UPDATED APRIL 2014: Our health and wellness guide to Westchester County, NY, features everything you need to keep you family healthy, including Westchester pediatricians and doctors, dentists, hospitals and medical centers, fitness centers and programs, and more.
AQUATIC PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
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. Our summer session offers 1-week intensives, 2-week intensives, and morning or afternoon classes. Summer sessions run early June through mid-August. Register now!
DR. CONSTANTINA BACOPOULOU
44 Pondfield Road, Bronxville
Dr. Constantina is a board-certified family dentist, specializing in both pediatric and adult dentistry, dedicated in providing quality dental care. She is Invisalign®-certified and an NYU college of dentistry faculty member, teaching aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Constantina is also certified in implant dentistry, and brings years of expertise to Westchester. The office, conveniently located across from the Bronxville train station, boasts state-of-the-art equipment and a full-time hygienist on staff with no wait times for appointments.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
Email [email protected]
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, and jumping into our dual foam-pits. Bounce also has private party rooms, a Wi-Fi lounge, healthy-food vending machines and snack bar, an arcade, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids ages 6 and younger. We also offer a quieter Toddler Time twice a week. Ask us about school, camp, and group trips. Fundraising opportunities available. Now open in Syosset and Poughkeepsie.
BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness, we tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head on, by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensory-motor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their fullest social and academic potential. Stop in or call to learn more about the Brain Balance Program® and how we can help your child succeed.
BRUCE CHUNG TAE KWON DO
250 Halstead Ave., Harrison
Strength, stamina, coordination, flexibility, and enhanced cardiovascular endurance are the components of a great martial arts program. At Grandmaster Bruce Chung’s, children have fun in our supercharged Tae Kwon Do program. Children gain confidence, self-esteem, and focus. We are the child experts, and have been teaching children Tae Kwon Do for over 20 years in our beautiful, bright studio. Bring your child today for a free trial class!
CARING FOR KIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
140 Lockwood Ave., Suite 315, New Rochelle
Dr. Ivis Getz, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Getz recognizes that each child is a unique individual who deserves compassion and respect, which is evident in her friendly manner and calm demeanor. Our dental team truly enjoys working with kids and will treat your child with warmth and compassion. We participate in many dental insurance plans and have convenient after-school and Saturday appointments available.
ERICA FISH, DMD/ME SMILES DENTAL, PC
280 N. Central Park Ave., Suite 430, Hartsdale
ME Smiles Dental focuses on prevention and early treatment of dental disease in a positive, trusting environment. We want you to feel good about dental visits and establish habits for a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. Dr. Erica Fish cares for children and individuals with special needs; she treats every child as she would her own, ensuring positive experiences. Dr. Michael Fish provides general and cosmetic dentistry for adults within the same relaxed and comfortable environment. We are a “dental home” for our families, providing support in every aspect of oral health.
67 Grant Ave., Harrison
Fenom Fitness is a dynamic sports and fitness facility where you can reach your potential and improve your fitness and athletic skills through personalized attention in a variety of individual and group settings. The Fenom method is simple, yet unique to the fitness industry. We believe in making the healthy lifestyle an achievable reality by offering our clients creative sports and fitness programs for all ages and abilities. No matter your age, improving the technique of your overall fitness increases your opportunities for success.
FIN 2 SWIM
White Plains, NY
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Can your child swim? I mean, REALLY swim? Has she had lessons for several summers but still won't put her head under water? Or, does he run and jump in without knowing how to save himself? Let us help you! One-on-one private lessons will have your child swimming independently from one side of the pool to the other in about six weeks. Don't miss this limited opportunity! Lessons are held in Bergen, Rockland, and Westchester, from mid-June through July. Call now to reserve your time slot.
GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
GymCats Gymnastics is located within Equalize Fitness Club, giving GymCats so much more to offer its students and parents. While children learn the skills and confidence they need for many of life's challenges, parents get to exercise in a world-class fitness facility. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for children, ages 20 months and older, including Mom and Me classes, Tiny Cat classes, toddler open gym, cheerleading groups, private tumbling lessons, summer camp, holiday camps, and birthday parties. Contact GymCats for more information on how to get started!
