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Back to School Guide for Westchester County, NY - Section 2

August 22, 2013   |  DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2014: Westchester County, NY is ready for the back to school season. NYMetroParents' Westchester County back to school guide has Westchester County schools, after-school programs for kids in Westchester, religious schools,  foreign language programs, and Westchester County activities for kids, including music and dance classes, art classes, performing arts programs, sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors and many more back to school resources in Westchester County, from Mamaroneck and Port Chester, to Pound Ridge and Bedford.

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LEAPIN' LIZARDS
421 Boston Post Road, 3rd Floor, Port Chester
914-937-5867

Leapin' Lizards is THE indoor play and party place for kids in Westchester! Have oodles of fun during the day, after school, anytime! Enjoy our 2-for-1 Back to School Special in this issue. Birthday party packages include playtime in our fun-filled play area (slides, mazes, ball baths, etc.), private party room for pizza, hot dogs, Carvel ice cream birthday cake, tokens for our game room, themed paper supplies, invitations, and balloons. Party favors, sand art, and T-shirts are available. We do all the work! Visit our website, leaplizards.com.

LINGUAKIDS®, LLC
2 locations
2005 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
914-525-0328
43 Tokeneke Road, Darien, CT
203-426-7004

LinguaKids® offers French, Chinese, and Spanish classes for children starting at 6 months old. LinguaKids®’ teachers are all friendly, energetic, native speakers who completely immerse the children in language and culture. Children are engaged in a multi-sensory approach, combining songs, movement, arts and crafts, games, storytelling, and roleplaying, to make learning fun and enjoyable.

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

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.

LTB ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. DBA BERRY BIZZY BOOTREADY ACADEMY
99 Church St., White Plains
Email tronya@berrybizzy.com

LtB associates, LLC dba BerryBizzy, a Westchester County B2B service provider since 2012, created The Boot Ready Academy. The program is designed to prepare young adults ages 14-19 for independent living. It teaches with hands-on training how to handle adult responsibilities for when they are “leaving the nest." Topics include: Career Development, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance, Health and Fitness, and College Preparation. We also cover topics such as Self- Awareness, and Public Speaking.

MABEL'S LABELS
1-866-30-MABEL (62235)
Email mae.savage@parenthood.com

Mabel’s Labels are cute, durable, waterproof labels designed especially for all your little one’s little things! Perfect for bottles, sippy cups, clothes, toys, and even special loveys. Our labels ensure your things won’t get lost at daycare, playdates, and everywhere else you go. Plus, they’re great for avoiding those germy mix-ups! Whether you need them for yourself, or are looking for an ideal baby shower gift – Mabel’s Labels has the solution for your needs. Shop online now at mabelslabels.com.

MATHNASIUM
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-725-MATH (6284)
Email scarsdale@mathnasium.com

Mathnasium makes math make sense! The goal is to significantly increase your child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Using sophisticated techniques to determine what a student does and does not know, they tailor-make a personalized and prescriptive learning program. Each student follows the program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors, who provide instruction-and lots of encouragement. At Mathnasium, the mission is simple—to teach children math the way that makes sense to them.

THE MILESTONE SCHOOL
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478
70 W. Broad St., Fleetwood

“Good Beginnings Never End” is the premise upon which The Milestone School was founded in 1979. An independent Nursery through Grade 4 day school, Milestone focuses on preparing students for a lifetime of learning. Rooted in Montessori principles Milestone provides a strong academic foundation while leaving room for each student to explore many other disciplines. Small classroom sizes allow for individualized attention ensuring each child’s academic success. Centrally located in the Fleetwood section of Mount Vernon, Milestone draws its diverse student body from the surrounding greater New York City area.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Park 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 grade 3, 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.

MUSIC TOGETHER®
Music Together®
Over The Moon Music
914-722-2025
Email jackie@overthemoonmusicandmore.com

Did you know that all children are musical? Over the Moon Music and More offers Music Together®, the research-based, international music and movement program for children newborn to 5 years with an adult caregiver, in Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, and Tuckahoe. We also offer Uke U., a fun mommy-and-me ukulele program, for 3- to 6-year-olds. Coming this fall in our newly expanded Scarsdale space: birthday parties, mommy-and-me art classes, parenting groups, mini-camps, a children’s play space, and a gift shop!

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
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-636-1003
Email btvsavtev@sbcglobel.net

The New Rochelle Racquet Club offers the best year-round tennis instruction for the TAUT (ages 3-10), Junior Development and Tournament Training, (ages 10-17), programs which include mental and physical conditioning. We also offer Adult Instruction Clinics and Training Programs, Power Drills, Blitz!, Men's and Women's playing leagues, Seasonal Court rentals, and USTA practices on our 6 indoor DecoTurf II courts. Come by for a tour, call for more information, or check out our website: NRRC.us. 914- 636-1003, 130 Rhodes St, New Rochelle.

