Get information from these businesses
Check all the boxes for the businesses you are interested in learning more about. Fill in form on the bottom.
UPDATED September 2017: Westchester County, NY is ready for the back to school season. NYMetroParents' Westchester County back to school guide has Westchester County schools, after-school programs for kids in Westchester, religious schools, foreign language programs, and Westchester County activities for kids, including music and dance classes, art classes, performing arts programs, sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors and many more back to school resources in Westchester County, from Mamaroneck and Port Chester, to Pound Ridge and Bedford.
A DANCE STUDIO
2094 Boston Post Road, Larchmont
With so many studios to choose from, why choose A Dance Studio? We offer tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, yoga, and percussive dance, and our instruction levels range from beginner to competition. What makes us unique is that at A Dance Studio, you’ll feel like family. Dance is good not only for the body and mind, but for the heart and soul as well! Join us and you’ll see. You will learn to dance, make new friends, and you will become a part of our A Dance Studio family!
Back to school means back to sports this fall at A-Game! For kids ages 2-16, A-Game Sports, located at 856 Main St. in New Rochelle, offers an array of clinics starting this September for kids looking to hone their skills on the field. Get your child A-Game ready with clinics featuring top level instructors in t-ball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, and flag football. Visit agamesports.net or call 914-278-9477 for details. Spots fill up fast so register now!
ACADEMIC COACHING & TUTORING: JOHN MONTGOMERY, PH.D
Serving the Westchester, Manhattan, and lower Fairfield areas.
We help students overcome a variety of blocks that may keep them from fulfilling their academic potential, such as procrastination, test-taking anxiety, lack of confidence, and lack of focus. Our powerful method, developed by John Montgomery, Ph.D., a psychology professor at New York University, provides tools that help students disengage from specific thought and behavior patterns that can impede academic success. Students will also be given extensive help with their schoolwork when needed, and will typically complete a substantial amount of work during the sessions. Call for a free consultation.
ACURA OF WESTCHESTER
2155 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
Serving Westchester County for 30 years, we pride ourselves on providing superior service and strive to make you a forever client at Acura of Westchester. We have a great selection of new and pre-owned vehicles to fit your needs, whether that means driving to school, work, or gearing up for a road trip! With top safety ratings and seven-passenger SUVs, you are guaranteed to find the perfect vehicle at Acura of Westchester. We are a five-star rated dealership and are proud supporters of the local community. Visit us today at acuraofwestchester.com!
ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
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.
All Aboard at Valhalla
400 Columbus Ave.
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.
ALLIED PHYSICIANS GROUP
3 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville
Allied Physicians Group is a partnership of more than 150 dedicated, caring physicians and 650 highly-trained support staff, serving more than 180,000 patients throughout Greater New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and beyond. When you bring your children to an Allied pediatric practice, you know they are getting the very best care. Our doctors have access to resources, technology, and support that other, stand-alone pediatric practices simply cannot offer. Our doctors have more time for what matters most-you and your child! For more information, visit alliedphysiciansgroup.com or call us at 866-621-2769.
Our programs are for children of all ages, at all levels, with all kinds of dreams…Olympic and otherwise. Everyone from babies to boys and girls who are part of our award-winning competitive team program, receives gymnastics instruction from certified professionals, who collectively have more than 100 years of coaching experience. The year ends with a huge Class Exhibition. It’s fun and a great opportunity for all of our gymnasts to show off their skills. American Gymnastics is also the home of our Gym-Care Nursery School. We encourage children to reach for the stars!
Each child is considered on two levels: first, as an individual, and then as a member of the group. The specific needs of a child are addressed with the help of regular communication and consultation with parents. On a group level, the child is a member of a community, which offers the opportunity for social growth while providing a structure in which to find security and safety. Regularly planned group activities are designed to meet the natural, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of children at play.
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 music classes for babies, preschool performing classes, after-school classes in acting, film, and musical theater, and performance workshops for elementary through high school students. Whether your child is on a pre-professional track or just loves to act, sing, and dance, we have the class or workshop to fit their needs.
