After-School Classes and Programs Guide for Kids - Queens, NY

After-School Classes and Programs Guide for Kids - Queens, NY

March 16, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED March 2017: A guide to after-school classes and programs in Queens, NYC, including tutoring and academic programs, sports and fitness classes, dance and theater programs, foreign language classes, and more in Jamaica, Fresh Meadows, Forest Hills, Long Island City, Astoria, Elmhurst, Bayside, Sunnyside, Flushing, Woodside, and throughout Queens.
A CHILD'S PLACE
32-20 108th St. E., East Elmhurst
718-565-2170


Email achildsplacetoo@gmail.com

Our grade school and preschool camps offer daily trips, outdoor sporting activities, instructional and open swimming, gymnastics, bowling, arts and crafts, music, dance, Zumba, barbecues, and amusement parks. We welcome children seventh grade and younger. A Child's Place values each and every customer, and make every effort to improve the quality of life in all children. We intend to foster vibrant communities and achieve better outcomes for families and children.

ABA PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
Servicing Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens ,
516-294-5000

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

ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
Various locations; call for information or check us online,
Brooklyn: 347-708-7827 Queens: 347-708-7827 Manhattan: 212-419-5416
Email info@allmychildrendaycare.com

All My Children Daycare is offering after-school care at all our eco-friendly locations. Your child will be fed healthy snacks, participate in enriching activities and play, and be cared for by our highly experienced and caring staff. Pick up your child as late as 7pm. Our Ridge St. Manhattan center offers DropZone services for hourly care. For more information, please contact AMC at: info@allmychildrendaycare.com or call: 212-466-6262.

ALL STAR STUDIOS
108-21 72nd Ave. (4th floor), Forest Hills
718-268-2280
Email allstarstudios@gmail.com

Sign up now for summer and fall classes–limited space available. All Star Studios program is designed to encourage and educate the students on how to increase flexibility, improve coordination, focus on muscle strengthening, build poise, and have fun. All instructors have experience in both teaching and performing, to teach students the skills needed to pursue a career as a true artist as well as the compassion to help push them toward their goals, build their self-confidence, and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. Visit allstarstudiosnyc.com. The first class is free!

APPLETREE DAY CARE CENTER
73-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-264-1588
73-12 197th St., Fresh Meadows
718-217-6666


Email lichen.appletree@gmail.com

AppleTree Day Care Center is committed to helping children succeed socially and academically through the use of developmentally appropriate practices. Our after-school enrichment program is focused on providing one-on-one homework help while also providing additional learning activities that build on what students are learning during the school day.

BELLE ARTI CENTER FOR THE ARTS, L.L.C.
108-10 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
718-261-2237
Email directors@belleartiny.com

Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C., in the heart of Forest Hills. New: group lessons for ages 7-10 for guitar, cello, voice, and drums. Belle Arti offers private lessons for piano, strings, woodwinds, guitar, voice, and drums for ages 4 and older. Musical Aurora, our unique music program for ages 2-5; Early Bird Rock 6 months–3 years; Leaping Larks Pre-Nursery for ages 1.9-3. Drawing and Illustration with NY Times best-selling artist, John Stanisci-for ages 8 and older! Visit belleartiny.com for more information.

BEYOND TUTORS
36-35 Bell Blvd. LL102, Bayside
347-407-2545, 929-381-1099
Email info@beyondtutors.com

Beyond Tutors offers individualized educational plans for each student's learning needs; socially, academically, emotionally, and physically. Our after-school, summer camp, weekend, and one-on-one programs are all differentiated. From Reading, Writing, Math to Chinese, Chess, Science, Arts, and Robotics, we help kids to develop character strengths, improve their cognitive skills, expand their creativity, build passion in learning, and become global citizens. It is a platform for training of the mind to think, and working collaboratively with peers. Call us for more information and a free trial lesson.

CLOVER PREP LEARNING CENTER
192-11 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-740-7888
Email cloverprep@gmail.com

Clover Prep Learning Center is the “best rated spot for learning” for students ages 2½-12, featuring FasTracKids and JEI Learning. We offer proven programs that deliver results for realizing each student’s maximum potential. Whether it’s critical thinking, gifted and talented test prep, math, reading, science, summer camp, after-school programs, or preschool alternative, we have the best programs for your child. Most importantly, we make learning engaging and fun!

