UPDATED September 2015: 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.
2094 Boston Post Road, Larchmont A DANCE STUDIO 914-834-2432 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
When choosing a dance school, look for professionalism, quality, and experience. A Dance Studio satisfies these standards of excellence. We offer classes in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, preschool, and yoga. Dance birthday parties are a big hit. You’ll like the friendly way you are treated and will appreciate the great feelings of accomplishment and fun that dancing provides. Director, Yvonne Karas Rosenberg, invites you to join our family, where all of our students are important to us.
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL 914-693-4443 27 Crane Road, Scarsdale 914-472-4404 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale 914-595-7551
Alcott school provides 2 – 5 year olds a supportive, multicultural learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and a love for learning. All locations offer a developmentally appropriate Montessori Curriculum. Students learn through experience with hands on materials. Enrichment activities include music, yoga, creative movement, and nature. Afterschool classes, such as, dance, soccer, art, and cooking are available for 3-5 year olds. Kidz Club, a social skills group for 3-5 year olds, meets from 4-5pm twice a week at the Crane Road site. Please call to arrange a tour.
Nassau County, ALL ABOUT KIDS 255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview 516-576-2040 150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge 631-439-6860 175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn 718-522-7300 3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx 718-239-4147 37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria 718-706-7500 145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle 914-251-0905 allaboutkidsny.com email@example.com
All About Kids provides quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services, including but not limited to ABA services for children with autism; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; social skills; special education; parent training; and counseling. Licensed and certified, experienced staff provides services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in the home, school, and/or community setting, and our state-of-the-art facilities and sensory motor gyms. Services provided throughout Westchester, all NYC boroughs, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. For eligible children, services are authorized by the EIP/CPSE Programs at no cost, and are funded and monitored by NYS DOH, NYSED, and county governments.
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE 914-592-3027 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
At Ann & Andy, each child is considered on two levels: as an individual, and a member of the group. Regularly planned group activities are designed to meet all the needs of children at play. The staff is carefully trained to promote a positive environment and to keep a balanced routine. We are open year round and have a summer camp program. We are located on five acres with plenty of space for exploration and discovery. Nutritional meals are served, including hot lunches, and dietary restrictions are taken into consideration.
16 King St., Port Chester BALLET DES AMÉRIQUES SCHOOL & COMPANY, INC. 646-753-0457
10 South Division St., Ring Buzzer #8, New Rochelle BALLET MUSCLE 914-365-1862 Email email@example.com
Ballet lessons and fitness taught by American ballet dancers, owned and operated by American ballet dancer, Peter Cirolia. Ballet Muscle is a unique ballet studio and fitness center, offering professionally led ballet classes and fitness training for children, teenagers, and adults of all levels of experience. At Ballet Muscle you will build long and strong muscles to enhance any athletic activity. We offer personal training, group fitness classes, and ballet classes in Westchester, NY. All instructors at Ballet Muscle are professional ballet dancers with knowledge in athletics and the health industry.
1088 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale BELLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC 283 Tarrytown Road, White Plains 1537 Central Park Ave., Yonkers 914-961-5511
The Belle School of Music, voted the #1 music school in Westchester in 2015 by parents, has a unique, effective, and fun way of teaching music to children, (2 years and up), 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.
Located at Palisades Center, 1282 Palisades Center Drive, First Floor, West Nyack BILLY BEEZ 845-535-9277 Westchester ONLY: The Mall at Bay Plaza 200 Baychester Ave., Bronx 718-514-6045
Run, jump, bounce, slide, and climb your way to an active lifestyle! Billy Beez in Palisades Center is a 26,000 sq. ft. jungle themed, indoor playground featuring interactive play zones, slides, trampolines, sports courts, our signature Honey Cafe, and much more! Billy Beez's mission of fun, family fitness supports an active lifestyle by encouraging physical, mental, and social development through play. For more information or to book your child's next birthday party or group outing, visit us.billybeez.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-535-9277. Then Like Billy Beez, Palisades Center on Facebook.
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS 845-268-4000 facebook.com/bouncetrampolinesports twitter.com/bouncesport
Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. Guests can enjoy open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball on our new dual lanes, foam-pit jumping, and a fun arcade. We also have private party rooms, a Wi-Fi lounge, healthy-food vending machines and snack bar, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids ages 5 and younger. Ask us about Toddler Time!, program for those with special needs, school, camp, and group trips. Fundraising opportunities available.
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale CENTRAL PARK DANCE 914-723-2940 Email email@example.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 2 years old 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.
