After-School Classes and Programs for Kids - Westchester County, NY: Section 1

After-School Classes and Programs for Kids - Westchester County, NY: Section 1

August 17, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


After-School Classes and Programs for Kids - Westchester County, NY: Section 1

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UPDATED August 2016: Find after-school programs for kids in Westchester County, NY, including sports programs, academic programs, and classes in theater, music, dance, fitness, and more in and near Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, White Plains, Mount Kisco, Tarrytown, Yonkers, Rye, Scarsdale, Peekskill, Pelham, Bedford, Cortlandt, and beyond.
ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
914-595-7551


Alcott School provides children ages 2-6 a supportive, multicultural learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with Montessori materials, music, creative movement, and nature enrichment programs. After-school enrichment classes are provided for ages 3-5. Offerings include yoga, dance, mad science, super soccer stars, golf, karate, and Spanish. Kidz Club, a social skills group for ages 3-5 meets from 4-5pm twice a week at the Crane Road location. Call to arrange a tour.

ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027
Email annandydca@aol.com

Ann and Andy, family-owned and -operated for more than 30 years, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children 2 months to 14 years. We are state licensed, with an extensive campus, and offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. Come see how much we care and become part of our family.

BELLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1088 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
283 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
1537 Central Park Ave., Yonkers
914-961-5511


The Belle School of Music, voted the No. 1 music school in Westchester in 2015 by parents, has a unique, effective, and fun way of teaching music to children, (ages 2 and older), and adults. Under the supervision of our highly qualified and dedicated staff, your child will not only learn to play but will develop an appreciation and love for music that will last a lifetime. Bring out the musical talent in your child! Call 914-961-5511 to schedule a free introductory lesson and consultation.

CENTRAL PARK DANCE
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-723-2940
Email centralparkdance@gmail.com

Central Park Dance offers more than 175 classes a week, in all levels, for children and adults. Newer and very popular classes include Lyrical and Acro Jazz. CPD has a preschool program, which is regarded as one of the finest in the area, introducing children as young as age 2 to dance, and the popular Fairytale Ballet. CPD has earned a reputation for being the most thorough and rewarding dance experience for students for more than 30 years. Miss Talia’s Boutique is on premises and open late, seven days a week. Online registration is now available. Voted Best of Westchester 2013.

CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
SUNY Purchase,
914-864-1267

Looking for a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, Jewish tradition, history, and holidays, for children in kindergarten-seventh grade. We provide a professional teaching staff supported by a parent co-operative board in an open, warm, and relaxed environment. Bar and bat mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org.

CITY CENTER DANCE
98 Lake St., White Plains
914-328-1881

Specializing in professional dance instruction for children of all ages and levels, City Center Dance emphasizes discipline, dedication, balance, form, confidence, and success, all in a fun and creative environment. We offer ballet, pointe, pre-pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pre-K, and kindergarten classes, and special workshops throughout the year. Private lessons, birthday parties, and performance opportunities also available. City Center Dance is proud to be the official home of the Westchester Knicks Dance Team. Call 914-328-1881 for more information and to register.

DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
914-472-0600

Our revolutionary reading program will teach any child to read, even children diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, or with ADD or ADHD. Whether your child is reading above, below, or at grade level, he or she will accomplish 3–6 years of reading achievement in just one year. Parents will see immediate improvement in reading achievement, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Over 10,000 children, from pre-school to 12th grade, have accomplished these remarkable results. Your child's grades, confidence, and self-esteem will soar as they learn to love reading and school.

EAST POINTE DANCE
11 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook
914-202-2200
Email alyse@eastpointedance.com

The East Pointe Dance Fall registration is happening now! We offer a fantastic program for dancers who want to enhance their technique and not feel overwhelmed with living at the studio! Choose from Ballet and Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop. New students ages 8 and older who want to join our ballet program must be evaluated. One of the few schools in the area who put on a full length ballet. Check out our open play room Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, and Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm, $10 for 55 minutes. We host birthday parties too!

EASTER SEALS NEW YORK
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available options. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY)
Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck,
914-413-3665
Nursery to Grade 1: Scarsdale Campus, 85 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale
Lower School: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Upper School: Mamaroneck Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck


Email camps@fasny.org

FASNY’s Extension Program offers bilingual recreation and language programs for children and adults, and French immersion camps. From sports to arts to cooking, stimulating after-school activities, where children and adults are exposed to different languages and cultures, are a hallmark of our Extension Program. Learn more and register at fasny.org/afterschool. Classes start Sept. 17 and are offered on our Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck campuses. We are a bilingual school of excellence offering non-French speakers two entry points into our multicultural community: Preschool (starting age 3), and High School (IB).