Bach to Rock, the music school for all ages, believes learning to play music should be fun, after all it’s called “play” for a reason! B2R couples individual instruction with dynamic group classes. We base our unique method on the fact that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like best. We offer voice, piano, and all instruments plus musical theater, electronic music, and recording arts. Classes for 6 months through adults plus birthday parties and weekly camps. Unleash your inner rock star today!
BELLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1088 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
283 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
1537 Central Park Ave., Yonkers
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.
2 Overhill Road, Suite 300, Scarsdale
Dr. Blais treats her patients how she would treat her own family–with a meticulous eye and a gentle touch, informing the patients and their families of their options and progress throughout treatment. As an Ivy League trained doctor, Dr. Blais sees everything through from A to Z and enjoys becoming a part of her patients’ lives at the same time. “It is such a wonderful feeling to see progress and the huge smile that accompanies it. So exciting!” This detail-oriented care will produce stellar results that you will show off forever! Visit Dr. Blais for early interceptive orthodontics, braces, and Invisalign.
BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
Blue Rock School is the Lower Hudson Valley’s only progressive school, serving students in kindergarten-eighth grade. We offer a unique educational experience based on a hands-on and holistic approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enabling them to follow their own natural curiosity and develop as independent thinkers. At Blue Rock, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging and creative academic curriculum, which is infused with the arts, nature, and play.
Dr.Ivis Getz, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Getz recognizes that each child is a unique individual who deserves compassion and respect, which is evident in her friendly manner and calm demeanor. The dental team truly enjoys working with kids and will treat your child with warmth and compassion. The practice participates in many dental insurance plans and has convenient after-school and Saturday appointments available.
Alef Bet Preschool uses a progressive approach to educate young children in a stimulating environment, helping them grow into empathetic, capable learners for life. Schedule a tour of our newly renovated New Rochelle site with light-filled classrooms and a natural playground. Chabad Hebrew School offers classes pre-K through high school. In a stimulating, yet friendly environment, students learn Hebrew language and prayers and become familiar with the Jewish holidays and customs. Children gain a true sense of Jewish pride and of their Jewish roots, no matter their level of observance or affiliation.
CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT
One Blachley Road, Stamford
Chelsea Piers in Stamford offers Connecticut’s most dynamic curriculum for athletes of all ages in our cutting-edge sports complex. Our expert instructors lead intense yet age-appropriate lessons geared toward the individual development of each athlete in a positive, supportive environment, for preschoolers (“Little Athletes”), elementary school-aged children, and teens. Elite training programs are available to the more serious athlete looking to gain a competitive edge under the tutelage of coaches who collectively boast an impressive resume of athletic accomplishments. Youth sports programming includes basketball, dance, figure skating, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.
CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
Looking for a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, tradition, history, and holidays, for children in K-seventh grade. We provide a professional teaching staff supported by a parent co-op administration in an open, warm and relaxed, and affordable environment. Bar and bat mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org.
CHILDREN’S PLACE AT THE JOHN A. COLEMAN SCHOOL
317 North St., White Plains
Our inclusive preschool offers a variety of enriching experiences that stimulate children’s natural curiosity and interests, promote well-being, and encourage pride and mastery in each child. Activities develop creativity, language, reasoning, social competence, and early readiness. Curriculum based on NYS Common Core with iPad and Smart Board technology. Children’s Place is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services and offers full and half days for ages 3-5. Hours are 8:45am–2:45pm with extended hours from 8am-5pm. We are staffed by experienced teachers and administrators. Parent references available.
CITY CENTER DANCE
98 Lake St., White Plains
Specializing in dance classes for children ages 3-18, City Center Dance provides professional dance instruction in a positive, fun atmosphere. We are centrally located in White Plains, right in the heart of Westchester County. We offer after-school dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe and pre-pointe, as well as special classes for preschool and kindergarteners. Specialty workshops are offered seasonally, including acro. Additional offerings include children’s birthday parties, master classes, and performance opportunities. City Center Dance…where dance is an art form, not a competition!
CLAY ART CENTER
40 Beech St., Port Chester
Kelly O’Sullivan, youth director
Spin It! Youth classes for children and teens at the Clay Art Center are offered weekly from September-June. Build your inner artist while creating picture perfect pottery. Work with clay to develop creative problem solving skills and build confidence while making new friends and having fun. Hand-building classes are offered for ages 6–9, wheel-throwing classes are offered for children ages 10–17. Taught by professional ceramic artists who specialize in kindling a passion for creative expression in children.
