCD
35-55 223rd St, Bayside; (718) 428-5370
98-02 62nd Dr, Rego Park; (718) 263-1587
231-10 Hillside Ave, Queens Village
www.Iccd.com

Founded in 1986, our mission is to assist preschoolers (with and without disabilities) and their families to grow, learn and enrich their lives. We are a leader in child care with new, innovative programs throughout NYC and Nassau County. As a full service facility with developmentally appropriate curriculums that support the NYS learning standards, an emphasis is on learning skills for school-age success that are accessible to all children. This summer, we will help your child to learn and reach his/her greatest potential; all while having fun in a stimulating environment.

 


JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St, Flushing; (718) 762-1218
68-05 Fresh Meadows Ln, Fresh Meadows; (718) 762-1218
www.jackandjillschools.com

With over 35 years of excellence in early childhood education, this family-owned-and-operated preschool offers a genuinely caring environment; providing for ages 2-7. Classes are full-day or part-time with extended hours and custom programs available for working parents. We also offer a summer program and new ESL classes for families interested in sharpening their children's English language and comprehension skills. Free UPK, convenient curbside child drop-off and experienced, multi-lingual staff. Please call for rates and registration!

 

KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd, Bayside
(718) 423-5757; www.kentprep.com

Looking for a summer program that will help foster your child's full potential? KENT Prep is an entrance exam specialist offering expertise in the Gifted and Talented Program, and providing the most accurate and up-to-date educational consulting service in NYC for kindergarten to college-bound students. A forerunner in education for the past 20 years, KENT's leadership has earned the respect of passionate and dedicated parents and their children. A personal interview and placement test is required for enrollment at KENT Prep. Please call or visit www.kentprep.com for an appointment.

 

THE KEW-FOREST SCHOOL
119-17 Union Tpke, Forest Hills
(718) 268-4667; www.kewforest.org

One of Queens' oldest and finest independent schools, Kew-Forest's hallmarks include an academically challenging curriculum, small classes, caring teachers, a diverse student body, and a safe environment. Located in a residential neighborhood near public transportation, its Lower Division (grades K-6) provides a developmentally appropriate learning environment and comprehensive curriculum, including Spanish, art, music, physical education, library skills, technology, and science. Its Upper Division (grades 7-12) features a rigorous college preparatory program. Before-school care begins at 7:30am; after-school runs until 6:30pm; summer programs serve grades K-12.

 

PEE WEE FOLKS
12-45 Clintonville St, Whitestone
(718) 746-6107

Camp Pee Wee offers an exciting experience for campers ages 2-4. Camp Pee Wee allows you to customize a schedule to meet your summer needs. Kidz Camp is our camp for older children. We offer a variety of activities to make their summer days memorable. We will be running trips two days a week to many of our favorite summer places, such as Fun Zone, Medieval Times, Adventureland and many summer hot spots!

 

POSITIVE BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL
72-52 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village
(718) 326-0055

Come have fun in school! We offer your child fun and learning, all in an award-winning preschool program that includes language development, social play, music, art, science and physical development, designed with the health and wellness of our kids in mind. Our curriculum develops a healthy mind and a healthy student, which encourages the development of your child. Our highly trained teachers are caring and dedicated. Call now to see how we can help your child grow together!

 

PRESCHOOL OF AMERICA
83-08 Cornish Ave; (718) 458-9656
186-01 73rd Ave; (718) 380-2066
112-33 Queens Blvd; (718) 261-2522
Locations include Queens, Upper East & West Side, Midtown, and Downtown
www.preschoolofamerica.us

We're committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for young children. Our year-round, play-based program was developed to nurture and educate infants to children 6 years old. Programs run Monday-Friday, 8-6 pm. We created specialty programs to inspire children's interests in music, art, dance, yoga and foreign language. Our new summer program, "Around the World in 50 days" exposes students to the rich traditions of South America, Africa, North America, Asia and Europe. This program enables children to learn about the distinct and various languages, foods, dress and traditions of specific regions.

 

RAINBOW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
133-20 Avery Ave, Ground Fl, Flushing
(718) 496-5513; www.RainbowChildLearning.com

We are committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for young children. Our center houses large outdoor/indoor playgrounds, age-appropriate classrooms, and educational toys to foster your child's creativity. Each child in our care shall be treated as a unique individual with all the respect he/she deserves. Our program provides a hands-on, trusting and educational environment to enhance physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. All our programs now offer 30-minutes of Chinese lessons for free. Come and visit our center today and see all of the unique opportunities available!

 

THE REFORM TEMPLE OF FOREST HILLS
71-11 112th St, Forest Hills
(718) 261-2900; www.rtfh.org

The Religious School provides an education for our children, which connects them to their heritage and encourages them through their Jewish identity to be members of the Jewish community and to seek further study of Judaism as a way of life. The religious school, from kindergarten through confirmation, is committed to family education.