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK (GIS)
50 Partridge Road, White Plains
914-948-6513
Email admissions@gisny.org

German International School New York welcomes families of all nationalities with an interest in German language and German, Swiss, and Austrian cultures into its vibrant bilingual, pre-k through 12th grade independent day school. Since 1980, the strength of GISNY’s bilingual college preparatory curriculum and the diversity of its international community have nurtured and inspired inquisitive thinkers and developed thoughtful, open-minded, socially responsible, global citizens. GISNY sits on over 20 acres in the heart of Westchester County and offers children plenty of outdoor exploration time. Graduates earn both a New York high school diploma and the highly acclaimed German International Abitur.

GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
914-965-7676

At GymCats Gymnastics, children learn the skills and confidence they need to become better athletes and individuals. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for boys and girls, ages 20 months to teens, as well as recreational to advanced classes, private lessons, cheer classes, toddler open gym for crawlers up to walkers, and summer camp. GymCats is home to our own All Star Cheer Team, the GC Xtreme All Stars! We are also famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic interactive staff makes your child’s party memorable.

HOFF-BARTHELSON MUSIC SCHOOL
25 School Lane, Scarsdale
914-723-1169
Email hb@hbms.org

HBMS inspires and develops each student’s potential through excellence in music education with a commitment to creativity, collaboration, and community. The Music School offers a comprehensive music program of individualized instruction, ensembles, and group classes in both classical music and jazz idioms in combination with a sequential musicianship curriculum. Children ages 12 months and older begin with group lessons that are fun, engaging, and lay the framework for more formal study. Older students can enjoy a program of individual lessons, ensembles, and musicianship classes.

HOUSE OF SPORTS WESTCHESTER
1 Elm St., Ardsley
914-479-5419

The House of Sports Tots Academy has a full schedule of fall classes for your little ones’ sports enjoyment! Children ages 18 months-4 years can partake in a variety of sports programing including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and tumbling. Classes are offered seven days a week, early morning to early evening, to fit all parents’ schedules. For more information, call or visit our website.

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
for camps only: symonsc@jccmw.org


The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its Nursery School for children ages 2-5. Children ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment. Best of all, we utilize our extensive, fully air-conditioned, indoor facilities, as well as our outdoor facilities for an extended after-school programming, all under one roof!

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF HARRISON
130 Union Ave., Harrison
914-835-2850

The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center offers programs for toddlers through pre-k. Bright, modern classrooms, an indoor gym, and outside playground are on the nature-filled grounds. Professionally trained, warm, nurturing teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum across all educational domains. Both morning programs and afternoon enrichment specialty classes are available. Enrollment for fall 2016 is ongoing. OCFS licensed. Call us to arrange a visit.

JODI'S GYM
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633


Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for over three decades! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. They offer gymnastics (ages 3-12), Ninja Challenge (ages 4-8), Game On! (ages 3-5), parent and child gym, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, private lessons, and the best birthday ever! Need transportation after school? They also bus from every Chappaqua elementary school!

KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-472-5409

Kids’ B.A.S.E. & The Little School encompass before- and after-school programs for school age children, and a preschool program for ages 2-4. Kids’ B.A.S.E. offers a Breakfast Club, after-school enrichment, and sports for youngsters in kindergarten through sixth grade, until 6:30pm. The Little School provides a high quality full-day or half-day preschool program, as well as their own Breakfast Club, an extended day program until 6:30pm, enrichment, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC.

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
NY address first for BAP
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
tlgupperwestsideny.com
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-787-1124
tlguppereastsideny.com
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
201-445-4444
tlgwaldwicknj.com


The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.

MADE: MY ART + DESIGN EXPERIENCE
118 W. Boston Post Road , Mamaroneck
914-341-1922
Email info@madeartstudio.com

Register your kids for our popular after-school art workshops! Children and teens can participate in paint your own pottery, mosaics, wet clay and hand building, canvas painting, and other fun crafts in a colorful art space. We make sure to keep a balance of teaching techniques and just plain having fun for a good time with beautiful finished handMADE products. Ages 6 and older. Call the studio for schedule or to sign-up: 914-341-1922.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900

The Music Conservatory of Westchester offers a variety of classes for infants, toddlers, and young children. Early childhood instruction includes our new First Notes class for babies and toddlers, Music Skills for pre-K through third grade, our Suzuki Program for instrumental instruction (violin, cello, guitar), and our Piano Program for pre-K to first grade. Introduce your child to the joys of music in the Conservatory’s supportive, nurturing environment, with outstanding instructors. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, assuring the highest quality programs for your child.

