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UPDATED December 2018: When it’s back-to-school season in Queens, there’s a lot to do to get your kids ready for the school year ahead. Our comprehensive guide will help you find all the best back-to-school activities, programs, and resources just in time for the upcoming school year, whether you need tutors and test prep programs, after-school classes and programs, nursery schools, sports programs, doctors, dentists, orthodontists, health insurance providers, preschools, services and providers for children with special needs, child care providers, or private or magnet schools. These back-to-school resources are located throughout Queens in neighborhoods such as Jackson Heights, Astoria, Rego Park, Jamaica Estates, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Middle Village, Whitestone, Long Island City, Flushing, Woodside, Ridgewood, Bayside, Glendale, Sunnyside, and Little Neck.
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81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights
Most students who fail would have easily succeeded with a little extra support. 82nd Street Academics has the best track record with homework completion and correction for the past 15 years. We tackle homework together with 10-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. We add hot meals and plenty of ways to keep students motivated as well! Your child deserves the best after-school academic development and After-School Achievement Club at 82nd Street Academics. Call 718-457-0429. 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights.
ACD is a family-owned business which opened in November 2017 after the owner, who has provided in home childcare in Astoria for more than 10 years, noticed a lack of activities, classes, and play for parents and children to enjoy. Since opening, ACD has joined up with many businesses such as Petite Ballroom, Kids Music Together, The Pineapple Explorers Club, and Soccer Friends USA. Our goal is to provide a safe and educational space for children to learn and grow through exploring, music, dance, and play most of all!
AFFINITY HEALTH PLAN
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.
ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
Various locations; call for information or check us online,
Brooklyn: 347-708-7827 Queens: 347-708-7827 Manhattan: 212-419-5416
All My Children Daycare is the eco-friendly choice for your infant or young child. We have various locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens to accommodate your needs. AMC offers a holistic approach to education inspired by nature, and our staff is highly trained. Growth and development of the child as a whole is our No. 1 goal. We also offer a broad range of content on our website for parents. Call to inquire about registration or schedule a tour of a facility near you: 212-466-6262 or email: email@example.com.
Sign up now for fall classes–limited space available. All Star Studios program is designed to encourage and educate the students on how to increase flexibility, improve coordination, focus on muscle strengthening, build poise, and have fun. All instructors have experience in both teaching and performing, to teach students the skills needed to pursue a career as a true artist as well as the compassion to help push them toward their goals, build their self-confidence, and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. Visit allstarstudiosnyc.com.
AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
American Dance & Drama Studio is the original neighborhood school that was established more than 45 years ago at the same location. We offer quality teaching and an extremely professional staff, while maintaining a fun and exciting environment. Come visit our new, multi-level, high-tech studios—the largest in Queens at 7,000-square-feet! We offer classes for ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, as well as gymnastics, drama, Zumba, belly dance, and singing. Call now to find out about registration dates!
Get ready for back to school at The Bay Terrace. The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, located on Bell Boulevard and 26th Avenue in Bayside has been proudly serving the Bayside area and surrounding neighborhoods for more than 50 years. With an excellent mix of shops, restaurants, and services for the community, including the newly renovated Loews Movie Theatre, Ben’s Deli, Home Goods, and Sephora, the beautiful and inviting outdoor atmosphere is what makes The Bay Terrace Shopping Center a perfect place to visit.
BRAITHWAITE NURSERY SCHOOL
160-21 13 Ave., Whitestone
9am-12pm (Prime Time for Little Ones)
Lynne and Ron Braithwaite, certified teachers, have been operating the Braithwaite Nursery School for 14 years, serving children ages 2-4 in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to foster a love of learning through varied experiences. A Green Schoolyard gives children the opportunity to observe and appreciate their environment. Seasonal changes and migrating birds introduce a love of science. We focus on the total child, academically and socially. Reading readiness, art, music, math, and science are an everyday part of our program in an exciting fun way. Your child will be governed only by his or her limitless imagination.
