Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

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UPDATED October 2017: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.
ABC CHILD CENTER
109 Nassau Ave., Greenpoint
718-389-9004
Email info@abcchildcenter.com

ABC is open year-round, Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm with rolling admission. Providing childcare since 1993. ABC’s goal is to provide safe, age-appropriate, and stimulating programs for children from ages 3 months to 4 years, while fulfilling their need to laugh, learn, play, make new friends, and discover new things. Utilizing age-appropriate curriculum, along with the support of its families and devoted staff, ABC will ensure that every child achieves success and will set them on a path of lifelong learning. For more information or to schedule a tour, email info@abcchildcenter.com.

APRIL'S DANCE-N-FEET
9409 and 9411 Avenue L
718-272-1813
4626 Flatlands Ave.
718-692-4809


Our classes are for ages 2 through adult. We teach ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, majorette, Caribbean, African, boys' classes, adult classes, lyrical, praise dance, karate, private lessons, and competition classes. Call or stop into one of our three convenient Brooklyn locations for more information.

AVIATOR SPORTS AND EVENTS CENTER
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
718-758-7510
Jason Vasquez, Youth Programs director
718-758-7510
jason@aviatorsports.com
Jenna Jones, Hospitality Department manager
718-758-7549
jenna@aviatorsports.com


Email lorrie@aviatorsports.com

Aviator Sports After-School Program is designed to make after-school fun, enjoyable, and easy for children and families. Each day starts off with homework help from a professional homework aide. This helps to develop positive study habits and problem-solving skills. Once homework is complete, children partake in a variety of activities in Aviator’s 175,000-square-foot facility. Children never grow bored with after-school while participating in specialized recreation activities like ice skating, gymnastics, rock climbing, sky jump, arts and crafts, dance, and a variety of sports.

BIBLE SPEAKS ACADEMY (THE)
5205 Foster Ave.,
718-629-4559
Email info@tbsbrooklyn.org

The Bible Speaks Academy is a Christian school in the heart of East Flatbush, where students receive a quality Christian education that benefits them, their homes, and their communities. The Bible Speaks Academy offers an individualized learning system that addresses the academic needs and progress of each child; and this year we are adding language choices and music to our program. Our dedicated staff provides the training, love, patience, and encouragement necessary to make a difference in the lives of pre-K through eighth grade students. For more information: 718-629-4559.

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
718-232-0114
8696 18th Ave., Brooklyn
1902 Avenue T, Brooklyn


Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of academic programs for students attending kindergarten through 12th grade. We specialize in reading and math tutoring along with TACHS, SHSAT, Regents, SAT and ACT preparation. Our programs provide students with the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge, enabling them to reach their full potential. Programs offered: tutoring in all subjects, test preparation courses, and SETSS (P-4) services. Call our office to speak to our educational specialists who can help you choose the best option for your child.

BROOKLYN COLLEGE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
718-951-4111

For almost 40 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered private and group classes in music (piano, winds, percussion, traditional and Suzuki strings), theater (audition prep, acting, and musical theater), and dance (from ballet to hip-hop and beyond), for children of all ages and levels. We are now launching classes in other fields of performance arts including: Live-action Film Making, Puppetry, and Beat Making! Our professional teachers, well-known experts, encourage students’ growth at all levels in a nurturing and supportive college environment. Registration is underway for our 30-week, 2017-18 school year!

BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL
126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn
718-638-5660

Brooklyn's best after-school program, Arts Reaching Youth (ARY), offers a range of creative options with classes in music, dance, theater, and the performing arts, along with homework support and healthy snacks. BMS offers free after-school pick-up from selected schools, and our location in Brooklyn's cultural district makes us convenient for families with kids in grades kindergarten-fifth from around Brooklyn.

