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Back-to-School Services, Resources, & Programs for Children in Queens

Back-to-School Services, Resources, & Programs for Children in Queens

Get your children ready to head back to school with these service providers in Queens.



UPDATED January 2020: Find the best back-to-school classes and resources in Queens, just in time for the upcoming school year. Start planning online now.

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BacktoSchool Resources


ACD PLAYSPACE
31-24 38th St., Astoria
718-204-ACDP (2237)
Email info@acdplayspace.com

ACD is a family-owned business which opened in November 2017 after the owner, who has provided in home childcare in Astoria for more than 10 years, noticed a lack of activities, classes, and play for parents and children to enjoy. Since opening, ACD has joined up with many businesses such as Petite Ballroom, Kids Music Together, The Pineapple Explorers Club, and Soccer Friends USA. Our goal is to provide a safe and educational space for children to learn and grow through exploring, music, dance, and play most of all!


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.


ALL STAR STUDIOS
108-21 72nd Ave. (4th floor), Forest Hills
718-268-2280
Email allstarstudios@gmail.com

Sign up now for fall classes–limited space available. All Star Studios program is designed to encourage and educate the students on how to increase flexibility, improve coordination, focus on muscle strengthening, build poise, and have fun. All instructors have experience in both teaching and performing, to teach students the skills needed to pursue a career as a true artist as well as the compassion to help push them toward their goals, build their self-confidence, and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. Visit allstarstudiosnyc.com.


AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-479-8522
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village

American Dance & Drama Studio is the original neighborhood school that was established more than 45 years ago at the same location. We offer quality teaching and an extremely professional staff, while maintaining a fun and exciting environment. Come visit our new, multi-level, high-tech studios—the largest in Queens at 7,000-square-feet! We offer classes for ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, as well as gymnastics, drama, Zumba, belly dance, and singing. Call now to find out about registration dates!


BAY TERRACE AT BAYSIDE (THE)

Get ready for back to school at The Bay Terrace. The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, located on Bell Boulevard and 26th Avenue in Bayside has been proudly serving the Bayside area and surrounding neighborhoods for more than 50 years. With an excellent mix of shops, restaurants, and services for the community, including the newly renovated Loews Movie Theatre, Ben’s Deli, Home Goods, and Sephora, the beautiful and inviting outdoor atmosphere is what makes The Bay Terrace Shopping Center a perfect place to visit.


BROADWAY CLASS (THE)
Classes held at Grace Lutheran Church 103-15 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills
Email thebroadwayclass@gmail.com

Come sing and dance with Broadway professionals (Mamma Mia!, Phantom Of The Opera, Once The Musical, Donna Summer) who teach group musical theater classes for kids 5-13, Improv Troupe for 10 and older, and private vocal and acting coaching. Our musical theater classes are 10 weeks and end in a Showcase Presentation. Classes are kept small so all students get tons of personal attention. Private singing lessons and acting coaching can include preparation for specialized high school and college auditions-our students have a 95 percent success rate! Visit thebroadwayclass.com, thebroadwayclass@gmail.com.


BROOKLYN BOULDERS - QUEENSBRIDGE
23-10 41st Ave., Long Island City
718-482-7078

Fall out of your routine with Brooklyn Boulders. Our youth programs and classes are always in session at Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) Queensbridge, where kids learn year-round! We host after-school and weekend youth programs, adventure camps, and birthday parties. All programs are designed to boost mental and physical education of our youth—on and off the climbing walls. Our friendly, highly trained staff teach kids how to climb, solve problems, and conquer challenges. Kids will gain self-confidence, make new friends, and learn empowering life skills. BKB is the place to be.


CK KIDS
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
718-366-7400 x247

CK Kids offers families one location for all of their educational and leisure activities. We offer a variety of programs for children ages 2½-18. Dance, karate, hip-hop, acrobatics, and cooking classes are offered for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. Our soccer and basketball clinics develop players’ individual skills in a non-competitive setting. Our educational support programs for grades kindergarten–12th are designed to review and reinforce subject matter and skills necessary to achieve success. On-site parking, reasonable prices, and flexible scheduling!