Come sing and dance with Broadway professionals (Mamma Mia!, Phantom Of The Opera, Once The Musical, Donna Summer) who teach group musical theater classes for kids 5-13, Improv Troupe for 10 and older, and private vocal and acting coaching. Our musical theater classes are 10 weeks and end in a Showcase Presentation. Classes are kept small so all students get tons of personal attention. Private singing lessons and acting coaching can include preparation for specialized high school and college auditions-our students have a 95 percent success rate! Visit thebroadwayclass.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BROOKLYN BOULDERS - QUEENSBRIDGE
23-10 41st Ave., Long Island City
Fall out of your routine with Brooklyn Boulders. Our youth programs and classes are always in session at Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) Queensbridge, where kids learn year-round! We host after-school and weekend youth programs, adventure camps, and birthday parties. All programs are designed to boost mental and physical education of our youth—on and off the climbing walls. Our friendly, highly trained staff teach kids how to climb, solve problems, and conquer challenges. Kids will gain self-confidence, make new friends, and learn empowering life skills. BKB is the place to be.
150-50 14th Road, Whitestone
Christy’s Gymnastics was founded in 1984 as a full-service gymnastics facility. We provide a safe and exciting environment for children to improve their skills and build self-esteem. Our staff is our school's greatest asset, and includes certified physical education teachers, internationally renowned coaches, and former gymnasts. Our program includes Wee Tumbles classes ages 2-3, junior gym for ages 3-5, a recreational program for ages 6-high school, and competitive teams. In addition to our many gymnastic programs, Christy's also hosts birthdays parties, cheerleading workshops, and Parkour workshops.
New for this fall we will have a ½ day free pre-K program. Our early childhood programs reflect research that encourages learning through play and hands-on activities. Each individual child is supported as he or she becomes a successful, lifelong learner. We offer a diversified, multicultural program; a print-rich environment; hands-on, developmentally-appropriate small group instruction; a music and movement program that promotes fine and gross motor skills; and reinforced acceptance of others through teaching the basic strategies for coping with issues that may arise when our students enter elementary school. All programs offer enhanced enrichment throughout the school year.
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
CK Kids offers families one location for all of their educational and leisure activities. We offer a variety of programs for children ages 2½-18. Dance, karate, hip-hop, acrobatics, and cooking classes are offered for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. Our soccer and basketball clinics develop players’ individual skills in a non-competitive setting. Our educational support programs for grades kindergarten–12th are designed to review and reinforce subject matter and skills necessary to achieve success. On-site parking, reasonable prices, and flexible scheduling!
Clover Prep Learning Center is the “Best Rated Spot For Learning” for students ages 2½-12, featuring FasTracKids and JEI Learning. We offer proven programs that deliver results for realizing each student’s maximum potential. Whether it is Gifted and Talented Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Science, Math, Reading and Writing, Spring Camp, Summer Camp, Winter Camp, Preschool Alternative, the most popular after-school programs, or NYS Test Prep, we have the best programs for your child. Most importantly, we make learning engaging and fun!
COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
114-20 Queens Blvd. Suite CS 2
180 E. 79th St. Suite 1C
Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. is a group of school and neuro-psychologists, who diagnose and assess a variety of conditions in children and adults. We perform neuropsychological, educational, speech and language, and psychiatric evaluations to help you understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and plan for their educational success and emotional well-being. Who we help: children and adults with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), memory and processing deficits, developmental disorders (speech delay, motor and adaptive delays), depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and mood disorders.
COOKIE'S KIDS - THE KIDS' DEPARTMENT STORE
265 Livingston St.
510 Fulton St.
982 Flatbush Ave.
166-21 Jamaica Ave. (at 168th St.)
1534 Westchester Ave.
576 Melrose Ave.
Sept. 7 marks the beginning of school for most NYC students, and record numbers of kids are going back in clothing and uniforms from Cookie’s Kids. With an unbeatable selection of uniforms, including hard-to-find sizes, Cookie’s Kids has earned their reputation as the premier school uniform supplier in New York City. The retailer’s updated selection of clothing, backpacks, accessories, and a full-service shoe department has made them a destination for the latest trends. Add in everyday low prices, and it is clear why Cookie’s Department Stores are the city’s back-to-school superstores.
Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.
CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL (THE)
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
Children at The Crayon Box are encouraged to learn by doing. The curriculum is planned by creative and dedicated professionals. Children experience the fun of learning by participating in activities designed to stimulate growth in a wide range of areas, including social and cognitive development and gross and fine motor skills. We invite you to come see us and decide if The Crayon Box Preschool is right for your child’s first educational experience.
During our fall registration we will gladly set up your dancer in the right class and level, and find a budget suitable for you. We offer ballet, tap, gymnastics, modern, hip-hop, ballroom, belly dance, Baratanathyam, Bollywood, Kathak, and Georgian. Private classes are scheduled by appointment. Your dancers may come to us once a week, twice a week, or as many times as they can fit into their schedule. We hire NYC's best instructors, and the first lesson is free!
DR. MICHAEL GRUTTADAURIA, THE CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE AND INNOVATIVE THERAPIES (THE CIIT CENTER)
131 Sunnyside Blvd., Suite 100, Plainview
Dr. Michael Gruttadauria heads up the operations at an advanced treatment center for Autism Spectrum Disorder called The CIIT Center. The CIIT Center’s mission is to approach each child with autism as a total entity by enhancing the biomedical, neurological, nutritional, electrical, and immune system of each of our patients and combining this with occupational, physical, and speech therapies, along with applied behavioral analysis. Our comprehensive approach starts with identifying the underlying factors that may be holding the child back, not just treating their symptoms. This gives each child every opportunity to reach their potential.
DR. STEVE IMBER, PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS
Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as the five boroughs of NYC
61-43 186th St., Fresh Meadows
166 Valley St., Providence, RI
Dr. Imber has more than 40 years of experience consulting, evaluating, and advocating for children, adolescents, and adults with various disabilities including autism (e.g. Asperger’s syndrome), attention deficit disorders, intellectual disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. Dr. Imber is a professor of special education and a special education expert. He addresses needs of students in public, private, and charter schools. Services are available to parents, students, pediatricians, and attorneys. A confidential complimentary phone consultation is available upon request (Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the five boroughs of NYC).
EYE LEVEL QUEENS
Eye Level Fresh Meadows
184-10 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
Eye Level Elmhurst
87-37 Justice Ave, Elmhurst
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.
First Shot provides a healthy, pressure-free environment teaching children ages 3-15 how to play basketball. Experienced, caring coaches work in small classes geared to specific ages and skills. Your child will learn the basics, sharpen skills, understand the game, and come away feeling positive about his or her performance and ability to play with friends in the schoolyard. We teach the value of good sportsmanship, setting goals, and teamwork. With lots of encouragement we build confidence and make it fun for everyone. Register at firstshotbasketball.com or call 718-275-7974.
At Girl’s & Boy’s Basketball and Beyond, our camps and clinics teach fundamental basketball skills, nutrition knowledge, and sports history! In a safe, friendly, fun, educational environment, kids will become better basketball players through interactive, engaging basketball skill-building drills. They will learn the fundamentals of the game, including age specific agility, shooting, dribbling, eye-hand coordination, and speed spots. Through exploring a variety of weekly themes, both on the court, and off the court, both girls and boys will improve their self-esteem, knowledge, and love for the game of basketball.
QPAC invites children, ages 8-14, to participate in a new dance workout on Saturdays. Choreography as seen on Broadway, and in the movies, is re-created to provide a fun way of working out. The workshop, which runs for five weeks in the fall and five weeks in the spring, will be taught by professional dance teachers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Only $5 per workshop. Purchase tickets online at visitqpac.org or call the box office 718-631-6311. Space is limited. Individuals of all abilities welcome. Participants should dress comfortably.
HAPPY DAYS CHILDREN'S WEAR, INC.
Serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island,
56-40 Myrtle Ave.
331 Knickerbocker Ave.
4802 Fifth Ave.
Happy Days Children's Wear, in business for more than 30 years, is the one stop for all your children's needs. We carry everything you need from newborn through teenage clothes, including a full line of layette. A full line of school uniforms is available all year long. We also have a juvenile furniture department. We look forward to assisting you with all of your back to school needs.