CBE KIDS-CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
718-768-3814
Camps:
CBE KIDS CAMP
cbebk.org/camp
Elementary and Travel camps: 718-768 3814 x210


Email bfinkelstein@cbebk.org

CBE KIDS, the after-school program at Congregation Beth Elohim offers children a wide variety of enrichment classes and recreational activities in a safe and caring environment. We believe that each child develops at his or her own pace. All of our enrichment classes are taught by teachers or experienced freelance artists. Some of our classes include: art, video, sewing, jewelry, bit bots, legos, instructional swim, circus arts, ballet, theater, and more. Our program is also available onsite at PS 295 and PS 39. Registration is on a trimester basis and is available online at cbebk.org/afterschool.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520

Stay active after school and on weekends at Chelsea Piers! This fall the Field House will offer youth volleyball, yoga, and running and fitness classes, in addition to basketball, soccer, football, gymnastics, dance, and parkour. Additional programs at Chelsea Piers include figure skating, ice hockey, and golf. Our team of accomplished coaches and teachers work to build your child’s skills and confidence in every class, program, and competitive league. Register for your fall favorites today!

COOKIE'S KIDS - THE KIDS' DEPARTMENT STORE
Brooklyn:
265 Livingston St.
718-797-3300
510 Fulton St.
718-797-3300
982 Flatbush Ave.
718-287-2300
Queens:
166-21 Jamaica Ave. (at 168th St.)
718-291-7700
Bronx:
1534 Westchester Ave.
718-991-9500
576 Melrose Ave.
718-585-0800


Email marvin@cookieskids.com

Sept. 7 marks the beginning of school for most NYC students, and record numbers of kids are going back in clothing and uniforms from Cookie’s Kids. With an unbeatable selection of uniforms, including hard-to-find sizes, Cookie’s Kids has earned their reputation as the premier school uniform supplier in New York City. The retailer’s updated selection of clothing, backpacks, accessories, and a full-service shoe department has made them a destination for the latest trends. Add in everyday low prices, and it is clear why Cookie’s Department Stores are the city’s back-to-school superstores.

DIMITRIOS AND GEORGIA KALOIDIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (DGK) (THE )
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-836-8096
Email principal@dgkschool.org

The Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Greek American Parochial School is committed to providing students from nursery, pre-K, and kindergarten through eighth grade, with a quality education that emphasizes academic achievement, social, emotional, and spiritual development, while preparing them for 21st-century college and career readiness.

FLATBUSH JEWISH CENTER
327 East 5th St., Brooklyn
718-871-5200

Jewish Explorers Club. Better than Hebrew School! Explore Jewish holidays, Torah, culture, liturgy, and the Hebrew language through a variety of genres including cooking, drama, dance, movie-making, and yoga with the Jewish Explorers Club! JEC’s Thursday after-school program for children ages 4-7 is active, hands on, and multi-modal, giving access to multiple types of learners from a variety of Jewish backgrounds. Programming is led by JEC Director Lizzi Mazal, who holds an MS in Early Childhood and Special Education. Register at flatbushjewishcenter.com and click “events” or call FJC at 718-871-5200.

FRED ELLIS - MUSIC TEACHER AND MUSIC THERAPIST
Email frdde8@aol.com

Fred Ellis, an NYC elementary music teacher and music therapist, debuts his CD of original songs. His objectives are to not only teach musical skills and knowledge, but to help children develop their mental, physical, communication, and social skills. The CD can be used to reach these objectives. The songs are designed to encourage socialization, love, and respect for cultural diversity. Through music, we, as people, can form one big family. Available at fredellis.com, itunes.com, cdbaby.com, and amazon.com.

GREEN APRON KITCHEN
7122 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn
718-676-4792
Email info@greenapronkitchen.com

Come and cook with us at Green Apron Kitchen! Kids learn everything from basic kitchen techniques to more complex culinary creations. Cooking teaches kids math, science, teamwork, and communication skills. Everything we make is from scratch. It's never too early or late to learn your way around a kitchen! Green Apron Kitchen offers drop-off classes for kids 6 and older, mommy & me classes for kids 5 and younger, family classes for kids of all ages, as well as adult classes!

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

Huntington Learning Center is an accredited, K-12th tutoring and test prep leader. Their certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, math, science, study skills, and executive functioning skills. Huntington also helps students prepare for the SAT, ACT, High School Entrance Exams, and other state and standardized exams. Huntington students achieve results at all skill levels. According to one parent: “In just four months I have seen incredible improvements in Jessica’s grades and confidence. She actually went up two grade levels!” Huntington offers convenient 1-to-1 tutoring programs. Call today!