 

ROMPER ROOM NURSERY SCHOOL
133 Hillside Ave, Wiliston Park; (516) 746-8606
275 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck; (516) 466-8906
www.romperroomschool.com

Offering a unique learning experience for over 36 years, we are renowned for our confidence-building program, individualized attention and safe environment. Dedicated teachers nurture each child to reach his/her fullest potential. Curriculum includes reading readiness, other languages, basic science, math, arts & crafts, music, story time and field trips. Assistants personally drive buses. Ages 2-5 years. SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM. ROMP WITH MOM PROGRAM- diversified activities for 12-24 months. SEE-U-LATER-2-hour separation class for 24-36 months. FREE TRIAL CLASS.

 

SACRED HEART RC SCHOOL
115-20 221st St, Cambia Heights
(718) 527-0123

Quality education in a caring Catholic school environment.

 

SAINT MARY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1340 Northern Blvd, Manhasset
(516) 627 0184; www.stmary11030.org

St. Mary's is a private, Catholic elementary school conveniently located in Manhasset. At St. Mary's, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual child, and educate our students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, aesthetically, psychologically, socially and physically in preparation for a positive, productive future. Our superior technology and security systems make our school a safe, nurturing, state-of-the-art environment that provides you with piece of mind while providing the highest quality education for your child. We engender respect for racial and cultural diversity, instilling social responsibility in our children.

 

SCHOOL FOR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT
(Preschool/Elementary Program) 100 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove; 516-609-2000
(Middle & High School Program) 70-24 47th Ave, Woodside; (718) 476-7163
(High School Program) 87-25 136th Street, Richmond Hill *Opening Septemer 2010
Email info@slcd.org; www.slcd.org

Founded in 1985, SLCD is a 501 © (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with severe language and autism spectrum disorders. We provide special education programs for preschool and school age children (K-12). At SLCD, we believe language is the key to creativity, self-expression and academic achievement. SLCD is chartered through the NY State Board of Regents and approved by the NY State Education Department.


SESAME SPROUT, INC.
96-08 57th Ave, Corona
(718) 271-2294

Our Integrated Pre-Kindergarten program services preschool children between the ages of 3-5, including students with and without disabilities. Services provided are based upon individual needs, as determined by the Committee on Preschool Special Education of the local school district (and are at no direct cost to the parent). Sesame provides an educationally- oriented program of learning through play, utilizing the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. The program assists children in making connections from their active, explorative play, as well as interactions independently with peers, materials and with caring adults.

 

ST. CLARE
137-25 Brookville Rd, Rosedale
(718) 528-7174

Quality education in a caring Catholic school environment.

 

THINKERTOTS
222-14 Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens
(718) 740-1616; www.thinkertots.com

Thinkertots provides educational classes for children from birth through six years old. For the very young, we offer Mommy and Me classes that include music, art, sign language, storytelling, creative movement and more. Our Nursery and PreK programs are two-hour drop-off classes that give the best possible preparation for entering Kindergarten. Specialty classes are also available in Spanish immersion, kinderdance, reading and art. Call us today to schedule a free trial class.

 

WHITESTONE HEBREW CENTRE
12-45 Clintonville St, Whitestone
(718) 767-1500; Email whitestonehebrewcentre@gmail.com; www.uscj.org/metny/whitestonehc

We are proud to be an affiliate member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and are actively seeking new members of all generations to join our friendly community environment. We offer free kindergarten through second grade religious instruction and free Hebrew High School! Affordable religious school rates for grades 3-7; USY& Kadima Youth Group Activities, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs available. Your child deserves a quality religious education with modern, innovative programs. Our congregation enjoys egalitarian services, a warm and caring atmosphere, family services, adult education, sisterhood/men's club and junior congregation.

 

 

SHOPPING

 

CAROL SCHOOL SUPPLIES
179-28 Union Tpke, Flushing
(718) 380-4203; www.carolschoolsupply.com

Carol School Supply is New York's # 1 educational school supply and toy store. We cater to teachers, parents and children of all ages. Carol's stocks all the best brands of toys and games that help your child to learn and have fun at the same time. We cater to children ages newborn through 8th grade. We are stocked with hundreds of great gifts for all your special occasions, with new items arriving daily. Carol's is open seven days a week for your shopping convenience. Stop in today and enjoy.

 

UNCLE BACALA'S RESTAURANT
2370 Jericho Tpke, Garden City
(516) 739-0505; www.unclebacala.com

Fine Italian cuisine in a warm, friendly setting. Parties are our specialty, including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, communions, anniversaries, retirements, bridal showers, birthdays, confirmations, baby showers, christenings. Off premise catering available.

 

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

 

ALL ABOUT KIDS
(888) 745-KIDS
Queens: (718) 706-7500
Brooklyn: (718) 522-7300
Nassau & SuffoLK: (877) 333-KIDS/(516) 576-2040
Bronx & Staten Island: (718) 239-4147
Westchester: (914) 251-0905
www.allaboutkidsny.com

All About Kids is a proud provider of Evaluations and Therapy Services for children with special needs. Please contact us toll free at 1-888-745-KIDS or 718-706-7500 for more information, or visit our website at www.allboutkidsny.com.

