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Back-to-School Services, Resources, & Programs in Brooklyn

Back-to-School Services, Resources, & Programs in Brooklyn

Find services and programs to get your child ready to go back to school in Brooklyn.


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UPDATED October 2019: School is quickly approaching, and you still have things to do before your child goes back to school. Prepare for back-to-school season in Brooklyn with a wide range of programs, services, and schools for kids, including after-school programs such as gymnastics, music classes, sports teams and programs, tutors and academic enrichment, art classes, child care, fitness programs, cooking classes, dance programs, and martial arts; doctors and dentists; private, college prep, and parochial schools; uniform stores and resources; and nursery schools, day cares, and preschools. These resources and venues are located throughout Brooklyn, in neighborhoods such as Greenpoint, Canarsie, Flatlands, Coney Island, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Red Hook, Flatbush, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Bed-Stuy, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Midwood, Dumbo, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Williamsburg.

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Dentists & Orthodontists

BROOKLYN FAMILY ORTHODONTICS ALEXIS K. FERMANIS, D.D.S., M.S.
718-395-6582
142 Joralemon St. 6B, Brooklyn Heights

73 8th Ave. at Union Street,
Park Slope


Dr. Alexis Fermanis is an orthodontic specialist who practiced in Brooklyn for 10 years before starting Brooklyn Family Orthodontics in 2014. Dr. Fermanis believes that a beautiful smile makes a great first impression and is passionate about providing that to her patients.

DR. SUE LIEBMAN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ORTHODONTICS
185 Montague St., 8th floor , Brooklyn
718-622-6741
Email [email protected]

Exceptional smiles-Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics has been serving the Brooklyn community for more than 30 years. Under the compassionate leadership of Dr. Sue Liebman we are dedicated to providing the most advanced treatments, including braces and Invisalign, to patients of all ages with convenient Saturday hours and affordable payment plans.

Doctors & Medical Providers

ADVANTAGECARE PHYSICIANS
37 medical offices across the Metropolitan New York area. Learn about the location nearest you.,

AdvantageCare Physicians understands that a child's total health picture includes how they are doing physically and emotionally, what their diet is like, and how active they are. We help you assess these important areas of your child's health with wellness exams, regular checkups, sports physicals, and mandatory vaccinations.

CHARLOT, DR. CASCYA - ALLERGY AND ASTHMA CARE OF BROOKLYN
10 Plaza St. E., suite 1E, Brooklyn
347-564-3211
311 Saint Nicholas Ave., Ridgewood
347-564-3211


Dr. Cascya Charlot is an award-winning, Harvard Medical School-trained physician who is board-certified in pediatric and adult allergy and immunology. She evaluates patients for a wide variety of allergic conditions including asthma, eczema, food allergies, sinusitis, and environmental allergies.

GARY N. MCABEE, D.O. MAIMONIDES CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY
4802 10th Ave.,
718-283-7500

Dr. Gary McAbee is an experienced pediatric neurologist at the Maimonides Children's Hospital. He is board-certified in pediatric neurology and general pediatrics. Dr. McAbee evaluates and treats infants, children, and adolescents with neurological disorders such as migraines and headaches, developmental delay, and autism spectrum disorder.

MAIMONIDES CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
4801 10th Ave., Brooklyn
718-283-7500

Maimonides Children's Hospital is one of New York City's leading pediatric hospitals, and is recognized by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). Our expert team of board-certified pediatric physicians, surgeons, nurses, and nurse practitioners provides compassionate, family-centered care for infants, children, and adolescents.

MONITA MENDIRATTA, M.D. - MAIMONIDES CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY & SLEEP MEDICINE
4802 10th Ave., Brooklyn
718-283-7500

Dr. Monita Mendiratta is a highly experienced, board-certified pediatric pulmonologist specializing in pediatric sleep medicine and pediatric pulmonology. She leads a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists who diagnose and treat sleep disorders in infants, children, and adolescents that are related to medical, developmental, or behavioral conditions.

PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, suite 105, North Lindenhurst
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)


Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly, walk-ins welcome, most insurance plans accepted. More than 30 years of dedication to our patients. We are open seven days-a-week, including holidays.

TINA RAKITT, M.D. - MAIMONIDES CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY
4802 10th Ave., Brooklyn
718-283-7500

Dr. Tina Rakitt is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist at the Maimonides Children's Hospital. She completed subspecialty training at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and has more than 10 years of experience in treating a variety of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), celiac disease, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Educational Services

FRED ELLIS - MUSIC TEACHER AND MUSIC THERAPIST
Email [email protected]

Fred Ellis, an NYC elementary music teacher and music therapist, debuts his CD of original songs. The CD can be used to not only teach musical skills and knowledge, but to help children develop their mental, physical, communication, and social skills. Available at fredellis.com, itunes.com, cdbaby.com, and amazon.com.

PJ LIBRARY – FREE JEWISH CHILDREN’S BOOKS
67 Hunt St., suite 100, Agawam
413-276-0800
Email [email protected]

PJ Library is a free program for families raising Jewish kids ages 6 months to 12 years old, offering books that capture children’s imaginations with fun characters, compelling stories, and vibrant illustrations. We send your child an age-appropriate, expertly curated Jewish children’s book every month. Sign up at pjlibrary.org/metro.

Stores & Resources

AFFINITY HEALTH PLAN
866-247-5678

For more than 30 years, Affinity Health Plan has been offering New York state-sponsored free or low-cost health coverage to New Yorkers who have Medicaid or no health insurance at all. Our managed care programs meet the need for coverage among people who may find it hard to get health care.

FIDELIS CARE NEW YORK
888-FIDELIS (343-3547)

Fidelis Care is a mission-driven health plan offering quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life. With more than 1.7 million members statewide, Fidelis Care believes that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance.

FRED ELLIS - MUSIC TEACHER AND MUSIC THERAPIST
Email [email protected]

Fred Ellis, an NYC elementary music teacher and music therapist, debuts his CD of original songs. The CD can be used to not only teach musical skills and knowledge, but to help children develop their mental, physical, communication, and social skills. Available at fredellis.com, itunes.com, cdbaby.com, and amazon.com.

Tutors & Test Prep

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE INC.
Several Locations in Brooklyn and Staten Island Call for a location near you!,
718-232-0114

Brienza's Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of academic programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Specializing in reading and math tutoring, TACHS, SHSAT, Regents, SAT and ACT preparation. Programs offered include tutoring in all subjects, test preparation, Mandated Summer School programs, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students.

FASTRACKIDS
Williamsburg, Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge/Dyker, Park Slope,
347-983-2229

FasTracKids offers world-class educational enrichment programs for children ages 2-14, which are designed to help children accelerate their education, utilizing the latest in research driven, brain-based learning. Our centers offer a variety of programs ranging from preschool, to gifted and talented test prep, to math and English enrichment.

GOOROO
646-791-3081
Email [email protected]

Gooroo offers in-person tutoring in your neighborhood! Our tutoring membership matches students to tutors based on their unique learning needs. Members have access to experts in more than 300 subjects. Gooroo provides continuous feedback, progress reports, and a designated Personal Learning Consultant to guide students through their learning journey.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
808 Union St., Park Slope
718-230-4600

Huntington is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for students kindergarten-12th grades, including SAT, ACT, and state tests. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn more about our mission at huntingtonhelps.com.


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