Westchester County is ready for the back to school season! NYMetroParents helps you navigate local schools, after-school classes, religious schools, foreign language programs, and activities in music and dance, art classes, performing arts, tae kwon do, and various sports; tutors, and much more in Westchester County, New York.
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THE LICE LADY OF WESTCHESTER
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Anna Albano Krosche, The Lice Lady of Westchester, is a natural lice and nit removal specialist. Since 1998, she has eradicated lice and nits from thousands of children and their families with her all natural, chemical-free lice removal technique. Back to school is prime time for head lice, and she recommends your child be screened for a post-camp lice check at her salon conveniently located in Elmsford. Salon visits or in-home head lice removal appointments are available. She is highly recommended by her clients, school nurses, and pediatricians throughout Westchester.
43 Tokeneke Road, Darien
2 East Ave., Larchmont
Also at your school. Ask us how!
LinguaKids offers Italian, Mandarin, French, and Spanish classes for children starting at age 6 months. LinguaKids’ teachers are all friendly, energetic, native speakers, who completely immerse the children in the language. We use a multi-sensory approach to learning a language, combining songs, movements, arts and crafts, games, storytelling, and role playing, to make learning fun. Come see us in our studios in Larchmont and Darien. You can also contact us about our before- and after-school programs. Over 600 children enroll each session. Join the fun!
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
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
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
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 mos.-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.
LITTLE LINGUISTS, LLC
1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale
6 Greenacres Ave., Scarsdale
Little Linguists provides fun and dynamic Spanish classes for children. Our programs include Native and Immersion After-School Classes, Mommy and Me, Summer Camp, Private Classes, and Tutoring. We also offer Spanish Preschool Classes, where children ages 3-5 years learn Spanish through songs, games, crafts, movement, etc. These classes are drop off and last two hours; children can attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 times a week. All our teachers are native speakers with many years of experience teaching Spanish to children. Please call or write for more information.
LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY
2 Dale Ave., Ossining
Logrea Dance Academy (school of the Westchester Ballet Company) inspires students of all ages and abilities to achieve their highest potentials, through training in classical ballet, as well as jazz, tap, and modern. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers, Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, LDA offers classes for students age 3 through advanced, by an all-professional staff. Annual Nutcracker and scholarship auditions are held each fall, and all students have the opportunity to participate in performances of the highest artistic standard.
THE MASTERS SCHOOL
49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry
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The Masters School is a co-ed day and boarding school that engages students in grades 5-12 in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. The Middle School offers single gender classes in grades 6-8, tailoring academic programs to the different learning styles of boys and girls. In grades 8-12, students benefit from the renowned Harkness table method of teaching where students take an active role in their own education to become confident and collaborative learners. Masters is conveniently reachable via car, bus, or train in Dobbs Ferry.
MATHNASIUM OF SCARSDALE
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
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 warm 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
70 W. Broad St., Fleetwood
Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, Nursery-4th Grade school. Our after-school program offers a relaxed atmosphere where children can unwind and make choices from a wide variety of activities: arts and crafts, free play, yoga, outdoor activities, cooking, and story time. A study/homework period is part of our older students’ day. We provide a “quality time” after-school experience where your child can feel comfortable, nurtured, and have fun!
MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NEW ROCHELLE IN PELHAM, INC.
1415 Pelhamdale Ave., Pelham Manor
Celebrating 20 years in Pelham, the Montessori School of New Rochelle in Pelham continues to uphold a "tradition of excellence," allowing children to develop confidence and a love of learning. Children ages 3-5 work with the Montessori apparatus in a prepared environment, progressing at their own rates to achieve their optimum abilities and potentials, opening up doors to the future. The program includes half- and full-day sessions, and a toddler class for 2-3-year-olds. Please call for registration information for the 2013-2014 school year.
MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
The Music Conservatory of Westchester, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, provides high quality instruction in all instruments and voice for students of all ages and abilities. In addition, we offer chamber music and ensembles, classes in music theory (including AP theory), musical theatre, jazz, rock, and pop. The Music Therapy Institute serves children and adults on campus and in partnerships throughout Westchester. Our programs and collaborations cultivate lifelong learning and a sense of community through the joy of music making. View our 2013-14 catalog online.