Comprehensive Dental Group is dedicated to giving our patients healthy and happy smiles. We are a highly trained and educated team of dentists, pediatric dental specialists, hygienists, and support staff practicing in Westchester for more than 30 years. As a team we deliver premier quality and technologically advanced general, pediatric, and orthodontic services with compassion and integrity. We have convenient after-school and weekend appointments, and participate in many dental plans. We pride ourselves on providing personalized and gentle dental care to children of all ages and the whole family.
CONGREGATION KOL AMI
252 Soundview Ave., White Plains
Children learn best through play and experimentation. Our Early Childhood Program provides opportunities for these learning experiences within a warm, accepting, and nurturing environment. We recognize and respect each child's unique qualities and strive to foster their growth and development in all aspects; cognitive, physical, social, and emotional. Through rich and welcoming surroundings, complemented with consistent routines and exploratory play opportunities, we inspire children to grow at their own pace, realizing their full potential. Come feel the warm sense of community here at Early Childhood Program of Congregation Kol Ami.
CURTAIN CALL, INC.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford
Box Office: 203-461-6358
Curtain Call, Inc. is Stamford’s longest-running, non-profit theatre, providing year-round, live performances and theatre arts classes. Ages five through adult can enjoy after-school, evening, and weekend workshops 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. Our teaching artists provide a nurturing, creative environment for students of diverse experience and backgrounds. We can also design a workshop for your before- or after-school program, business, or civic group. Call 203-329-8207x16 or visit curtaincallinc.com. “Where 'acting out' is encouraged!”
DANCE & THEATER ARTS STUDIOS
145 Palisade St., #376, Dobbs Ferry
A process-oriented performing arts school where students learn how to achieve excellence through self-discipline and the mastery of technique. Experience the joy of achievement through our unique programs of dance, voice, and acting classes at affordable prices. Get prepared for success before you step out on stage at open mic night or in musical shows and plays, with the training and confidence you'll gain in a positive learning environment. Come nurture and explore your inner artist (ages 3-adult) and register for a class today!
DANCE CAVISE STUDIOS
273 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck
Email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Described in the New York Times as “setting higher standards in dance education,” Dance Cavise offers all dance disciplines, at all levels, for all ages including our new Tiny Tot’s for 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 Program and birthday parties are also a specialty. Dance Cavise is home to Off Center Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit organization with dual missions of dance performance and community outreach.
DICKER READING CENTER OF WESTCHESTER
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
Our revolutionary reading program will teach any child to read, even children diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, or with ADD or ADHD. Whether your child is reading above, below, or at grade level, he or she will accomplish 3–6 years of reading achievement in just one year. Parents will see immediate improvement in reading achievement, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Over 10,000 children, from preschool to 12th grade, have accomplished these remarkable results. Your child's grades, confidence, and self-esteem will soar as they learn to love reading and school.
East Pointe Dance fall registration is happening now! We offer a fantastic program for dancers who want to enhance their technique, not feel overwhelmed with living at the studio! Choose from Ballet and Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop. New students ages 8 and older who want to join our ballet program must be evaluated. One of the few schools in the area that puts on a full-length ballet. Check out our Pay to Play Room! We host birthday parties too! Parents Night Out every third Friday each month!
EASTER SEALS NEW YORK
70 Columbus Ave., Valhalla
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 options. 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.
F.A.S.T USA is recognized and sanctioned by United States Swimming (USA) as a Level 3 Swim Team. FAST is a competitive program for boys and girls ages 6 and older. Each participant is evaluated and categorized by the coaching staff to ensure that each swimmer is placed in the correct group. FAST as a member of Metropolitan Swimming, competes against other Metro area swim teams. Our mission is to nurture swimmers, challenge, strive for excellence, and push all our swimmers to achieve personal and team goals and to have fun.