COOKIE'S KIDS - THE KIDS' DEPARTMENT STORE
Brooklyn:
265 Livingston St.
718-797-3300
510 Fulton St.
718-797-3300
982 Flatbush Ave.
718-287-2300
Queens:
166-21 Jamaica Ave. (at 168th St.)
718-291-7700
Bronx:
1534 Westchester Ave.
718-991-9500
576 Melrose Ave.
718-585-0800


Email marvin@cookieskids.com

With back-to-school approaching, parents are learning that Cookie’s Kids, the Kids’ Department Store, is New York City’s premier school uniform supplier. They carry the largest selection of uniforms, from toddler to adult sizes, stocking quality brands such as French Toast, Nautica, Lee, and U.S. Polo Assn. Their knowledgeable staff can answer any questions about your child’s uniform needs, and provide information on custom embroidery and screen printing options. Cookie’s also carries lots of school uniform-approved footwear from brands like Nine West, Sperry, Hush Puppies, French Toast, Rachel, and Stride Rite.

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

DANCESOURCE (THE)
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
718-997-1278
Email info@dancesource.net, info@vartamusic.com

The DanceSource welcomes new students to its established Dance School in Rego Park. We appreciate our students, and do our best to offer you a class that you value and want to return to. We strive to offer excellent core classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, and Gymnastics. We also offer professional classes in Belly Dance, Ballroom, Hip-Hop, Barata Nathyam, and Kathak. This is the reason our dancers stay with us for years. We welcome you for your first free trial lesson, and hope you'll want to stay for more classes. Welcome to The DanceSource! 718-997-1278, info@dancesource.net.

FIRST SHOT BASKETBALL SCHOOL
718-275-7974
Email firstshotbball@aol.com

First Shot provides a healthy, pressure-free environment teaching children ages 3-15 how to play basketball. Experienced, caring coaches work in small classes geared to specific ages and skills. Your child will learn the basics, sharpen his or her skills, understand the game, and come away feeling positive about his or her performance and playing with friends in the schoolyard. We teach the values of good sportsmanship, setting goals, and teamwork. With lots of encouragement we build confidence and make basketball fun for everyone. Call 718-275-7974 for information and to register, and visit firstshotbasketball.com.

HUG MUSIC, CREATIVE & NURTURING MUSIC LESSONS FOR EVERYBODY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
718-487-4309
Email contact@hugmusicny.com

Hug Music's mission is to nurture a love for music by promoting students’ musical growth and important life skills. We offer programs to all individuals including children with special needs. We offer various music groups and private and dyad lessons on piano, voice, guitar, and music therapy. Our popular groups include Hug Melody (ages 6 months-4 years), Chorus Group (ages 4-7), and Music Therapy Social Skills group. Our original music therapy method, Musicreative, is especially effective for children with autism and ADHD to improve learning skills. Call to register today!

ISTEIN EDUCATION CENTER
107-06 71st Road 2nd floor, Forest Hills
718-575-8877
Email info@isteinny.com

ISTEIN after-school program is a different kind of extended day after-school program with featured music programs, Chinese language class, multi-interest activities, plus free school pick-up. Enrolling K-sixth grades only. Our program is designed to not only help your children with their homework but offer them the opportunity to expand their knowledge, create friendships, and have fun. We also offer rigorous academic enrichment in our State Test Prep (grades third-sixth), and Little Winner Program (kindergarten-second grade). Our staff is comprised of professional teachers and assistants whose goal is to make sure your child has a rewarding experience.

JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
516-433-0003
800-404-2204


This specially developed program, for children ages 8 months through 3½ years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grown-ups to share the joy of a child’s early learning. Classes are limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We also offer partial separation, separation classes, and enrichment classes with an emphasis on reading readiness. We are now registering for our fall session.

KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
718-423-5757

Looking for a program that will help your child prepare for NYC’s Gifted and Talented Program? Kent Prep is an entrance exam specialist with more than 20 years of experience. From after-school enrichment to Saturday test prep programs, Kent offers programs tailored for every learning child. Register by Aug. 18 to receive an early registration discount! Call or visit kentprep.com for more information.