CLOVER PREP LEARNING CENTER
192-11 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-740-7888
Email cloverprep@gmail.com

Clover Prep Learning Center is the “Best Rated Spot For Learning” for students ages 2½-12, featuring FasTracKids and JEI Learning. We offer proven programs that deliver results for realizing each student’s maximum potential. Whether it is Gifted and Talented Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Science, Math, Reading and Writing, Spring Camp, Summer Camp, Winter Camp, Preschool Alternative, the most popular after-school programs, or NYS Test Prep, we have the best programs for your child. Most importantly, we make learning engaging and fun!


COMMONPOINT QUEENS SAM FIELD CENTER – EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck
718-255-6750 x246
Email tcampo@commonpointqueens.org

Our Early Childhood Programs are designed for children ages 2-5 and their families, and include Nursery School, Not Quite Nursery, Childcare, and Summer Camp. We offer flexible scheduling with full- and part-time options. Our programs provide young children an opportunity to play, explore, and engage in multi-faceted learning activities under the guidance of professionally-trained teachers. We also provide a caring atmosphere in which children thrive socially and emotionally and where families feel welcome.


COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
1-888-441-0015
Queens location:
114-20 Queens Blvd. Suite CS 2
Forest Hills

Manhattan location:
180 E. 79th St. Suite 1C

Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. is a group of school and neuro-psychologists, who diagnose and assess a variety of conditions in children and adults. We perform neuropsychological, educational, speech and language, and psychiatric evaluations to help you understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and plan for their educational success and emotional well-being. Who we help: children and adults with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), memory and processing deficits, developmental disorders (speech delay, motor and adaptive delays), depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and mood disorders.


COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email info@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.


CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL (THE)
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
718-888-9341

Children at The Crayon Box are encouraged to learn by doing. The curriculum is planned by creative and dedicated professionals. Children experience the fun of learning by participating in activities designed to stimulate growth in a wide range of areas, including social and cognitive development and gross and fine motor skills. We invite you to come see us and decide if The Crayon Box Preschool is right for your child’s first educational experience.


DANCESOURCE (THE)
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
718-997-1278
Email info@dancesource.net

During our fall registration we will gladly set up your dancer in the right class and level, and find a budget suitable for you. We offer ballet, tap, gymnastics, modern, hip-hop, ballroom, belly dance, Baratanathyam, Bollywood, Kathak, and Georgian. Private classes are scheduled by appointment. Your dancers may come to us once a week, twice a week, or as many times as they can fit into their schedule. We hire NYC's best instructors, and the first lesson is free!


DR. STEVE IMBER, PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS
Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as the five boroughs of NYC
61-43 186th St., Fresh Meadows
516-273-1961
Sprout Building
166 Valley St., Providence, RI
401-421-4004
dr-imber.com/
scimber1@aol.com

Dr. Imber has more than 40 years of experience consulting, evaluating, and advocating for children, adolescents, and adults with various disabilities including autism (e.g. Asperger’s syndrome), attention deficit disorders, intellectual disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. Dr. Imber is a professor of special education and a special education expert. He addresses needs of students in public, private, and charter schools. Services are available to parents, students, pediatricians, and attorneys. A confidential complimentary phone consultation is available upon request (Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the five boroughs of NYC).


EYE LEVEL QUEENS
Eye Level Fresh Meadows
184-10 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
917-563-5000



Eye Level Elmhurst
87-37 Justice Ave, Elmhurst
718-393-2428


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.


FIRST SHOT BASKETBALL SCHOOL
718-275-7974
Email firstshotbball@aol.com

First Shot provides a healthy, pressure-free environment teaching children ages 3-15 how to play basketball. Experienced, caring coaches work in small classes geared to specific ages and skills. Your child will learn the basics, sharpen skills, understand the game, and come away feeling positive about his or her performance and ability to play with friends in the schoolyard. We teach the value of good sportsmanship, setting goals, and teamwork. With lots of encouragement we build confidence and make it fun for everyone. Register at firstshotbasketball.com or call 718-275-7974.


GIRL’S & BOY’S BASKETBALL AND BEYOND
55-11 Queens Blvd., Woodside
718-697-1699
Email girlsbasketballbeyond@gmail.com

At Girl’s & Boy’s Basketball and Beyond, our camps and clinics teach fundamental basketball skills, nutrition knowledge, and sports history! In a safe, friendly, fun, educational environment, kids will become better basketball players through interactive, engaging basketball skill-building drills. They will learn the fundamentals of the game, including age specific agility, shooting, dribbling, eye-hand coordination, and speed spots. Through exploring a variety of weekly themes, both on the court, and off the court, both girls and boys will improve their self-esteem, knowledge, and love for the game of basketball.