THE NEW VICTORY® THEATER
209 W. 42nd St. (just west of Broadway), New York
646-223-3010

The only performing arts venue in Times Square completely devoted to kids, The New Victory is New York City's premier destination for family entertainment. With shows for all ages (even babies!), the New Vic presents a full season of adventurous multi-disciplinary works from around the globe and close to home, including plays, musicals, circus, dance, opera, and puppetry. If you arrive early, take advantage of the free activities in the lobby inspired by the show on stage. Full price tickets start at $15, which makes a trip to The New Victory Theater fun and affordable for the whole family.

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 facilitates sports training and competitive programs for athletes throughout Westchester and Rockland Counties. Supplying two turf fields and two batting cages in our 26,000 square foot facility, conveniently located next to the Tarrytown train station. OnTrack has been selected by the NY Red Bulls to host their Regional Development School. Visit our website or like us on Facebook for our current schedule and to see the list of fall programs. Having a birthday? Celebrate your child's next birthday at OnTrack with one of our spectacular sports party packages.

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

The Play Group Theatre is in its 20th year as Westchester's Theatre for Children and Teens, providing process-oriented theatre training and diverse performance opportunities to children and teenagers all year long. Programs range from: Mainstage for high school students, to Little Theater for ages 4-6, a Design Tech program, and our brand new THEATER LAB 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 NY. 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, music, and so much more. Visit us online for more information.

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

Your 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old child 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
Email Info@paow.us

Prospect Academy of Westchester (former Country Day Nursery School) is a bilingual, Montessori-based educational center in White Plains for children ages 3 through 5. We offer programs in Russian, German, and Italian languages, lead by native or bilingual speakers. At PAOW we develop individual approach to each child, promote cultural fluency, increased adaptivity, cognitive and academic excellence. We prepare for kindergarten. Small teacher-student ratio. Kids at PAOW love our library, cooking, yoga, music, and gym, a large playground and classrooms. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and we offer extended hours.

PURCHASE COLLEGE AQUATICS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-251-6546
Email christine.klint@purchase.edu

Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, SCUBA certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors.

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 curriculum, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, vacation club during school breaks, and summer camp. Enrichment activities include music, nature programs, gymnastics, yoga, language classes, field trips, Smart Board activities, and swimming lessons. Teachers have four-year degrees and CPR certifications. NAEYC accredited.

ROCKIN’ JUMP - MT. KISCO
333 N. Bedford Road, Mt. Kisco
Email Info@mtk.rockinjump.com

Looking for a fun, active, and safe place to have your child’s next birthday party? At Rockin’ Jump your kids will literally be bouncing off the walls! Parties will be led by their personal party hosts through the 5 different trampoline areas that we have to offer - Dodge Ball, Main Jump Arena, Basketball, and our Foam Pit for trying new tricks! Our 18,000 square foot facility can host parties and groups from 10-300 people. Now open at 11am daily!

SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
914-244-4101
Email mbianchini@sensorysteppingstones.com

Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving processing skills and developmental reorganizational abilities for individuals of all ages. We offer a holistic approach from the comprehensive assessments to individualized interventions, and services offered. We provide a variety of individual and group therapeutic programs in the hopes of increasing academic, athletic, and social successes for individuals and their families. Services provided include reorganizational processing skills, sensory integration, neuro/edufeedback, cognitive/memory skill development, focus/attention training, visual/auditory training, peak performance programs, speech/language/feeding therapy, social skills, and canine intervention therapy groups.

SOCIABLE KIDZ®
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
914-502-3295
Email sociablekidz@sociablekidz.com

Voted “Best Social Skills Group 2013” by Westchester magazine, Sociable Kidz® provides social skills groups for children ages 4-14. The small groups ensure that your child receives individualized attention including problem-solving, sharing, taking turns, coping mechanisms, anti-bullying techniques, etc., using hands-on activities, games, role playing, and social stories. Check out our website for more information.

STAR KIDZ-WESTCHESTER
Harrison/White Plains/Mount Kisco/NYC locations,
914-921-0006

After 10 successful years in Westchester and NYC, Star Kidz is expanding to the JCC of Harrison, with exciting new classes for kidz of all ages! Star Kidz, the premier performing arts program for children ages 3-17, offers students the opportunity to develop their singing voices, acting abilities, dance skills, and performance techniques via a variety of weekly classes, weekend workshops, and intensive courses. Star Kidz is accepting enrollment for Fall 2015 in White Plains, Mt. Kisco, and new Harrison locations. Register now at starkidzonline.com or call us at 914-921-0006!

STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
914-328-1900
Email jgr@steffinossen.org

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 Boys' Class, Adult Classes for Beginners and Experienced Dancers, and Moving Wheels & Heels adaptive dance. Performance opportunities. Live music in classes. Westchester Magazine “Best Kids Classes 2011 and 2013.” September 28 - October 3 Free Week of Dance-Free Open House classes.