 

 

COHEN, JOAN DORFMAN, PH.D, APRN, BC
350 Northern Blvd, Ste 310, Great Neck
(516) 482-3312

Dr. Cohen is a board certified, neurofeedback specialist and expert in the treatment of ADD/ADHD/LD/PDD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. EEG biofeedback (neurotherapy), a proven non-medication treatment, provides permanent results as well as eliminates many behavior problems. Make use of the Summer Program for Success in September.Dr. Cohen and special education professionals work directly with you, your child, and teachers to provide an individualized program including neurotherapy, parenting strategies, family counseling, individual therapy, educational planning and tutoring. Dr. Cohen has cared for children and adults for over 35 years.



ICCD
35-55 223rd St, Bayside; (718) 428-5370
98-02 62nd Dr, Rego Park; (718) 263-1587
231-10 Hillside Ave, Queens Village
www.Iccd.com

Founded in 1986, our mission is to assist preschoolers (with and without disabilities) and their families to grow, learn and enrich their lives. We are a leader in child care with new, innovative programs throughout NYC and Nassau County. As a full service facility with developmentally appropriate curriculums that support the NYS learning standards, an emphasis is on learning skills for school-age success that are accessible to all children. This summer, we will help your child to learn and reach his/her greatest potential; all while having fun in a stimulating environment.

 

JACKSON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES
31-36 88th St, Jackson Heights; (718) 779-8800
36-02 14th St, Long Island City; (718) 392-2510

Make the most of the years that count! We provide services to children - newborn to five years old - at no cost to families. Services and teachers can be in your home, at our center or community locations (local schools, daycares). Services include evaluations, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, counseling, special education classes, and services for children with PDD/Autism. We speak English, Spanish, Bengali and Hebrew and offer Universal Pre-K for children born in 2006.

 


POSITIVE BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL
72-52 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village
(718) 326-0055

Come have fun in school! We offer your child fun and learning, all in an award-winning preschool program that includes language development, social play, music, art, science and physical development, designed with the health and wellness of our kids in mind. Our curriculum develops a healthy mind and a healthy student, which encourages the development of your child. Our highly trained teachers are caring and dedicated. Call now to see how we can help your child grow together!

 

ROCKLAND CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (RCDS)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockland-Child-Development-Services-RCDS/185578189528
(888) 518-8716 ext. 2121; Email dawn.mastoridis@thementornetwork.com; www.rdcseip.com

RCDS is an approved Department of Health provider of early intervention services for infants and toddlers residing in Metro NY, Rockland and Orange County. We offer home, community and center-based developmental assessments and ongoing services such as speech, occupational or physical therapy; special instruction, social work, nutrition or family counseling. The program is at NO COST to parents. If a parent is concerned about their child not meeting a developmental milestone, they can call and speak with Program Manager Seanan Carpino. Parents or professionals can learn more online or via email.

 

SCHOOL FOR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT
(Preschool/Elementary Program) 100 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove; 516-609-2000
(Middle & High School Program) 70-24 47th Ave, Woodside; (718) 476-7163
(High School Program) 87-25 136th Street, Richmond Hill *Opening Septemer 2010
www.slcd.org; Email info@slcd.org

Founded in 1985, SLCD is a 501 © (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children with severe language and autism spectrum disorders. We provide special education programs for preschool and school age children (K-12). At SLCD, we believe language is the key to creativity, self-expression and academic achievement. SLCD is chartered through the NY State Board of Regents and approved by the NY State Education Department.

 

ST. MARY'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FOR CHILDREN
29-01 216th St, Bayside
(718) 281-8800; www.STMARYSKIDS.org

Children with developmental needs - from newborns to teens -come to St. Mary's for a customized plan that includes evaluation, consultation, and multi-disciplinary treatment/rehabilitation. St. Mary's provides a complete continuum of care through an integrated network of programs and services throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and beyond. St. Mary's highly skilled team of pediatric therapists helps your child reach every developmental milestone with a fun, family-friendly approach wherever the child is cared for: at our hospital, at home, or in the community.

 

THE SUFFOLK CENTER FOR SPEECH & MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
3375 Park Ave,Ste 4003-A, Wantagh; (516) 221-3653
444 Lakeville Rd, Ste 201, Lake Success; (516) 216-1791
www.myofunctionaltherapyandspeechcenter.com

The Suffolk Center for Speech & Myofunctional Therapy throughout Long Island specializes in PROMPT, Feeding, Myofunctional Therapy, Voice Disorders, Fluency, Augmentative Communication, Articulation, Auditory Processing Disorders and Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders (adults/children). We also offer intensive Feeding Therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions. All of the offices participate with major health insurance companies and offer flexible hours and scheduling to fit the needs of their patients, Monday-Saturday. Contact one of our locations to schedule an appointment.

 

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington
(516) 365-4900; www.vincentsmithschool.org

The Vincent Smith School is a co-educational college preparatory day school for reluctant learners and students with learning disabilities in grades 4-12. The mission of the Vincent Smith School is dedicated to providing a small, nurturing and supportive setting where, "It is Okay to Learn Differently". Through differentiated instruction, hands-on activities, and interdisciplinary instruction, students are provided with the necessary educational, emotional and social support necessary for success.


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