One Blachley Road, Stamford CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT 203-989-1004
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Chelsea Piers Connecticut, a 465,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports complex, provides world-class facilities, expert instruction, and the area’s most dynamic sports curriculum. Facilities include two ice rinks; Olympic-sized pool and Splash Zone; 65,000 square-foot fitness center, 12 squash and 7 tennis courts; batting cages with infield for baseball and softball training; gymnastics center; indoor track; 100-yard turf field for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey; basketball and volleyball courts; a child care and Early Learning Center. Memberships are available for families! Youth Classes begin September 9th and registration is ongoing!
One Blachley Road, Stamford CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT 203-989-1004
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SUNY Purchase, CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE) 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, tradition, history, and holidays, for children in K-7th grade. We provide a professional teaching staff supported by a parent co-op administration in an open, warm and relaxed, and affordable environment. Bar/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.
98 Lake St., White Plains CITY CENTER DANCE 914-328-1881 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
40 Beech St., Port Chester CLAY ART CENTER 914-937-2047 x222 Email email@example.com
Create. Connect. Be inspired. Clay Art Center is a non-profit ceramic art center in Port Chester offering clay classes for adults and children year round as well as private lessons and parties. This fall we’re offering a fabulous line-up of afterschool and weekend clay classes for children, tweens, teens, and families. Fall classes start September 21. Or join us for Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, a great afternoon with family or friends for ages 5-99! Visit our Gallery and Shop, featuring one-of-a-kind pottery and sculpture, open Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm.
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains CONGREGATION KOL AMI YAD B’YAD PROGRAM 914-949-4717 x125 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yad B’Yad is a synagogue-based, inclusive program for Jewish teenagers with developmental challenges that focuses on social and life skills. The target population for the program is Jewish teenagers who struggle with social interactions and may have learning, cognitive, or emotional challenges. Teenagers work with peer mentors; participate in electives (i.e. cooking, yoga, Israeli dance, drama), holiday, and other special events such as field trips. The program runs from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday evenings, along with the current Religious School.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford CURTAIN CALL, INC. 203-329-8207 x16 Administration: 203-329-8207 Box Office: 203-461-6358
Curtain Call, Inc. is Stamford’s longest-running, non-profit theatre, providing year-round performances and educational programs. Classes are available for ages five through adult, after school, evenings, and weekends in acting, comedy, improvisation, musical theatre, on-camera, Shakespeare…and more! Full-day vacation programs are also available for ages six through sixteen. Our faculty consists of area professionals dedicated to education in the performing arts for the community. We can also create a special workshop for your before/after school program, business, or civic group. For more information, contact our Education Director at 203-329-8207x16. or email@example.com.
171 Main Street, Nyack DANISH WRITING ACADEMY 845-480-2273 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Danish Writing Academy is a Rockland County-based writing school, with classes taught by an award-winning, #1 Best-Selling author. We offer classes in: Novel and Fiction Writing, Playwriting, Public Speaking, and College Essay Writing. We help writers of all ages with practical, real world training. We are the only school in the tri-state area to proudly offer its students publishing contracts upon completion of the classes! At the conclusion of each school year, one DWA student will have his/her novel published, through our partnership with True North Publishing. Please visit: danishwritingacademy.com.
881 Pelham Parkway , Pelham Manor DAVE AND BUSTER’S PELHAM MANOR 914-380-8500 Email email@example.com
Dave & Buster's of Pelham Manor is the best place for family fun, including: birthday parties, award ceremonies, club get-togethers, graduation parties, after-prom parties and more. With great food and games all in one place, it's the perfect party space for youth events and family outings - and a perfect reward for a job well done. Give them the BEST birthday, including Sweet 16s, Bat and Bar Mitzvahs, and quinceaneras! We offer delicious food, unlimited drinks, and Power Cards for play in our Million Dollar Midway.
75 Brook St. DICKER READING METHOD Scarsdale, NY 10583 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 preschool 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.
131 W. 86th St., New York ELLIOTT'S CLASSES AND KIDS IN BLOOM, A PRESCHOOL ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM 917-517-8721 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We help families provide their children with strong emotional, social, and physical foundations through a range of unique classes. Our trained instructors apply "The Elliott Method," a combination of movement science and child development theory, to each of our programs. We believe that children's classes should focus on developing life skills and a sense of pride and achievement through an experience that is fun! Contact us for more information: 917-517-8721, or email@example.com, and visit our website: elliottsclasses.com. Elliott's Classes- 1149 North Avenue, New Rochelle.
