Back to School Guide for Queens, NY

Back to School Guide for Queens, NY

September 2, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Back to School Guide for Queens, NY

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UPDATED September 2016: Queens, NY back to school activtities and programs for kids in Rego Park, Jamaica, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, and the rest of Queens, New York. Find Queens sports teams for kids, dance and gymnastics programs, after-school tutors in Queens, and much more.


A CHILD'S PLACE
32-20 108th St. E., East Elmhurst
718-565-2170

Email achildsplacetoo@gmail.com

We are the people who nurture children, and partner with families to provide a healthy upbringing. No one can offer a home away from home as well as we can. We want you to think of us as nurturers, educators, and partners. Our staff has been educating students for 33 years. We offer childcare as early as 6 weeks and continue to enrich through fifth grade; longer care hours 6:30am-7pm; advanced and gifted grade school curriculum; smaller class ratio and stimulated 1-on-1 sessions; and state-of-the-art computer lab onsite (by SMART technologies).

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

It’s back to school season and All My Children Daycare is the eco-friendly choice for your infant or young child. We have various locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens to accommodate your needs. AMC offers a holistic approach to education inspired by nature, and our staff is highly trained. Growth and development of the child as a whole is our No. 1 goal. We also offer a broad range of content on our website for parents. Call to inquire about registration or schedule a tour of a facility near you: 212-466-6262 or email: info@allmychildrendaycare.com.

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

Sign up now for 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!

AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-479-8522
68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
Middle Village 

American Dance & Drama Studio is the original neighborhood school that was established more than 42 years ago at the same location. We offer quality teaching and an extremely professional staff, while maintaining a fun and exciting environment. Come visit our new, multi-level, high-tech studios—the largest in Queens at 7,000-square-feet! We offer classes for ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, as well as gymnastics, drama, Zumba, belly dance, and singing. Call now to find out about registration dates!

BAY TERRACE AT BAYSIDE (THE)
26th Avenue and Bell Boulevard, Bayside,

Get ready for back to school at The Bay Terrace at Bayside. The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, located on Bell Boulevard and 26th Avenue in Bayside has been proudly serving the Bayside area and surrounding neighborhoods for more than 50 years. With an excellent mix of shops, restaurants, and services for the community, including the newly renovated Loews Movie Theatre and Home Goods coming soon, the beautiful and inviting outdoor atmosphere is what makes The Bay Terrace Shopping Center a perfect place to visit.

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 for ages 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 believes that every child is different and every child can shine in his or her unique ways. From homework to math to reading to writing, we compile and differentiate each lesson to meet the needs of individuals. We create a platform for kids to develop character strengths, improve their cognitive skills, expand their creativity, and build passion in learning. We believe education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind. Call or email us about our after-school and weekend programs, and one-on-one tutoring.

BOUNCE U - COLLEGE POINT
132-25 14th Ave., College Point
646-883-JUMP (5867)
Email collegepoint.ny@bounceu.com

BounceU of College Point is "Where Birthdays Come to Life!" We’d love to kick off the school year with you. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or gathering with friends, classmates, teammates, or clubs, we provide the ultimate private party and play experience. We host field trips, school fundraisers, and of course, amazing birthday parties! Cleanliness and safety are top priorities at BounceU of College Point, where the staff is always attentive to your needs, providing superior customer service and a personalized experience unlike any other. Come celebrate with us today!

THE CHURCH-IN-THE-GARDENS
50 Ascan Road, Forest Hills
718-268-6704

At The-Church-in-the-Gardens, we believe in Christian education for everyone. This year’s liturgically-based curriculum, "Feasting on the Word," is led by dedicated and caring volunteers. Our current focus is on grades kindergarten-third and fourth-seventh, and our adult class. Sunday School starts at approximately 10am for 45-50 minutes every Sunday. Childcare is available for children younger than kindergarten. Visitors are always welcome. Call 718-268-6704 or email us for more information at sundayschool@thecitg.org.

CHURCH-IN-THE-GARDENS NURSERY SCHOOL, THE
50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills
718-268-7980

The Church-in-the-Gardens Nursery School provides a fun, loving, secure, and nurturing environment to facilitate each child’s extended experience from the first environment, the home, to the next level of development, the school. Our highly accredited preschool was featured on four major news networks for our excellent multi-cultural program. Having achieved a 99 rating from the BOE for our instructional and fiscal program review, it is evident that we continue to achieve success as a result of the school, staff, and parents working cooperatively and harmoniously for the educational growth of our children. Call about our Cooperative Nursery Programs–fall, spring, and summer.