FIRST HEBREW CONGREGATION JEWISH LEARNING EXPERIENCE (JLE)
1821 E. Main St., Route 6 (On the border of Cortlandt & Peekskill),
Rabbi Dana: 914-739-0500
First Hebrew’s Jewish Learning Experience (JLE) is a non-traditional K-seventh Hebrew School attracting families from many surrounding communities. It offers interactive, differentiated, small group and individualized learning, with flexible schedules possible. Supervised by Matan-certified Rabbi Dana Z. Bogatz, JLE demonstrates the relevance of Jewish values to build Jewish identity. Students will gain pride in their Jewish heritage as they discover how Judaism fits into their lives. All students, including interfaith backgrounds, will become comfortable participating in Jewish customs at home, in synagogue, and as they connect with the greater Jewish community.
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.
Girl AGain boutique sells gently used American Girl dolls, clothes, furniture, accessories, and books. Operated by Yes She Can Inc., a nonprofit organization that teaches and develops job skills for young women with autism. Join us at Girl AGain for fun doll crafts and doll care workshops for girls age 7 and older and their American Girl dolls. Register at GirlAGain.com/events. Shop for AG and Bitty Baby dolls, outfits, accessories; new and used books at great prices! 4 Martine Ave, White Plains. Free parking at The Seasons garage. 914-358-1460, girlagain.com.
GREAT PLAY OF SCARSDALE
969B Central Park Ave., Scarsdale
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!
Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering learning, creativity, and confidence in children from birth to age 5 for almost 40 years. Gymboree offers classes in play and learn, art, music, sports, preschool, and a new 2-year-old separation program, Preschool Steps. All classes at Gymboree enjoy unlimited free open gyms five-seven days per week, and Gymboree store discounts with enrollment, as well as special events and birthday parties. Previews are offered in all classes. As Gymboree likes to say, “All of America goes to Gymboree!”
GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
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.
HARTSDALE FAMILY EYECARE
221 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
Featured on ABC News, Dr. Schwartz has more than 35 years experience treating children's vision. Many vision problems are often undetected during routine screenings. Warning signs include avoiding reading, poor comprehension, or re-reading words. Dr. Schwartz can determine if visual problems exist and prescribe special reading glasses, prism glasses, or vision therapy. Dr. Schwartz also prescribes special eyeglasses or contact lenses to stop vision from getting worse. Your child may be a candidate for orthokeratology, a non-surgical eye treatment using specially designed lenses to gently correct vision during sleep.
Westchester’s premiere Community Music School. Early childhood, K-12th and adult programs, jazz, and summer arts program. Comprehensive music education for students of all ages by a world-class faculty in a warm, nurturing environment. Students receive not only weekly private lessons, but also musicianship classes, ensemble instruction, numerous performance and practice opportunities with accompaniment, and regular assessment of student progress. This all-encompassing approach catalyzes learning, enabling students to fulfill their potential. Early childhood classes combine fun with learning, nurturing the development of the whole child. Ongoing enrollment. Tuition pro-rated at time of enrollment.
HUDSON COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
340 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle
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 Shopping Center
721 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
650 Central Ave., Scarsdale
335 Downing Drive
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
Huntington Learning Center is an accredited, K-12th tutoring and test prep leader. Their certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, math, science, study skills, and executive functioning skills. Huntington also helps students prepare for the SAT, ACT, High School Entrance Exams, and other state and standardized exams. Huntington students achieve results at all skill levels. According to one parent: “In just four months I have seen incredible improvements in Jessica’s grades and confidence. She actually went up two grade levels!” Huntington offers convenient 1-to-1 tutoring programs. Call today!
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison
Gymnastics classes, summer camp, cheerleading tumbling, birthday parties-ISG has got it all! From babies-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. All ages, 1 through teens. Age-appropriate program and equipment. Fun for all!
Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: preschoolers benefit from full-service nursery schools, professional teaching staff, a year-round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs, and special needs programs. All under one roof! Early drop-off, late pick-up. The Summer Art Center (SAC), continues all year, providing a non-competitive, nurturing environment for children with a passion for the arts. The Dance School provides programs for preschoolers, teens, and adults. The Academic Center offers everything you need to prepare kids for college. Arrange for a tour: firstname.lastname@example.org, 914-472-3300, jccmw.org.
