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Services & Resources for the Back-to-School Season in Westchester County

Services & Resources for the Back-to-School Season in Westchester County

Prepare your kids to head back to school with these Westchester County programs.


UPDATED June 2019: There’s a lot to consider and plan for when it’s time to go back to school in Westchester County, from finding after-school programs and classes, to finding tutors and test prep if your child needs extra help in a subject, to getting your child’s annual physical, eye exam, and a dental cleaning. This directory provides many education and child care resources in Westchester County such as private and religious schools, pre-K classes, and foreign language programs. Our back-to-school guide also includes after-school music, dance, and arts and crafts classes and performing arts programs. Additionally, you will find many STEAM classes, sports programs for kids including swim, skating, and squash, as well as tutors, support resources for children with special needs, dentists, orthodontists, and health care providers. These back-to-school resources are located across Westchester County in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, Dobbs Ferry, Ossining, Valhalla, White Plains, Mount Kisco, Rye, Rye Brook, Yonkers, Port Chester, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Purchase, Yorktown Heights, Bronxville, and beyond.

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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.

ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
914-693-4443
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
914-472-4404
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
914-725-7551


Alcott School provides children ages 2-5 a supportive, multicultural, learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum using Montessori materials. We offer special classes including music, movement, yoga, art, Spanish, and nature. Children experience "in house field trips," and after-school enrichment programs. We welcome parent participation in bringing their culture and traditions to our classrooms. Kidz Club, a social skills group for ages 3-5, meets from 4-5 pm twice a week at Crane Road. Call for a tour.

ALL ABOARD CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTERS
All Aboard on-the-Hudson
255 North Highland Ave.
Ossining
914-923-1700

All Aboard at Valhalla
400 Columbus Ave.
Valhalla
914-741-1500


All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, family-owned and -operated since 1996, All Aboard provides a safe, secure, child-centered environment for infants, toddlers, pre-K, and school-age children. All Aboard creates a hands-on, developmental curriculum for infants and toddlers as well as a pre-K curriculum designed to meet NYS kindergarten readiness standards. Degreed and certified staff, nutritious meals, and many enrichment programs round out this quality educational program. Best of Westchester in Childcare 2014.

ANN AND ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
914-592-3027
Email annandydca@aol.com

Ann and Andy, family-owned and -operated for more than 30 years, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children 2 months to 14 years. We are state licensed, with an extensive campus, and offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. Come see how much we care and become part of our family.

ANYA'S ART ROOM
646-270-7144
Email anyasartroom@gmail.com

Anya's Art Room offers classes with variety of media from acrylic and watercolor painting, to pencil drawings and clay sculpture. Kids have an opportunity to discover color, texture, and patterns, still life drawings, and exploration of light and shadows, while getting inspired by classical artists and learning how to recognize their work. Anya is a designer and artist, trained at NYC's Parsons School of Design with more than 10 years of industry experience. She is a teaching artist at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan teaching ceramics and art classes.

ARTISTREE PERFORMING ARTS
114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
914-835-2200
Email heather@artistreearts.com, jeanette@artistreearts.com (for parties)

Artistree Performing Arts is a performing arts studio offering classes for children newborn-18. We strive to foster a community of performers who can build confidence and friendships in a supportive and engaging environment. Artistree offers everything from Broadway and rock music classes for babies, preschool performing classes, after-school classes in acting, film, and musical theater, and performance workshops for middle and high school students. Whether your child is on a pre-professional track or just loves to sing and dance, we have the class or workshop to fit their needs.

BACH TO ROCK MAMARONECK
130 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck
914-341-1457
Email mamaroneck@bachtorock.com

Bach to Rock, the music school for all ages, believes learning to play music should be fun, it’s called “play” for a reason! B2R combines individual instruction with group classes such as Rock Band. We offer private instruction in all instruments, including strings and woodwinds, as well as music classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Our state-of-the-art recording studio brings students into the world of electronic music production and recording arts. We also have birthday parties and weekly music camps. B2R will unleash your inner rock star!

BELLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1088 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
283 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
1537 Central Park Ave., Yonkers
914-961-5511


The Belle School of Music, voted the No. 1 music school in Westchester in 2015 by parents, has a unique, effective, and fun way of teaching music to children, (ages 2 and older), and adults. Under the supervision of our highly qualified and dedicated staff, your child will not only learn to play but will develop an appreciation and love for music that will last a lifetime. Bring out the musical talent in your child! Call 914-961-5511 to schedule a free introductory lesson and consultation.

BERKSHIRE FARM CENTER AND SERVICES FOR YOUTH
Serving the tri-state area for Westchester,
631-420-4444
Email carlykatz@berkshirefarm.org

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth trains and supports foster parents throughout New York State. Each year Berkshire helps hundreds of children find safety and comfort in the homes of foster parents, but hundreds more are waiting for good foster homes. If you have love and patience, plus an extra bedroom, becoming a foster parent may be for you. Give us a call and allow us to answer your questions and provide you with free, no-obligation information. Become a foster parent and give the gift of family!

BRONX ZOO TREETOP ADVENTURE
Bronx River Parkway at Boston Road,
347-308-9021
Email bztreetop@wcs.org

Adventure is waiting among the treetops. From beginner to expert, you’ll have fun with friends and family. Climb, balance, swing, and zip through the trees on a variety of unique elements like ropes bridges and spider webs. Soar 800 feet across the Bronx River and back on our dueling ziplines offering thrills and unforgettable experiences. Get outdoors, connect with family, friends, and make some memories. Choose from a variety of activities designed for all abilities. Climb, zip, and connect at the best new experience in New York. Open daily. bronxzootreetop.com.

CENTRAL PARK DANCE
450 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-723-2940
Email centralparkdance@gmail.com

Central Park Dance offers more than 200 classes a week, in all levels, for children and adults. CPD has a preschool program, which is regarded as one of the finest in the area, introducing children as young as age 2 to dance, and the popular Fairytale Ballet. CPD has earned a reputation for being the most thorough and rewarding dance experience for students for more than 35 years. Miss Talia’s Boutique is on premises and open late, seven days a week. Online registration is available. Voted Best of Westchester 2013.

CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
SUNY Purchase,
914-864-1267

Interested in a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is an affordable, community-based alternative program, rooted in Jewish cultural studies for children in kindergarten-seventh grade. CJEG’s professional teaching staff, along with a parent co-op administration, offers everything you want and nothing you don’t. Private or group bar and bat mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes begin Sunday, Sept. 9. Enroll now for fall, or join our first class as our guests at our SUNY Purchase location. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org or email mail@adamdub.com.

CITY CENTER DANCE
98 Lake St., White Plains
914-328-1881

Specializing in professional dance instruction for children and adults of all levels, City Center Dance emphasizes discipline, dedication, balance, form, confidence, and success, all in a fun and creative environment. We offer ballet, pointe, pre-pointe, contemporary, tap, jazz, hip-hop, baby ballet, pre-K, and kindergarten classes, adult classes, and special workshops throughout the year. Private lessons, birthday parties, and performance opportunities also available. City Center Dance is proud to be the official home of the Westchester Knicks Dance Team. Call 914-328-1881 or email info@citycenterdance.com for more information and to register.

CURTAIN CALL, INC.
1349 Newfield Ave. , Stamford, CT
203-329-8207 x16

Curtain Call, Inc. is Stamford’s longest-running, non-profit theatre, providing year-round live performances and theatre arts classes for ages 5 through adult in acting for the stage, TV and film, comedy, improv, musical theatre, Broadway tap, and Shakespeare. Full-day vacation programs are offered for ages 6-16. We provide a nurturing, creative environment for students of diverse experience and backgrounds. We can also design a class for your before- or after-school program, business, or civic group. Call 203-329-8207 x16 or visit curtaincallinc.com. “Where acting out is encouraged!”

DANCE CAVISE STUDIOS
273 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck
914-381-5222
Email joe@dancecavise.com, jamie@dancecavise.com

Described in the New York Times as “setting higher standards in dance education,” Dance Cavise offers all dance disciplines, all levels, for all ages including Tiny Tots (ages 2-4). Broadway veteran Joe Cavise heads a staff of more than 20 professionals from New York City and Westchester. The studio is known for promoting strong technique in a non-recital-oriented, education-driven program. Summer Performing Arts Camp and birthday parties are offered. Dance Cavise is home to Off Center Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit organization with dual missions of dance performance and community outreach.