Music Along the Sound
Over The Moon Music
Come experience Music Together®, the internationally acclaimed, research-based music and movement program (ages birth-7) in Briarcliff, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, Mount Kisco, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, and Tuckahoe. We offer mixed-age (birth-5 years), babies (birth-6 months), and Big Kids (5-7 years) classes; we also offer Music Together Guitar for Grownups for the adults in our classes, as well as a new non-Music Together ukulele program, Uke U., for children ages 3-6 years plus their adults. Free demos are available.
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early-childhood music program is celebrating 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 joyful activities, is geared for children ages 6 mos.-4 yrs. The use of instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games, helps to 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
2550 Palmer Ave., New Rochelle
The New Rochelle Racquet Club offers the best year-round tennis instruction for the 10 & Under (ages 3-10) and Junior Development (ages 10-17) programs. Our Summer Camp for ages 3-14 starts the week of July 1 and runs through the week of August 19. We also offer Adult Instruction Groups, Cardio Tennis, Power Drills, Men's and Women's Leagues, and Seasonal Tennis, plus five racquetball courts. Our Fall Session begins Sept. 9. Come by for a tour, call for more information, or check out our website at newrochelleracquetclub.com.
ON HUDSON FITNESS & DANCE STUDIO, INC. AND NEW YORK GOJU KARATE BLACK BELT ACADEMY
558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
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 pre-school 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 have great programs for the entire family.
ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
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 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.
PELHAM MUSIC ARTS STUDIO
318 Fifth Ave, Pelham
237-239 Wolfs Lane, Pelham
Pelham Music Arts Studio is dedicated to providing a high-quality music education which is designed to match the needs, skills, age, and interest level of each individual student. From primary to advanced levels, our dedicated instructors design each lesson to fulfill the best musical experience for each particular student. Our qualified instructional staff, most of whom have Masters Degrees from prestigious universities and conservatories, strive to impart their talent, ability, and love of this art form to their students. Please visit our website for a complete list of offerings!
THE PLAY GROUP THEATRE
One N. Broadway, White Plains
The Play Group Theatre (PGT) offers a wide range of theatre classes and performance opportunities, from fully produced Main Stage shows to the Conservatory Black Box experience for ages 4-17. PGT’s new Design/Tech Track allows students to study the theatre from a behind-the-scenes perspective, and the Theatre Lab provides one-time workshops and unique theatre experiences such as the Cabaret and Project 24. Innovative theatre programming throughout the year includes quality after-school and weekend options, as well as a variety of summer camp programs. Call 914-946-4433 or visit playgroup.org for more information.
PLEASANTVILLE COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE
219 Bedford Road, Pleasantville
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Mazel Tov! You found us! Now come learn why parents from 20 towns, villages, and cities all across Westchester call us their spiritual home. You’ve read about us in the New York Times. A Hebrew School your kids can love. Yoga, meditation, and adult education for you. Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, intermarried...all welcome, all under one roof. High Holiday tickets available. Been thinking about joining? Next Open House: September 8, 10:30am. Pleasantville Community Synagogue – Joyful Judaism! For information visit shalompcs.com, e-mail [email protected], or call 769-2672.
PRASANTHI STUDIO: FAMILY YOGA AND WELLNESS CENTER
136 Fifth Ave., Pelham
Prasanthi Studio is a yoga and wellness community for adults and children that provide services and classes supporting total well being. Prasanthi is an affiliate of Little Flower Yoga offering after-school and weekend yoga classes for children ages 3-19, summer programs, birthday parties, private lessons, yoga for special-needs children and families, and school-based yoga programs. Regular events and workshops include mommy-baby yoga, infant massage, childbirth education, prenatal yoga, parenting groups and women's groups.
PRE-SCHOOL READING PROGRAM BY THE DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
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.
PRIVATE TUTOR HQ (TM)
Private Tutor HQ™ is the Headquarters for Lifelong Learners & Teachers™ through its Directory, Lab, and Foundation. Guests can freely search the Directory for Members who offer Pre-K through Adult tutoring services in various disciplines, throughout Westchester and beyond. Guests may also book time in small classes hosted by Members at various Lab locations. Volunteer advocates, fundraisers, mentors, and tutors are always welcome and needed at the Foundation. "Like" Private Tutor HQ™ at facebook.com/privatetutorhq and follow @PrivateTutorHQ on Twitter. Private Tutor HQ™ was founded by Dave and Amy Jones; daveandamyjones.com.