547 North Avenue, New Rochelle FASHION ARTS STUDIO OF WESTCHESTER AT GROUND WORK COWORKING 917-995-3191 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Premier Art and Design Studio for Aspiring Fashion Designers. A new Fashion Design Studio that offers courses in the art of fashion design has opened right here in Westchester. Ying Su, a professional fashion designer who was also a former adjunct fashion design professor at Parsons School of Design, and F.I.T., will share her wealth of knowledge and experience from the industry perspective. Learn how real fashion designers work. Year round Courses offered include the entire fashion design process, from designing/illustrations, concepts/colors, sewing, pattern-making, draping, and final garment construction.
Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck, FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY) 914-250-0000 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
FASNY is a Westchester County independent, coed N-12 day school. Our unique French and American bilingual curriculum, open to non-French speakers from nursery to kindergarten, ensures students acquire academic fluency in both languages, providing them mental flexibility and open-mindedness. FASNY is also pleased to welcome qualified non-French speaking students in the 11th and 12th grades as part of the school's newly authorized International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). FASNY currently enrolls 850 students representing 50+ nationalities. Learn more about our program and multicultural community at www.fasny.org.
365 Central Park Ave., (Archway Shopping Center), Scarsdale GAGA CENTER (THE) - SCARSDALE 914-368-9889 Email email@example.com
The Gaga Center is located at 365 Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale, New York. We offer weekly after school classes, days off from school, Open Gaga on weekends, and birthday parties! Our semester-long after school classes are one hour of pure gaga fun and include warm-up, instruction, and loads of time to play. Kids get in on the action while learning gaga and athletic skills. To learn more about our after school options, and our birthday parties and other programs, please visit gagacenter.com or call 914-368-9889.
Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford GERMAN SCHOOL OF CONNECTICUT (THE) 203-548-0438 First Baptist Church 90 N. Main St., W. Hartford, CT 860-404-8838
The German School of Connecticut is a friendly center for German language and culture, with a high-quality educational program for children of all ages and adults. Students at all levels, from beginner through native speaker, are matched with dedicated, professional teachers to learn, improve and maintain German language skills. We foster a strong academic growth and a wider worldview for all students in a fun, stimulating atmosphere. GSC meets on Saturday mornings during the school year.
969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale GREAT PLAY OF SCARSDALE 914-713-3470
A three-category Family Favorites Winner, including "Best Birthday Location," and A Best of Westchester winner, Great Play makes it insanely fun for kids, ages 6 mos.-fifth grade, to develop motor and sport skills, fitness, and coordination! Great Play’s unique curriculum of directed play, and their patented Interactive Arena™, help children develop age-appropriate skills, while having a blast. Customers rave about it! “The coaches rock!” -Macaroni Kids. “A gym like no other!” -Rebecca Shaw. “In a league of their own…their favorite class (and mine) by far!” -Jami Goldman. See more reviews at greatplay.com. Fantastic birthday parties too! Call for a free trial!
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale GYMBOREE PLAY & MUSIC OF SCARSDALE 914-472-0192 Route 6 and Hill Blvd., Yorktown Kristy, party coordinator: 516-507-0329 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering learning, creativity, and confidence in children from birth to age 5 for almost 40 years. Gymboree offers classes in play and learn, art, music, sports, preschool, and a new 2-year-old separation program, Preschool Steps. All classes at Gymboree enjoy unlimited free open gyms 5-7 days per week, and Gymboree store discounts with enrollment, as well as special events and birthday parties. Previews are offered in all classes. As Gymboree likes to say. “All of America goes to Gymboree!”
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER 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.
142 Main St., Nyack HELEN HAYES YOUTH THEATER 845-826-2049
Celebrating our 18th year of excellence in theater education, the Helen Hayes Youth Theater offers year-round theater programs for kids ages 5-17, including weekend and weekday classes and productions. We welcome performers with all levels of experience. Please join us for professional training in a friendly, supportive environment. For more information, call us or visit our website.
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL 914-636-6202
Children learn to observe, think, judge, and pursue interests at their own pace. Exposed to physical and mental order, working with materials with a purposeful design, in a calm atmosphere, fosters concentration, creativity, self-respect, and a solid academic foundation. Hudson’s unique approach allows children to develop their skills while pursuing their interests. Programs are available for children from 18 months through eighth grade, with extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm.
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison ISG GYMNASTICS 914-835-0010
ISG Gymnastics, serving the community for more than 35 years, is a family-run business where the kids come first! Classes for children, ages 10 months through high school. Ongoing registration. Birthday parties available. Girls' team and camps. Call for information and start your child toward a healthy future today.
