Summer is over and it's time for Suffolk County to head back to school! Below, you'll find listings for schools, after-school classes, youth programs, lice removal services, and activities in music and dance, cooking, the arts, sports and fitness classes, tutors, and much more in Suffolk County, Long Island.
ACADEMIC ASSOCIATES READING CENTER OF NEW YORK
501 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley
Academic Associate Reading Center of New York offers the Academic Associates Reading Program™. The Academic Associates Reading Program™ is a proven reading instruction method based on the 44 sounds of the English language…the sounds we use every day. It is a systematic phonics program where each student is taught one-on-one (or small group) at their own rate. At the end of 13 lessons, a student will have all the tools needed to decode any of the one million plus words that are in our English language. AARCNY provides a clean, safe and positive learning environment.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
7 Scouting Blvd., Medford
Have fun, make friends, see new things. For over 100 years, Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building his own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with his best friends at camp, your child will LOVE being a Scout. Join today at BeAScout.org or 631-924-7000 x137.
CELEBRATIONS IN THE KITCHEN
63 E. Old Country Road, Hicksville
The originators of baking birthday parties and classes are back and better than ever in our spacious facility. Friends and family experience our café and bake shoppe while baking in our real bakery kitchen where the hands-on action takes place. Comfortable separate party rooms included. From the beginning, our guest of honor is the head baker with special planned events, which make them the “star.” We offer fabulous holiday and seasonal events and unique party packages for 1st birthdays, family gatherings, showers, scouts, camps, etc. Custom party favors and desserts can be ordered.
2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
1775 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park
Deer Park, by appt. only
August through October are the busiest months for lice outbreaks. Kids who got lice this summer will spread it to classmates once school starts. If parents knew how to do a proper head-check it would never be this bad. Early cases are easily missed by just looking. A head check must be done with a nit comb. Fairy LiceMothers’ recommends their MagicWand nit comb along with their MagicHalo Shampoo and Conditioner. Watch their comb-out video for assistance http://www.fairylicemothers.com/lice_treatment.html. Call Fairy LiceMothers any time for free advice at 866-561-0492.
JAM DANCE AND FITNESS CENTER
227 Bedford Ave., Bellmore
83 E. Shore Road, Great Neck
15 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
JAM Dance & Fitness Center is proud to celebrate its seventeenth year bringing quality dance education to Long Island. With locations in Bellmore, Dix Hills and Great Neck, JAM offers quality dance education to competitive and recreational dancers of all ages. Voted Studio of the Year, JAM balances learning proper dance technique with a fun-filled atmosphere. JAM is the home of From Our Hearts to Your Toes, an organization that collects and donates gently used shoes and costumes to underprivileged children in Long Island and NYC. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOHN ROBERT POWERS
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 101, Westbury
JRP is an 89-year-old acting and modeling company. Our studio specializes in the training and development of kids and teens that are interested in the performing arts. We also market our clients to agents, managers and casting directors who are looking to find great kids to place in commercials, television, film, and print ads.
KIDDIE ACADEMY OF BRIGHTWATERS
225 Howells Road, Bay Shore
62 Lake Ave., Nesconset
Our Life Essentials curriculum meets and often exceeds State standards! Developmentally appropriate curriculum, highly trained and certified staff, before and after-school care, secure PIN keypad entry. Convenient hours Monday-Friday 6:30 am-7pm.
THE LANYARD LADIES
21 Ryder Place, East Rockaway
The Lanyard Ladies are a new, unique craft idea for parties and events. We do friendship bracelets and lanyard birthday parties. We bring the party to you or you can come to our fabulous party room located at 21 Ryder Place. We provide materials to make hundreds of designs with one-on-one, step-by-step instruction. Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? We offer kids classes twice a week. $15 a child and a 15% sibling discount. Try our Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Craft Kit and an instructional DVD for making lanyards at home. Purchase at thelanyardladies.com.
Servicing the Tri-State Area,
Licebeaters has treated thousands of kids and families successfully for over 15 years. The treatment is all natural, hypoallergenic, and doctor approved. Available seven days a week at a time most convenient to you, we will try to be there—same day, whenever, wherever. We service the Tri-State area.
Manhattan: 939 8th Ave. (Bet. 55-56th Streets), NYC
Long Island: 2-8 Haven Ave., Port Washington
Connecticut: 30 Myano Lane, Stamford
Licenders is the premier, all natural service for the screening and removal of head lice. FREE Screenings in all four Licenders locations before and after summer camp! Licenders has been helping families, schools, camps, and pediatricians get rid of lice for 16 years. We have four treatment centers in Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island. Our team of highly trained professionals is available to help your family with this pesky problem.
LICEXCHANGE - THE NO LIP SERVICE LICE SERVICE
LiceXchange takes head lice management and treatment to a whole new level. Rapid response and customized service means you’ll never pay for more than you need. School nurses depend on Debra’s caring, experienced staff to deliver preventative screenings that get results! Parents everywhere are spreading the word that LiceXchange costs less, but gives you more. Every treatment includes an array of organic and homeopathic products designed to maintain a clear scalp and repel head lice…plus, a special gift for every child!
19B Main St., Sayville
Art allows children to communicate and express themselves in a friendly and non limiting environment. Mini Monet Art Studio has created a program for special needs children to explore art expression as they enhance higher learning thinking, knowledge of visual arts, and dexterity. We use many different materials when creating projects in order to reach every child's potential. The classes offer a 1:5 ratio to guarantee success in a safe and loving environment.