EYE LEVEL WESTCHESTER
Eye Level of Rye Brook
27 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook
914-933-0566

Eye Level of Briarcliff
501 North State Road, Briarcliff
914-741-0407


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.

FRENCH-AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (FASNY)
Campuses in Larchmont and Mamaroneck,
Nursery to third grade: Manor Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Grades fourth-eighth: Village Campus, 145 New St., Mamaroneck
Grades ninth-12th: Harbor Campus, 320 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck




Camps:
French-American School of New York (FASNY)
French Summer Camps
914-413-3665
Nursery to Fifth Grade Day Camp: Larchmont Campus, 111 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
Fifth-Eighth Grade Sleepaway Camp: Catskills
fasny.org/camps


Email camps@fasny.org

FASNY’s Extension Program offers bilingual recreation and language programs for children and adults, and French immersion camps. From sports to arts to cooking, stimulating after-school activities, where children and adults are exposed to different languages and cultures, are a hallmark of our Extension Program. Learn more and register at fasny.org/afterschool. Classes start Sept. 24, offered on our Larchmont and Mamaroneck campuses. We are an international and bilingual school of excellence offering non-French speakers two entry points into our multicultural community: Preschool (starting at age 3), and High School (international-track program).

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK (GISNY)
50 Partridge Road, White Plains
914-948-6513
Email admissions@gisny.org

German International School New York welcomes families of all nationalities. We are a vibrant, pre-K through 12th grade independent day school. Established in 1980, our German-English bilingual curriculum and our international community of children cultivates students of exceptional character who are open to the world. Graduates earn both a New York high school diploma and the highly acclaimed German International Abitur. Visit us at an open house or contact us to schedule a private tour.

GREAT PLAY OF SCARSDALE
969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
914-713-3470

Great Play is a Family Favorites Winner three years in a row, and kidsoutandabout.com's Top Place to Take Kids in Westchester for 2016. Great Play makes it insanely fun for kids, ages 6 months-fifth grade, to develop motor and sport skills, fitness, and coordination! Great Play’s unique curriculum of directed play, and their patented Interactive Arena™, help children develop age-appropriate skills, while having a blast. Customers rave about it! Fantastic birthday parties too! Call for a free trial!

GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
914-965-7676

At GymCats Gymnastics, children learn the skills and confidence they need to become better athletes and individuals. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for boys and girls, ages 20 months to teens, as well as recreational to advanced classes, private lessons, cheer classes, toddler open gym for crawlers up to walkers, and summer camp. GymCats is home to our own All Star Cheer Team, the GC Xtreme All Stars! We are also famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic interactive staff makes your child’s party memorable.

HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
914-636-6202
Camps:
Hudson Country Montessori Camp
Camp Director, Ms. Megen Perkins
campdirectorny@hudsoncountry.org


Children learn to observe, think, judge, and pursue interests at their own pace. Exposed to physical and mental order, and working with materials with a purposeful design in a calm atmosphere fosters concentration, creativity, self-respect, and a solid academic foundation. Hudson’s unique approach allows children to develop their skills while pursuing their interests. Programs are available for children ages 18 months through eighth grade, with extended hours available from 7:30am-6pm.

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 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.

INSTITUTE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND RELATED DISORDERS, INC. (THE)
646-831-0378
Email icawestchester@gmail.com

The Institute for Children with Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (ICA) was founded in 2000. With offices in Riverhead, Melville, and White Plains, ICA’s mission is to provide state-of-the-science consultation directly to students, their families, and the school districts and community agencies that serve them. Presently, ICA is working with the majority of school districts on Long Island, and several in Westchester County, providing technical assistance and training to administrators, educators, and related staff. For more information, contact Eric Frantino at icawestchester@gmail.com, or 646-831-0378.

ISG GYMNASTICS
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison
914-835-0010

Gymnastics classes, summer camp, cheerleading tumbling, birthday parties-ISG has got it all! From age 2 through teenagers, beginner-advanced, we have the program that’s right for you! You’ll flip over this professional facility with certified instructors for all levels. And ISG is a fun-filled, unique way to celebrate a birthday complete with trampoline, balance beams, bars, vault, tumbling, and air castle. Age-appropriate program and equipment. Fun for all!

JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
914-472-3300
Caryn Symons, director of camping
symonsc@jccmw.org


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.

JODI'S GYM
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633


Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for more than three decades! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. They offer adult/child gym (12-35 months), gymnastics (ages 3-12), Ninja Challenge (ages 4-8), summer and holiday break camps, free play and perks for members, private lessons, and the best birthday ever! Need transportation after school? They also bus from every Chappaqua elementary school. New to Jodi's? Contact them for a free sample class.

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.

KING SCHOOL
1450 Newfield Ave., Stamford
203-322-3496 x350

King School, a pre-K-12th grade school serving students from 30 towns, prepares students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. What sets King apart is academic challenge, kindness, and personal growth united within our unique community of engaged minds and meaningful connections. Guided by expert faculty, King students take responsibility for their own learning as active learners in a student-centered program that challenges students to achieve their personal best. Teachers make students feel known and safe enough to take risks in order to make discoveries.

LICE CLINICS OF AMERICA -- WESTCHESTER
9 Freight Way, Scarsdale
914-996-4315

Let us check your kids’ hair for critters as they head back to school. We remove lice in just one hour! All lice and eggs-even Super Lice-are eliminated in a single, one-hour treatment. No need for your child to sit still for two-three hours of combing or return for additional visits. Our treatments are affordable, starting at $99, and never more than $199. No toxic chemicals! Call us 24/7. Appointments available seven days-a-week; we can even handle your after-hours emergency!

LINGUAKIDS®, L.L.C.
2005 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
914-525-0328

LinguaKids® offers French, Spanish, Korean and other language classes for children starting at 6 months old. LinguaKids®’ teachers are all friendly, energetic, native speakers who completely immerse the children in language and culture. Children are engaged in a multi-sensory approach, combining songs, movement, arts and crafts, games, storytelling, and role-playing, to make learning fun and enjoyable. We also offer guitar classes in Spanish, which is a good way to combine learning guitar and speaking Spanish.

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
tlgscarsdaleny.com
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
tlgupperwestsideny.com


The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center offering gymnastics classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.

LITTMAN KROOKS, L.L.P.
399 Knollwood Road, White Plains
914-684-2100
655 Third Ave., Manhattan
212-490-2020


Identifying the best services for someone with special needs can be daunting. Littman Krooks can help you navigate the system, understand your child’s legal rights, and establish the financial foundation that will enable as much independence as possible. Our goal is to empower families with the tools they need to advocate for their loved ones for a free and appropriate education, public benefits, and social services. Let our team of attorneys and advocates help you safeguard the future of your loved one.

LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY
2 Dale Ave., Ossining
914-941-2939

Logrea Dance Academy (school of the Westchester Ballet Company) inspires students of all ages and abilities to achieve their highest potentials, through training in classical ballet, as well as jazz, tap, and modern. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers, Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, LDA offers classes for students age 3 through advanced, by an all-professional staff. Annual Nutcracker and scholarship auditions are held each fall, and all students have the opportunity to participate in performances of the highest artistic standard.

MANDARIN DISCOVERY SCHOOL
Classes in White Plains and Yonkers,
914-351-6788
Email shanshanli@mandarindiscov.org

Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersion program for children. We offer preschool classes, Chinese culture classes, tutoring services, and Mommy and Me classes. We also offer classes and tutoring to adults. Our goals are creating a fun learning environment for children and helping them to learn Mandarin as early as possible. Children will use their fluency in Mandarin to build a bright future! For adults, we provide an opportunity to help them reach their personal goals in learning Mandarin.

MAZEL TOTS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM AT SCARSDALE SYNAGOGUE
2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale
914-723-3001
Jody Glassman – mazeltots@sstte.org


Email mazeltots@sstte.org

Scarsdale Synagogue’s Early Childhood Program, Mazel Tots® provides a warm, stimulating environment, encouraging children's growth socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We feature developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun, and friendly. We offer varied experiences including sports, games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, and art. Spiritual growth is enriched by learning about Jewish holidays and values. We have two playgrounds, a garden, and a fully equipped indoor play space. Our program serves newborns through children kindergarten-bound. For information, contact Jody Glassman, 914-723-3001, mazeltots@sstte.org or our website bit.ly/metronursery.

MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
914-667-3478

Founded in 1979 on the premise that “the first years of a child’s education are the most important," The Milestone School is an independent, non-sectarian, nursery through fourth grade school. Celebrating 35 years of excellence, our unique, stimulating academic environment emphasizing “Early Reading” prepares students to continue on to top private schools in Westchester and NYC. Emphasizing the basics, our curriculum allows our children to explore many areas including chess, music, Spanish, yoga, and drama. Milestone provides the enriching, nurturing experience every child needs and deserves to succeed.

MSQUASH ACCELERATOR
23 Waterfront Place, Port Chester
1-844-msquash (677-8274)
Email info@msquash.com

MSquash is the newest and coolest squash facility, with a brand-new way to play sports. Its first two InteractiveSQUASH courts in the U.S. have players play videogames on a front wall while working out. The power of play. Starter or advanced athlete, kids love sports through play. Play is what kids adore and need. Through play bodies grow and become healthy, happy, and energized. MSquash offers after-school programs, summer camps, and birthday parties for kids ages 5-19. Start playing squash in clinics or have the best birthday party ever.

MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Ave., White Plains
914-761-3900

The Music Conservatory of Westchester offers a variety of classes for infants, toddlers, and young children. Early childhood instruction includes our First Notes class for babies and toddlers, Music Skills for pre-K through third grade, our Suzuki Program for instrumental instruction (violin, cello, guitar), and our Piano Program for pre-K to first grade. Introduce your child to the joys of music in the conservatory’s supportive, nurturing environment, with outstanding instructors. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, assuring the highest quality programs for your child.

MUSICAL MUNCHKINS
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
914-771-7000

Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early childhood music program is celebrating more than 30 years of makin' music and memories. We continue delighting our youngest musicians and their families with the wonderful world of mommy-n-me music. Our curriculum, filled with awesome activities, is geared to children ages 6 months to 4 years. Instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games help captivate and enrich children with a love of music. Our nurturing teachers capture everyone's hearts, while stimulating those developing brains. Visit our website. Schedule a free trial class.

NURTURY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (THE)
914-632-6200
2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
1144 North Ave., New Rochelle
Nurtury at Flandreau, 130 Flandreau Drive, New Rochelle


Email info@thenurtury-montessori.com

The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The Nurtury also offers an enriching after-school program for kindergarten and first grade students. From 3-6:30pm, we provide a warm after-school environment supervised by Nurtury staff members. After-care activities include outdoor play or indoor movement time. Children will take part in one special per day: Rhodes Piano Method, Montessori Spanish, Cooking Class with Chef Alex, Children's School of Yoga, and Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching for Kids. Call for a tour.

OTTO SPECHT SCHOOL
260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
845-352-5020 x130
Email info@ottospecht.org

At the Otto Specht School, we work to discover each child's path to lifelong learning, offering a variety of educational programs designed to meet the needs of students with developmental delays, social and sensory sensitivities, and learning challenges. We have looked beyond both typical and special educational models to provide an extraordinary education to those who need it most. We offer kindergarten, grades first–eighth, high school (with the opportunity to earn a diploma), High School Practical Life Skills (certificate program), and Transitional Life Skills (post-secondary program).

PINE BROOK FITNESS
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-636-1019

Pine Brook Fitness, awarded as Westchester’s Best Multi-Sport Family Fitness Facility, provides a fitness experience for you and your family to have fun, improve your skills, and test your limits in a safe, friendly, and rewarding atmosphere. We are home to the New Rochelle Racquet Club, The Rock Club, and The Studios, offering tennis, rock climbing, specialized fitness classes, and personal training. We offer a variety of programs for children and adults, hold annual summer vacation camps, and provide an exciting venue for birthday parties and bar or bat mitzvahs.

