It's back to school season in Queens, NY. Our back to school guide helps you find schools, after-school classes, religious schools, and activities in music and dance, art and theater, martial arts, fitness classes, and various sports, tutors, even lice checking services, and much more in Rego Park, Jamaica, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, and the rest of Queens, New York.
And be sure to check out the Brooklyn and NYC guides too!
ABC FANTASY LAND PRESCHOOL
66-20 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside
ABC is the start of the alphabet and of education. Our newly renovated facility with 10 large rooms, indoor gym, and a spacious outdoor fenced-in playground provides a friendly preschool for children ages 2-6 years. The curriculum includes literacy, reading, arithmetic, computers, science, social studies, and gymnastics. Our student-to-teacher ratio allows our qualified staff to focus on each child. Hot meals daily: breakfast, lunch, and snack. Transportation available. We accept child care assistance programs like ACS and HRA.
ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE
Locations in Long Island City, Forest Hills, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica, Fresh Meadows, and Crown Heights
At All My Children, we provide a place for your child to grow emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our certified staff has an extensive background in early childhood development. Programs include free universal pre-K, infant/toddler, ACS, nursery, after-school, and summer camp programs for children ages 6 months to 12 years.
AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Flushing
72-24 61st St., Glendale
Welcome to the American Dance & Drama Studio, the original neighborhood school that was established more than 40 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, hi-tech studios—the largest in Queens! We're sure you'll be impressed. We offer classes from ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, as well as gymnastics, drama, Zumba, belly dance, and singing.
AMETHYST SCHOOL OF MARTIAL ARTS
1827 Cornaga Ave., Far Rockaway
ASMA offers year round martial arts training and development for everyone ages 3 and older. With over 43 years of expertise, students receive the necessary skills for practical self-defense, confidence, great academics, and success in life. Principles of courtesy, discipline, respect, and safety drive our culture while class content is fun and engaging. We are a family run center with a family atmosphere. Now enrolling for after-school services, which begin Sept. 9. We’re offering a back-to-school special of one free month with martial arts enrollment. Call for a free introduction lesson today!
APPLE TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
82-25 164th St., Flushing
Led by experienced, caring, dedicated, and certified staff, Apple Tree offers an enriched early childhood curriculum including art, computer, music, and literacy activities for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. There are free universal pre-kindergarten classes for children born in 2009, and also half-day and full-day classes for those born in 2010 and 2011, all at very reasonable rates. We offer extended hours until 4pm. Call to find out more about any of these dynamic programs. Visitors are always welcome.
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 103, Lake Success
There are no simple solutions when it comes to ADD, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, learning disabilities, or processing disorders. Complex issues require comprehensive integrative solutions and that is exactly what we provide at Brain Abilities. A simple phone call is all it takes to find out exactly how we have helped hundreds of children and families. For more information and to see how we can help your family, visit brainabilities.com or call 516-208-9360.
BRIGHTER FUTURES LEARNING CENTER
68-60 Austin St., Forest Hills
Brighter Futures Learning Center is a subsidiary of Tutors on Wheels, which has been in the education field for more than 10 years. Brighter Futures Learning Center aims to provide a high quality education for children ages 4-5. Experienced and certified teachers at the preschool work to enhance students’ strengths while acknowledging their home experiences. 15 morning spaces available for our free UPK program.
Horace Harding Blvd., Great Neck
Huske Hall at All Saints
855 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
For a unique, artistic, and joyous dance experience. Children Dancing has been nurturing dancers and artists since 1988, ages 3 through adults. Age-appropriate and professional classes in creative/pre-ballet, classical ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, holistic body conditioning, and boys breakdance and hip-hop. We also are the only qualified dance school in Queens and Long Island to offer Isadora Duncan Dance. Duncan Dance is not only a wonderful physical work-out; it also heightens artistry, command, and musicality. Classes are perfect for young children through adults. Children Dancing is the affiliated school of Dance Visions NY, Inc.