GOTTA DANCE KIDS! QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE/QUEENSBOROUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
718-631-6387

QPAC invites children, ages 8-14, to participate in a new dance workout on Saturdays. Choreography as seen on Broadway, and in the movies, is re-created to provide a fun way of working out. The workshop, which runs for five weeks in the fall and five weeks in the spring, will be taught by professional dance teachers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Only $5 per workshop. Purchase tickets online at visitqpac.org or call the box office 718-631-6311. Space is limited. Individuals of all abilities welcome. Participants should dress comfortably.


HAPPY FACES PRESCHOOL
68-60 Austin Street, 2nd Fl., Forest Hills
718-459-5055
Email happyfacespreschool1@gmail.com

Happy Face’s mission is to create a fun, fostering, and educational environment for kids to excel, and embrace their childhood. We understand the development of a child’s mind stems from an early age, and it is crucial to provide them with a positive impression. Brand-new, state-of-the-art facility with CCTV cameras for security. Hot, fresh, and nutritious kosher meals prepared and served on-site. Certified, experienced educators. Child-friendly environment designed to promote creativity. Music and Yoga Therapy and an outdoor and indoor playground. Open year-round, part-time, full-time, and after school options.


HUG MUSIC, CREATIVE & NURTURING MUSIC LESSONS FOR EVERYBODY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
718-487-4309
Email contact@hugmusicny.com

Hug Music's mission is to nurture a love for music by promoting students’ musical growth and important life skills. We offer programs to all individuals including children with special needs. Our signature Hug Melody classes are for children ages 6 months to 4 years. Chorus Group is for ages 4-7. We also offer private and duo lessons on piano, guitar, voice, and music therapy. Music therapy is effective for children with special needs (autism, ADHD) to improve important learning skills. Call or email today for more information and to register.


HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
35-30 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
718-358-7900

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.


ICODINGCLUB
35-30 Francis Lewis Blvd., suite 204 , Bayside
917-563-5655
Email info@icodingclub.com

iCodingClub recognizes the importance of the way the world is becoming. Technology is everywhere and it has only just begun. Our goal at iCodingClub is to prepare our students for the future. Throughout the course, students will learn the fundamentals of web design and front end development. This allows them to pursue coding on their own even after the class has finished. Students leave our program with their own website based off their own name and also receive an email address off their own website. Contact us now to register!


JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1218
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
718-939-8687

With Flushing and Fresh Meadows locations, Jack & Jill is celebrating 45 years of excellence in early childhood education. We are a family-owned and -operated preschool offering a genuine, caring, and nurturing home-away-from-home environment for children ages 2-5. Full-day or part-time classes available for ages 2, 3, and 4 with extended hours from 7:30am-6pm. We are proud to celebrate free full-day UPK with the NYC Department of Education for children born in 2014 from 9am-3:20pm. If not yet registered, inquire about waiting list for September UPK classes for kids born in 2014.


JEI LEARNING CENTERS
Auburndale 347-408-4098
Forest Hills 718-268-2890
Fresh Meadows 718-740-7888
Great Neck 516-482-2234
Rego Park 718-441-3762
Whitestone 718-819-8813

JEI Learning Centers have helped children achieve academic success around the world since 1977. We offer a variety of academic enrichment and tutoring programs for children in pre-K through ninth grade, including math, problem-solving, English, reading, and writing. Our program is designed to elevate each student’s abilities to the next level and beyond. JEI’s scientific diagnostic system pinpoints the missing links in learning and prescribes individual study programs based on specific needs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Call us for more information.


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.


JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
516-433-0003
800-404-2204

This specially-developed program, for children ages 8 months through 3½ years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grown-ups to share the joy of a child’s early learning. Classes are limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We also offer partial separation, separation classes, and enrichment classes with an emphasis on reading readiness. We are now registering for the fall session.


KON GEN INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL
196-25 42nd Ave., Bayside
718-281-2338
Kon Wah Day School
135-27 38th Ave., 2nd floor
Flushing
718-353-4388

Kon Gen International Preschool in Bayside serves children ages 2-5. We offer free full-day Pre-K for All program, Gifted and Talented enriched curriculum, and childcare. Our new 20,000-square-foot childcare facility is fully equipped with a professional dance studio, science discovery lab, outdoor play area, outdoor botanical garden, and individual piano rooms. Our project-based curriculum is linked to STEM principles and engages children to explore, solve problems, and construct knowledge through hands-on investigations, including research, reflection, and response while building academic and life skills.