Happy Face’s mission is to create a fun, fostering, and educational environment for kids to excel, and embrace their childhood. We understand the development of a child’s mind stems from an early age, and it is crucial to provide them with a positive impression. Brand-new, state-of-the-art facility with CCTV cameras for security. Hot, fresh, and nutritious kosher meals prepared and served on-site. Certified, experienced educators. Child-friendly environment designed to promote creativity. Music and Yoga Therapy and an outdoor and indoor playground. Open year-round, part-time, full-time, and after school options.
HUG MUSIC, CREATIVE & NURTURING MUSIC LESSONS FOR EVERYBODY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
Hug Music's mission is to nurture a love for music by promoting students’ musical growth and important life skills. We offer programs to all individuals including children with special needs. Our signature Hug Melody classes are for children ages 6 months to 4 years. Chorus Group is for ages 4-7. We also offer private and duo lessons on piano, guitar, voice, and music therapy. Music therapy is effective for children with special needs (autism, ADHD) to improve important learning skills. Call or email today for more information and to register.
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
35-30 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
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.
iCodingClub recognizes the importance of the way the world is becoming. Technology is everywhere and it has only just begun. Our goal at iCodingClub is to prepare our students for the future. Throughout the course, students will learn the fundamentals of web design and front end development. This allows them to pursue coding on their own even after the class has finished. Students leave our program with their own website based off their own name and also receive an email address off their own website. Contact us now to register!
ISTEIN after-school program is a different kind of extended day after-school program with featured music programs, Chinese language class, multi-interest activities, plus free school pick-up. Enrolling kindergarten-sixth grades only. Our program is designed to not only help your children with their homework but offer them the opportunity to expand their knowledge, create friendships, and have fun. We also offer rigorous academic enrichment in our State Test Prep (grades third-sixth), and Little Winner Program (kindergarten-second grade). Our staff is comprised of professional teachers and assistants whose goal is to make sure your child has a rewarding experience.
IVY DAY SCHOOL
65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
Books and blocks, music and dance, art and creativity! At Ivy Day School (three locations), we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students will develop essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, and dance in our state-of-the-art facility, along with access to indoor and outdoor playgrounds. Your children are our priority and we strive to enrich their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.
JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
With Flushing and Fresh Meadows locations, Jack & Jill is celebrating 45 years of excellence in early childhood education. We are a family-owned and -operated preschool offering a genuine, caring, and nurturing home-away-from-home environment for children ages 2-5. Full-day or part-time classes available for ages 2, 3, and 4 with extended hours from 7:30am-6pm. We are proud to celebrate free full-day UPK with the NYC Department of Education for children born in 2014 from 9am-3:20pm. If not yet registered, inquire about waiting list for September UPK classes for kids born in 2014.
JEI LEARNING CENTERS
Floral Park 718-347-3138
Forest Hills 718-268-2890
Fresh Meadows 718-740-7888
Great Neck 516-482-2234
Rego Park 718-441-3762
JEI Learning Centers have helped children achieve academic success around the world since 1977. We offer a variety of academic enrichment and tutoring programs for children in pre-K through ninth grade, including math, problem-solving, English, reading, and writing. Our program is designed to elevate each student’s abilities to the next level and beyond. JEI’s scientific diagnostic system pinpoints the missing links in learning and prescribes individual study programs based on specific needs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Call us for more information.
JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
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.
JUST WEE TWO
Bayside, Manhasset, Plainview, plus Brooklyn and Connecticut,
This specially-developed program, for children ages 8 months through 3½ years and their parents, provides an environment that enables grown-ups to share the joy of a child’s early learning. Classes are limited to 10 children. Toddlers enjoy arts and crafts, creative movement, stories, and play time. Children develop a sense of confidence and increase their communication and social skills. We also offer partial separation, separation classes, and enrichment classes with an emphasis on reading readiness. We are now registering for the fall session.
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
Looking for a program that will help your child prepare for NYC’s Gifted and Talented entrance exam and other standardized tests? Experienced and certified teachers work with students in interactive classroom environments to prepare students with test-taking techniques and practice. Small group classes for pre-kinders to second graders are offered Monday–Saturday. For more information, email us at email@example.com or call 718-423-5757 to speak to an admissions counselor.