CK KIDS
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
718-366-7454

CK Kids offers families one location for all of their educational and leisure activities. We offer a variety of programs for children ages 2½ to 18. Dance, karate, hip-hop, acrobatics, and cooking classes are offered for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. Our soccer, football and basketball clinics develop players’ individual skills in a non-competitive setting. Our educational support programs for grades kindergarten–12th are designed to review and reinforce subject matter and skills necessary to achieve success. On-site parking, reasonable prices, and flexible scheduling!

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!

COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
1-888-441-0015
Queens location:
114-20 Queens Blvd. Suite CS 2
Forest Hills

Manhattan location:
180 E. 79th St. Suite 1C 

Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. is a group of school and neuro-psychologists, who diagnose and assess a variety of conditions in children and adults. We perform neuropsychological, educational, speech and language, and psychiatric evaluations to help you understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and plan for their educational success and emotional well-being. Who we help: children and adults with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), memory and processing deficits, developmental disorders (speech delay, motor and adaptive delays), depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and mood disorders.

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, 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 French Toast, Skechers, Nautica, Nine West, Sperry, Hush Puppies, and Stride Rite.

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.

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

Children at The Crayon Box are encouraged to learn by doing. The curriculum is planned by creative and dedicated professionals. Children experience the fun of learning by participating in activities designed to stimulate growth in a wide range of areas, including social and cognitive development, and gross and fine motor skills. Now offering a gymnastics program. We invite you to come see us and decide if The Crayon Box Preschool is right for your child’s first educational experience.

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

At The DanceSource, you always get your first class for free. We're a strong technique school, not a competition school. We take special care of our dancers, as our small, rather intimate classes cater to your needs. And if a class gets big (which our gymnastics did this summer), then we put two teachers in class, or split the class up. Do you have a wedding, bar mitzvah, or Quinceanera party coming up? We offer private dances for special occasions. We hope to see you soon! Call 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 ability to play with friends in the schoolyard. We teach the value of good sportsmanship, setting goals, and teamwork. With lots of encouragement we build confidence and make it fun for everyone. Register at firstshotbasketball.com or call 718-275-7974.

GARDEN SCHOOL
33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights
718-335-6363

Garden School is a co-ed, nursery to 12th grade, fully-accredited, independent college prep school, offering a realistic educational alternative. Small by design, 310 students participate in a strong, highly enriched program, and thrive in small classes where individual attention cultivates each student's unique identity and awakens intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, and scholastic excellence. Garden teaches traditional academic and critical thinking skills using proven, progressive teaching methods. Our comprehensive program includes field trips, extra-curricular activities, community service, and leadership opportunities. Private bus transportation, lunch program, and tuition assistance are available.

GYMBOREE PLAY AND MUSIC
Bayside 208-32 Cross Island Parkway
Forest Hills
108-21 72nd Ave.
Park Slope
365 4th Ave.
866-477-3700 

Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering learning, creativity, and confidence in children from birth to age 5 for almost 40 years. Gymboree offers classes in play and learn, art, music, sports, preschool, and a new 2-year-old separation program, Preschool Steps. All classes at Gymboree enjoy unlimited free open gyms five-seven days per week, and Gymboree store discounts with enrollment, as well as special events and birthday parties. Previews are offered in all classes. As Gymboree likes to say, “All of America goes to Gymboree!"

HAPPY DAYS CHILDREN'S WEAR INC
Serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island,
56-40 Myrtle Ave.
Ridgewood
718-456-5422

331 Knickerbocker Ave.
Brooklyn
718-366-3620

4802 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn
718-567-3900 

Happy Days Children's Wear, in business for more than 30 years, is the one stop for all your children's needs. We carry everything you need from newborn through teenage clothes, including a full line of layette. A full line of school uniforms is available all year long. We also have a juvenile furniture department. We look forward to assisting you with all of your back to school needs.

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

Highland is an independent, non-sectarian school serving grades pre-K through eighth in Fresh Meadows. All grades enjoy a well-rounded program, incorporating academics with specialty classes in gym, music, art, and computers. Early morning and after-school hours meet the needs for working parents. The quality education allows students to reach their own levels of success in an enriching and nurturing environment.

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. Our signature Hug Melody classes are for children ages 6 months to 4 years. Chorus Group is for ages 4-7 years. We also offer private and duo lessons on piano, guitar, voice, and music therapy. Music therapy is effective for children with special needs (autism, ADHD, etc.) to improve important learning skills. Register for the fall semester 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 kindergarten-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.

IVY DAY SCHOOL
65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
718-997-1997

Email  missehuang@gmail.com

Books and blocks, music and dance, art and creativity! At Ivy Day School (three locations), we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, and dance in our state-of-the-art facility, along with access to computer, art and indoor playrooms. Your children are our priority and we strive to enrich their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.

JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1218
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
718-939-8687

With Flushing and Fresh Meadows locations, Jack & Jill is celebrating 45 years of excellence in early childhood education. We are a family-owned and -operated preschool offering a genuine, caring, and nurturing home-away-from-home environment for children ages 2-5. Full-day or part-time classes available for ages 2-4 with extended hours from 7:30am-6:30pm. Early Bird discounted tuition rates still available before all classes begin in September. Come in for a free tour now!

JEI LEARNING CENTERS
Auburndale 347-408-4098
Floral Park 718-347-3138
Fresh Meadows 718-740-7888
Great Neck 516-482-2234
Rego Park 718-441-3762 

JEI Learning Centers have helped children achieve academic success around the world since 1977. We offer a variety of academic enrichment and tutoring programs for children in pre-K through ninth grade, including math, problem solving, English, reading, and writing. Our program is designed to elevate each student's abilities to the next level and beyond. JEI's scientific diagnostic system pinpoints the missing links in learning and prescribes individual study programs based on specific needs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Call us for more information!

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 summer and fall sessions.

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

Kent Prep is currently accepting applications for 2016-17 weekday and Saturday programs. Courses offer preparation for the 2017 Gifted and Talented test (Pre-K-first grade), NY Statewide Exams (third-seventh grade), and various admission test exams. Experienced and certified teachers equip students with test taking strategies to boost scores and confidence levels. Classes will be offered Monday–Friday, 3:50–5:50pm, and Saturdays 9am–2:45pm. Classes begin Sept. 10 and seats are limited, so email us at info@kentprep.com or call 718-423-5757 today!

KEW-FOREST SCHOOL (THE)
119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills
718-268-4667 x125

The Kew-Forest School is an independent, coed college preparatory school for students in early childhood through 12th grade. Established in 1918 to serve the Kew-Gardens/Forest Hills community and surrounding area of Queens, Kew-Forest is one of the oldest, continuously operating schools in NYC. With more than 250 students hailing from 65 countries around the globe, Kew-Forest produces citizens of our school and the world. We invite you to come see what we’re all about.

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.

KUMON (OF QUEENS)
21 W. 38th St. 5th Floor, Manhattan
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email manhattan@kumon.com

Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. The key to Kumon programs is the individualized instruction, carefully planned by each instructor. Regardless of their academic level, your child will progress through the individualized instruction at his or her own pace–advancing step by logical step. Kumon’s disciplined, worksheet approach to learning advances your child’s abilities in the classroom and throughout life.

LITTLE APPLE PRESCHOOL
213-54 35th Ave., Bayside
718-838-9243

We believe the best way to stimulate both cognitive and physical development is through play! We immerse our children in a creative curriculum that allows for active learning and discovery through art, music, dance, yoga, and nature. Our little ones get to explore tactile art, role-play, and sign language. Our summer program is full of outdoor and indoor activities to achieve a well-rounded learning experience immersed in nature. We have expanded our facility to accommodate current and new families, introducing a sensory gym, and two new classrooms.

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 that offers preschool programs for children ages 3-5, and an after-school program for kindergarten-second grades and older. Through creative activities, our preschool programs explore a range of language, math, art, and science, to elicit children’s deep and sustained inquiry. After-school is a new program that will be offered beginning September 2016. Please visit our website for more information.

LITTLE OPTICS, INC.
192-07 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
53-15 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377

718-468-7500
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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.

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 CENTER FOR SPEECH AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Locations across Suffolk and Nassau: East Yaphank, Farmingville, Stony Brook, Commack, Jericho, Wantagh, and Lake Success
lispeechandmyo.com
Queens: 718-640-6767 Nassau: 516-216-1791 Suffolk: 631-689-6858

Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Speech Pathology and Swallowing Disorder Services of Long Island. Along with her group of therapists, she supports families and children across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, and expressive and receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions, and FEES—Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing—are also offered. There is a total of seven affiliated offices across Long Island, all participating with most major health insurance companies and offering evening and Saturday hours.

MASPETH FEDERAL SAVINGS
56-18 69th St., Maspeth
718-335-1300
Email jnicolois@maspethfederal.com

It’s that time of year again! September is an exciting time as students go back to school with new hopes and dreams. We at Maspeth Federal Savings know how important it is to include the lesson of saving money into a child’s education. That’s why we offer our Young Saver’s Club Account! This account is a great way to teach children about saving and responsibility. Your child can open this account with $1, earn interest, and incur no fees. Receive a free gift, too!

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!

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.