HARTSDALE FAMILY EYECARE
221 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
Help your child excel in school. Children often have 20/20 eyesight, but may have other visual problems that interfere with learning, and even sports performance. Most school screenings only test distance eyesight, and vision problems that affect performance go undetected. Featured on ABC News, Dr. Schwartz has years of experience treating children. Warning signs include avoiding reading, poor comprehension, and re-reading words and lines. With a comprehensive eye examination, Dr. Schwartz can determine if visual problems exist, customizing treatment. She also fits specialty contact lenses to stop the progression of nearsightedness.
HOUSE OF SPORTS WESTCHESTER
1 Elm St., Ardsley
Health and fitness is a crucial part of all child development. The House of Sports Tots Academy is the area's leading child physical development program. It uses a variety of fun and games to delight and engage kids in physical activity, while teaching them different sports. Children ages 18 months-4 years can learn baseball, basketball, soccer, or multi-sports in a non-competitive environment that promotes fun above all else! Our spring programs are now in session, and registration is open. Call 914-479-5419 to register, or visit houseofsportsny.com for more information.
HUDSON HEALTH PLAN
303 S. Broadway, Suite 321, Tarrytown
Good news! No family earns too much to qualify for New York State’s Child Health Plus insurance. Call Hudson Health Plan to enroll in free and low-cost insurance programs for children and adults. Hudson Health Plan offers comprehensive medical and dental care from the area’s leading doctors and hospitals, and has received the highest ratings in customer satisfaction in the Hudson Valley since 2003. Visit the website for more information and follow us on Facebook. Your health matters.
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison
ISG Gymnastics, serving the community for over 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 towards a healthy future today.
JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
for camps only: [email protected]
The JCC of Mid-Westchester offers a wide array of educational, fitness, and recreational programs, all under one roof. Visit us at jccmw.org for a full listing of classes in art, dance, music, theatre, sports training including basketball, baseball, soccer, karate and tennis, gymnastics, swim, fitness, SAT/ACT/Regents prep, infant/toddler classes, preschool, and developmental disabilities education, and after-school enrichment programs.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 32 years! Their step-by-step, no fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 mos.-12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer adult/child gym and music classes, preschool gymnastics, preschool alternative, grade school gymnastics, summer and holiday break camps, free monthly perks and events for members, free playtime for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
JUNGLE GYM MARTIAL ARTS - NEW ROC
10 Cottage Place, New Rochelle
A firm believer in the limitless power of the human mind and its connection to the body, Jungle Gym Martial Arts has an award-winning curriculum and progression design made just for you! Through teaching the fastest growing self-defense art in an easy-to-learn and positive environment, we've helped hundreds of people just like you achieve all of their martial arts goals. Focus, self discipline, fitness...no matter how you choose to enhance your life through martial arts, the Jungle Gym will lead you there.
KIDVILLE MOUNT KISCO
145 Kisco Ave., Mt. Kisco
Kidville Mt. Kisco's brand new facility is THE place for learning and playing from May to August. Weekly themes such as “Under the Sea Beach Adventure” set the stage for healthy exercise, sports and movement games, live jam sessions with a Kidville musician, art projects, interactive story time and dramatic play, all designed by our early childhood specialists. Our sparkling clean, air conditioned facility insures no sweltering heat, no sunburns for your little ones; just exciting and structured Kidville activities all summer long! Register for sessions in 2-16 week segments.
THE LICE LADY OF WESTCHESTER
Email [email protected]
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. After experiencing the frustration of head lice with her own children 15 years ago, it became clear to Anna there was a great need for someone to help. Salon visits or in-home head lice removal appointments are available. She is highly recommended by her clients, school nurses and pediatricians throughout Westchester.
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 offering gymnastics classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 mos. 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.