Jete dance studio offers classes specializing in preschool ballet, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, salsa, and even Zumba. We are open six days a week and also offer birthday parties and special events throughout the year. Registration fee is waived when you mention Westchester Parent. Visit jetedancestudio.com or call 914-305-3331 for more information.
The JCC of Harrison Early Childhood Center offers programs for toddlers through pre-K. Bright, modern classrooms, an indoor gym, and outside playground are on the nature-filled grounds. This year we're highlighting a new outdoor classroom and gardening program. Professionally trained, warm, nurturing teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum across all educational domains. Morning programs and afternoon enrichment classes are available. OCFS licensed. Call or email us to arrange a visit. You'll be glad you did!
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness since 1982! 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.
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children in preschool through high school develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 centers in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. Visit kumon.com today to find your local center or call 1-800-ABC-MATH.
421 Boston Post Road, 3rd Floor, Port Chester
Leapin' Lizards is "the" indoor play and party place for kids in Westchester! Have oodles of fun during the day, after school, anytime! Enjoy our two-for-one Back to School Special in this issue. Birthday party packages include playtime in our fun-filled play area (slides, mazes, ball baths, etc.), private party room for pizza, hot dogs, Carvel ice cream birthday cake, tokens for our game room, themed paper supplies, invitations, and balloons. Party favors, sand art, and T-shirts are available. We do all the work! Visit our website, leaplizards.com.
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. After experiencing the frustration of head lice with her own children 15 years ago, it became clear to Anna there was a great need for someone to help. Salon visits or in-home head lice removal appointments are available. She is highly recommended by her clients, school nurses, and pediatricians throughout Westchester.
LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
LiceXchange treats head lice exclusively in the privacy of your home-as inexpensively as possible. Experienced, conscientious, and kind staff will put your children at ease-applying all the tools of the trade-without the use of pesticides! We stand by all our work, as long as "active" cases with lice follow our protocol. Founder Debra L. Rosen, has been successfully caring for schools and camps throughout the tri-state region for more than 15 years, stressing "prevention" over treatment. LiceXchange, “Where an age-old problem gets the Royal Treatment."
2005 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
LinguaKids® offers French and Spanish 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
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
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.
LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY
2 Dale Ave., Ossining
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.
MacInspires teaches more than 400 students a week various aspects of STEAM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. From coding and 3D printing to robotics, movie making, and aeroponics, MacInspires is here to inspire your child’s curiosity and unlock their potential through technology and the tech arts. MacInspires group classes and workshops have a ratio of no more than six students per instructor. Private instruction is available for students who want to explore STEAM subjects further with an instructor who often becomes a mentor. MacInspires also produces exciting STEAM Birthday Parties!
MAGIC CUTS FOR KIDS
159 East Main St., New Rochelle
Magic Cuts for Kids is the salon just for your kids where the haircuts are cool and fun rules! Owner Sonia Munguia has been cutting children’s hair for more than 11 years. Her hair salon has an atmosphere that is totally kid-friendly, including fun chairs, DVD’s and cable TV, cartoons, and XBOX. Baby gets a certificate for the first haircut. The 10th haircut is free for all. Bring your kids, baby to teenager, to Magic Cuts for Kids for a great haircut and a fun experience. Lots of great hair accessories too.
Dr. Penny Resnick-Graulich has been practicing children’s dentistry in Westchester for more than 20 years. Dr. Penny and her amazing staff pride themselves on making the entire dental experience a positive one for children, infants through teens, and their parents. They help anxious children feel secure during dental treatment and make every patient feel calm, confident, and comfortable, while promoting optimal oral health care. Special attention is given to those children with medical, physical, emotional, and mental disabilities. Their goal is to make your child an expert in preventative dentistry.
Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersive program for children. We will be offering more programs starting in October. Our preschool classes will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday mornings. Tuesdays students will learn about Chinese food through Playdoh; Wednesdays, they will study math; Fridays, dress-up with 'QiPao,' and traditional Chinese dance; Saturdays, Chinese culture classes with 'MaoBi' writing. We also offer 'Mommy and Me' classes on Thursdays and 'Chinese culture' classes for first-fifth graders on Saturday afternoons.