KON GEN INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL
196-25 42nd Ave., Bayside
Kon Gen International Preschool in Bayside serves children ages 2-5. We offer free full-day Pre-K for All program, Gifted and Talented enriched curriculum, and childcare. Our new 20,000-square-foot childcare facility is fully equipped with a professional dance studio, science discovery lab, outdoor play area, outdoor botanical garden, and individual piano rooms. Our project-based curriculum is linked to STEM principles and engages children to explore, solve problems, and construct knowledge through hands-on investigations, including research, reflection, and response while building academic and life skills.
KWELLER ADVANCED TEST PREPARATION
Kweller Prep Queens 104-40 Queens Blvd. Suite 1C , Forest Hills
Kweller Prep Manhattan: 370 Lexington Ave., Suite 800, Manhattan
Kweller Prep offers advanced test preparation in small group settings for students in grades third-12th. Our instructors provide mentorship and academic support and customize classes based on each student’s needs. Kweller Prep specializes in competitive middle, high school, and college entrance exam preparation. Programs are offered for several exams including ELA, MATH, Hunter, SHSAT, PSAT and SAT. Class sizes are limited to 10 students max. Office: 1-800-631-1757. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for classes online at kwellerprep.com.
Little Atelier is a program dedicated to early childhood education. We offer Preschool (ages 2-5), Art and Cooking enrichment classes (all ages), and Mommy and Me (ages 12 months to 2½ years). We are inspired by Reggio Emilia philosophy and through fun and creative learning, we strive to elicit children’s deep and sustained inquiry. Our environment is warm and family-like, and the teachers are NYS-certified professionals. September is Mommy and Me promotion month and we offer free sessions for Mommy and Me classes. Please check our website and make a reservation asap!
LITTLE STEPS 1, INC. SPEECH & LANGUAGE CLINIC ADELINA SAMUELS, M.A. C.C.C.-S.L.P. SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
63-70 Woodhaven Blvd. , Rego Park
Little Steps 1, Inc. aims to help people develop their communication abilities, as well as treat speech, language, swallowing, and voice disorders. Services include prevention, identification, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Therapy is provided via play, utilization of PROMPT techniques, and ABA therapy using a naturalistic approach. More than 20 years of experience in treating: Aphasia, Apraxia, Articulation (Phonology), Dysarthria, Speech/Language Delay, Pre-Reading Activities, Autism/PPD, Stuttering, Swallowing Disorders, Frenulectomy, Voice, Cleft Lip or Palate.
The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The LIU Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading schools in the metropolitan area; and university-level facilities. These factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.
LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR SPEECH AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Locations across Suffolk and Nassau: East Yaphank, Farmingville, Stony Brook, Commack, Jericho, Wantagh, and Lake Success
Queens: 718-640-6767 Nassau: 516-216-1791 Suffolk: 631-689-6858
Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, owns and operates Long Island Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy. With her group of therapists, she supports families and children across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions, and FEES—Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing—are also offered. Seven affiliated offices across Long Island participate with most health insurance and offer evening and Saturday hours.
MARY LOUIS ACADEMY: EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN SINCE 1936
176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates
The Mary Louis Academy has established several exciting initiatives designed to provide young women with increased opportunities to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, set career goals, and form strategies to achieve those goals. Successful completion of a program, all of which begin September 2018, will be recognized at graduation with a special designation certificate. The academic concentrations will include: Pre-Med, Dual-Language/International Studies Program, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Fine Art, Music, and Physical Education and Wellness. For more info visit: tmla.org.
Mommybites is the go-to parenting community for resources, support, and education for expectant moms, new moms, and moms with young children. Mommybites offers expert parenting advice and online classes on parenting topics. In the NY area, Mommybites hosts boutique mommy-and-me holiday events. Since 2006, its Nanny Board has been connecting families with mom-recommended NYC nannies. Moms can look for flexible work or help with projects on the Jobs Board. Families can find fun events on the Events Board. Mommybites also holds raffles and posts casting calls for kids and families.
MUSIC SCHOOL OF NEW YORK CITY
Music School of New York City blends old-world values and classical traditions, with an innovative teaching style designed for children of the 21st century. Our fantastic team of all-star teachers is the best in NYC, with degrees from Juilliard, Moscow Conservatory, and more. Offering in-home private instruction in piano, violin, voice, and guitar, we specialize in establishing a love of music and great technique in all our students, from beginner through advanced. We prepare students for all auditions and competitions. Call today to set up a free trial lesson!