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
Robins 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 mos.-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: music, nature programs, gymnastic, yoga, language classes, field trips, Smart Board activities, and swimming lessons. Teachers have four-year degrees and CPR certifications. NAEYC accredited.
THE ROCK CLUB - INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING CENTER
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
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The New York region's largest and most innovative indoor rock climbing center, offering instruction and programs for all ages, is designed to introduce newcomers to the sport. Climbing promotes balance, flexibility, core strength, focus, problem solving…and it's fun! Our professional and experienced staff is dedicated to providing instruction and programs for children, families, and adults—whatever your skill or experience level, they'll get you climbing quickly and safely. We also run rock-climbing birthday parties, after-school programs, competitive teams, and vacation camps.
ROOFTOP RHYTHMS DANCE STUDIO
10 S. Division St., #7, New Rochelle
Directors Susan Ayson and Dana Ruggiero are “raising the roof” on their 13th season! Classes offered for students ages 2-adult in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, pointe, Broadway jazz, Boys Break/Hip-Hop, and “2 Too Cute!” We are now accepting registration for the fall. No registration fee required. Affordable pricing starting at $540 for one year of tuition, 15% off second class, 20% off third or more, sibling discounts, and affordable payment plans. Call for a brochure or visit the website.
ROSENTHAL JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS
600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville
2966 Crompond Road (Route 202), Cortland Manor
Rosenthal JCC preschools focus on growing the whole child, mind and body! In a nurturing and stimulating environment, we provide activities and individual attention that encourage each child's uniqueness and help prepare children for school and beyond. Classes for 2s, 3s, and 4s, plus flexible options extend the day. Mommy & Me and FREE Friday Parent-Child Play Dates make days fun even before children are ready for school.
SCARSDALE BALLET STUDIO
696 R White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Under the direction of Diana White, former NYC Ballet soloist, the Scarsdale Ballet Studio is recognized for the quality of its curriculum and the professionalism and supportiveness of its faculty. Beginning with classes for three-year-olds, the balanced, creative, yet traditional approach focuses on shaping each child into a healthy, technically accomplished, well-rounded dancer, regardless of his or her aspirations. The studio offers classes in classical ballet, pointe, character, and contemporary, as well as performance opportunities.
SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving sensory processing skills and developmental learning abilities, to meet the needs of children through adults. We offer a Comprehensive Assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, then develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. We provide a variety of traditional and innovative treatment programs in the hopes of increasing academic and social successes for individuals and their families.
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
Voted "Best Social Skills Group 2013" by Westchester magazine, Sociable Kidz® provides social skills groups for children ages 4-12. 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. We are now offering after-school programs: SK Fun with Legos, SK Science Club, and SK Arts and Crafts. Plus our NEW WEEKLY PRESCHOOL CLASSES from 12:30-2:30pm.
SPORTIME HARBOR ISLAND TENNIS CLUB
SPORTIME Lake Isle Tennis Club
at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester
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Two indoor/outdoor tennis facilities and 16 soft clay courts within 12 minutes of each other offer the finest in junior and adult lesson and league programs, seasonal and open court time, and summer camps. The newly renovated, $6.5 million SPORTIME Lake Isle is the Westchester home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy for ranked and aspiring juniors. SPORTIME Harbor Island has been one of Westchester’s most popular tennis clubs for more than a decade. For more information or to enroll, please call or visit our website.
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
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, 4-Dimensional Motion Theater, Laser Tag, a rock-climbing wall, a new Ballocity Arena, an 18-ft. Spider Climb, batting cages, bumper cars, a Himalaya coaster, kiddie rides, over 150 video/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
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Westchester’s premiere dance destination since 1937! Winner of Westchester Magazine “Best of Westchester” awards in 2011 and 2013. Our faculty conveys the joy and discipline of dance with warmth, enthusiasm and respect for all. Explore your creativity while learning proper technique and alignment. Classes offered in White Plains and Chappaqua in modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, classical story ballet, and adaptive dance for dancers with special needs. Guest artist workshops in a variety of dance techniques. Live music in classes/performances. Call about September 23-30 free week of dance.
STEPPING STONES MUSEUM FOR CHILDREN
Matthews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk
Play is serious business at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Step inside our award-winning museum and open your world to a lifelong love of learning through play. The museum features hands-on fun in Energy Lab®, Tot Town®, Built It!, Healthyville®, and the Traveling Exhibit Gallery. Enjoy its open-air, tented courtyard, state-of-the-art multimedia theater, café, and retail store. Take advantage of daily programs and activities, special events, birthday parties, a preschool, and so much more. Stepping Stones is open Tues.-Sun., 10am-5pm. Visit today!