CHRIST THE KING CONTINUING EDUCATION
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
CTKCE is a unique educational facility offering a wide variety of programs for children as young as 6 weeks old to senior citizens. Families can depend on Christ the King to offer programs that fit their needs, while always remaining responsive to today’s busy lifestyle. There are not many locations in which a father is attending a computer class, the mother is taking yoga, their son is learning karate, and their daughter is preparing for her SATs.
150-50 14th Road, Whitestone
Christy’s Gymnastics was founded in 1984 as a full service gymnastics facility. Our philosophy is to provide a safe, but exciting environment for children to improve their skills and build self-esteem. The greatest asset of our school is its staff, which includes certified physical education teachers, internationally renowned coaches, and former gymnasts. Our creative program is designed to provide your child with fun, friends, and fitness.
CLUB Z! TUTORING
Club Z!’s private, in-home tutoring service is one of the most affordable tutoring programs available. Our tutors are highly educated and certified in all subjects including math, science, reading, writing, SAT test prep, and ACT test prep. They work great for all students including those with ADHD and other learning disabilities. We match a tutor to create goals for student’s academic performance. Our tutors work closely with the student, their teachers, and their curriculum to make sure the goals are met. Call us at 516-248-4300 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
COOKIE'S - THE KIDS DEPARTMENT STORE
510 Fulton St.
982 Flatbush Ave.
265 Livingston St.
166-21 Jamaica Ave.
1534 Westchester Ave.
576 Melrose Ave.
Established in 1975, Cookie’s Kids is a one-stop-shop for school uniforms, children’s clothing, toys, furniture, and accessories – all at the most affordable prices throughout NYC and the web. As summer winds down, Cookie’s Kids welcomes savvy shoppers who want to find all their back-to-school favorites in one place. From shoes to backpacks, we provide everything a kid could need for school. For store locations or to shop online, check out cookieskids.com!
COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, Great Neck
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.
CRAIG L. TISCHLER, DDS
62-54 97th Place, Suite 2A, Rego Park
Dr. Craig L. Tischler has been an established dentist in our area for the past 27 years. His state-of-the-art office includes the most modern equipment and sterilization techniques providing dental care in a very warm and child-friendly environment. One room is dedicated to his pint-sized patients, where fun, child-oriented decorations adorn the walls. It is evident from Dr. Tischler’s active participation in the Queens County Dental Society and all his continuing education activities that Dr. Tischler is current on all aspects of quality dental care and techniques.
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park
Dancesource offers ballet, pointe, tap, gymnastics, hip-hop, classical Barata Nathyam and Bollywood Indian dance, Egyptian belly dance, modern, ballroom (Latin and Classics), and Martial Arts-Arte Jujitsu classes (since 1994). Administration available after school Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-7:30pm, Sat. 9:30am-2pm, and Sun. 9:30am-12:30pm. Rental space is available. Registration begins on Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day) from 10am-6pm, and classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3! Our smaller classes provide more attention in class, and more detail provided for each dancer. Your first dance class at The DanceSource is free!
DR. AARON MILCHMAN, D.M.D., P.C. ORTHODONTIST
172-20 26th Ave., Flushing
70-18 Main St., Kew Gardens Hills
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.
84-03 57th Ave., Elmhurst
Emilia’s Kids has been working with families and children for 17 years. We believe it takes a village and we want to be part of your child’s education. We are proud to offer a new preschool and child care center. Our trained staff is comfortable with supporting each unique child and guiding their individualized growth and learning. We offer free UPK for children born 2009, free parent training, small classes, and on-site occupational, physical, and speech therapy. Bilingual classes available. We accept ACD/ACS/HRA Vouchers.
ERIN MCDONOUGH, PHD
152-11 Union Turnpike, Flushing
Dr. Erin McDonough is a trained school psychologist with expertise in identifying learning disabilities and other disorders that may affect learning and academic performance. Dr. McDonough’s evaluations are based on the most recent theoretical and evidence-based knowledge regarding the presentation of learning disabilities and include individualized recommendations designed to remediate your child’s academic problems. Appointments are available Mondays-Saturdays. Rates for evaluations are extremely competitive, so call today!