LITTLE STEPS 1, INC. SPEECH & LANGUAGE CLINIC ADELINA SAMUELS, M.A. C.C.C.-S.L.P. SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
63-70 Woodhaven Blvd. , Rego Park
929-335-7707

Little Steps 1, Inc. aims to help people develop their communication abilities, as well as treat speech, language, swallowing, and voice disorders. Services include prevention, identification, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Therapy is provided via play, utilization of PROMPT techniques, and ABA therapy using a naturalistic approach. More than 20 years of experience in treating: Aphasia, Apraxia, Articulation (Phonology), Dysarthria, Speech/Language Delay, Pre-Reading Activities, Autism/PPD, Stuttering, Swallowing Disorders, Frenulectomy, Voice, Cleft Lip or Palate.


LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160
Email vera.savino@LIU.EDU

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The LIU Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading schools in the metropolitan area; and university-level facilities. These factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.


LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR SPEECH AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Locations across Suffolk and Nassau: East Yaphank, Farmingville, Stony Brook, Commack, Jericho, Wantagh, and Lake Success

Queens: 718-640-6767 Nassau: 516-216-1791 Suffolk: 631-689-6858

Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, owns and operates Long Island Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy. With her group of therapists, she supports families and children across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions, and FEES—Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing—are also offered. Seven affiliated offices across Long Island participate with most health insurance and offer evening and Saturday hours.


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.


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
Various locations Find the location near you,

While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers offer classes for the big kids, too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD or download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island: musictogetherli-queens.com.


MUSIC TOGETHER® WITH MUSIC AND ME
718-229-0033
Astoria at Gym-Azing!
Bayside at Shotokai Karate, USA upper level of the Baybridge Commons Shopping Center
Forest Hills at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Forest Hills at the Church-In-The-Gardens
Glendale at Tiger Schulmann's Glendale

Email info@musictogetherwithmusicandme.com

Since 2003, we have provided the gold standard-Music Together® music and movement program for children and their grown-ups who love to dance, sing, learn, and play! Thousands of families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers have experienced our classes with highly trained, registered Music Together® teachers. Families value the positive effects on speech, articulation, fine and gross motor skills, pre-linguistic skills, rhythm, tone, and socialization. Fall, winter, spring, and summer. Schedule your free trial class today. Visit musictogetherwithmusicandme.com for more information.


NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508
92-22 Corona Ave., Elmhurst
718-606-1056

Email tutornina@hotmail.com

We tutor kids in grades kindergarten-12th. For the past nine years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel in school. Our excellent, highly dedicated, and experienced tutors are very competent. We specialize in homework help and offer critical thinking and writing classes. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, science, citywide and statewide exams. We opened our second branch on Corona Avenue to serve our community better. Please call to find out more about year-round programs.


NYCDOE MAGNET SCHOOLS
718-759-4977
Email info@magnetschools.nyc

Magnet schools are the recipients of the USDOE Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant. Magnet Schools are a NYCDOE public school choice option with specialized thematic curriculum aligned to a school’s theme. Each unique program is designed to promote academic excellence and inclusion, utilizes diversified approaches to teaching, and incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Rigorous instruction builds proficiency in creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. The grant provides professional development, partnerships, residencies, and resources. For information about open houses and school tours, please call 718-759-4977 or email info@magnetschools.nyc.


PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY OF NEW YORK
35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
718-639-1425, 917-774-3411
Email info@paconyschool.com

We offer music instruction in piano, violin, guitar, voice, brass, and woodwinds; dance instruction in ballet, folk dance, modern, and flamenco; art instruction in drawing and painting. Dalcroze, music and movement for preschoolers, drama and musical theater classes, and Spanish for kids is also available. Adults are welcome. We prepare music, art, and dance students for special high schools (LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and pre-college and college auditions.


PRIVATE TUTOR-RENATE VECCHIONE
718-551-7986
Email rvecchione1@aol.com

Ms. Vecchione, an experienced, NYC-licensed, substitute teacher specializing in ELA and Math prep offers personalized tutoring. Ms. Vecchione is a nurturing individual who gives undivided attention to students of all needs. Her goal is to get your student up to par in their studies and ready for the next level. She has experience working with children with special needs in all grades, and customizes materials and programs for gifted and talented students as well. She will tutor at your house any day of the week. Rates are reasonable. References available.


ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER CREATIVITY, SCIENCE, ROBOTICS, CODING & L-E-G-O LEARNING FUN
185-10 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-ROBO (7626)
Email robomindtech@gmail.com

RoboMindTech is an award-winning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education center that inspires young minds with practical learning. From robotics, coding, video game design, to Lego® creative play, we offer a variety of immersive kindergarten-eighth STEM after-school and summer programs all year long. Our experienced team also works with schools and groups to create off-site STEM programs and in-house field trips. Home to FIRST Lego® League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions. Call to RSVP for next open house!


ROSE ACADEMY OF BALLET
70-11 Austin St., Forest Hills
718-520-0207
Email racademyofballet@gmail.com

Established In 2006, Rose Academy of Ballet has a place for all who appreciate a fun, classical approach to dance training and dance education. Ballet classes feature professional instruction and live accompaniment. Level ballet and level tap students make up our student company, which has several performance opportunities each year. Classes include Tippy Toes (age 2), Pre-Ballet (ages 3-5), Level Ballet (ages 6-18), Wiggle Scribble Playgroup (ages 15-32 months), musical theatre, jazz, tap, and dance team. Our program allows students to develop technique and performance skills.


SOCCER FRIENDS USA, INC.
106-06 Queens Blvd., 3rd Floor Gym, Forest Hills
718-261-2403, 347-756-2568 (para Español)
Email soccerfriendsusa@hotmail.com

Soccer Friends USA is a year-round soccer program for children ages 18 months to 16 years. We emphasize fun and learning in our full-service soccer school. We have fun-filled programs for our Queens community. We offer after-school programs, private groups, skill clinics, birthday parties, summer camps, futsal leagues, competitive travel teams, Spanish language learning classes, all-girls classes, and our ever-popular general classes. All programs are offered at the best indoor and outdoor locations in Queens year-round!


TINKER LAB AT LEWIS LATIMER HOUSE MUSEUM
3441 137th St. , Flushing
718-961-8585
Email education@latimernow.org

Tinker Lab participants will explore design, hands-on making, circuitry, and programming using micro-controllers. Sample projects are biologically-inspired robots, electronic instruments, and video game design incorporating arts and science. Lab activities are held at African American electrical pioneer Lewis H. Latimer's former science lab. The Latimer House Museum won "Best in Class" with featured Tinker Lab activities at the 2016 Maker Faire NY. Parents are invited for the final presentation at the culminating event. Register for winter camp at latimernow.org/tinker-lab.


TINY FOOTSTEPS
167-01 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-969-5500
Email tinyfootstepsny@yahoo.com

Tiny Footsteps is the place to be for kids ages 1-5! Our hands-on curriculum is theme based allowing for student growth, exploration, and creativity. Students are prepared academically and socially for the big step into elementary school. All of our educators are dedicated to the profession of early childhood with extensive experience. Nutritious, kosher meals are prepared on-site three times daily. Free Pre-K for all for children born in 2014. Various schedules are available for busy parents. Call for more information.


UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
173-53 Croyden Road, Jamaica Estates
718-658-6166
Email rsorrentini@unis.org

The United Nations International School Queens campus provides an intimate learning environment promoting academic achievement, personal growth, and a passion for learning. Inspired by the ideals of the United Nations, students become active and thoughtful global citizens. Small class sizes support individualized attention. Modern languages and a strong fine arts program complement a rigorous academic curriculum. With an experienced faculty, supportive parents, and outstanding students, UNIS provides an optimal educational experience for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.


WHITESTONE LANES
30-05 Whitestone Expressway, Flushing
718-353-6300

Whitestone Lanes is welcoming back all bowlers and party-goers for the fall and winter league season. We have leagues for everyone. Go to whitestonelanesbowling.com to find out more about our leagues. We are booking children’s and teen birthday parties, as well as corporate and team building events for 2018 and 2019. Your child and their friends can bowl for one hour and then enjoy 45 minutes in our private party room, where they will receive one slice of pizza, soda or water, and a trophy of their own! Upgrades are available. For more information and to book your party please speak to Lisa our party hostess at 718-353-6300.