120 Cottage Ave., Purchase
Strafford offers a lesson program for both the serious rider and the rider just starting out. Lessons are offered for ages 6 and older. We offer a summer program and quality horses and ponies for lease or sale. 80’ x 200’ indoor ring and a 100’ x 300’ outdoor ring. Along with quality instruction, Stratford teaches the rider horsemanship and sportsmanship among their peers, in a safe and friendly environment.
STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance lessons with Studio B’s highly talented and nurturing teachers. Their well-established pre-ballet programs are perfect for boys and girls as young as age two. 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, modern, contemporary, and pointe. Call or visit their informative website.
TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
Affiliated with a vibrant, fully egalitarian Conservative congregation, TIC provides a nurturing environment for childhood growth and learning. Our rich programs are strengthened by involvement of our Director of Family Education, Rabbis, and Cantor. We offer core programs for 2s, 3s, and 4s, and programs for new moms, toddlers, and summer camp. Flexible options offering 2½-8½ hours/day. The school is licensed, nut-free, and uses green cleaning products. To schedule a tour, contact Patty Goldstick at 914-948-2800, x126 or go to templeisraelcenter.org/nurseryschool.
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle
Thornton-Donovan School, located in the heart of New Rochelle’s Beechmont section, was founded in 1901. T-D is an independent, international K-12 co-ed school that attracts students 40 different countries, and teaches French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Greek, German, and Japanese. The 2013 graduating class of 20 amassed $750,000 in academic awards and scholarships, early admission to Barnard and a full scholarship to Case Western Reserve. T-D has pioneered international and thematic education for decades, recently focusing on Italy, Argentina, and Alaska. Call or visit online to learn about T-D and its 40 sister schools worldwide.
TutorPro tutors are highly trained and professional tutors who build a personalized learning program for your child based on the results of each student’s evaluation. The sessions are focused on each student’s individual needs. TutorPro tutors have considerable tutoring experience and 100% of our tutors have degrees from great universities. TutorPro tutors are trained extensively on the most effective teaching methods and give students the personalized attention in the areas where they need help. Our exceptional tutors guide your child’s progress while encouraging your child to learn and solve problems independently.
UNITED MARTIAL ARTS CENTERS
15 Center St., Ardsley
UMAC After-School Martial Arts, with transportation. Students have TaeKwonDo training, related activities, and quiet times where they have the option to get some school work done, all in a fun, safe environment. Both part-time and full-time options include half-day pick-ups and more. With UMAC Briarcliff being voted “Best in Westchester” 2012, by Westchester magazine, UMAC Ardsley (the newest location) is looking forward to having a positive impact in the community.
WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
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.
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
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A recognized leader in education since 1958, Whitby’s innovative Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) program readies students within a global community of learners to thrive in today’s dynamic world. Highly trained and energetic teachers provide individualized attention. Students age 18 mos.-grade 8 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.
WHITE PLAINS YMCA
250 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
Community YMCA of Northern Westchester
336 Route 202, #2, Somers
Camp Combe YMCA
684 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley
Our school-age programs have been developed based on the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Activities have been carefully created to provide opportunities for children to learn new skills, develop relationships, and build self-esteem in a positive environment of safety and support. Activities include homework assistance, arts and crafts, theme days, team building, music, sports, field trips, cooking, and swimming. For more information, please contact Kim Waldon at 914-949-8030, x207 or email [email protected]
WORLD SEIDO KARATE - JOHSHIN HONZAN
1 Parkway Plaza (Exit 21 off the Saw Mill River Parkway), Elmsford
Seido is a Japanese karate style founded in 1976 by world-renowned, 9th degree black belt, Kaicho T. Nakamura. Together with his son, Nidaime A. Nakamura, they teach and oversee successful karate programs for adults, children, and families in Westchester and Manhattan. If you are looking for a fun and enriching program for your child outside of school, or...if you want to learn how karate can help balance the mind/body/spirit with everyday challenges, Seido is the right place for you! Fun family classes, family discounts, and trial classes available.
YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS
515 North St., White Plains
The YWCA's licensed and NAEYC-accredited children's programs meet the needs of young families with an array of active programs, including childcare, pre-school 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.