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
914-771-7000

Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early childhood music program is celebrating more than 30 years of makin' music and memories. We continue delighting our youngest musicians and their families with the wonderful world of mommy-n-me music. Our curriculum, filled with awesome activities, is geared to children ages 6 months to 4 years. Instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games help captivate and enrich children with a love of music. Our nurturing teachers capture everyone's hearts, while stimulating those developing brains. Visit our website. Schedule a free trial class.

NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB AT PINE BROOK FITNESS
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-636-1003

The New Rochelle Racquet Club at Pine Brook Fitness offers an array of amazing after-school programs to appeal to kids of all ages! We offer three unique programs specifically geared to your child’s individual skill level: 10 and younger (TAUT), Junior Development (JD), and Tournament Training Program (TTP). Our TAUT is designed to introduce kids to tennis while our JD and TTP programs are geared for intermediate level players who really want to elevate their current game. Individual lessons are available as well.

ON HUDSON FITNESS & DANCE STUDIO, INC. AND NEW YORK GOJU KARATE BLACK BELT ACADEMY
558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-0508

Experience the best in dance, fitness, and karate! We offer dance classes in all styles and levels, including hip-hop and lyrical jazz. Fitness classes are comprehensive, and taught by the best instructors in Westchester. Our NY Goju Karate program, one of the region’s finest, offers age- and rank-specific classes, from preschool Tiny Tigers to Black Belt and beyond. Whether you are looking for a program for your children or yourself, On Hudson Fitness and Dance Studio and NY Goju Karate offer great programs for the entire family.

ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
914-909-2974

OnTrack Sport Center is a 26,000-square foot indoor sport facility, offering athletes of all ages access to various training and competitive programs in soccer, lacrosse, and baseball. Fall after-school programs and toddler programs are now being planned. Visit our website or like us on Facebook for a list of scheduled programs. Also, celebrate your child's next birthday at OnTrack with one of our spectacular sports party packages. Voted 2009 Best of Westchester—Indoor Sports for Kids.

PLAY GROUP THEATRE (THE)
One N. Broadway, White Plains
914-946-4433

The Play Group Theatre is a nonprofit, educational theatre organization dedicated to providing process-oriented theatre training and diverse performance opportunities to children and teenagers regardless of financial means. Programs including: Little Theater for ages 4-6, Mainstage for high school students, a Design and Tech program, and our new THEATERLAB with individually designed programs for ages 7-17 featuring student-driven, hands-on explorations of what it means to be a theater maker. Summer and year-round programs available. 914-946-443; playgroup.org; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @playgrouptheatre #PGT.

PLAYLAND ICE CASINO
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
914-481-5941

Kids and families love Playland Ice in Rye. Operating year-round, Playland Ice offers learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey classes, public ice skating, figure skating, clinics, and camps for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties are always a huge hit at Playland Ice and feature private rooms, private ice, party helper, dance and black lights, and music. Visit us online for more information.

PRE-SCHOOL READING PROGRAM BY THE DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
914-472-0600

Your child (age 3-5) will learn 15 to 30 words in their first session. Then they will learn to read their first book fluently. Every two months, your preschooler or kindergartner will achieve one year of reading enrichment. Their self-esteem will soar as they develop a love for reading and school. It’s easy, fun, and life's most exciting game.

PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER
82 Prospect St., White Plains
914-946-0628

Prospect Academy of Westchester is a Montessori-based educational center for children ages 3-5 with a focus on language development. We offer programs in Russian, German, and English languages, lead by native or bilingual speakers. At PAOW we develop an individual approach to each child, promote cultural fluency, increased adaptivity, cognitive and academic excellence. We prepare for kindergarten and have a small teacher-to-student ratio. Kids at PAOW love our library, cooking, yoga, music, gym, and large playground and classrooms. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and we offer extended hours.

