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 December 2018: 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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A. FANTIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
195 State St., Brooklyn
718-624-0501

Since 1963, A. Fantis Parochial School of Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral has established a tradition of excellence in Brooklyn Heights. A. Fantis provides a modern education infused with Hellenic culture and Christian values. We promote academic excellence and strength of character in a small, nurturing environment that cultivates scholars who will mature into responsible citizens and real-world problem solvers. Our high school admissions team has helped our graduates enter their schools of choice, including Stuyvesant, Poly Prep, and Dominican Academy. We invite you to tour the facility at the next open house.

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.

AFFINITY HEALTH PLAN
866-247-5678

Affinity is an independent, not-for-profit organization driven by the mission to help its members, their families, and their communities lead healthier lives. Over the past 32 years, Affinity has built one of the area’s largest physician networks, which includes 40,000 providers and 85 hospitals. Affinity offers a variety of programs under Medicare, Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan, and Enriched Health on the New York State of Health Marketplace for members in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and Orange counties.

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.

ART'S HOUSE SCHOOLS OF MUSIC, DANCE & FINE ART
1003 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
718-996-2000
Email arts_house1@yahoo.com

Art's House Schools', (AHS) mission is to provide culture in the humanities for children, while providing them with the opportunity to build self-esteem, self-confidence, and develop poise, grace, and balance. AHS provides music, dance, and art training and instruction to children ages 3-17. The School of Dance offers classes in preschool dance, ballet, tap, hip-hop, modern dance, and acro/tumbling. The School of Music offers private lessons in piano, voice, violin, guitar, and pre-school music. The School of Fine Art offers classes in painting, drawing, mixed media, and arts and crafts.

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 JVasquez@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.

BASIS INDEPENDENT BROOKLYN
556 Columbia St., Brooklyn
929-210-1362
Email alexandra.hancock@basisindependent.com

BASIS Independent Brooklyn, kindergarten through 10th grade, features the STEM-focused liberal arts course of study that places its sister schools at the very top of the world’s academic achievers. With master teachers and an expert learning specialist in each class, every student finds support to accomplish more than he or she ever expected. Early-bird and late-bird hours, along with dedicated transportation by bus or water taxi, make BASIS Independent Brooklyn the best choice for New York children to ignite their passion for lifelong learning.

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.

BLUE SCHOOL
241 Water St., Manhattan
212-228-6341

Blue School is an independent school for ages 2 through eighth grade where the dynamic balance of academic mastery, creative thinking, self and social intelligence instills a lifelong passion for learning. Blue School values exploration, play, creativity, self-awareness, family and community connection. The curriculum emphasizes inquiry, observation, and reflection, encouraging children to become bold, creative, and compassionate innovators. The campus in lower Manhattan features thoughtfully designed classrooms, designated lab spaces for art, STEAM, science, music and drama, as well as a gymnasium, Wonder Room, Upcycling Center, Materials Library, and outdoor terraces.

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 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, gain motivation and confidence. Programs offered are: tutoring in all subjects, test preparation courses, Mandated Summer School programs, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students. Call our office to speak to one of our educational specialists.

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

For 40 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered private and group classes in music (piano, winds, percussion, brass, traditional and Suzuki strings), theater (audition prep, acting, and musical theater), and dance (from ballet to hip-hop and beyond), for children and teens of all levels. Prep Center’s Teen Division also includes Live-action Filmmaking and Beat-Making classes, focusing on the newest technologies in film and composition! Our professional teachers, well-known experts in their fields, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Call for fall program registration.

BROOKLYN FRIENDS SCHOOL
375 Pearl St., Brooklyn
718-852-1029
Email jmartin@brooklynfriends.org

Intellect, energy, and heart characterize a Brooklyn Friends School education. A college preparatory, coed, Quaker day school of 900 students in preschool through 12th grade, BFS was founded in downtown Brooklyn in 1867. It is one is one of the oldest, continuously operating, independent schools in New York City and draws students from all five boroughs. Special features include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a Family Center for children age 2, and top-rate academics, arts, and athletics programs with a focus on equity, inclusion, civic engagement, and service learning.

BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL
126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn
718-638-5660
Email contactus@brooklynmusicschool.org

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. Free after-school pickup from selected schools, and our location in Brooklyn's cultural district is convenient for families with kids in grades kindergarten-fifth from Brooklyn. Appropriate for children ages 5-12. When students participate in ARY they have the opportunity to join group music or dance classes, ensembles such as Rock Band or the orchestra, or develop musical theater skills.

BROOKLYN TENNIS ACADEMY
718-745-7776

Brooklyn Tennis Academy is dedicated to assisting every tennis player, beginner and advanced alike. We are a local tennis center in Brooklyn dedicated to providing exceptional tennis lessons at an affordable price. Lessons are taught by professionally rated instructors. Indoor and outdoor sessions offered for ages 7-11 twice a week from 3:30-6pm. Six-to-one child-to-coach ratio. Beginner and intermediate levels with instructional, fun curriculum that progresses week-to-week. Students must wear sneakers. Sibling discounts available upon request. Visit brooklyntennisacademy.com for more information or call 718-745-7776.

BROOKLYN WALDORF SCHOOL
11 Jefferson Ave., Brooklyn
718-783-3270

Brooklyn Waldorf School, located at 11 Jefferson Ave. in Bedford–Stuyvesant, offers a cohesive, time-tested education for children ages pre-K to eighth grade. At BWS, we believe that educating children means creating a nurturing and inspiring place for them to discover themselves and their potential. Founded in 2005, BWS was created to form a culturally, financially, and ethnically diverse school. The school is an associate member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and a full member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN).

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 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 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, and theater. Our program is also available onsite at PS 295 and PS 39. Registration on a trimester basis is available online at cbebk.org/afterschool.

CHANGING TOMORROW ACADEMY
257 Gold St., Brooklyn
205-701-3333 office; (845) 978-3845 - cell
Email info@changingtomorrowacademy.com

We offer a Montessori-based, developmental program for children 3 months-5 years. We believe in carefully-prepared environments that support and nurture the individual needs of each child. Our director is trained by the center for Montessori Education NY, a recognized leader in Montessori education world-wide. Our teachers are Montessori trained and use authentic Montessori materials, while being supported by the Montessori-trained educational director. Montessori-based curriculum, strict safety policies, extended hours and schedule flexibility, qualified and experienced teachers, custom-catered organic meals, CPR-trained staff, and full time registered nurse.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, Manhattan
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520 Camps: 212-336-6846

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.

CROSSFIT KIDS PROGRAM - CROSSFIT SUNSET PARK
5723 2nd Ave. , Brooklyn
Email crossfitsunsetpark@gmail.com

At CrossFit Sunset Park we are a team of coaches and athletes with two common goals, fitness and friendship. We are committed to providing the very best training in strength and conditioning. In our children’s program the focus is on teaching proper movement and exercise, building strong bones, muscles, and character. CrossFit classes are offered for kids and teens ages 5-17. The first class is a free trial class! It is recommended that children attend at least two classes per week to enhance their learning experience and create a routine.

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.

DUTCH TOTAL SOCCER - AVIATOR SPORTS
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
718-758-7500

Dutch Total Soccer NY Fall Skills Classes starting again in September! Dutch Total Soccer runs specialized indoor soccer classes all year around for ages 18 months-15 years. We focus on players’ overall development and specific skills required in today’s game. DTS classes will assist children’s development into multi-dimensional players that are comfortable in all situations on the field. DTS classes are held on weekdays and weekends at Aviator Sports Bay Ridge and Socceroof in Brooklyn, as well as multiple locations on Long Island. Information and registration at dts-ny.com.

EYE LEVEL BROOKLYN
Eye Level Sheepshead Bay
1605 Voorhees Ave.
718-891-5437
Eye Level Park Slope
150 4th Ave.
718-260-8100


Many parents today are facing educational challenges and looking for answers to help their children succeed academically. Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic advancement, Eye Level is the answer. Eye Level offers math and English programs for ages 3-14. Our instructors tailor a curriculum by understanding the learning abilities of the student. With ongoing guidance, each student will set attainable goals and learn at a comfortable pace. With each success, the student grows more self-confident, self-motivated, and self-directed in the quest for knowledge.