Mathnasium makes math make sense! The goal is to significantly increase your child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Using sophisticated techniques to determine what a student does and does not know, they tailor-make a personalized and prescriptive learning program. Each student follows the program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors, who provide instruction-and lots of encouragement. At Mathnasium, the mission is simple—to teach children math the way that makes sense to them.
MILESTONE SCHOOL (THE)
70 W. Broad St., Mt. Vernon
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.
MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Ave., White Plains
The Music Conservatory of Westchester offers a variety of classes for infants, toddlers, and young children. Early childhood instruction includes our new 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.
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
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.
NEF+DA offer fashion courses including design, pattern making to knitting, and live model drawing for all ages. If your child is interested in fashion design we encourage parents to allow their child to find the fashion course that matches their desired interest. Once we get acquainted with your child, if appropriate, we will encourage them to explore other related fashion courses. Our Fashion After School is a great head start. Our teachers are professors from the best colleges from NYC.
ON HUDSON FITNESS & DANCE/NYGKA BLACK BELT ACADEMY
558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
Experience the best in dance, fitness, and karate! We offer dance classes in all styles and levels, including hip-hop and lyrical jazz. Fitness classes are comprehensive, and taught by the best instructors in Westchester. Our NY Goju Karate program, one of the region’s finest, offers age- and rank-specific classes, from preschool Tiny Tigers to Black Belt and beyond. Whether you are looking for a program for your children or yourself, On Hudson Fitness and Dance Studio and NY Goju Karate offer great programs for the entire family.
PINE BROOK FITNESS
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
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.
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!
PLAYLAND ICE CASINO
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
Kids and families love Playland Ice in Rye. Operating year-round, Playland Ice offers learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey classes, public ice skating, figure skating, clinics, and camps for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties are always a huge hit at Playland Ice and feature private rooms, private ice, party helper, dance and black lights, and music. Visit us online for more information.
Pleasantville Community Synagogue is a welcoming Jewish community connecting people of diverse traditions and backgrounds who want to share a joyous spiritual and cultural home. Our Hebrew School is a thriving community within a community, intimate and nurturing. The staff of caring, committed teachers creates an environment in which each child is appreciated and loved, and one that allows for an extraordinary level of relationship-building with both children and parents. There is also a post-B'nei Mitzvah Confirmation program for PCS teens in eighth-10th grades that includes learning, service, and travel.
PRE-SCHOOL DICKER READING CENTER OF WESTCHESTER (THE)
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
Your child age 3-5 will learn 15 to 30 words in their first session. Then they will learn to read their first book fluently. Every two months, your preschooler or kindergartner will achieve one year of reading enrichment. Their self-esteem will soar as they develop a love for reading and school. It’s easy, fun, and life's most exciting game.
PROSPECT ACADEMY OF WESTCHESTER
82 Prospect St., White Plains
Prospect Academy of Westchester is a Montessori-based educational center for children ages 3-5 with a focus on language development. We offer programs in Russian, German, and English languages, lead by native or bilingual speakers. At PAOW we develop an individual approach to each child, promote cultural fluency, increased adaptivity, cognitive and academic excellence. We prepare for kindergarten and have a small teacher-to-student ratio. Kids at PAOW love our library, cooking, yoga, music, gym, and large playground and classrooms. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and we offer extended hours.
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, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, SCUBA certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. During the school year we offer classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings and after school on Wednesday afternoons. Our 45 minute lessons have six classes in each session. There are four sessions throughout the school year. Register now!
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not for profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to present a variety of performing arts to the community and the surrounding area. The Playhouse presents national and local acts and is the cultural hub for the town of Ridgefield. Along with hosting award-winning musicians, Broadway stars, and presenting our entertaining conversations series with renowned personalities, the playhouse is the place for families seeking live entertainment for their young children through our Ridgefield Academy Family Series.
3 Phelps Lane, Sleepy Hollow
Robin’s Nest is located on the grounds of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Established in 1988, we offer full-time and part-time programs, year-round, for children ages 2 months to 5 years, from 7am-6pm, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two nutritional snacks. Age-specific curriculum, half-day nursery program, before- and after-school care, vacation club during school breaks, and summer camp. Enrichment activities include music, nature programs, gymnastics, yoga, language classes, field trips, SMART Board activities, and swimming lessons. Teachers have four-year degrees and CPR certifications. NAEYC accredited.