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

Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance lessons with Studio B’s highly talented and nurturing teachers. The well-established pre-ballet programs are perfect for boys and girls as young as 2. Students develop important social skills such as listening carefully, following directions, and interacting with others, while dancing to age-appropriate music. Studio B Dance Center continues to respond to families' needs with convenient scheduling options and a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acro and tumbling, modern, contemporary, and pointe. Call or visit their website. Open Sundays!

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER - WESTCHESTER
Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-237-4396
sylvan.bronxville@sylvanlearning.com
White Plains
180 S. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10605
914-948-4116
sylvan.whiteplains@sylvanlearning.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 STEM classes in Robotics and Coding, and 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 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 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, Stay & Play Extended Hours until 4:30pm 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.

THORNTON-DONOVAN SCHOOL
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
914-632-8836

Each year Thornton-Donovan has a new academic theme and for 2015-16 the School is focusing on Modern American History. September 10, 2015 - June 15, 2016 T-D will showcase Frank Sinatra and 25 different courses will be taught about Sinatra's Century (1915-1998). T-D will be traveling to Hoboken, Brooklyn, Chicago, South Bend, Miami, and Cuba. T-D is individually focused and globally engaged. Its student body hails from 40 different countries. T-D competes with nearby independent schools in basketball, soccer, and volleyball.

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Multiple Locations throughout the Tri-State Area
800-52-TIGER (84437)
Email anthony@tsk.com

Tiger Schulmann's MMA offers kids' martial arts classes designed to help children learn self-discipline, goal-setting, self-respect, respect for others, and confidence. In addition, these classes help children improve their physical and mental health and overall well-being. Many kids can benefit from taking martial arts classes, and the effects may last well into adulthood. Students learn to be accountable for their actions, and they gain confidence when they achieve their goals. We also offer Bully Prevention Programs and great birthday parties.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
Congregations in Croton, Hastings, Mohegan Lake, Mt. Kisco, and White Plains,

For years, families who have been formerly unaffiliated religiously have found their spiritual home in Unitarian Universalist congregations. We are a liberal religious community that welcomes people of a diversity of backgrounds. Children pre-K though eighth attend classes on Sunday mornings, plus there are youth groups for teens. Our curriculum focuses on compassion for others, exploration of values, and concern for the world around us through age-appropriate activities, discussions, music, and service projects. Classes begin in September. Check online for more information. Visit a congregation near you this fall!

WE'LL SHOP FOR YOU
347-241-8673
Email sales@wellshopforyou.com

We understand that the current economic environment has put pressure on everyone's time and money. This is where we can help. Our experienced staff puts together school supply packages and ships them to you. Our aim is to eliminate the stress caused by waiting on long lines, the discomfort of dealing with crowded stores, missing sale dates, irritable cashiers, and spending too much time searching for the best prices. We do the work for you! Our service is the sale you can always count on!

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTER
in Ossining Arcadian Shopping Center, Route 9, Ossining
914-606-7400
Email jessica@thompson-bender.com

The Westchester Community College Extension Center in Ossining features credit and non-credit classes for adults in the areas of general education and health care. 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 cover topics including Pullback Car Engineering and Vertical Access Wind Turbine. Contact us at the Arcadian Shopping Center location on Route 9, or phone 914-606-7400 for details.

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
8 Sprague Road, Scarsdale
914-713-8828
Email aristophil@yahoo.com

The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism has been offering Jewish education for children from kindergarten to Bar/Bat Mitzvah since 2007. Our Hebrew school offers instruction in Hebrew, Jewish history, holidays, ethics, and values, while striving to foster critical thinking, love of learning, and a belief in the power of human reason and responsibility, rather than of supernatural authority. Please contact Channing Stave at 914-793-7770 or email him at channing.stave@yahoo.com to find out more and to arrange for your child to attend a sample class.

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/holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction, and much more. Visit us online for more information.

WESTFIELD DAY SCHOOL
23 Purdy Ave., Rye
914-967-2530
Email pheldman@westfieldschools.info

Since 2000, The Westfield Day School is a therapeutic school for grades 6 to 12. The school is designed to help students overcome academic and emotional issues. The academic program at Westfield is unique in its ability to link emotional and learning support for its students. Classes are small and programs individualized to meet the needs of students at all levels. The goal is to acknowledge learning differences and help every child reach their highest potential. Therapists and teaching staff work closely with each student.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-869-8464 x176

A recognized leader in education since 1958, Whitby’s innovative Montessori and International Baccalaureate program readies students within a global community to thrive in today’s dynamic world. Highly trained, energetic teachers provide individualized attention. Students ages 18 months to eighth grade enthusiastically engage in learning, are inspired by their own discoveries, and find there is no limit to what they can achieve. Whitby students graduate with proficiency in at least two languages and find success in future pursuits. Whitby is located on a beautiful 25-acre campus on Lake Avenue in Greenwich.

YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS
515 North St., White Plains
914-949-6227
Email dcylich@ywcawpcw.org

The YWCA's licensed and NAEYC-accredited children's programs meet the needs of young families with an array of active programs, including child care, 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.

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