KEYLAB
94 Luquer St, Brooklyn
718-576-3514
Email info@keylab.nyc

Located in Carroll Gardens, Keylab is the new modern music, arts, and technology school that offers exclusive private lessons, dynamic group classes, exciting workshops, and enlightening open labs for ages 5 to adult. Enroll today for the most fun your child will ever have learning about music and how to play it with our courses in the areas of Group Piano, Music Production, and Performance/Band. Given our range of instruction Keylab is the perfect place for kids with little to no experience as well as those with more.

LEARNATORY (THE)
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn
347-787-0435
Email dthompson@thelearnatory.org

The Learnatory at St. Francis College believes all students deserve access to world-class, hands-on, experiential learning empowering them to develop skills to thrive in college, succeed in careers, and optimize entrepreneurial opportunities. That’s why our programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, (Digital) Arts, and Medicine (STEAM) provide engaging learning enrichment opportunities in after-school programs and on Saturdays for students in grades third–10th. Our research-supported approach develops the curiosity to explore, confidence to discover, and the character to build with excellence. We inspire. Contact us: thelearnatory.org, 347-787-0435.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, Principal


Leif Ericson Day School offers a well-rounded quality education for children in nursery-eighth grade. Small class sizes, progressive state-approved curriculum, music performance classes, computer technology classes, and hands-on science lab contribute to academic success. Dedicated faculty, counseling, tutoring, door-to-door bus service, extended hours, and extra-curricular activities enhance all that LEDS has to offer. Call for a personal tour!

LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
917-657-0249

LiceXchange treats head lice exclusively in the privacy of your home-as inexpensively as possible. Experienced, conscientious, and kind staff will put your children at ease-applying all the tools of the trade-without the use of pesticides! We stand by all our work, as long as "active" cases with lice follow our protocol. Founder Debra L. Rosen, has been successfully caring for schools and camps throughout the tri-state region for more than 15 years, stressing "prevention" over treatment. LiceXchange, “Where an age-old problem gets the Royal Treatment."

LITTLE HANDS & FEET
1270 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn
718-680-KIDS (5437)

Little Hands & Feet was founded by Aneshah, who has been certified in childcare for 20 years. Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment while focusing on educational and social development. We believe each child is special and unique. Our staff is dedicated, qualified, and trained. At Little Hands & Feet be assured it is a home away from home and your child will have the best care available. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Pre- K for all 8:30am-2:50pm (early-care and after-care available for enrolled students). Call for more Information about our Infant-toddler programs and our Preschool programs. Or find us online at Littlehandsandfeetdaycare.com

MARY LOUIS ACADEMY: EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN SINCE 1936
176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates
718-297-2120

The Mary Louis Academy is proud to announce the establishment of several new and exciting initiatives designed to provide young women with increased opportunities to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, set career goals, and form strategies to achieve those goals. Successful completion of a program, all of which begin September 2017, will be recognized at graduation with a special designation certificate. The academic concentrations will include: Pre-Med, Dual-Language/International Studies Program, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Fine Art, Music, and Physical Education and Wellness. For more info visit: tmla.org.

MATCHPOINT NYC
2781 Shell Road, Brooklyn
718-769-0001
2350 East 69th St., Brooklyn
718-444-3600


Email info@matchpoint.nyc

MatchPoint NYC is the sports and fitness destination for the entire family. Spread across 120,000-square-feet, this luxury health and fitness complex features nine indoor tennis courts, a brand new, state-of-the-art fitness center, aquatics center, rhythmic gymnastics center, and a variety of youth and adult programs. Call to register for the kids after-school programs, or visit our website for details.