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER 914-472-3300 for camps only: email@example.com
Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: Preschoolers benefit from full service nursery schools, and professional teaching staff, a year round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs, and Special Needs programs. All under one roof! Early drop off, late pick up. The Summer Art Center (SAC), continues all year, providing a non-competitive, nurturing environment for children with a passion for the Arts. The Dance School provides programs for preschoolers, teens, and adults. The Academic Center offers everything you need to prepare kids for college. Arrange for a tour: firstname.lastname@example.org 914-472-3300, jccmw.org.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco JODI'S GYM 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 34 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. They offer gymnastics (ages 3 to 12 years), Ninja Challenge (4-8 years), Game On! (3-5 years), parent/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!
455 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale KANGS MARTIAL ARTS 914-723-0777 Email email@example.com
At Kangs Martial Arts, we offer Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do lessons. Children will learn increased confidence, unshakable focus, discipline, and additional life skills. Adults will benefit from valuable self-defense skills, stress relief, and an intense and fun workout! We offer a flexible schedule for children (ages 4 and older), teens, and adults. Take advantage of our family classes, where parents and children train together! We are conveniently located directly across from the Greenburgh nature center! Come in for a class today!
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale KIDS' B.A.S.E. & THE LITTLE SCHOOL 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 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Kids’ B.A.S.E. offers a Breakfast Club, after-school enrichments 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, enrichments, and sports. The Little School is licensed by NYS OCFS and accredited by NAEYC.
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284) KUMON Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children in preschool through high school develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit kumon.com today to find your local center or call 1-800-ABC-MATH.
421 Boston Post Road, 3rd Floor, Port Chester LEAPIN' LIZARDS 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.
2 locations LINGUAKIDS®, LLC 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.
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale LITTLE GYM (THE) 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.
99 Church St., White Plains LTB ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. DBA BERRY BIZZY BOOTREADY ACADEMY Email email@example.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.
1-866-30-MABEL (62235) MABEL'S LABELS Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
747 White Plains Road, Scarsdale MATHNASIUM 914-725-MATH (6284) Email email@example.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.
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE) 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.
216 Central Ave., White Plains MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER 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.
914-722-2025 MUSIC TOGETHER® Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe MUSICAL MUNCHKINS 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.
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB AT PINE BROOK FITNESS 914-636-1003
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.
209 W. 42nd St. (just west of Broadway), New York NEW VICTORY® THEATER (THE) 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.
558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson ON HUDSON FITNESS & DANCE STUDIO, INC. AND NEW YORK GOJU KARATE BLACK BELT ACADEMY 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.
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown ONTRACK SPORT CENTER 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.
One N. Broadway, White Plains PLAY GROUP THEATRE (THE) 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
100 Playland Parkway, Rye PLAYLAND ICE CASINO 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.
75 Brook St., Scarsdale PRE-SCHOOL READING PROGRAM BY THE DICKER READING METHOD 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.
82 Prospect St., White Plains PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER 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 3-5. We offer programs in Russian, German, and Italian 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-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.
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase PURCHASE COLLEGE AQUATICS 914-251-6546 Email email@example.com
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.
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow ROBIN'S NEST 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.
333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco ROCKIN’ JUMP - MOUNT KISCO 914-743-5730 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!
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco SENSORY STEPPING STONES 914-244-4101 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck SOCIABLE KIDZ® 914-502-3295 Email email@example.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.
Harrison/White Plains/Mount Kisco/NYC locations, STAR KIDZ-WESTCHESTER 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!
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE 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 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.
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester STUDIO B DANCE CENTER 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 of Bronxville SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS - WESTCHESTER 850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville 914-237-4396 sylvanlearning.com/bronxville firstname.lastname@example.org Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains 180 S. Broadway White Plains 914-948-4116 sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains email@example.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.
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
100 Overlook Circle, New Rochelle THORNTON-DONOVAN SCHOOL 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.
Multiple locations throughout the tri-state area, TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 800-52-TIGER (528-4437)
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.
Congregations in Croton, Hastings, Mohegan Lake, Mt. Kisco, and White Plains, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SUNDAY SCHOOL Email email@example.com
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!
347-241-8673 WE'LL SHOP FOR YOU Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
in Ossining Arcadian Shopping Center, Route 9, Ossining WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTER 914-606-7400 Email email@example.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.
84 Sprague Road, Scarsdale WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM 914-713-8828 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to find out more and to arrange for your child to attend a sample class.
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA) 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, and much more. Visit us online for more information.
23 Purdy Ave., Rye WESTFIELD DAY SCHOOL 914-967-2530 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich WHITBY SCHOOL 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.
515 North St., White Plains YWCA OF 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 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.