ZWEIHORN ORTHODONTICS
150-25 Union Turnpike , Flushing
718-969-9234

Dr. Zweihorn is a board-certified orthodontist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and adults. His focus is on helping you get your best smile, paying close attention to your concerns and the specific requirements that are most important to you. Dr. Zweihorn brings to you the experience of more than 10 years of private practice, and offers a wide variety of orthodontic options using state-of-the-art technology. At Zweihorn Orthodontics, we have the most kind and helpful team in town. Come and see for yourself!

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.


COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
1-888-441-0015
Queens location:
114-20 Queens Blvd. Suite CS 2
Forest Hills

Manhattan location:
180 E. 79th St. Suite 1C

Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. is a group of school and neuropsychologists, that diagnose and assess a variety of conditions. We perform neuropsychological, educational, speech and language, and psychiatric evaluations to help you understand your child's strengths and weaknesses, and plan for their educational success and emotional well-being.


LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR SPEECH AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Locations across Suffolk and Nassau: East Yaphank, Farmingville, Stony Brook, Commack, Jericho, Wantagh, and Lake Success

Queens: 718-640-6767 Nassau: 516-216-1791 Suffolk: 631-689-6858

Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, owns and operates Long Island Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy. With her group of therapists, she supports families across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders.

Educational Services


COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
1-888-441-0015
Queens location:
114-20 Queens Blvd. Suite CS 2
Forest Hills

Manhattan location:
180 E. 79th St. Suite 1C

Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. is a group of school and neuro-psychologists, that diagnose and assess a variety of conditions. We perform neuropsychological, educational, speech and language, and psychiatric evaluations to help you understand your child's strengths and weaknesses, and plan for their educational success and emotional well-being.


PJ LIBRARY – FREE JEWISH CHILDREN’S BOOKS
67 Hunt St., suite 100, Agawam
413-276-0800
Email pjlibrary@hgf.org

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.


BAY TERRACE AT BAYSIDE (THE)

Get ready for back to school at The Bay Terrace. The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, located on Bell Boulevard and 26th Avenue in Bayside has been proudly serving the Bayside area and surrounding neighborhoods for more than 50 years. It offers an excellent mix of shops, restaurants, and services for the community.


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.


LISA MACBETH, FINANCIAL ADVISOR
7 Hanover Square, suite 800 ,
212-764-6262 x-2820 mobile: 646-726-8332
Email lisa_macbeth@natfin.net

Lisa Macbeth, M.B.A., non-fee financial planner with 20 years of experience in finance and investments-helping individuals, families, and businesses of all income levels develop realistic financial plans to achieve their dreams.

Tutors & Test Prep


GOOROO
646-791-3081
Email support@gooroo.com

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
35-30 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
718-358-7900

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.


JEI LEARNING CENTERS
Auburndale 347-408-4098
Forest Hills 718-268-2890
Fresh Meadows 718-740-7888
Great Neck 516-482-2234
Rego Park 718-441-3762
Whitestone 718-819-8813

JEI Learning Centers have helped children achieve academic success around the world since 1977. We offer a variety of academic enrichment and tutoring programs for children in pre-K through ninth grade, including math, problem-solving, English, reading, and writing. Our program is designed to elevate each student’s abilities to the next level.


KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
718-423-5757

For more than 30 years, Kent Prep’s team of teachers, curriculum developers, and counselors have successfully prepared students for various standardized tests such as Gifted and Talented test, NYS Common Core exams, SSAT, and SHSAT. All year-round, small classes provide a safe environment for students to ask questions.


KUEI LUCK ENRICHMENT CENTER
195-05 69th Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-679-9908

For more than 20 years, we have been providing a wide variety of programs for grades kindergarten-12th. We provide after-school (including pick-up), Chinese school, enrichment classes, summer camp, Regents, SAT I/II, SHSAT, ELA and math test prep programs. Test prep is designed to hone testing skills and strategies.


MISS ANITA – PRIVATE MATH TUTOR AND ADVISOR
917-477-7953
Email workinganita@gmail.com

Do you need a mathematics tutor who is talented, understanding, terrific, outstanding, and resourceful (T.U.T.O.R.)? Tutoring available for various levels of math: elementary and middle math, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, and tests like the GED. Experienced teacher, tutor, and advisor of 23 years who can help students pass any test.


NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508
92-22 Corona Ave., Elmhurst
718-606-1056

Email tutornina@hotmail.com

We tutor kids in kindergarten-12th. For the past 11 years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, science, citywide and statewide exams, SAT and ACT.


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