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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.
MUSIC TOGETHER® WITH MUSIC AND ME
Astoria at Gym-Azing!
Bayside at Bay Terrace Karate Center, Upper Level Baybridge Commons Shopping Center
Forest Hills at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Forest Hills at the Church-In-The-Gardens
Glendale at Tiger Schulmann's Glendale
Since 2003, we have provided the gold standard-Music Together® music and movement program for children and their grown-ups who love to dance, sing, learn, and play! Thousands of families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers have experienced our classes with highly trained, registered Music Together® teachers. Families value the positive effects on speech, articulation, fine and gross motor skills, pre-linguistic skills, rhythm, tone, and socialization. Fall, winter, spring, and summer. Schedule your free trial class today. Visit musictogetherwithmusicandme.com for more information.
NEW HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (THE)
193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh Meadows
Highland is an independent, non-sectarian school serving grades pre-K through eighth in Fresh Meadows. All grades enjoy a well-rounded program, incorporating academics with specialty classes in gym, music, art, and computers. Early morning and after-school hours meet the needs for working parents. The quality education allows students to reach their own levels of success in an enriching and nurturing environment.
NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
92-22 Corona Ave., Elmhurst
We tutor kids in grades kindergarten-12th. For the past nine years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel in school. Our excellent, highly dedicated, and experienced tutors are very competent. We specialize in homework help and offer critical thinking and writing classes. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, science, citywide and statewide exams. We opened our second branch on Corona Avenue to serve our community better. Please call to find out more about year-round programs.
Noah’s Ark Preparatory Inc. strives to create a learning environment, which invites the fullest potential of each person’s gifts. Both nursery and pre-kindergarten classrooms are divided into distinct learning areas and foster in the children the love of learning. Their setting offers the children the opportunity to teach themselves through their own discoveries. Noah’s Ark also offers an after-school program with bus service for ages 6-12, where time will be spent building academic skills and addressing the needs of each individual student. Please call for further information about all of our programs, including UPK.
Magnet schools are the recipients of the USDOE Magnet Schools Assistance Program grant. Magnet Schools are a NYCDOE public school choice option with specialized thematic curriculum aligned to a school’s theme. Each unique program is designed to promote academic excellence and inclusion, utilizes diversified approaches to teaching, and incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Rigorous instruction builds proficiency in creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. The grant provides professional development, partnerships, residencies, and resources. For information about open houses and school tours, please call 718-759-4977 or email email@example.com.
We offer music instruction in piano, violin, guitar, voice, brass, and woodwinds; dance instruction in ballet, folk dance, modern, and flamenco; art instruction in drawing and painting. Dalcroze, music and movement for preschoolers, drama and musical theater classes, and Spanish for kids is also available. Adults are welcome. We prepare music, art, and dance students for special high schools (LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and pre-college and college auditions.
Ms. Vecchione, an experienced, NYC-licensed, substitute teacher specializing in ELA and Math prep offers personalized tutoring. Ms. Vecchione is a nurturing individual who gives undivided attention to students of all needs. Her goal is to get your student up to par in their studies and ready for the next level. She has experience working with children with special needs in all grades, and customizes materials and programs for gifted and talented students as well. She will tutor at your house any day of the week. Rates are reasonable. References available.
PS 140Q: THE EDWARD K. ELLINGTON MAGNET SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS - A STEAM MAGNET SCHOOL
166-01 116th Ave., Jamaica
The Edward K. Ellington Magnet School of Science, Technology, and the Arts, PS 140Q, is an elementary STEAM school, “where greatness occurs one step at a time.” Our curriculum embeds advanced forms of technology, middle-school prep, before- and after-school programs, enrichment clubs, arts and music programs, and multimedia labs. Students are young innovators and engineers through project-based learning of the STEAM curriculum. We strive to develop productive, self-thinking, problem-solving citizens, capable of meeting the changes of an ever-evolving world. Visit theedwardkellingschool.org, Like us on FB @TheEdwardKEllingtonSchool, Instagram @ps140q.