FASTRACKIDS & JEI LEARNING CENTER
98-00 62nd Drive , Rego Park - Park City
FasTracKids and JEI is the “best rated spot for learning” for students ages 3-12. Our programs complement skill levels necessary for students to achieve success. We offer proven programs that deliver results for realizing each student’s maximum potential. Whether it’s critical thinking, gifted and talented, math, reading, speech, leadership, swimming lessons, preschool alternative, or enrichment in our 10 exciting subjects, we have the best programs for your child. Most importantly, we make learning fun! More than a million students participate in our programs worldwide each week. Enroll now and see for yourself!
FIRST SHOT BASKETBALL SCHOOL
First Shot provides a healthy, pressure-free environment for children (ages 3-15) to learn and play basketball. Experienced, caring coaches work in small, coed groups. We teach, we build confidence, and we make it fun while promoting sportsmanship, goal setting, and team work. In a short time, children learn the basics, sharpen their skills and come away feeling positive about playing with their friends or trying out for a school team.
FOREST HILLS KIDS CORNER (TM)
Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C.
108-10 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
All Star Studios
108-21 72nd Ave., 4th Floor, Forest Hills
The best professional schools in music and dance. The best in the field, “Belle Arti” Center for the Arts, L.L.C. (108-10 72nd Ave., Forest Hills, 718-261-2237, belleartiny.com) and “All Star Studios” (108-21 72nd Ave., Forest Hills, 718-268-2280, allstarstudiosnyc.com), are offering great discounts on music and dance classes. “Belle Arti” offers lessons in piano, violin, cello, guitar, voice, woodwinds, and music theory (ages 4 and older), and Musical Aurora®, a unique music program for children (ages 2-5). “All Star Studios” offer classes in theater, tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and acrobatics for ages 3 and older.
GATEWAY SPORTS CLUB
Program offered at various locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau ,
James Madison High School, Madison
John Jay High School, Park Slope
Block Institute, Bensonhurst
Douglaston ICC, Douglaston
Flushing Aquatic Center, Flushing
Hillcrest Jewish Center, Fresh Meadows
John Adams High School, South Ozone Park
Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill
Bayside High School, Bayside
PS 224, Bayside
Chaminade High School , Mineola
Gateway Sports, Inc., a program that strives for excellence in academics and sports, started with only 17 students. The program has grown to more than 2,000 and has been providing quality instruction for more than 10 years. Our sports school prides itself on exceptional athletic programs that teach students how to swim (USS swim team, private lessons, baby & me, water aerobics, water polo, and lifeguard training) and play basketball, tennis, soccer, and volleyball. Our goal is to add other non-traditional sports programming like martial arts, yoga, triathlon training, aquatic therapy, and scuba diving.
GERMAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL: WHERE KIDS LEARN GERMAN
German-American School offers a unique after-school language and culture program. Parents from diverse ethnic backgrounds send their children to our New York state-accredited German language program in which children can learn German starting at age 4. Classes are small and taught by native German speakers. The didactic approach stresses interactive learning. Singing, drawing, and German games are popular in the playgroup. In the upper grades, we stress memorization, reading, writing, culture, and grammar. No prior German required. Adult beginners program is also available.
34-28 214th Place, Bayside
In their 16th year operating under the direction of George Garland, Go! Tennis truly has a program for adults and juniors of any age or skill level. The 7-tier Junior Program includes: Teddy Tennis, Quickstart, Hitters, Super Hitters, The Academy, Varsity Prep, and Tournament Team. For Adults, the Go! Tennis Adult Academy offers Shotmakers Clinics, Double-Workshops, Drill and Play Sessions, Singles and Doubles Leagues, and Friday Night Doubles Round-Robins. Go! Tennis operates on beautiful Har-Tru Courts at North Shore Tennis and Racquets Club in Bayside.
HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh Meadows
At Highland, we offer small classes with warm and caring teachers and a family-oriented atmosphere that creates a supportive environment for students in kindergarten-eighth grade. Strong programs in foreign language, physical education, art, music, and drama complement the core curriculum in all grades. The facility has air-conditioned classrooms, a computer laboratory, full gymnasium, and outdoor playing fields. Early morning drop-offs, after-school care and activities, holiday, and vacation programs available.