MUSIC TOGETHER® WITH MUSIC AND ME
Celebrating our new look with our new name! Wendy DeAngelis, center director (Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. since 2003),
718-229-0033
Gym-Azing in Astoria
Shotokai USA Karate in Bayside
Babies “R” Us in College Point
Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing
The Reform Temple of Forest Hills in Forest Hills
The Church in The Gardens in Forest Hills
Tiger Schulmann’s MMA in Glendale
LICAM in Long Island City 

Email info@musictogetherwithmusicandme.com

Wendy DeAngelis, center director, and our teachers celebrate bringing Music Together®, the beloved international early childhood music and movement program for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, birth through age 5, and their grownups, to thousands of families throughout Queens since 2003. With the new global look, we announce our new local name: Music Together® With Music And Me. Our 45-minute joyful classes are led by our skilled registered Music Together® teachers. Sing, dance, play, and learn where music learning supports all learning®. Schedule your free class today for our fall session!

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.

OUR LADY OF GRACE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset
516-365-9832
Email sister.kelly@olgmanhasset.com

Our Lady of Grace is committed to providing an atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual and educational growth. The School strives to foster and maintain an educational experience for children from nursery to third grade, inspiring them to pursue life-long learning. The school has offered high quality education for more than 48 years and is rooted in the core values of love, spirituality, respect, community, and beauty. Our teachers recognize that children learn in different ways and accommodate all learning styles.

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

We offer music instruction in piano, violin, guitar, voice, and winds; dance instruction in ballet, folk dance, modern, and flamenco; and art instruction. We also offer Dalcroze, music, and movement for preschoolers. Drama program and Spanish for kids available. Adults are also welcome. We prepare music, art, and dance students for special high schools (LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and pre-college and college auditions.

PRESCHOOL OF AMERICA
Manhattan:

2109 Broadway at 73rd Street
212-877-1388
101 West End Ave. at 64th Street
212-362-0135
25 Tudor City Place at 41st Street
212-681-4671
1190 Park Ave. at 93rd Street
212-410-1100
1501 Lexington Ave. at 97th Street
212-987-3700
345 W. 42nd St. at 8th Avenue
212-262-4545
600 6th Ave. at 18th Street
212-255-6911
39 Eldridge St. at Canal Street
212-925-0998
25 Market St. at Henry Street
212-577-2710
46 Market St. at Madison Street
212-346-9868
2 South End Ave. at W. Thames
212-786-1688

Brooklyn:
382 Baltic St., Cobble Hill
718-855-2889
859 60th St., Bay Ridge
718-686-8335

Queens:
112-33 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills
718-261-2522
63-47 Booth St., Rego Park
718-896-8108
42-31 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1232
133-32 41st Road, Flushing
718-939-8805
83-04 Broadway, Elmhurst
718-507-1687
83-38 Cornish Ave., Elmhurst
718-458-9656
186-01 73 Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-380-2066
194-15 73rd Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-264-6101

Preschool of America provides an exciting and safe learning environment for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. We value the multicultural and diverse neighborhoods we serve. With hands-on experiences and manipulatives, our students are learning social skills as they interact, and cognitive skills as they problem-solve. Our playgrounds and gyms allow an abundance of gross motor opportunities. Nutritious meals are provided daily for the growth of the body and mind. We are learning every day and having fun every minute.

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.

PROHEALTH DENTAL
1 ProHEALTH Plaza
Lake Success
516-467-8191 

The dental office from the name you know and trust is finally here. ProHEALTH Dental, an affiliate of ProHEALTH Care Associates, L.L.P., provides convenience, comfort, and clinical expertise for the entire family. Our brand new, state-of-the-art, multi-specialty practice includes kid-friendly waiting and treatment rooms. Our dentists work together to provide the full range of cosmetic and restorative care for both children and adults under one roof.

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)

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, Forest Hills
718-261-2403 ; 347-756-2988; 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, learning, and play in our full-service soccer school. We have a variety of 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.

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

With a top-notch facility and our talented and experienced instructors, Vienna Music provides the most suitable and professional environment for music development. We provide programs that accommodate students of all ages and levels: One-on-one music lesson in piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, saxophone, guitar, and vocal; Kids-Do-Re-Mi for children younger than 5; and music theory class prepares students for NYSSMA exam and Royal Music Exam. Call now to RSVP your trial lesson, and mention Queens Parent to receive up to a 15 percent discount for your package.

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.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

Located in Port Washington, the Vincent Smith School is a private, independent day school serving 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 first through 12th with AD/HD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and language (expressive or receptive) processing disorders. Emphasis is placed on academic excellence, differentiated instruction, strong home to school connection, and college and career counseling in small supportive classes.

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 NFL Football Team 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!

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
Call our education "one stop" shopping number for all parks: 1-800-433-4149.
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Queens
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

Looking for something fun for your child to do on school holidays? Encourage them to learn about animals and science at one of New York City’s Zoos or Aquarium on their days off! The Wildlife Conservation Society is excited to offer school break camps at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium! Topics and dates vary across the facilities, so please call 800-433-4149 or visit wcs.org/educators for more information!