QUEENS DANCE ACADEMY
79-31 Myrtle Ave., Glendale
QDA has been serving the community for 38 years, and offers dance classes for all ages, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and more. We aim to teach technique, teamwork, and self-expression all while having fun! Regular and competition classes available. Sign up now. Come join our award-winning team and become part of the family that is Queens Dance Academy.
QUEENS MUSIC ACADEMY
46-01 Greenpoint Ave. Suite 2B, Sunnyside
60-19 Roosevelt Ave. Suite 228
Queens Music Academy provides high quality music instruction for all instruments, levels, and ages. They also offer rock band, orchestra, innovative art classes, and creative Lego workshops throughout the year.
Rhythm NY has been serving its community with valuable musical instruction and resources. It offers various music classes for children and adults, beginners to advanced musicians. With a mixture of instrumental, ensemble, and ear-training curriculum, the students will be able to imagine, communicate, and create music they want. “Hello Music,” its signature program, combines both "Music Reading" and "Instrumental Private Lessons," exposing students to master and understand true mechanics behind music and instrumental performances. “Hello Music” is designed for children and teenagers, ages 4 and older.
We offer an all-embracing kids and teens program for ages 7-13. Our classes provide students with a great cardio workout while learning the basic techniques of Thai Boxing. We provide fun and interactive classes. The main goal for our students is to increase their level of self-confidence and achieve self-discipline, while maintaining respect for themselves, their family, and peers. For more information, you can visit us at our website: ringsportthaiboxing.com.
Since 1965, we have stressed the importance of quality dance education and meeting the needs of both our students and the dance community. We offer classes for all ages, with several programs specially designed for children ages 1.6-7. Our dance center has an excellent reputation in the dance world because of its professional excellence and dedicated teaching staff. Every member of the teaching staff has been personally selected by Mr. Robert Mann. They are professional dancers and highly-skilled dance educators dedicated to their students and the teaching profession.
ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER CREATIVITY, SCIENCE, ROBOTICS, CODING & L-E-G-O LEARNING FUN
185-10 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
RoboMindTech is an award-winning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education center that inspires young minds with practical learning. From robotics, coding, video game design, to Lego® creative play, we offer a variety of immersive kindergarten-eighth STEM after-school and summer programs all year long. Our experienced team also works with schools and groups to create off-site STEM programs and in-house field trips. Home to FIRST Lego® League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions. Call to RSVP for next open house!
ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER CREATIVITY, SCIENCE, ROBOTICS, CODING & L-E-G-O LEARNING FUN!
Great Neck Kids Center
25 Cuttermill Road #4, Great Neck
185-10 Union Turnpike
Science, technology, creativity, and L-E-G-O learning fun! Robomindtech is an award winning S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) education center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics, video game design, 3D modeling, coding and Lego® creative play into unique, hands-on curriculum designed to inspire young minds. We offer after-school programs, on-site field trips and group programs, off-site school programs, birthday parties, and robotics competition training. Home to NYC FIRST Lego League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions. Call to RSVP for our open house!
Established In 2006, Rose Academy of Ballet has a place for all who appreciate a fun, classical approach to dance training and dance education. Ballet classes feature professional instruction and live accompaniment. Level ballet and level tap students make up our student company, which has several performance opportunities each year. Classes include Tippy Toes (age 2), Pre-Ballet (ages 3-5), Level Ballet (ages 6-18), Wiggle Scribble Playgroup (ages 15-32 months), musical theatre, jazz, tap, and dance team. Our program allows students to develop technique and performance skills.
Our Early Childhood Programs are designed for children ages 2-5 and their families, and include Nursery School, Not Quite Nursery, Childcare, and Summer Camp. We offer flexible scheduling with full- and part-time options. Our programs provide young children an opportunity to play, explore, and engage in multi-faceted learning activities under the guidance of professionally-trained teachers. We also provide a caring atmosphere in which children thrive socially and emotionally and where families feel welcome.
Soccer Friends USA is a year-round soccer program for children ages 18 months to 16 years. We emphasize fun and learning in our full-service soccer school. We have fun-filled programs for our Queens community. We offer after-school programs, private groups, skill clinics, birthday parties, summer camps, futsal leagues, competitive travel teams, Spanish language learning classes, all-girls classes, and our ever-popular general classes. All programs are offered at the best indoor and outdoor locations in Queens year-round!
