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Back-to-School Services, Resources, & Programs in Westchester County

Back-to-School Services, Resources, & Programs in Westchester County

Find the doctors, dentists, schools, and after-school programs you need to prepare your kids for the new school year!


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UPDATED September 2019: Whether your child is going to school for the first time or it’s her junior year of high school, there’s a lot accomplish before the school year begins in Westchester County. Are you considering sending your child to a private school or need a preschool? Looking for child care or an after-school program to keep your kid busy until you get home from work? Or maybe you need to find a doctor or dentist for the back-to-school checkup. Westchester County has so much to offer to families from academic enrichment and after school programs to private preschools, full-day schools, and religious schools, to health care providers, including foreign language programs, tutors, music, art, performing arts, gymnastics, tennis, swimming, ice-skating, STEM classes, doctors, dentists, and therapists. These back-to-school resources, schools, and after-school activities are located across Westchester County with locations in Briarcliff, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Rye, White Plains, Scarsdale, Ossining, Valhalla, White Plains, Purchase, Port Chester, Peekskill, New Rochelle, Harrison, Mount Kisco, Mount Vernon, Bronxville, and Yonkers.

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BacktoSchool Resources

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
Caryn Symons, director of camping
[email protected]


The JCC of Mid-Westchester has several types of classes in its nursery school for children ages 2-5. Ages 3-5 enjoy swimming in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our full-sized gymnasium, climbing in our new playground, and performing skits in our Bendheim Theatre. We offer a variety of sports, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, and academic enrichment programs. Benefits include: early registration incentives, “refer a friend” discounts, Sunday playground dates, and social events for parents and families which make us unique. We are open to children of all religions.

SOUNDVIEW PREPARATORY SCHOOL
370 Underhill Ave. , Yorktown Heights
914-962-2780

Soundview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory school for grades sixth-12th, situated on a 13-acre pastoral campus in Yorktown Heights. Small class sizes embody the school’s belief that students best develop academic skills, self-esteem, and leadership when teachers can get to know the learning style and interests of each student. College acceptances include Bard, Brown, Columbia, Duke, Haverford, NYU, Oberlin, RISD, Sarah Lawrence, Skidmore, and Williams.

Dentists & Orthodontists

MAIN STREET PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
115 Main St., suite 302, Tuckahoe
914-633-4440
Email [email protected]

Dr. Penny Resnick-Graulich has been practicing children's dentistry in Westchester for more than 25 years. Dr. Penny and her staff pride themselves on making the dental experience a positive one for children and parents. They help anxious children feel secure during dental treatment and make every patient feel calm and confident.

WHITE PLAINS ORTHODONTICS - DR. JEFFREY J. KIM
90 Bryant Ave. suite 1C-Embassy , White Plains
914-946-9098

Dr. Jeffrey J. Kim, is a graduate of Columbia University Dental School with more than 20 years of experience. Specializing with Invisalign as a Preferred Provider, metal and clear ceramic braces. Patients benefit from a welcoming, patient-focused environment, with free consultations and flexible payment plans. "A Smile You Can Afford!"

Doctors & Medical Providers

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER, P.C.
145 Huguenot St., Suite 200, New Rochelle
914-235-1400

Pediatric Associates of Southern Westchester provides quality, comprehensive healthcare from birth to age 21. We are recognized at the highest level of distinction by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home practice. Our physicians are affiliated with Montefiore New Rochelle, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Children's Hospital.

SCARSDALE MEDICAL GROUP – PEDIATRICS
600 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 301, Harrison
914-989-1111

Scarsdale Medical Group is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date pediatric care from newborn through age 21. We offer well exams with screenings, same day sick visits (appointment only), newborn care, preventive medicine, care for acute and chronic illness, vaccinations, sports and camp physicals, and physicians on call 24-hours.

STERLING OPTICAL
Cross County Shopping Center (near Old Navy), Yonkers
914-968-6600
Jefferson Valley Mall (near Key Bank), Yorktown Heights
914-245-8111


The Sterling Optical stores in Yonkers and Yorktown Heights specialize in providing your family with the eye care services you need and an extensive selection of designer and value-brand eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, and other optical products you want–all with our uncompromised attention to quality.

Educational Services

LISTENING PARTNERS, INC.
2975 Westchester Ave. suite 202 , Purchase
914-305-5345
Email [email protected]

Our mission is to strengthen the lives of all children with special needs. We believe that working with the whole child, as opposed to just the diagnosed disorder, allows for greater success. We accomplish this by building self-esteem and self-advocacy. Our devoted therapists are part of your support team.

Stores & Resources

AFFORDABLES
10 Main St., Dobbs Ferry
914-627-9462

We are a quality consignment store, offering children's clothing, maternity clothes, baby equipment, and toys. Open Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-6pm. We accept all major credit cards.

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.

LICE LADY OF WESTCHESTER, THE
914-497-5465
Email [email protected]

Anna Albano Krosche, The Lice Lady of Westchester, is a natural lice and nit removal specialist. Since 1998, she has eradicated lice and nits from thousands of children and their families with her all-natural, chemical-free lice removal technique. Salon visits or in-home head lice removal appointments are available.

LISTENING PARTNERS, INC.
2975 Westchester Ave. suite 202 , Purchase
914-305-5345
Email [email protected]

Our mission is to strengthen the lives of all children with special needs. We believe that working with the whole child, as opposed to just the diagnosed disorder, allows for greater success. We accomplish this by building self-esteem and self-advocacy. Our devoted therapists are part of your support team.

STERLING OPTICAL
Cross County Shopping Center (near Old Navy), Yonkers
914-968-6600
Jefferson Valley Mall (near Key Bank), Yorktown Heights
914-245-8111


The Sterling Optical stores in Yonkers and Yorktown Heights specialize in providing your family with the eye care services you need and an extensive selection of designer and value-brand eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, and other optical products you want–all with our uncompromised attention to quality.

Tutors & Test Prep

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Eastchester
Eastchester Shopping Center
721 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-6100
Scarsdale
650 Central Ave., Scarsdale
914-946-7800
Yorktown Heights
335 Downing Drive
Yorktown Heights
914-245-8882
Nanuet
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-6800


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.

MATHNASIUM - WESTCHESTER
Mathnasium of Arsdsley-Irvington 875 Saw Mill River Road 914-295-2252
Mathnasium of Chappaqua-Mount Kisco 350 Lexington Ave. 914-725-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Cortlandt 50 Dayton Lane 914-502-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Mamaroneck-Larchmont 1009 W. Boston Post Road 914-725-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Rye 275 Purchase St. 914-967-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Scarsdale 747 White Plains Road 914-725-MATH (6284)
Mathnasium of Scarsdale Central Avenue 450 Central Park Ave. 914-725-MATH (6284)


At Mathnasium Learning Centers, we make math make sense! Whether your child started out far behind or already ahead in math, Mathnasium will help them leap ahead because we know that any child can be successful in math—it’s a matter of teaching it in a way that makes sense to them.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS - WESTCHESTER
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
914-237-4396
sylvanlearning.com/bronxville
[email protected]
Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
34 S. Broadway, Suite 512, White Plains
914-948-4116
sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains
[email protected]


Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for kindergarten-12th students, offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, and study skills. Sylvan also offers Sylvan Prep SAT and ACT courses. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains.


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