MUSIC TOGETHER
BayRidge, Bensonhurst, SheepsheadBay, Flatbush, Mill Basin, Marine Park
718-499-2866
musictogetherbr.com
Fort Greene/Clinton Hill /Bed Stuy
musictogetherfortegreene.com 212-604-4307
Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill
718-855-8908
musictogetheratkiddiecorner.com
Park Slope
718-369-3099
nikoskids.com


Music Together is a nationwide educational program founded on the belief that all children are musical, and that music is a perfect way for children to learn and grow. We sing, dance, and play instruments in a fun, informal, supportive atmosphere. Limited to 12 children with parent or caregiver. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend class times available. Newborn to age 6. Free trial classes offered to sample a class before enrolling. Sessions start in September, January, April, and July.

MY GYM - PARK SLOPE
367 5th Ave., Brooklyn
718-788-2200

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks through 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively, and emotionally. We have hundreds of locations in more than 30 countries offering structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, and sports. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, all while developing social skills, confidence, and self-esteem. With classes now in session, we welcome everyone to enroll with our special or take a trial class.

NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO
7909 3rd Ave.,
718-625-5425
526 Court St.


Email nyctkd@aol.com

Every child needs a sense of achievement. There is no greater reward than seeing yourself do what you set your mind to. Our program helps give children the foundation for commitment, dedication, and greatness in athletic ability. It provides children with the necessary basic skills to do well in all sports. It helps develop their balance, coordination, patience, good listening skills, respect, courtesy, and self-confidence. It provides children with the necessary body control and endurance that are the cornerstones of success. After-school program includes pick-up at school, help with homework, and tae kwon do classes.

NORTHSIDE CENTER, FORT GREENE – BROOKLYN CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES CENTER
44-60 Rockwell Place, Brooklyn
347-505-5517

Northside Center is a nonprofit that provides expert behavioral, mental health, education, and enrichment programs to children and families living in poverty. Our high-quality, outcome-driven behavioral, mental health, and education services propel struggling children forward-away from the ill-effects of poverty and racism, toward a future limited only by the scope of their dreams. Northside’s programs operate out of five locations around New York City in Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Our programs fall into three main categories: mental and behavioral health, early education, and enrichment.

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. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, babies, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. Thirty years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open seven days a week, including holidays, 8am-11pm.

RAB'S COUNTRY LANES
1600 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island
718-979-1600
Email fran@bowlatrabs.com

Rab's Country Lanes, has been providing a fun, safe haven for Staten Island residents for 20 years. Rab's provides a venue perfect for recreational, competitive, social play, and to celebrate that special occasion. It is more than just your neighborhood bowling alley: try Cosmic Bowling complete with a LED light show, or play the Laser Maze Challenge, where you navigate through a puzzle of lasers. This fall, join one of Rab’s amazing Bowling Leagues, whether you are a novice or pro, get in the game for a lifetime of great memories.

RAINE AND RILEY'S CHILDREN'S CLOTHING STORE
9002-3rd Ave. , Brooklyn
347-497-3450
Email raineandrileys@yahoo.com

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde. Come celebrate the beginning of fall and bring your little ones in to experience a unique addition to Brooklyn. Located in the heart of Bay Ridge, Raine and Riley offers a carefully selected handmade line of clothing and accessories for moms and kids. Starting in September, they will also be hosting special classes such as children’s yoga, storytelling adventures, family events, and more. Back to school has never been so fun!

REDEEMER ST. JOHN'S NURSERY SCHOOL
939 83rd St.,
718-833-7700

Redeemer St. John's Nursery School has served the community for more than 40 years and is licensed by the New York City Department of Health. Our goal is to foster a child's positive self-image, encourage curiosity, and promote cooperation by providing rich experiences and opportunities for problem solving, self-expression, and logical thinking. Our thematic curriculum focuses on fun, age-appropriate activities-integrated into all subject areas. In addition to offering a two-day toddler program, we offer a three-day (full- or half-day) nursery program and a free UPK program for children born in 2012.

RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
2583 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn
516-551-6428
Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview


Email brooklyn@russianschool.com

RSM Brooklyn is moving in the fall! In the new semester we will be in Sheepshead Bay at 2583 Ocean Ave.! Recently featured in NPR and the Atlantic magazine as one of the key players in the “Math Revolution,” and ranked one of the best schools in the world by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, RSM helps children of all levels build a solid math foundation and develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Sign up for a free math evaluation today! Website: russianschool.com.