35-55 223rd St., Bayside
98-02 62nd Drive, Rego Park
965 Willis Ave., 2nd Floor, Albertson
Founded in 1986, our mission is to assist preschoolers (with and without disabilities) and their families to learn, grow, and enrich their lives in a stimulating and nurturing environment. We are a leader in child care with new, innovative programs, as well as a full-service agency with a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports the NYS learning standards. Multiple sites are available throughout Queens and Nassau. Free UPK classes are now available at our Bayside and Rego Park locations.
ISTEIN EDUCATION CENTER
107-06 71st Road, Forest Hills
ISTEIN is comprised of three different schools. In Music School, we offer private and group lessons for piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitar, and music theory. In Chinese School, we focus on language application through singing, dancing, acting, and recitation. In ISTEIN Academy, we offer the after-school program and the summer school program to help your children grow academically. Our instructors have received teaching degrees from Ivy League schools and top music institutes. We strive to prepare your children to be a future world class leader.
IVY DAY SCHOOL
Main Campus: 65-01 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
70-44 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
Ivy Day School aims to continue delivering its decade-long standard of academic excellence for children ages 2-5. We envision that all students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements in a fun and stimulating manner. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, dance, and more in our newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility. Children also have access to computers, 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
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
Jack & Jill Nursery Schools, with locations at 43-23 Colden St. in Flushing and at 68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane in Fresh Meadows, is celebrating 40 years of excellence in early childhood education this year. As a family-owned and operated preschool, a genuine caring environment is provided for children ages 2-5. Classes are available full-day or part-time with extended hours from 7:30am-6pm. Now featuring free Universal Pre-kindergarten seats from 1-6pm which includes a 2 ½ hour bonus. Extra hours to wrap around available for your convenience. Please call 718-762-1218 for Fall enrollment.
10-31 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
A community center, home to The LIC Synagogue on Shabbat and Jewish holidays; offering social services and programs for everyone, including Smile on Seniors, Hebrew school, Mommy & Me, Shabbat dinners, women's group, Torah classes, and cultural and social events. Our modern and cozy social hall is often used as an art gallery and is available (social hall, play room, two bathrooms, kitchenette, chairs, and tables) at competitive rates. Packages for birthdays, family gatherings and other moderately sized events with entertainment and kosher catering options.
JEI LEARNING CENTER
200-13 32nd Ave., Bayside
Since 1977, JEI Learning Centers’ enrichment programs have helped children achieve academic success around the world. JEI has a scientific diagnostic system for children in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. It pinpoints the missing links in learning and prescribes an individual study program based on specific needs. We also offer multi-day preschool alternative and summer camp programs. Our Lil’ Genius classes focus on creativity, collaboration, and communication in an interactive learning environment using touch-screen technology found in leading public and private schools. Please call us about our Fall program discounts.
JOAN DORFMAN COHEN, PH.D., APRN, BC
350 Northern Blvd., Suite 310, Great Neck
Dr. Cohen is a board-certified neurofeedback specialist and expert in the treatment of ADD, ADHD, LD, PDD, and autism spectrum disorders. EEG biofeedback (neurotherapy), a proven non-medication treatment, provides permanent results, as well as eliminates many behavior problems. 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. Her practice includes individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, as well as marriage counseling. Dr. Cohen has cared for children and adults for more than 35 years.
JULIET MUSIC SCHOOL
96-09A 69th Ave., Forest Hills
With a variety of programs available in piano, violin, guitar, viola, cello, flute, saxophone, clarinet and more, our highly trained instructors will make sure your child gets the best possible musical experience. Our methods are designed with the musician in mind to not only improve how the student plays, but improve their appreciation of the art. You can choose private or group lessons, or theory and sight reading, designed to improve any student's appreciation of music. Call now for a free first lesson!
JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
This specially developed program, for children 8 months to 3½ years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grownups to share the joy of a child’s early learning. Classes 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 offer an enrichment class with an emphasis on reading readiness, six-week summer mini-camp, and partial separation and separation classes for 2½- to 3½-year-olds.