OH MY GIRLS (OMG)
Oh My Girls!™ is the *first-ever* healthy living center for girls. It offers uniquely styled programs specifically designed to help developing girls stay fit and fabulous for life. Offerings include fitness classes (Zumba, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, cardiodance, and more) and hands-on, healthy cooking classes (international, vegetarian, gluten-free, and healthy baking.) Also offered are a wide variety of workshops focused on the social needs of girls that guarantee to help your daughter become her greatest self.
Learn to ride a bicycle! Go back to school with confidence and success! Professor Pedals™ teaches kids and adults how to ride 2 wheeled bicycles. Lessons take place at your home or site. Training bicycles are included with every lesson. We have developed unique techniques and tools to make the process simple, fun and stress-free. Have a kick scooter party too! We bring it all. Save $50 with this article on any scooter party (Reg. $299) through 12/31/12. See site for details.
SCHOOL OF ROCK, LLC
540 Smith St., Farmingdale
Inspiring kids onstage and in life. Programs include Artist Development, lessons, performance program, Rock 101 and new to this year Toddler Music program. Call for a tour of for a trial lesson.
SPORTIME - SUFFOLK
Sportime offers adults and children a great variety of ways to stay in shape and have fun while doing it! We offer recreational play, instruction and leagues in tennis, volleyball, basketball and roller hockey. In addition, our three Long Island fitness centers offer our members cutting edge strength training and cardiovascular equipment, a diverse menu of group exercise classes, highly qualified personal trainers and beautiful locker room faculties. Sportime has something for everyone, so visit one of our amazing Long Island facilities today, or visit us online at SportimeNY.com. Check out our amazing summer camps too!
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
25 Church St., Ronkonkoma
We educate the whole child. We lead special needs students age 3-8th grade to become life-long learners. Students have daily interactions, instructions, and assessments which develop intellectual, social, spiritual, and emotional development and strength of character. We believe in respect and appreciation for individual differences. Children are encouraged to meet their potential through milestones set by state and Diocesan guidelines. We provide up-to-date curriculum and materials, state-of-the-art technology, clubs, extra-curricular activities, and more.
ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
280 East Main St., Smithtown
Smithtown's best kept secret is St Patrick Youth. Don't miss our programs for the fall and winter. Whether you need an after-school activity, enrichment, sports, youth ministry or Zumba classes, call us. New this year; we are offering CPR/AED classes for adults who need this for work, or the lay-responder who would like to be trained. Our popular intramural basketball program begins registration in mid-September. Please contact us via our website, stpatsyouth.com, or call 631-360-0185. See you soon.
THE MUSIC ACADEMY FOR SPECIAL LEARNERS
320 Smithtown Blvd., Ronkonkoma
We teach music and art instruction for special needs students. Our mission is to allow all students at all levels the opportunity to be successful. We believe a disability is not a roadblock to learning. It simply means we must use an individualized, creative approach with patience to attain our goals. New Mommy and Me this fall with creative games, customized music books, flashcards, and multi-sensory learning. Offering courses in guitar, piano, saxophone, and voice. We also hold music recitals and art exhibits. Contact Maria LaMon.
THE READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC AT THE JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER OF HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
131 Hofstra University
The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic of the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Center at Hofstra University offers individual or small group instructional support sessions that utilize the most current meaning-centered practices for helping learners make effective use of reading and writing strategies. Students are taught in a caring and nurturing environment where they are immersed in authentic reading and writing activities as they pursue their interests. Certified teachers offer parents straightforward advice about how to support their children. Our programs ensure that reading and writing remain fun and meaningful.
THE RINX PRESCHOOL ACADEMY
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
The Rinx Preschool Academy provides a safe, nurturing and healthy environment for children 2 to 5 years old. The Rinx Preschool is a New York State licensed facility that meets and exceeds all state regulations and requirements. We provide high quality, creative and developmentally appropriate programs that lead children to build a foundation upon which positive social relationships and strong self esteem are built. Now accepting Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 enrollment.
240C Fort Salonga Road, Northport
Tumbling Tunes offers weekly music, gymnastics, and art classes for children ages four months through seven years. Students will develop language, social, and motor skills through music and movement as well as balance, coordination, and strength through gymnastics. While at our drop-offs and birthday parties, children have ample opportunity to explore our book nook, pretend play area, baby corner, and craft space.
TUTOR TIME CHILD CARE LEARNING CENTERS
Our premier educational daycare stimulates problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Central to our philosophy is the belief that secure relationships with responsive and respectful adults provide the basis for all learning. Accordingly, our curriculum and programs focus on developing your child’s unique interests and abilities with hands-on active learning and opportunities for self-expression. Our curriculum is designed to give children the tools they need to grow and develop into productive members of our society and the leaders of tomorrow.
30 E. Main St., Oyster Bay
As featured on Martha Stewart, What's Cooking?, a LI Culinary School and Birthday Party Place, allows children to explore their creativity and skills in culinary arts. Children prepare a nutritious meal and bake dessert while enhancing their math, science, reading and cooking skills. Offering a wide variety of party themes and classes, we are constantly exceeding our customer's expectations with superior service, quality and value. Attend our Open House 9/23, celebrating our huge expansion and new themes. Each child receives a $25 gift certificate and decorates a cupcake or ice cream sundae!
WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE CENTER
1028A Old Country Road, Plainview
World Class Performance Center is a studio dedicated to dance education and excellence. At World Class Performance Center, we are a family devoted to improving your child's skills by offering personalized attention. We provide a broad spectrum of dance education within a nurturing and professional environment. Our certified, professional staff have 25 years of dance industry experience. Our goal is to offer the finest all-around dance program for your child; therefore, we seek out new techniques by attending workshops and master classes that keep us on the cutting edge of emerging dance styles.