Royal Academy of Dance is a small private ballet studio in Scarsdale inviting young ballet dancers ages 11-14 to prepare for the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet exam level 4 in spring 2018, with a qualified RAD certified instructor. Convenient training sessions are held one-three times a week.
SELMA MAISEL NURSERY SCHOOL OF TEMPLE SHOLOM (THE)
300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich
SMNS has taken hands-on learning to the next level with the addition of a full STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) program! Children will explore woodworking, robotics, magnetism, weights and measures, electronics, wind resistance, sewing, and more, in the new STEAM lab. SMNS also offers non-separating programs for parents with children under 24-months-old. While driven by Jewish values, SMNS welcomes families of all faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds. To schedule a personal tour, contact David Cohen, Nursery School director, at 203-622-8121 or email@example.com.
451 Sport Hill Road, Easton
Pick-Your-Own Apples is open! We'll take you into the orchard from 9am-4:30pm daily. Our fall festival weekends will be in full swing during September and October. Jump into the cereal bowl, guess the weight of your perfect pumpkin, enjoy kettle corn, or good eats from one of our favorite vendors like Mike at The Local Meatball! Our Animal Farm is open daily from 9am-5pm. It's five acres of fun. From bunnies to buffalo our barnyard friends are excited to meet you! Check on Facebook to see what's happening. Hope to see you at the Farm!
Come join us this fall at Starlight Starbright Music, where we offer the Music Together® program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them®! We offer Music Together Mixed-Age, Babies, and Big Kids classes, as well as Guitar for Grownups for the adults in our classes. We also offer Uke U., a parent-child beginner ukulele program for children ages 3-6 (not a Music Together offering). For information and to register, please visit slsbmusic.com or call 914-924-0995.
STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
Church of St. Mary the Virgin South Greeley Ave. Chappaqua
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, new 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
Studio B Dance Center is celebrating their 22nd season in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility. Conveniently scheduled classes are offered in three sunny studios, all with one-way viewing windows. Parents and siblings can enjoy free WiFi in their comfortable waiting rooms. Open seven days a week for classes, birthday parties, and small group or private lessons. Performance opportunities for all ages. Educational and leadership programs available for middle and high school students. Their award-winning classes, well-designed website, and outstanding customer service make them a parent favorite!
SUGAR MAMA BY KIM BAKESHOP
1985 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
At Sugar Mama by Kim's bakeshop we make it cool in after- school! Our after-school baking program is designed to enhance creativity, self-esteem, and peer relationship. During a six-week session kids will enjoy a hands-on experience, learning how to read recipes, follow proper measuring, mixing techniques, and kitchen safety. every child will bake and decorate cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and more. Each week will focus on a different desert and seasonal projects. All done in a fun and safe and fun environment. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS - WESTCHESTER
Sylvan Learning Center of Bronxville
850 Bronx River Road, Bronxville
Sylvan Learning Center of White Plains
180 S. Broadway
Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for K-12 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.
TEMPLE ISRAEL CENTER NURSERY SCHOOL
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains
Temple Israel Center Nursery School is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment where children can achieve their full potential—socially, emotionally, creatively, cognitively, physically, and Jewishly. We offer classes for children ages 2-4, mommy-and-me programs, after-school enrichment, Stay and Play Extended Hours until 4pm Monday-Thursday, and until 2:30pm Friday, early drop-off, lunch programs, and summer camp. Our morning programs are enriched with music, creative movement, nature, and animal specialists. Come and check out our beautiful new classrooms! Please contact our director, Patty Goldstick, at 914-948-2800 x126, or email email@example.com.
The Nurtury is committed to promoting quality, full-time Montessori childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The first six years of life is when intelligence and personality are formed. We greatly understand this concept, and as a result, the Nurtury has set the standard for full-time Montessori childcare. Our vision for the Nurtury is of a "gentler, kinder" world. The Nurtury will be a sanctuary of peace, empathy, and gentleness, even in our increasingly fast-paced society. Please call today for a tour.