MAIN STREET PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
115 Main St., Suite 302, Tuckahoe
Email [email protected]
Both Dr. Penny and Dr. Fran, along with the team members, have been trained in a variety of methods to help your child feel comfortable with dental treatment, and the responsibilities associated with taking care of his or her oral hygiene. Children with medical, physical, emotional, and mental disabilities deserve special attention, and find our dental experience particularly wonderful. The dental visit should be an education for your child, giving them the tools and reinforcement necessary to continue to care for their health.
MARIA FARERI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
100 Woods Road, Valhalla
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center is the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley. It is the hospital that will care for a child you love if he or she is seriously ill or injured. Parents from Saugerties to Scarsdale and beyond bring their kids to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for life-changing and lifesaving care, such as open-heart surgery, brain surgery, organ transplants, burn care, cancer treatments, and much, much more. Its clinical expertise is matched only by its supportive, healing environment that gets the whole family feeling better.
NEW ROCHELLE KIDS DENTAL, PC
77 Quaker Ridge Road, #210, New Rochelle
Dr. Moonsun Kim is a board-certified pediatric dentist and offers the highest quality of dental care in a state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Kim and her amazing staff offer comprehensive dental care for children under 21 years of age, and any child with special needs. Dr. Kim believes in serving each child with unique and individualized attention, so she can make his or her visit fun, and form a lifetime of positive dental habits.
NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB
2550 Palmer Ave., New Rochelle
At the New Rochelle Racquet Club, we challenge you to find a better 10 & Under or Junior Tennis Camp or Program! We offer the best year-round tennis instruction programs for ages 3-100. Get yourself off to a great exercise regimen with adult groups, cardio tennis, power drills, men's/women's leagues, seasonal tennis, summer/vacation camps, and racquetball. Please call or stop by for a tour or more information, or visit our website.
NEW YORK CITY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS
311 or 800-LIFENET (543-3638)
Spanish: 877-AYUDESE (298-3373)
Worried your child may have an emotional or behavioral problem? Stop by one of the Family Resource Centers (FRC) near you. FRCs provide a comprehensive range of free support services for parents/caregivers by parents/caregivers for children, birth through age 24. FRCs provide information and assist families with understanding their child’s needs, and advocating for the right services. Services are also available to youth by trained youth advocates. Call 311 or 800-LifeNet and ask for the FRC nearest you.
ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
OnTrack Sport Center is a 26,000-sq.-ft. indoor sport facility, offering recreation, training, and competitive programs in soccer, lacrosse, and baseball to athletes of all ages. Fall and winter programs are now available on our website. Try our indoor boot camp co-sponsored by the Tarrytown YMCA every Wednesday morning. Celebrate your child's next birthday at OnTrack with one of our spectacular sports party packages. Voted 2009 Best of Westchester - Indoor Sports Center.
DR. SATISH PAI, DDS, MS, MPH
667 Stoneleigh Ave, Suite 207, Carmel
Dr. Satish Pai is assistant professor of dental medicine within the Division of Orthodontics at Columbia University in New York City, and has been a dedicated teacher at Columbia University for 12 years. Dr. Pai completed his Master of Science in Orthodontics, and his doctor of dental surgery from Columbia University. He has received numerous awards in orthodontics, including the Ernest Haas Scholarship for academic achievement in orthodontics. Dr. Pai is a premier Invisalign® and Damon braces provider. His office participates in most insurance plans and offers after-school and Saturday appointments.
PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER, PC
145 Huguenot St., Suite 200, New Rochelle
Pediatric Associates of Southern Westchester is committed to providing quality, comprehensive healthcare from birth to age 21. We are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Physician Practice Connections-Patient Centered Medical Home. Our physicians are affiliated with Montefiore New Rochelle, formerly Sound Shore, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Children’s Hospital. We offer Enfant Pediatric Visual Evoked Potential Vision Testing, a child-friendly, non-invasive medical device used to detect visual defects in children. We accommodate same-day sick visits. Call for a complimentary, new patient consultation.
PM PEDIATRICS - WESTCHESTER
620 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
Spring Valley Opening Winter 2014!