Tinker Lab participants will explore design, hands-on making, circuitry, and programming using micro-controllers. Sample projects are biologically-inspired robots, electronic instruments, and video game design incorporating arts and science. Lab activities are held at African American electrical pioneer Lewis H. Latimer's former science lab. The Latimer House Museum won "Best in Class" with featured Tinker Lab activities at the 2016 Maker Faire NY. Parents are invited for the final presentation at the culminating event. Register for winter camp at latimernow.org/tinker-lab.
Tiny Footsteps is the place to be for kids ages 1-5! Our hands-on curriculum is theme based allowing for student growth, exploration, and creativity. Students are prepared academically and socially for the big step into elementary school. All of our educators are dedicated to the profession of early childhood with extensive experience. Nutritious, kosher meals are prepared on-site three times daily. Free Pre-K for all for children born in 2014. Various schedules are available for busy parents. Call for more information.
The United Nations International School Queens campus provides an intimate learning environment promoting academic achievement, personal growth, and a passion for learning. Inspired by the ideals of the United Nations, students become active and thoughtful global citizens. Small class sizes support individualized attention. Modern languages and a strong fine arts program complement a rigorous academic curriculum. With an experienced faculty, supportive parents, and outstanding students, UNIS provides an optimal educational experience for students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing
Register now at: ntc.usta.com
We offer year-round tennis programs for all ages and levels. Our programs teach the necessary techniques, tactics, sports conditioning, and strategy geared to maximize learning while having fun. As players develop, they are advanced to more challenging groups. We accept junior players ages 4-10 for the Ten-and-Under-Tennis Program. Children ages 10 and older can enroll in our Junior Development Programs. The more advanced player can be invited to participate in our Tennis Academy, an intensive training program for more serious players. Enrollment and more detailed information is available online at www.ntc.usta.com.
With a top-notch facility and our talented and experienced instructors, Vienna Music provides the most suitable and professional environment for music development. We provide programs that accommodate students of all ages and levels: One-on-one music lesson in piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, and vocal; Kids-Do-Re-Mi for children younger than 5; and music theory class prepares students for NYSSMA exam and Royal Music Exam. Call now to RSVP your trial lesson.
VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
Village East Gifted® (VEG) is a highly rigorous, creative and engaging academic enrichment program for gifted students ages 3-16. Its curriculum includes Latin, writing, geography, global studies, world history, STEM, advanced linguistics, SAT vocabulary enrichment, public speaking, art, and creative problem solving. Gifted pre-kindergarten (ages 3-4) is offered as well as parallel classes for bright children not classified as gifted. More than 400 students have enrolled in the program, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 155.
VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
Located in Port Washington, the Vincent Smith School is a private, independent day school serving students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties in New York since 1924. The school is well known for its programs for students in grades first through 12th with AD/HD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and language (expressive or receptive) processing disorders. Emphasis is placed on academic excellence, differentiated instruction, strong home to school connection, and college and career counseling in small supportive classes.
30-05 Whitestone Expressway, Flushing
Whitestone Lanes is welcoming back all bowlers and party-goers for the fall and winter league season. We have leagues for everyone. Go to whitestonelanesbowling.com to find out more about our leagues. We are booking children’s and teen birthday parties, as well as corporate and team building events for 2018 and 2019. Your child and their friends can bowl for one hour and then enjoy 45 minutes in our private party room, where they will receive one slice of pizza, soda or water, and a trophy of their own! Upgrades are available. For more information and to book your party please speak to Lisa our party hostess at 718-353-6300.
150-25 Union Turnpike , Flushing
Dr. Zweihorn is a board-certified orthodontist specializing in the treatment of children, teens, and adults. His focus is on helping you get your best smile, paying close attention to your concerns and the specific requirements that are most important to you. Dr. Zweihorn brings to you the experience of more than 10 years of private practice, and offers a wide variety of orthodontic options using state-of-the-art technology. At Zweihorn Orthodontics, we have the most kind and helpful team in town. Come and see for yourself!