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UPDATED September 2018: Mommy-and-me classes provide a designated time to bond with your young child and help them develop early fundamental skills for life in group activities that explore movement, music, arts and crafts, stories, play, and more. Not only will these parent and child classes allow you to bond with your child, you can meet other parents and have your child learn how to interact with other children, too. Connect with your baby at a mommy-and-me, parent-child, or daddy-and-me class in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, including Farmingdale and Old Brookville in Nassau County and Commack, Greenlawn, Huntington, and Stony Brook in Suffolk County.
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101 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale
It’s not your birthday yet? That’s okay! Our Open Bounces are perfect for children to come in with their parents and bounce to their hearts’ content. Every Friday morning we host a Preschool Playdate that includes bounce and snack for children ages 6 and under, Wednesday nights we have Family Bounce Night, and Thursday nights are our All Ages Open Bounces. Sessions may be added or cancelled based on availability, so please make sure to call us at 631-777-5867 or go online to bounceu.com/farmingdale-ny/calendar/ to reserve your spot!
BUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
29 Pinewood Drive, Commack
Come join Building Blocks Developmental Preschool’s Parent-Child Group. This group focuses on learning together with your child. The group features movement activities, music, arts and crafts, circle time, group learning, stories, and more. Children will also enjoy special activities in our outdoor classroom. Groups are open to young children ages 17 months to 3 years. All groups are led by a New York State teacher certified in Early Childhood Development. This summer our Parent-Child Group is held Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30am, July 11-Aug. 8. Grandparents welcomed. Fully air-conditioned.
Join us for a fun-filled hour of nature activities (fish feeding included). Using live animals, crafts, stories, and games we guide you and your little ones through nature adventures sure to last a lifetime. Juice and snack available to all participants. Ages 2-5 at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium Pollywog Adventures program. Catch & Keep Trout Fishing-spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own fishing equipment or rent from the Hatchery. Call us for details and registration information for Pollywog Adventures and fishing.
Our mission is for every child to develop a love of physical activity that will lead to an active, healthy, and confident life. Starting with our Great Start program (6 months–3½ years). Through "directed play" children build confidence, self-esteem, and social skills, with a strong physical foundation; making them ready for our preschooler programs (ages 3½-5½). Through games and instruction, preschoolers develop fundamental motor skills-along with sport skills; giving them all they need to progress into our school-aged programs (ages 4½-10), which offer a full range of fun programs.
GREEN VALE SCHOOL
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
The Beginnings Class at Green Vale is a “Mommy & Me” experience. It offers the very young child (9-23 months) the opportunity for exploratory, interactive, and parallel play with their caregiver, a teacher, as well as peers. Parents and caregivers enjoy connecting with other adults as the children become more comfortable in the classroom and start to experience what school is all about. Beginnings is offered Monday-Thursday, 8:30–10am. Contact admissions to schedule a free drop-in class with your child any time.
M.A.T.S.S. KIDS' GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
171 Eileen Way
Infant, Toddler, and Separation classes bridge development to a comprehensive Early Childhood Education-Nursery School-Gym Program. After-school classes provide movement, gymnastics, sports, and enrichment instruction for on-site center children and community school-age children (7 months-12 years). Summer Day Camp, Holiday Mini-Camps, weekend birthday party and Friday “Kids’ Night Out” events provide a year-round place to play and celebrate! Full daycare available at our Syosset Center. Extended day available. Diapers welcome. Dedicated teachers and staff are N.Y.S-, CPR-, and First Aid-certified. Since 1985-A Rainbow of Programs to Play, Learn, and Grow!
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While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers offer classes for the big kids, too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD or download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island: musictogetherli-queens.com.
Picasso Kidz is a children's art studio for ages 2-17. We offer age-appropriate art classes by experienced NYS-certified art teachers dedicated to giving children a well-rounded art education. Children will be taught drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and collage, in a caring and creative environment. Mommy and Me classes for ages 2-3, include creative play, easel time, story time, and art lessons. “Extraordinary Picasso” art classes are for children with special needs. These are smaller classes, taught by NYS-certified art teachers who have also been trained by Missing Piece Awareness.
Posey School offers dance classes for infants-adults, a preschool program, and Fine Art classes. We offer classes during convenient days and times. Posey preschool runs every day from 9am-12pm with certified teachers and a lunch option after from 12-1pm. Dance classes include: Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary-Modern, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, Character Dance, Mommy and Me, and Creative Movement. Based on nationally recognized criteria, our unique programs emphasize the artistic and cultural benefits of applying oneself in the arts. These benefits include acquiring and maintaining basic physical skills, and cognitive development in problem solving.
SPIN DJ ACADEMY
202 Merrick Road, 2nd floor, Rockville Centre
16 Broadway, Amityville
Rock N Tots and Baby DJ classes are fun and interactive music and movement classes for infants and toddlers. Our program features small classes, age appropriate songs and stories, and will introduce your kids to music in a fun and structured social setting! Our children receive individualized attention and gain confidence. Students and parents will play, make friends, and learn!