PM Pediatrics is an alternative to the ER when your pediatrician’s office is closed. Open until midnight, 365 days a year, for patients up to age 21. We treat asthma, fever, stomach distress, infections, fractures, wounds requiring stitches, and more. Our doctors and nurses are specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine; our onsite x-ray, lab, and rapid tests allow for immediate results. Our child-friendly locations have short wait times and we accept most insurance plans.
PREMIER ATHLETIC CLUB
2127 Albany Post Road (Route 9A) , Montrose
Premier Athletic Club, a beautiful 70,000-sqare-foot, multi-sport facility with indoor and outdoor pools, offers a wide array of excellent children’s programming, plus lessons, clinics, and classes in swimming, tennis, racquetball, tumbling, basketball, soccer, and fitness for kids and teens. In addition, our expert and caring staff will make your children happy at our popular sports, break dancing, or swim parties, and this summer, at our sports or tennis camps. Please call or visit our website for details.
RAMOS-MARCUSE, FATIMA PHD, NPP
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 302,, Mamaroneck
Email [email protected]
Dr. Fatima Ramos-Marcuse, Ph.D., NPP, is a nurse practitioner in Psychiatry and a developmental psychologist, specializing in child, adolescent, adult, and family therapy, as well as medication management. With over 15 years of experience, her areas of expertise include depression, mood dysregulation, and anxiety. With compassion and understanding, Dr. Ramos-Marcuse's therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. As a nurse practitioner in Psychiatry, she integrates psychotherapy with the use of medication, when necessary, to achieve the best results.
REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF CONNECTICUT
Locations in Norwalk, Danbury & now Stamford (1290 Summer St, Ste. 3200),
Email [email protected]
At Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of CT), patient care begins with a partnership between patients and an award-winning team of fertility doctors. Patients have the opportunity for comprehensive services including acupuncture, nutrition counseling, therapy, and more. Based on individual patient needs, personalized fertility treatment plans may include in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), intra-uterine insemination (IUI), egg donation, and/or a new, cutting-edge technology called Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS).
ROSENTHAL JCC SUMMER DAY CAMPS
JCC Camp Discovery (K-9th Grades)
500 Yorktown Road (Route 129), Croton-on-Hudson
Winter phone 914-741-0333 x15
Summer phone 914-271-7563
JCC Camp Bear Ridge (2-5 years)
600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville
JCC Camp Katan (1? years-1st Grade)
3565 Crompond Road (Route 202), Cortlandt Manor
What better, healthier way is there for kids to spend their summer than enjoying the great outdoors, swimming, and playing their favorite games and sports with their friends, old and new? Rosenthal JCC Camps offer a variety of locations with fantastic staff and facilities in three different locations in Westchester County: Camp Discovery, in Croton-on-Hudson, for ages 4 through 9th grade (contact Alison Langer, [email protected]); Camp Bear Ridge, in Pleasantville, for preschoolers (contact Ann Pardes [email protected]); and Camp Katan, in Yorktown, for preschoolers (contact [email protected]). For information and registration, visit rosenthaljcc.org.
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 creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach their full potential.
SOLARIS SPORTS CLUBS
201 Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights
Solaris Sport & Racquet Club
5 Browns Lane, Hawthorne
Tennis is a great way to exercise, meet new friends, enjoy competition, and have fun! Solaris Sports Clubs offers a 10-and-Under tennis instructional program with smaller courts, shorter racquets, and balls that bounce lower, making it easier for kids to play the game and develop a love for the sport right from the start! Many days and times to choose from. Call and register today!
SPORTIME HARBOR ISLAND TENNIS CLUB
SPORTIME Lake Isle Tennis Club
at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester
Stay in shape by learning and playing the wonderful sport of tennis! SPORTIME now offers 16 beautiful indoor/outdoor soft surface tennis courts in lower Westchester within 15 minutes of each other. One low-priced membership provides access to both facilities and membership benefits. Enjoy lessons, leagues, and summer camp programs for juniors and adults, and USTA Inter-Club team play. Call for membership and program information, or visit us online at sportimeny.com/harbor-island or sportimeny.com/lake-isle.
STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
Email [email protected]
Since 1937, Steffi Nossen is Westchester’s dance destination! Voted “Best Dance Classes” in 2011 and 2012 Westchester magazine. Experience the joy and health benefits of dance with our warm and enthusiastic faculty. Adaptive dance classes encourage children/adults with special needs to experience dance and creative activities to live music in a safe, supportive environment. Improve range of motion, gain strength and focus, make new friends, and have fun. Summer Dance programs for preschool–high school students of all levels and abilities: modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and special needs dance. Visit steffinossen.org for details.
STERLING CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES
235 Glenville Road, 3rd Floor, Greenwich
Sterling Care Home Staffing’s Family Services Division provides the most dedicated care and staff for all of your family’s needs. We provide moms-in-the-know with trained baby-care attendants, nanny and housekeeper placement services, nanny training classes, in-home CPR for families, in-home personal trainers for new moms and their families, family health, wellness and nutrition counseling, and professional organizing services. We service Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY. Call us at 203-532-0500 or visit sterlingcare.com.
STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
Studio B offers a wide variety of classes for boys and girls, ages 2 and older. The nurturing staff have college degrees, professional performance experience, and/or are certified in early childhood dance education. Convenient class schedules allow parents to bring siblings to dance at the same time in one of the three spacious studios. Pleasant waiting rooms have viewing windows and TV monitors for parents to watch their children dance. Studio B is offering FREE TRIAL CLASSES April 29th-May 20th. Please call the Studio for more information.
UFC GYM - MAMARONECK
300 Waverly Ave., Mamaroneck
UFC Gym is the only fitness facility of its kind, and the only one inspired by the world’s absolute undisputed leader in mixed martial arts. Whether it is boxing, kickboxing, jiujitsu, or one of the hundreds of classes offered, you are guaranteed a complete workout experience—strengthening and toning while building endurance and functional fitness. We’re proud to offer our members and guests the finest training available, giving individuals of all ages and fitness levels the opportunity to train in a different way than ever before.
VILLAGE PEDIATRIC GROUP
115 Main St., Tuckahoe
Village Pediatric Group offers state-of-the art technology to facilitate advanced care in a warm, family-friendly environment. For Drs. Heather McGowan, Florencia Braier, and Karma Cinnante, the most important part of their relationship with patients is communication. Being highly accessible, they provide their patients with expert care and the reassurance of consistent reliability. Drs. McGowan, Braier, and Cinnante understand that supportive, personal attention is the best and only approach to your child's care. They cover all aspects of your child's health, from lactation consulting to adolescent physicals. Visit their website.
WILL2LOSE WEIGHT LOSS FITNESS CLUB, INC.
303 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
855 Franklin Ave, Thornwood
Have you ever thought, if only there was a place where your needs and concerns regarding weight loss and making Real lifestyle changes was a priority, you could really see success? Will2lose is just that place! The Will2lose program is designed to address all your nutritional, emotional, mental, and physical needs to help you achieve Real results. These are all components of the Weight-Loss Team Challenge. All that, plus a Personalized Lifestyle Coach in your corner to whom you are accountable, combined with team support, camaraderie, and education, makes for a winning combination.
WORLD SEIDO KARATE - JOHSHIN HONZAN
1 Parkway Plaza (Exit 21 off the Saw Mill River Parkway), Elmsford
When Seido was established in 1976, there were hardly any martial arts schools in New York. Now, you see a school on almost every corner! We have consistently provided what we still offer at Seido for 37 years: high-quality traditional Japanese karate that develops the mind, body, and spirit in harmony. Adults and children of all levels can enjoy the benefits of karate—your focus and physical fitness will improve in a positive environment with professional instruction. Take a trial class and see why our students call us a "Seido Family."
YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS & CENTRAL WESTCHESTER
515 North St., White Plains
The YWCA offers aquatics, gymnastics, and fitness activities for all ages. Our licensed children's programs meet the needs of young families, with an array of active programs, including early care and education, before-, and after-school programs. The YWCA's caring staff creates an environment where every child is valued, developing activities that support the educational process, social interaction, emotional growth, physical development, and creative expression.