Smarter Toddler, Manhattan: Are you searching for a quality preschool / child care center in Manhattan for your baby, toddler or young child? With conveniently-situated schools on Manhattan's Upper West Side and at Midtown West near Times Square, Smarter Toddler provides an arts-based curriculum and programs designed for babies, toddlers and young children ages 3 months to 5 years. Our mission is to continue to create an enhanced, quality early education program that emphasizes the arts, cultural experiences, and the unique individuality of each child. Full-time or part-time options are available. We provide remarkable teachers, a relaxed admissions process, and a loving, home-like atmosphere.
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Nursery School / Preschool Programs:
- Infant Program (3 - 12 months)
- Toddler 1 Program (13 - 20 months)
- Toddler 2 Program (21 months - 2.5 years)
- Young Preschool Program (2.5 - 3.5 years)
- Preschool Program (3.5 - 5 years)
- Arts Program (includes music, visual arts and yoga)
Music, movement, literacy and visual arts are an active part of each child's day. Our curriculum offers Reading, Art, Spanish, Yoga, Sign Language, Computers, Science, Music and Movement.
One of the largest, and most successful art portfolio development schools in the United States, Oogie Art has conveniently-situated studios in Midtown Manhattan, Queens NY, and Bergen County, Northern NJ.
Through our year-round art portfolio preparation programs and art classes for elementary school through to local high school students (Grades 5-12), international high school & college transfer students, we have helped hundreds of students to gain admission into top fine arts schools, visual arts schools & colleges of design.
Our art portfolio development classes aim to help you to create an extraordinary body of artworks that will round out your art school applications, prepare you for a top art college, and strengthen the impression you make on admissions & scholarship committees.
Because we have spent decades refining our approach, you can expect extraordinary admissions results: 86% of our students are admitted to their first choice college; and 100% of our students are admitted to top 50 colleges.
Our students follow a curriculum that is specifically based on their individual needs, goals and most immediate time horizons. Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register by the month, and can attend between 4 and 28 classes each month.
An expert instructor is always available to answer any questions, provide guidance and demonstrate techniques.
“Oogie Art guides young artists to greater heights of artistic creation.”
- NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2004
Year-round Art & Design College Preparation Programs & Art Classes for local students in Grades 5-12, international high school & international undergrad college age students:
- Weekday, evening and weekend (Saturday) art classes in subjects that include
- Art Portfolio Prep
- AP Art Prep
- Perspective Drawing & Painting
- Figure Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Group Crits
- College Prep
- Film & Animation
- Fashion Design
- Business of Design..
St. Mark's Co-operative Nursery School, located in Rockville Centre, New York, is a non-profit organization owned and operated by its members - the parents. Accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs and registered with the New York Department of Education, we provide 3 year old, 4 year old and 5 year old enrichment classes as well as 2 year old Mommy and Me and Separation classes.
Our nursery school is special because we are a "cooperative." Our school is run by the families whose children attend classes. A co-operative nursery school represents the joint effort of parents and educators to provide young children with the best possible experiences for growth and development.
Honey Bunch Kids Daycare, located in Woodside, Queens, NYC, is a licensed daycare center offering quality daycare and early childhood education (including a French immersion program) to infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and after-schoolers. We believe that children are truly sponges! Children have an amazing capacity to absorb new information, and are extremely adaptable. At Honeybunch Kids, we take advantage of this learning potential by immersing youngsters in a French/English bilingual environment. Our bilingual program gives children a head-start in life as they learn a second language naturally and easily, just as they learned their first language.
Tuxedo Park School is a private, independent, coeducational day school for students in preschool through to freshman year, and is one of the most unique educational opportunities for PreK -9th grade children in the United States. We are located in Tuxedo Park, a village within the southern part of the Town of Tuxedo, in the southwestern corner of Orange County, NY, 15 minutes north of Bergen County, NJ (and just west of Rockland County).
Although we are in the historic gated community of Tuxedo Park, New York, our students come from 35 different communities in Orange, Rockland, Bergen, and Passaic Counties. The New York Thruway and Routes 287 and 17 offer easy highway access.
Our challenging curriculum, high academic standards, small class sizes, and committed faculty create an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, growth, and interaction. We value respect, integrity, and perseverance, and we constantly strive to develop a sense of connectedness to one another, to our local community, and to the world around us.
- Primary School: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade.
- Middle School: Grades Four, Five, and Six.
- Upper School: Grades Seven, Eight and the Freshman Year (9th Grade), offers a challenging preparatory curriculum for students.
- After School Programs: Late Group (3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday), Discovery Programs, Intramural Sports Program that meets on most Friday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. and Homework Club (from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.).
Located in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City (NYC), New York Music Arts, Inc. offers private and group music and voice lessons for children of age three upwards. NYMA offers the highest quality of musical education in Queens with our world-renowned faculty consisting of Master's or Ph.D. graduates from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. Our teachers instruct in cello, clarinet, doublebass, flute, guitar, oboe, piano, theory and composition, trumpet, viola, violin, voice.
Incorporating a combination of European, Suzuki as well as the innovative methods from the world legendary Juilliard School, we believe that all styles excel in different areas. We believe by blending the best methods provides for a faster and more satisfying learning process.
In understanding that one of the most important goals of music learning is the capability of performing in public, and sharing the beautiful music to the loved one, we provide student concerts at least four times a year in our school performance space, as well as outside concert halls, for a bigger stage experience.
- Music and voice lessons for children of age 3 upwards
- Classes include cello, clarinet, doublebass, flute, guitar, oboe, piano, theory and composition, trumpet, viola, violin, voice
- Private Tuition
- Group Lessons
- We organise student concerts so that students experience performing in public
Located in Astoria, in the northwestern corner of Queens in New York City (NYC), Astoria Dance Centre offers fun and professional dance, acting, piano and voice lessons for boys and girls of all ages and levels, from toddler through to teens. We also offer summer programs. We are proud to serve Queens and NYC areas of Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst Corona and Manhattan.
Recreational and pre-professional classes at Astoria Dance Centre are designed to ensure correct technique and placement and each student is assigned to a class best suited to her or his age and stage of development. Classes consist of creative playtime, dance together with mom and dad, preschool dance for toddlers and preschoolers, pre-dance, pre-ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, boys dance and modern dance for 5 years upwards and teenagers.
For the serious dance student, Astoria Dance Centre's specialty classes, workshops, performance team, competitions, choreography showcase and summer dance program broaden students' technique and provides them with a style and stage presence that helps prepare them for auditions and professional appearances.
- Dance, acting, piano and voice lessons for toddlers, young children and teenagers
- Dance Lessons include creative playtime, dance together (with Mom and Dad) and preschool dance for toddlers and preschoolers, pre-dance, pre-ballet, ballet jazz, tap, modern dance, boys dance
- We provide classes for boys and girls of all levels
- Specialty classes, workshops and competitions
- Summer Dance Program
- We also provide programs for adults