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 the premier tutoring and test prep provider for kindergarten to 12th grades. Founded in 1977, its mission is to give every student the best education possible. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers. Areas of instruction include phonics, reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, ACT, SAT, PSAT, high school entrance exams, and state and other standardized exams. To learn more and locate a center near you, visit huntingtonhelps.com.

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
888-438-3808

The Joffrey Ballet School offers classes in Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Contemporary Ballet, and more. We specialize in dancers ranging in age from 2-18. We also offer superb adult evening dance fitness classes. The Musical Theater classes for kids are instructed by actual Broadway stars. Come and experience our more than 60 years of excellence in dance training. You will love the way we care for your child's dance training. Come and grow with us.

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

Keylab offers the perfect two-hour after-school program for kindergarten-fifth grade families who are looking for a unique, low-pressure, and fun music education experience. Our dynamic music program allows children to use our three modern music education classrooms to learn all about the keyboard, music theory, music composition, and production; and to gain experience in group performance using keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, vocals, electronic and computer-based live performance techniques. No matter what skill level your child is at, we will provide a fun, educational, and inspiring experience for them each week!

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."

LIL' FOOTPRINTS
7805 20th Ave., Brooklyn
718-234-5890
2033 76th St., Brooklyn
917-903-7838


Lil' Footprints is a family oriented daycare. We have been in business for 15 years. We set goals to help your child advance as much as possible. For ages 2-5, we offer a five-day program from 7am-6:30pm, a part-time schedule, outdoor playground, Italian lessons, yoga, and dance classes. Our staff is fully certified and prepared to meet your child's every need. Each day will include circle time, craft time, and snack! Call for an appointment to visit our school. We can't wait to have the pleasure of teaching your child.

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. Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Pre-K for all 8:30am-2:50pm (early-care and after-care available for enrolled students).

LITTLE SCHOLARS LEARNING CENTER
718-210-3233
52 Quentin Road
448 Neptune Ave.
104 West End Ave.
4123 Avenue U


Email littlescholarsnyc@gmail.com

At Little Scholars Childcare Center, we provide a carefully crafted curriculum to fit various learning styles. Children are provided opportunities to explore with hands-on learning activities to enrich and inspire creativity and learning. Our philosophy centers on the idea that children should be taught how to think and not what to think. Therefore, our teaching methods are designed to create a learning environment where children have a voice and where teachers provide a safe place for children to express their thoughts, and develop innovative ideas.

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

The Mary Louis Academy has established several 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 2018, 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.

MOMMYBITES
213 W. 35th St. suite 12 W ,
Email info@mommybites.com

Mommybites is the go-to parenting community for resources, support, and education for expectant moms, new moms, and moms with young children. Mommybites offers expert parenting advice and online classes on parenting topics. In the NY area, Mommybites hosts boutique mommy-and-me holiday events. Since 2006, its Nanny Board has been connecting families with mom-recommended NYC nannies. Moms can look for flexible work or help with projects on the Jobs Board. Families can find fun events on the Events Board. Mommybites also holds raffles and posts casting calls for kids and families.

MUSIC TOGETHER
BayRidge, Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay,Midwood, Marine Park
718- 499-2866
musictogetherbr.com
Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Boerum Hill
718-855-0908
musictogetherkiddiekorner.com
Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy
tamtambrooklyn.com
718-809-4542


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. Thematic curriculum focuses on fun, age-appropriate activities-integrated into all subject areas. We offer a two-day toddler program, three-day nursery program, free UPK program, and an after-school program from 2:30-6pm through The Ridge Creative Center.

RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
RSM Brooklyn now has a new location! 2583 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn
516-551-6428
Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
201-661-4229


Email brooklyn@russianschool.com portwashington@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.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4
Email nlynch@sscaparkslope.org

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. We welcome and support diversity of ethnicity and race, religion, socioeconomic background, and learning style. Our Academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics, designed to meet the common core standards, and a vibrant arts program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism. We welcome you to visit our academy! Schedule a visit with our director of admissions, Nathan Lynch, see contact information above.

SCHOOL AT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER (THE)
3 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
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 provide progressive, non-competitive instruction with classes accompanied by live music. Though we are a non-recital school, there are opportunities for students to perform and parents to see their dancers in action.

SCIENCE, LANGUAGE & ARTS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
9 Hanover Place , Brooklyn
718–636–3836

Science, Language & Arts International School (SLA), grades pre-K-sixth, now offers extended-day programming: A huge selection of after-school enrichment, including Camp Half-Blood, Shakespeare Players, Kung Fu, Creative Dance, Clay Animation, and Capoeira. Immerse your child in a second language! A rich and rigorous arts-integrated STEM curriculum is the heart of our progressive French and Mandarin immersion school. Substantial scholarships available for families joining our Mandarin immersion pre-K. A few spots in French (grades pre-K-sixth) and Mandarin (pre-K) available at our new downtown Brooklyn campus. SLA is a true international community!

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.

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CATHOLIC ACADEMY
241 Prospect Park West ,
718-768-7629

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy offers Toddler Time, Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and grades Kindergarten-eighth. The academy is a safe, encouraging environment that challenges bright minds to discover the best in themselves, their classmates, and the world. Development of character, self-discipline, and respect are strong pillars of SJWCA’s curriculum and culture. SJWCA offers affordable after-school, Spanish, Music, Computer and Coding, Honors Club, SETSS, OT, Speech Services, IEP, and nurse. Prime location in Windsor Terrace, nearby Prospect Park. F/G train across the street. Bus and tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.

STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Bay Ridge
718-630-1000
Stepping Stones-The Next Step
9321 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-630-1001


Email steppingstones86@aol.com

Join Stepping Stones for the school year September to June to share the joys of early exploration and discovery. The children at Stepping Stones achieve successful social skills and build a good 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-time and part-time programs for ages 2, 3, and 4, as well as an after-school program are offered.

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!

UME UME MUSIC + ARTS
319 4th Ave., (between 2nd & 3rd Street), Park Slope
718-768-0800
Email info@umeumearts.com

Our name, “ume ume,” reflects the focus of our program and the importance of bringing everyone together (ume = you + me), as we create and learn about our world through the arts. Ume Ume implements a completely original curriculum through an arts integrated approach to learning. We develop a young child’s familiarity with music, dance, and art while encouraging experimentation, exploration, and creative thinking. We offer daily drop-in classes, day camps, private and group lessons in violin and piano, birthday parties, and our all new ‘Jump Start’ Preschool Alternative Program.

URBAN STRATEGIES INC., EARLY LEARN PROGRAM
Urban Strategies Early Learning
1091 Sutter Ave. (at Atkins Avenue), Brooklyn
1084 Elton Street (at Flatland Avenue), 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.

URBANGLASS
647 Fulton St., Brooklyn
718-625-3685

Experience the magic of glass with weekend workshops at UrbanGlass this fall! Located in the heart of Brooklyn, our youth and all ages workshops offer a unique opportunity for learning across generations in techniques like glassblowing, neon, bead making, and fusing. Our educational programming is designed to introduce students to this unique material and expand the breadth and depth of their art making activities. Scholarships are available! Please contact karina@urbanglass.org to inquire about classes and financial aid, or for assistance with registration.

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.

WORLD OF WONDERS DAYCARE
7219 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-4216
6705 13th Ave.


Email wrldofwonders@aol.com

World of Wonders Early Childcare Center is a premier program that provides a safe and nurturing environment. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum helps foster each child's cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development through free play, dramatic play, computers, music and movement, and outdoor play. Our center is dedicated to providing high quality programs for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-5. We strive to create a stimulating environment' where every child is encouraged to reach his or her own potential. Watch for the grand opening of our new location at 6705 13th Ave.


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