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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.


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UPDATED September 2019: When it’s back-to-school season in Queens, there’s a lot to do to get your kids ready for the school year ahead. Our comprehensive guide will help you find all the best back-to-school activities, programs, and resources just in time for the upcoming school year, whether you need tutors and test prep programs, after-school classes and programs, nursery schools, sports programs, doctors, dentists, orthodontists, health insurance providers, preschools, services and providers for children with special needs, child care providers, or private or magnet schools. These back-to-school resources are located throughout Queens in neighborhoods such as Jackson Heights, Astoria, Rego Park, Jamaica Estates, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Middle Village, Whitestone, Long Island City, Flushing, Woodside, Ridgewood, Bayside, Glendale, Sunnyside, and Little Neck.

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BacktoSchool Resources

ACD PLAYSPACE
31-24 38th St., Astoria
718-204-ACDP (2237)
Email [email protected]

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!

DANCESOURCE (THE)
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
718-997-1278
Email [email protected]

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!

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 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.

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 [email protected]

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

Stores & Resources

AFFINITY HEALTH PLAN
866-247-5678

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

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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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