SCHOOL AT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER (THE)
3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Green
718-624-8400
Email info@mmdg.org

Founded on the principle of choreographer Mark Morris that dance should be available to everyone, The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center offers year-round, community-based dance and music programming for children 18 months to 18 years, in a fully inclusive and nurturing environment located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The school’s diverse and professional faculty provides progressive and non-competitive instruction with classes accompanied by live music. Though we are a non-recital school, there are opportunities for students to perform and for parents to see their dancers in action.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

While providing a safe, warm, and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts, and dramatic play, the “whole” child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for ages 2-3, and free universal pre-K for age 4, with extended-day option. Open year-round; summer program available.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Email steppingstones86@aol.com

Join Stepping Stones for fall to share the joys of early exploration and discovery. The children at Stepping Stones achieve successful social skills and build a wonderful rapport with their peers and teachers. Watch your child grow through hands-on learning and small group instruction based on an independent and creative curriculum. Full- and part-time programs for ages 2, 3, and 4, as well as an after-school program are offered. Hours of operation are from 7am-6:30pm. Come visit us. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

TREASURE ISLAND
347 74th St. (corner of 4th Avenue and 74th Street),
718-238-7676
Email silbekidz@aol.com

Every child deserves a champion who connects with them and helps them to become the best that they can be. At Treasure Island you will find that our staff are champions for all children; helping each child to become a confident, motivated, engaged learner. The program promotes social competencies, active thinking, problem-solving skills, and an awareness of the diversity in our world, building a foundation of respect for differences. We serve children ages 2½-4. Hours are 7:15am-6pm, Monday-Friday. Meals included. Music and Zumba, and UPK are available. Maria Nogueira, director.

TWO BY TWO CHILDCARE ACADEMY
418 Keap St., Brooklyn
718-388-5600

Two By Two Childcare Academy is a locally owned daycare center, serving clients in the Brooklyn area. Our ultimate goal is to guide and nurture each child's development using materials that aide in their social, physical, emotional, aesthetic, and creative expression and cognitive development. We create a community in which the staff, children, and parents work together to achieve our shared vision. We take pride in the quality of trustworthy childcare we provide, and know you will agree. Contact us today for more information!

URBAN STRATEGIES INC., EARLY LEARN PROGRAM
Urban Strategies Early Learning
1091 Sutter Ave. (at Atkins Ave.), Brooklyn
1084 Elton Street (at Flatland Ave.), Brooklyn
Urban Strategies UPK Program
255 Atkins Ave., Brooklyn
1405 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
718-235-6151
usheadstart1@aol.com usdaycare1@aol.com


Urban Strategies Early Learn Program provides childcare and Head Start services for children ages 2-5. Urban Strategies is a safe and supportive Early Learn Program that promotes discovery and growth. Our program combines state-of-the-art facilities, and a nationally recognized early childhood curriculum. We collaborate with families to help each child achieve pre-kindergarten readiness. Get ready to invest in your child’s future as a lifelong learner.

URBAN UMBRELLA
81 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights
Email fredericka1917@gmail.com

Urban Umbrella is a challenging after-school program for children ages 4-12. In providing enrichment through a comprehensive curriculum, the Ecological Covenant, we help the highly motivated student further his or her gifts by working on projects in content areas not generally found in the regular school setting. Using a heuristic, interdisciplinary, developmental approach in thematic hands-on activities, it places the child at the center of the learning process; the teacher is an enabler connecting research tools with exciting topics that catch the imagination and increase critical thinking skills.

WILLIAMSBURG NEIGHBORHOOD NURSERY SCHOOL (THE)
54 S. Second St., Brooklyn
718-782-4181
Email info@wnns.org

At the Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School our curriculum is play-based, child centered, and focused on social-emotional growth. Here at WNNS we combine the safety and comfort of home with the social and intellectual stimulation of school. We have limited slots available in our 3s and 4s program for the 2017-2018 school year. Half- and full-day schedules available.


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