ROBIN'S NEST
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
914-366-3232

Robin’s Nest is located on the grounds of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Established in 1988, we offer full-time and part-time programs, year-round, for children ages 2 months to 5 years, from 7am-6pm, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two nutritional snacks. Age-specific curriculums, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, vacation club during school breaks, and summer camp. Enrichment activities include music, nature programs, gymnastic, yoga, karate, language classes, field trips, Smart Board activities, and swimming lessons. Teachers have four-year degrees and CPR certifications. NAEYC accredited.

ROCK CLUB AT PINE BROOK FITNESS (THE)
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-633-7625

The Rock Club at Pine Brook Fitness offers an awesome lineup of after-school programs for kids of all ages and skill levels! Rock climbing is a great sport that accents strategy, creativity, strength, and problem solving skills. Our programs include: Biners (ages 3-6), Rock Hangers (ages 7-11), and Club Rock (ages 12-16). We also offer High School Climbing Clubs as well as opportunities to join our Team Rock Climbing Squad. Our Flash program is great for those who want a quick intro to climbing, and individual lessons are available as well.

SPORTIME USA
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-2111

Sportime USA is the ideal place to visit after a long day at school! With a restaurant on the premises, we have activities for all ages including a brand new, Superfly Thrill Ride, a four-dimensional motion theater, laser tag, rock-climbing wall, a new Ballocity Arena, batting cages, bumper cars, a Himalaya coaster, kiddie rides, more than 150 video and prize ticket games, billiards, and soft-adventure play area. Birthday parties are our specialty, and we also welcome all groups.

STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
914-328-1900

Since 1937, The Steffi Nossen School of Dance has been Westchester’s dance destination! Students from toddler to adult experience the joy and discipline of dance in White Plains and Chappaqua. Classes include Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Tap, Dancing Tots, New Boy’s Class, Adult Classes for Beginners and Experienced Dancers, and Moving Wheels and Heels adaptive dance. Performance opportunities. Live music in classes. Westchester Magazine “Best Kids Classes 2011 and 2013.”

STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
914-793-2799

Studio B Dance Center is thrilled to announce that their 21st dance season will take place in their brand new state-of-the-art facility, located at 281 White Plains Road. The award-winning school will house three dance studios, (each having one-way viewing windows), and two waiting rooms. Exciting new class choices include musical theater, create a combo class, tumbling, and mommy and me. Non-competitive dance companies for ages 6 and older offer extra performing opportunities throughout the year. Convenient sibling schedules; open seven days a week.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS - WESTCHESTER
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
914-237-4396
sylvanlearning.com/bronxville
bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com
Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
180 S. Broadway
White Plains
914-948-4116
sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains
sylvan4202@msn.com


Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for K-12 students, offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, study skills and test prep, and STEM classes in robotics and coding. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach combines certified teachers delivering personalized instruction using curriculum aligned with common core standards and the latest iPad® technology. Sylvan also offers Sylvan Prep SAT® and ACT® courses. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains.

TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
914-948-2800 x126

Temple Israel Center Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for children ages 2-4, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, Stay and Play Extended Hours until 4pm Monday-Thursday, and until 2:30pm Friday, early drop-off, lunch programs, and summer camp. Our morning programs are enriched with music, creative movement, nature, and animal specialists. Come and check out our beautiful new classrooms! Please contact our director, Patty Goldstick, at 914-948-2800 x126, or email p.goldstick@templeisraelcenter.org.

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTER
in Ossining Arcadian Shopping Center, Route 9, Ossining
914-606-7400

The Westchester Community College Extension Center in Ossining features credit and non-credit classes for adults in the areas of general education and healthcare. But this state-of-the-art facility also offers after-school science programs for youngsters in fifth-eighth grades. The affordable classes for middle school students begin in mid-September, and information on which classes will be offered will be available in August. Contact us at the Arcadian Shopping Center location on Route 9, or phone 914-606-7400 for details.

WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
914-347-8232

Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating facility offering recreational, hockey, and figure skating for all ages and abilities. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, group events, birthday parties, summer and holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction. Visit us online for more information.

YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS
515 North St., White Plains
914-949-6227
Camp Funkist 914-949-6227 x168
Gymnastics Program 914- 949-6227 x125
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities 914-949-6227 x108


The YWCA's licensed and NAEYC-accredited children's programs meet the needs of young families with an array of active programs, including childcare, preschool programs, and our before- and after-school programs. Our caring staff creates an environment where every child is valued and develops activities that support the educational process, social interaction, emotional growth, physical development, and creative expression. The YWCA also offers aquatics, gymnastics, and fitness activities for all ages.