PLAY GROUP THEATRE (THE)
1 N. Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains
914-946-4433
Email info@playgroup.org

At The Play Group Theatre® (PGT), we challenge the imagination, nurture the creative soul, and inspire children and teens to reach for what they might have thought impossible. We offer professional-quality training in a one-of-a-kind family atmosphere in the spring, summer, and fall. With seven different programs, Summer Theatre is designed for young actors with every level of experience, ages 4-17. Our conservatory-style camp is located in its own air-conditioned performing arts complex which includes two theatres, rehearsal studios, and scenic and costume shops. Register now!

PRETZL.COM
1-844-4PRETZL (773895)

Pretzl.com is a new parenting website where parents and caregivers in Westchester County create and organize their children’s’ schedules. The site enables you to search, discover, and book more than 5,000 Westchester-area activities, classes, camps, events, and parties. Pretzl.com has an easy-to-navigate search engine to identify offerings by activity, location, date, time, and age range. There is no membership fee to use the site. Visit pretzl.com and start discovering and booking the best area experiences for your children.

PROJECT EXPLORE
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
914-328-1578

We serve children with and without disabilities in inclusive, integrated, small classrooms. We offer high-quality, full- and part-time programs, school year and year-round, for children ages 18 months to 5 years, from 8:30am-2:30pm. Before- and after-school care, vacation clubs during school breaks, and summer camp are available. We follow the Creative Curriculum™ that is aligned with the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. We have special classes in art, music, and science, including interactive SMART Board activities. Our master teachers are New York state-certified in early childhood and special education. NAEYC accredited.

PURCHASE COLLEGE LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-251-5938
Email john.hansbury@purchase.edu

Held in our sparkling, six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes (6 months and older), and specialty programs including adult lessons, and private and semi-private lessons. New this year: Pre-Competitive Swimming Group Workouts. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. Fall, winter, and spring classes will run Saturday and Sunday. Our swim team clinic runs for 12 weeks. Register now for fall!

RIPPOWAM CISQUA SCHOOL
325 W. Patent Road, Mount Kisco, 914-244-1200 and 439 Cantitoe St., Bedford 914-244-1250


Rippowam Cisqua School ignites learning in prekindergarten through ninth grade students. Parents are drawn to Rippowam Cisqua School because of its unique ability to stretch, challenge, and lift young minds. Strong student-teacher relationships are supported by small class sizes, flexible learning spaces, and an immersive curriculum that integrates academics, arts, athletics, wellness, and innovation. By cultivating their imagination through play, exploration, and discovery, students engage in joyful learning experiences that spark their intellectual curiosity and personal growth. Graduates emerge as independent thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged leaders.

RYE YMCA
21 Locust Ave., Rye
914-967-6363

Rye Y’s after-school programs allow children to develop skills and build confidence in a nurturing environment. Enrichment classes include dance, chess, art, STEM Mechanics, and 3D Printing and Programming. The Rye Y’s swim school offers classes for all levels and the opportunity to join a competitive swim team. The gymnastics program offers progressive classes for all levels and a gymnastics team. The sports program includes: lacrosse, karate, soccer, multi-sports, basketball, basketball league, outdoor football, baseball, and soccer. Learn more and register for classes at ryeymca.org.

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.

STARLIGHT STARBRIGHT MUSIC
78 Garth Road, Scarsdale
914-924-0995
Email jackie@slsbmusic.com

Do you know that all children are musical? Find out what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child in our parent-child Music Together classes, for children from birth through kindergarten accompanied by an adult caregiver! We also offer Uke U, a mommy-and-me ukulele class for children ages 3-6. For more information and to register, visit slsbmusic.com. We hope to see you soon!

STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains, Satellite locations in Chappaqua and Ossining,
914-328-1900

Since 1937, The Steffi Nossen School of Dance has been Westchester’s dance destination! Students from toddler to adult experience the joy and discipline of dance in White Plains and Chappaqua. Classes include Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Toddler/Caregiver, Boys' Movement, adult classes-open level, and kids and adult Moving Wheels & Heels adaptive dance. Performance opportunities. Live music in classes. Westchester Magazine “Best Kids Classes 2011 and 2013.”

STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
277 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
914-793-2799

Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance lessons with Studio B’s highly talented and nurturing teachers. Their well-established pre-ballet programs are perfect for boys and girls as young as age 2. Students develop important social skills such as listening carefully, following directions, and interacting with others, while dancing to age-appropriate music. Studio B Dance Center continues to respond to families’ needs with convenient scheduling options and a wide range of styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acro and tumbling, modern, contemporary, and pointe. Call or visit their informative website.

Sylvan Learning Centers - Westchester
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
914-237-4396
sylvanlearning.com/bronxville
bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com
Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
34 South Broadway suite 512, White Plains
914-948-4116
sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains
whiteplains.ny@sylvanlearning.com
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
914-237-4396
sylvanlearning.com/bronxville
bronxville.ny@sylvanlearning.com
Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
34 South Broadway suite 512, White Plains
914-948-4116
sylvanlearning.com/whiteplains
whiteplains.ny@sylvanlearning.com


Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for kindergarten-12th students, offers tutoring in reading, writing, math, study skills and test prep, and STEM classes in robotics and coding. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach combines certified teachers delivering personalized instruction using curriculum aligned with common core standards, and the latest iPad® technology. Sylvan also offers Sylvan Prep SAT® and ACT® courses. Sylvan Learning Centers are conveniently located in Bronxville and White Plains.

TORBANK COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining
914-941-1563

Your child is a very important person. With your help we will provide a wide variety of learning opportunities and experiences, to encourage self-expression, independence, and group interaction. We will give your child the opportunity to explore, experiment, and reach out into his or her environment. We believe that the way your child will learn and grow will help them have the happiest possible year.

WESTCHESTER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
100 Playland Parkway , Rye
914-421-5050
Email info@discoverwcm.org

The Westchester Children’s Museum is a vibrant, interactive place for play and discovery. Our indoor, air-conditioned exhibit space overlooks the beach and Long Island Sound with ample parking. Exhibits and activities in our 6,500-square-feet of galleries offer experiences in physics, science, art, craft, and design, with places to climb, build, and explore for toddlers through age 12. We also offer daily programs for preschoolers through middle schoolers. Check our calendar for updates! discoverwcm.org/calendar-2/.

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
198 Central Ave., White Plains
914-606-7500
Email arts@sunywcc.edu

Join our community! We offer a wide variety of Community Education courses for all ages that enrich lives and forge friendships. At Center for the Arts, students can meet like-minded individuals as they learn artistic techniques and hone their skills. A diverse array of Community Education classes are offered every semester including drawing, painting, photography, jewelry making, pottery, and printmaking. Please visit us anytime, we are located at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave. in White Plains. Call for our free brochure at 914-606-7500.

WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Ann Pardes, director,
914-698-2767
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave. for GPS purposes.)
Mamaroneck


WJC’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) offers programs for children birth to 5. Our developmentally appropriate program provides a balance between preparing for the future, and living fully in the present, in the context of a caring environment. The balance is different for each child on the basis of their needs. Children learn through discovery, multi-sensory, child-centered, and rich adult-child interactions. Jewish values, holidays, and Shabbat celebrations are a part of the school experience. Little Ones & Friends, a class for babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups, offers a fun, interactive time.

WHITBY SCHOOL
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
203-302-3900
Email admissions@whitbyschool.org

Whitby School was founded 60 years ago on the principle that each child must be seen, valued, and understood for achievement to happen with heart. Our school has come a long way since then, but that core belief is still what drives us every day. Is your standard for education as high as ours? Come say hello. Located in back country Greenwich, CT, Whitby is an independent school for students 18 months-eighth grade. Visit whitbyschool.org to register for a fall admissions event or to schedule a personal tour.

YOUNG AT ART STUDIO INC.
1088 Central Ave., Scarsdale
914-723-9229
Email info@youngatartworkshop.com

Nurturing creativity without boundaries for more than 35 years. We offer art classes for children ages 2-18. We have mommy and me classes for preschool children and toddlers. After-school and Saturday classes include creative art, painting, sketching, drawing, still life, sculpture, mixed media, Anime and Manga, cartooning, graffiti, pop art, portraiture, fashion design, 3-dimensional art, and portfolio development. We offer summer camps, private lessons, holiday workshops, birthday parties, and customized classes. At Young at Art, we take your child’s dream and bring it to life.


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