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
Kent Prep offers programs designed to guarantee proficiency with basic curriculum, to buy time for enrichment and acceleration. While targeting grade level NYS Common Core standards, it also uses premeditated pre-tests to gauge proficiency levels to avoid risking loss of motivation in teaching material that the students have already mastered. Various programs and schedules are available to meet academic enrichment and testing needs. Email email@example.com or call 718-423-5757 for more information or to schedule an in-person consultation.
THE KEW-FOREST SCHOOL
119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills
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 N-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.
KUMON OF KEW GARDENS
114-67 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
Learning for the long run. Kumon is the world’s most successful after school educational enrichment program. This school year, help your child build a solid academic foundation and confidence to thrive in the classroom and beyond. Your child will benefit from an individualized program of worksheets carefully planned by the instructor and work with a team passionate about his or her success. Call today or stop by to schedule a free placement test for your child.
LANA'S GYMNASTICS CLUB
71-25 Main St., Flushing
Lana’s Gymnastics is the ultimate in gymnastic schools, offering the finest instruction for boys and girls. Skilled instructors have USA Gymnastics safety certificates. The 8,000-square foot facility has new Olympic-quality equipment. Students can join as beginners up to advanced. Lana’s has just introduced the long-awaited Mommy and Me program for 2- to 4-year-olds. We also offer dance, arts and crafts classes, taekwondo classes, and a summer day camp. Lana’s is open all year.
MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
43-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside
Grand Opening - Forest Hills
108-14 72nd Ave.
Coming Soon - Astoria
Mathnasium Learning Centers, with more than 380 locations in the United States, as well as in 16 countries, offer math-only educational programs. In a relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium is where kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math. With personalized curriculums, instant feedback, and proven, time-tested lesson 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 kids of all ages.
MOMMY, MUSIC, & ME, INC.®
Offering Music Together® classes in Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Glendale, Howard Beach, Little Neck, and Whitestone, Queens
Since 2003, we have provided the gold standard Music Together® music and movement program for grown-ups and the children they love. Thousands of families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers have experienced our classes with highly trained and registered Music Together® teachers. Families value the positive effects on speech articulation, fine and gross motor skills, pre-linguistic skills, rhythm, tone, and socialization. Schedule your free trial class. Our Fall classes start the week of Sept. 16. Visit mommymusicandme.com for more information.
While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some music-making fun with your little ones. Once a week for ten weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler during your Music Together class. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids, too! Each session includes a CD 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
MY GYM - FRESH MEADOWS
Utopia Center, 176-60 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
My Gym Fresh Meadows has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks to 13 years of age develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. We offer Mommy & Me fitness class for children 7 months to 3½ and independent classes for ages 3½ to 12. We are proud to offer a non-competitive tumbling team available to all children who love gymnastics. Call today to schedule your free trial class.
NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
We tutor kids in grades K-12. For the past six years, we have provided quality education, which helps kids excel in school. Our excellent, highly dedicated, and experienced tutors are very competent. We provide students with a foundation of education they can use throughout their life. 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 are highly recommended by various educators.
NUBREED MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
150-43 14th Ave., Whitestone
Nubreed Martial Arts Academy founders Sifu Luigi Orlando Cuellar and Sifu Alex Chan have collaborated with a child behavior specialist Robyn J.A. Silverman, Ph.D. to create the most educational and exciting age-specific children’s programs. Besides focusing on a child’s academic achievement and physical and character building skills, the program also includes Bully Busting and Child Abduction training. Nubreed Martial Arts is an award-winning academy and has been delivering martial arts excellence in Queens for 15 years.
PAPPAS PEDIATRIC DENTRISTRY
215-41 23rd Road, Bayside
Dr. Despina Pappas has been practicing pediatric dentistry for more than 30 years. She established her office in 1979. Her primary goal was and is to provide quality dental care in a warm, caring environment. In 2010, her daughter, Dr. Elayne Pappas, joined the practice. They both like to spend time with their patients and their patients’ parents, explaining treatment options and goals. Their main objectives, aside from providing quality dental treatment, are to instill in their patients a good preventive regimen and to make them feel comfortable in the dental setting.
PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY OF NEW YORK
35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
Performing Arts Conservatory of New York offers high quality instruction in music (piano, violin, guitar, voice, winds, and more), dance (ballet, folk dance, modern, and Flamenco), and art. We also offer instruction for preschool children (Dalcroze, music, and movement). New drama program and Spanish and French for kids available. Adults are also welcome. We prepare music, art, and dance students for special high schools (La Guardia, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and pre-college and college auditions.
POWER BRAIN TRAINING CENTER
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor, Bayside
567 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset
Power Brain Training Center helps your child create health, happiness, and optimal achievement by tapping into their full brain potential. Focus, confidence, creativity, and memory are enhanced through physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises, breathing techniques, visualization, guided imagery, and games. As PBTC’s motto says, “Healthy Body, Happy Heart, Power Brain, I Can Do It!” Call PBTC to schedule a free trial class or body and brain check-up. PBTC also offers classes and workshops for adults, parents, and the whole family.
PROGRESSIVE MARTIAL ARTS
175-25 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
Progressive Martial Arts offers classes for youth ages 3 and older, in age-specific programs appropriate for kids’ developmental and emotional stages. While we teach important self-defense and martial arts skills, fitness and health are key components to our curriculum. Youth enjoy fitness drills, obstacle courses, and circuit training, as well as running in our fun but disciplined classes. Our youth program is like no other, offering character development, discipline, and self-defense techniques that give each child a strong start in life.
QUEENS COLLEGE - FREE NON-MEDICATION TREATMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Delany Hall, Room 301, Flushing
Non-pharmacological Interventions for Preschoolers with ADHD is a free research study evaluating potential treatments without the use of medication for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Eligibility: 4- and 5-year-old children who appear inattentive, hyperactive, and/or impulsive. Children must be attending school, be non-medicated for ADHD, and not have any chronic medical illness, autism spectrum disorder, or diagnosed neurological disorders. Parent and children must speak English and be willing to attend weekly sessions at Queens College.
REGO PARK JEWISH CENTER HEBREW SCHOOL
97-30 Queens Blvd., (btwn. 64th & 65th Roads), Rego Park
Rego Park Jewish Center Hebrew School offers small classes and warm, caring teachers who create a nurturing atmosphere. Hebrew reading, writing, Jewish history, traditions, blessings, prayers, family Shabbat, and holiday programs. Classes meet Wednesdays from 4-6pm and Sundays 10am-12pm. Free tuition for first year students (there is a small materials fee). Financial assistance available and confidential. Rego Park Jewish Center is a traditional conservative synagogue.
ROBOMINDTECH STEM LEARNING CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
Robomindtech is a science and technology learning center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics and LEGO® play into a unique, hands-on curriculum (ages 4-14) designed to inspire young minds. Channel your child’s creative energy into creative science and robotics activities that teach important concepts in an active immersion environment. We offer weekly summer camps; come build your own amusement park or take the robotic Mars rover exploration challenge. Look for our after school, vacation workshops, school field trips, and birthday parties. Join RoboMindTech’s Robotics team, Home of 2013 First Lego League Champion.
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC ACADEMY
115-50 221 St., Cambria Heights
St. Clare's Catholic Academy
137-25 Brookville Road, Rosedale
Quality education in a caring Catholic school environment.
SAMUEL FIELD Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
Bay Terrace Center
212-00 23rd Ave., Bayside
The Samuel Field Y provides a diverse array of dynamic programs and services designed for children of all ages, stages, and ability levels. We offer innovative educational programming, socializing, academic enrichment, and exceptional sensitivity to the needs of young children and their families. Programs include parenting and toddler programs, nursery school, UPK, and full-day childcare. Our outstanding professionals lead after-school day care programs with homework help and structured activities. We provide transportation from a number of local schools. We have a wide variety of after-school programs for children with special learning needs.
SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest HIlls
347-756-2568 (para Español)
Soccer Friends USA is a year-round soccer program for children ages 2-16. We emphasize fun and learning in a non-competitive environment. We have five fun filled programs for our Queens community. We offer after-school programs, private groups, skill clinics, birthday parties, and our ever-popular general classes. All programs run year-round. Fall 2013 will see the grand opening of our very own SFUSA Gym space in heart of Forest Hills at 108-14 72nd Ave, Forest Hills, NY, 11375.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS SERVICE OF NASSAU
3375 Park Ave., Suite 4010, Wantagh
444 Lakeville Road, Suite 104, Lake Success
500 N. Broadway, Suite 141, Jericho
Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Speech Pathology and Swallowing Disorders Service of Nassau. Along with her group of therapists, she supports families and children, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, and expressive or receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding groups for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions are also offered. There are four other affiliated offices across Long Island.
STAR TUTORING CENTER
Star Tutoring Center provides individual (in-home, at the center, or any other place of choice) and group academic support in all subjects for all grades. The extra focus and special attention given by our tutors make a difference to successful learning. Tutoring is available in all areas: reading, math, science, standardized test prep, Regents prep, and much more. We have special discount packages for the summer for all students including those with learning disabilities. Call 646-717-0600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNFLOWER KIDZ DAYCARE AND PRESCHOOL
100-17 32nd Ave, East Elmhurst
We believe all children are precious and deserve the best care. Sunflower Kidz daycare offers a friendly, loving atmosphere where children feel comfortable learning and exploring. Our nurturing staff is committed to helping your child blossom into excellence by providing the best care for your child’s early developmental needs. Our curriculum offers activities such as math and science, reading and writing, geography, world culture, cooking, and music. We are open Mon.-Fri. 7am-6:30pm and we care for children ages 2-6.
THE LANGUAGE LOUNGE
82-17 153rd Ave., Suite 200 (2nd Floor of Lindenwood Shopping Center), Howard Beach
The Language Lounge provides speech and language therapy for children birth to adolescence of all abilities, with a special focus on children with autism spectrum disorders and support for their families. Our specialized programs and techniques include PROMPT therapy, individualized and group feeding therapy for picky eaters, language-based play enhancement classes, and a unique group for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, which facilitates socialization, daily living, and pragmatic skills. Our toddler, preschool, and school-age cooking classes offer a fun and exciting approach to developing language and fostering sensory rich experiences.
THE LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
C.W. Post Campus, Brookville
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.
222-14 Union Turnpike, Bayside
1818 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
We provide educational classes for ages 4 months through 5 years old. Your child will be introduced to education through a variety of exciting and age appropriate activities. Our classes include music, art, manipulative toys, movement dance, story time, interacting and socialization skill, and so much more. Our nursery and pre-kindergarten are two hour drop off programs that give the best possible preparation to entering kindergarten. Besides our great education, we also offer birthday party packages for children ages 5 and younger.
167-01 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
Exciting things are happening at Tiny Footsteps! We schedule frequent school trips and special events. Our hands-on curriculum is theme based allowing for student growth and creativity. Students are prepared academically and socially for the big step into elementary school. All of our educators are certified with extensive experience. Nutritious kosher meals are prepared on-site four times daily. Free UPK for children born in 2009. Various schedules and transportation are available for busy parents. Call 718-969-5500 for more information.
VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
The Vincent Smith School is a coeducational college preparatory day school for 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 we "Believe and Achieve… 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.
THE WHITESTONE SCHOOL FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT
14-45 143rd St., Whitestone
The Whitestone School for Child Development recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing excellent therapeutic and educational services for preschool children. Classes are full day and are staffed with professional, caring, dedicated teachers and therapists. The school provides a range of therapeutic services, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, and special instruction. If you have any questions or concerns with your child’s development, please call us.
¡HOLA! A PLAYGROUP IN SPANISH
¡Hola!, a playgroup in Spanish is a unique grass-roots immersion program. We teach Spanish in a fun way that kids love. For over 11 years, ¡Hola! has followed a natural approach for developing oral skills using phonetics from a native speaker. We teach using original and traditional music, movement, games, props, and art. ¡HOLA! offers an 18-week long semester at various locations, including our new Forest Hills location for K-1st grade students. Click the classes button on our website, or request an enrollment form via email. Free trial classes Sept. 9-13 (RSVP required).