TORBANK COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
108 Pinesbridge Road, Ossining
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.
75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
The Virginia Marx Children’s Center in Valhalla offers full-day care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, in a bright, beautiful building on the campus of Westchester Community College. Focused on promoting well-rounded development and kindergarten readiness, the center is fully licensed, accredited, and has a five-star quality rating.
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTER
in Ossining Arcadian Shopping Center, Route 9, Ossining
The Westchester Community College Extension Center in Ossining features credit and non-credit classes for adults in the areas of general education and health care. But this state-of-the-art facility also offers after-school science programs for youngsters in fifth-eighth grades. The affordable classes for middle school students begin in mid-October, and cover topics including Pullback Car Engineering and Vertical Access Wind Turbine. Contact us at the Arcadian Shopping Center location on Route 9, or phone 914-606-7400 for details.
Westchester Family Orthodontics is a brand new, completely digital and paperless office that uses the latest advances in orthodontic technology. Dr. Schnebel is among the select group of orthodontic specialists that has been board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Westchester Family Orthodontics offers orthodontic care, both braces and Invisalign, for the entire family, including children, teens, and adults. Our annual Halloween Buy Back event donates all candy to troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.
WESTCHESTER JEWISH CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Palmer and Rockland Avenues
(Use 175 Rockland Ave for GPS purposes.)
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
WJC’s Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Center (ECC) accepts preschoolers ages 2-5, and offers a co-teach model pre-kindergarten. Our school supports children’s physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth–all in the context of a caring environment. Children receive a solid Jewish foundation including holiday celebrations and community and classroom Shabbat experiences. Structured days offered in newly renovated classrooms and nature–inspired playground. Small teacher-to-student ratio assures individualized attention. Extended day with special electives such as Dance and Drum, Art, Tae Kwon Do, Fenom Fitness, and Mad Science.
WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating facility offering recreational, hockey, and figure skating for all ages and abilities. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, group events, birthday parties, summer and holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction. Visit us online for more information.
Since 2000, The Westfield Day School is a therapeutic school for sixth-12th grades, designed to help students overcome academic and emotional issues. The academic program at Westfield is unique in its ability to link emotional and learning support for its students.
Wetherby–Pembridge School opens in New York in September 2017, on the Upper East Side, next to Central Park on East 96th Street. It will bring to New York the rich traditions and academic excellence at the heart of its thriving UK schools. Wetherby-Pembridge School will offer a bespoke curriculum model combining the rigorous British National Curriculum with New York's progressive student-centered teaching approach. Our vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, celebrate successes, and encourage children to continually question and create in the world around them.
WHITE PLAINS FAMILY YMCA
250 Mamaroneck Ave.,
Serving the families of our community has always been at the heart of the Y. With a White Plains Family YMCA membership, more than 20 youth classes (starting at age 3) are now included as well as more than 60 adult classes. We offer family swim five days a week, free babysitting while you work out, plus summer camp and childcare. Family. Fitness. Fun. We have a membership for your family.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Zoos
Call our education "one stop" shopping number for all parks: 1-800-433-4149.
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Queens
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Corona
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
New York Aquarium: 602 Surf Ave., Brooklyn
The Bronx Zoo
Central Park Zoo
Looking for something fun for your child to do on school holidays? Encourage them to learn about animals and science at one of New York City’s Zoos or Aquarium on their days off! The Wildlife Conservation Society is excited to offer school break camps at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium! Topics and dates vary across the facilities, so please call 800-433-4149 or visit wcs.org/educators for more information!
YOUNG AT ART WORKSHOP INC.
1088 Central Ave., Scarsdale
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 dreams and bring it to life.
YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS
515 North St., White Plains
Camp Funkist 914-949-6227 x168
Gymnastics Program 914- 949-6227 x125
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities 914-949-6227 x108
The YWCA's licensed and NAEYC-accredited children's programs meet the needs of young families with an array of active programs, including childcare, preschool programs, and our before- and after-school programs. Our caring staff creates an environment where every child is valued and develops activities that support the educational process, social interaction, emotional growth, physical development, and creative expression. The YWCA also offers aquatics, gymnastics, and fitness activities for all ages.