KIDS ONLY DENTAL
104-60 Queens Blvd. B3, Forest Hills
347-389-1225
Email kidsonlydental@verizon.net

Kids Only Dental is a “kid’s only” dental practice committed to your child’s smile. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing your child with the individualized, gentle care that they deserve. Now in our new, state-of-the-art offices, we’re able to accommodate more evening and weekend appointments. Please contact our Forest Hills office at 718-459-7900 to schedule your back-to-school appointments with Drs. Cheirif, Chin, Schneider, and Sing, and help your child start the new school year with a confident, healthy smile.

LITTLE ATELIER OF YOUNG CHILDREN, INC.
39-14 210th St., Bayside
718-423-4223
Email info@littleatelieryc.com

Little Atelier of Young Children is a dedicated early childhood program and offers preschool programs for children ages 3-5, and after-school enrichment programs for K-second grades. In the after-school enrichment programs, it offers reading, writing, art, and mathematical thinking classes. Each subject is designed in the developmentally appropriate way, and children will work in a small group with NYS- certified teachers. Please call or e-mail for September registration and also for information about the preschool program.

LITTLE OPTICS, INC.
192-07 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
53-15 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377
718-468-7500
hablamos espanol


Email littleopticsinc@yahoo.com

We provide eyeglasses and professional eye care for children, including infants, and young adults. Fitting children with glasses is a very different task than fitting an adult with glasses. Most children have serious medical issues like strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eyes). When we fit a child with glasses we start a relationship with them, as we will consistently see them during the year for adjustments as well as prescription changes. We alleviate any self-esteem issues associated with the stigma of wearing glasses. When your child leaves Little Optics, rest assured that they will feel confident.

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS-QUEENS
43-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-747-MATH (6284)
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
718-544-MATH (6284)
Laguardia Center
43-32 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
718-726-MATH (6284)
185-10 Union Turnpike,
Fresh Meadows
718-544-MATH(6284)
mathnasium.com


Mathnasium Learning Centers offer math-only educational programs for students of all ages in more than 600 centers worldwide. In a relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium is where kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math, and gain confidence in their math abilities. With a personalized curriculum, instant feedback, and proven, time-tested learning plans designed by experienced instructors, Mathnasium guides students to develop and maintain the mathematics knowledge needed to succeed. Programs, including homework help and test prep, run year-round for students of all ages! Call us today for more information!

MKD SCHOOL OF KARATE
72-26 Roosevelt Ave., floor 2 , Jackson Heights
718-207-6220, 646-335-6465
Email dolly@mkdkarate.com

MKD School of Karate is a unique school offering classes, holiday camps, and summer camps to children from age 3 to teenagers and adults. There is a class for everyone, no matter the age or ability. We emphasize a strong foundation in discipline, techniques, conditioning, and perpetual self-growth. Students develop physical strength, resilience, improved posture, flexibility, and heightened reflexes. Mentally, students cultivate a mental toughness, an "I can do this" attitude, self-control and discipline, with spiritual awareness. Come delve into the art of karate with the MKD School of Karate!

NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508
92-22 Corona Ave. Elmhurst
718-606-1056


Email tutornina@hotmail.com

We tutor kids in grades K-12th. For the past seven years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel in school. Our excellent, highly dedicated, and experienced tutors are very competent. We specialize in homework help and offer critical thinking and writing classes. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We also have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, and science, citywide and statewide exams. We opened our second branch on Corona Avenue to serve our community better. Please call to find out more about the programs we run throughout the year.

NOAH'S ARK PREPARATORY
38-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-279-4251
62-48 Mt. Olivet Crescent, Middle Village
347-335-0044
noahsarkschool.com
noahsarkpreparatory@gmail.com


Noah’s Ark Preparatory Inc. strives to create a learning environment, which invites the fullest potential of each person’s gifts. Both nursery and pre-kindergarten classrooms are divided into distinct learning areas and foster in the children the love of learning. Their setting offers the children the opportunity to teach themselves through their own discoveries. Noah’s Ark also offers an afterschool program with bus service for ages 6-12, where time will be spent building academic skills and addressing the needs of each individual student. For further information, please call the number above.

PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY OF NEW YORK
35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
718-639-1425, 917-774-3411
Email info@paconyschool.com

Performing Arts Conservatory of New York invites you to participate in its summer program. Children will be exposed to all of the school’s programs including music, art, dance, drama, and Spanish. Students also have free time to enjoy snacks and movies. Our outstanding artist-teachers and active concert performers will help your children develop their artistic and musical talent. For more information, please call 718-639-1425 or 917-774-3411, or visit paconyschool.com

PROGRESSIVE MARTIAL ARTS
175-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
718-461-0700
Email ks@progressivemartialarts.com

Progressive Martial Arts offers classes every day of the week for kids ages 3 and older, in age-specific programs appropriate for kids’ developmental and emotional stages. We teach important self-defense and martial arts skills, and fitness and health are key components to our curriculum. Our youth program is like no other, offering character development, discipline, and self-defense techniques that give each child a strong start in life. Call to find out more about our programs throughout the year.

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
43-50 Main St., Flushing
718-886-3800 x 218
Email rwolf@queensbotanical.org, sross@queensbotanical.org

Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for children ages 4-14 throughout the month of August. From Children’s Garden (ages 4-10) to Junior Naturalists (ages 11-14), kids’ imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, explore our engaging 39 acres, and prepare the food they’ve grown! Children are also introduced to sustainable gardening techniques such as composting, mulching, and recycling. Fall 2016 registration is also now open (including Garden Buds, a program for toddlers). Visit qbgkidprograms.eventbrite.com to register, or queensbtoanical.org to learn more.

REFLEXION DANCE AND FITNESS
26-80 30th St. B2, Astoria
347-280-8724
Email info@reflexiondance.com

At Reflexion Dance & Fitness, we aim to teach dance technique, teamwork, fitness, and self-expression through movement, to all of our students at any age. We provide professional instruction and also instill a passion and love of movement and health. Our season runs from September through June and we offer class packages as well. By offering dance and fitness classes for all ages, including Ballet, Hip-Hop, Greek Dance, and Zumba®, anyone at any age can step through our door and find a class they will love!

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

Science, technology, creativity, and L-E-G-O learning fun! Robomindtech is an award winning S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) education center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics, video game design, 3D modeling, coding and Lego® creative play into unique, hands-on curriculum designed to inspire young minds. We offer after-school programs, on-site field trips and group programs, off-site school programs, birthday parties, and robotics competition training. Home to NYC FIRST Lego League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions. Call to RSVP for our open house!

ROSE ACADEMY OF BALLET
70-11 Austin St., Forest Hills
718-520-0207
Email racademyofballet@gmail.com

Our dance program allows students to develop dance technique, while always leaving space for personal creativity. Our ballet classes feature professional instruction and live accompaniment. Our level ballet and level tap students make up our student dance company, which has several performance opportunities each year. Established In 2006, Rose Academy of Ballet has a place for all who appreciate a fun, classical approach to dance training and dance education. Classes include Tippy Toes (age 2), Pre-Ballet (ages 3-5), Level Ballet (ages 6-18), Wiggle Scribble Playgroup (ages 15-32 months).

SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
106-06 Queens Blvd., 3rd Floor Gym, Forest Hills
718-261-2403, 347-756-2568 (para Español)
Email soccerfriendsusa@hotmail.com

Soccer Friends USA is a year-round soccer program for children ages 18 months to 16 years. We emphasize fun and learning in our full-service soccer school. We have fun-filled programs for our Queens community. We offer after-school programs, private groups, skill clinics, birthday parties, summer camps, futsal leagues, competitive travel teams, Spanish language learning classes, all-girls classes, and our ever-popular general classes. All programs are offered at the best indoor and outdoor locations in Central Queens year-round!

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.

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


Email info@villageeastgifted.com

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

WHITESTONE LANES
30-05 Whitestone Expressway, Flushing
718-353-6300

Whitestone Lanes is welcoming back all bowlers and party-goers for the fall and winter league season. We have leagues for everyone, for kids with our Walking Dead family league, to men's, women's, mixed, and seniors in the early morning, mid-afternoon, and of course every evening of the week. Call us for times and dates or go to whitestonelanes.net. We are also taking reservations for all children's birthday parties, teen parties, and holiday corporate events. We have a Vacation League on Tuesday nights! Everyone who joins wins a vacation!