Ages 0 – 5

sacredheartlogo250.2013Barat Center for Early Childhood Education Now Accepting Coed Applications!
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an independent Catholic school for girls in kindergarten through grade 12, with a co-ed preschool and prekindergarten program at The Barat Center for Early Childhood Education. Our child-centered program, rooted in the Creative Curriculum model, offers our youngest students a natural transition from home to school and builds a solid foundation for future success in school and in life. We teach the whole child – socially, emotionally, academically, physically and spiritually – within a challenging, yet nurturing community environment. For more information, please contact the Admission Office at 203.532.3534 or visit www.cshgreenwich.org.

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After School Acting for 7-10 year olds.
In this 10-week session, young performers will develop their actor’s instrument.  We will play theater games, sing, move, and act out stories together in a safe and fun environment. We will invite family and friends to the last class to see what their brilliant performers have been experiencing together!
Class meets 10 Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm at Katonah Yoga in Bedford Hills.
1/22,1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16
For Info & Registration: leah.lawrence@mcorem.com
All classes are taught by professional actor, singer-songwriter, and teaching artist Leah Lawrence.

Elmwood Day School has been providing excellent early childhood education to Lower Westchester since 1957. We strive to create an environment that allows each child to feel safe, known, comfortable, and accepted. We offer morning and afternoon classes for children ages two through first grade. Enrichment opportunities include Young Authors, Drama Around the World, Cooking, Sports, Art, Science, and Young Architects.  Our integrated curriculum, based on New York State standards, fosters abstract and concrete thinking skills. Spontaneous play, teacher-directed, and child-initiated activities help children develop a strong awareness of themselves and the world around them.  For more information, contact Jane Arcaya, Principal, at jane.arcaya@gmail.com, 914-592-8577 or visit www.elmwooddayschool.com.

familytieslogoAs a lifeline to the greater Westchester area, Family Ties of Westchester, Inc. works to build stronger families and communities. Family Ties provides support and advocacy services to families of children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges in times of crisis and beyond. Family Ties offers a wide range of programs and services that help families make the important decisions necessary to guide their children down the successful path they deserve.  All Family Ties services are free and confidential.  Together we can make a difference working towards a solution, developing the right strategies, and helping to guide our youth through struggles, stigmas and stereotypes.  Visit www.familytieswestchester.org.

At the Child Care Council of Westchester — a trained Child Care Specialist is available to assist all parents with their child care needs.   Call us at 914-761-3456 ext 140 for 24/7 access to child care or go to www.ChildCareWestchester.org.   The Council’s Referral Department will provide brochures to distribute to parents and/or come to your organization or business to discuss Quality Child Care or other topics that assist parents. Contact Nicole Masucci at NicoleM@cccwny.org or 914-761-3456 ext 139.  Child Care Council of Westchester, 313 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583, or visit www.cccwny.org

Groove Performing Arts® is a family-friendly music and arts studio offering eclectic, enriching programs and events for kids and their grown-ups in Westchester County.  Groove proudly presents the award-winning music program for kids, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals*, plus an evolving roster of original classes for kids from birth through elementary school.  Parents also get into the Groove with group guitar lessons, monthly acoustic jams, book launch parties and other grown-ups only events. Classes, jams and lessons are offered in our spacious storefront studio in Larchmont and other family-friendly locations in lower Westchester and (coming soon) the Rivertowns. For complete class schedule and locations, visit www.findgroove.com.  Groove, 108 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538, 914.834.3383, www.findgroove.com

Mommy & Me Groups at Hebrew Congregation of Somers. Run by the Rosenthal JCC and led by a nurturing early childhood teacher, Mommy & Me is a wonderful introduction to a group experience for moms and tots. Activities include music, movement, arts and crafts, and much more.  For more information on Mommy & Me, contact the Rosenthal JCC in Yorktown at 914-736-3076. For more information on Hebrew Congregation of Somers, call 914-248-9532 or e-mail info@hebrewcongregationofsomers.org. Hebrew Congregation of Somers, Northern Westchester/Putnam`s Reconstructionist synagogue, offers a warm, friendly atmosphere, vibrant Hebrew School program, teen youth group, weekly Shabbat services, monthly family services, festive holiday celebrations, adult education, an active Sisterhood, and special holiday workshops throughout the year.

At the Hoff-Barthelson Preschool children learn to focus, concentrate, listen and observe keenly from their twice weekly music and movement classes in Dalcroze eurhythmics. The full curriculum introduces numbers and language arts, science and nature, dramatic play, cooking, sand and water play, and outdoor play. The Preschool provides a safe, nurturing environment which promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children as experienced teachers build toward readiness for kindergarten.  Student/teacher ratio: 7/1. Both teachers are fully state certified with MA Degrees, early childhood education.  Threes: Monday – Thursday, 12:30 – 2:45 pm. Fours: Monday-Friday, 8:45 – 11:30 am. 914-723-1169   hb@hbms.org.  Visit www.hbms.org.

Since its establishment in 1944 the School has become one of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources and  achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. The School’s educational approach centers on quality individualized instruction, a comprehensive, broad musicianship program, and numerous performance opportunities for students. HBMS students acquire skills leading to a life-long enjoyment of classical and jazz idioms.  Music Programs for Young Children offer a range of choices for preschoolers – music and movement classes; recorder classes; and Suzuki instruction on a variety of instruments. HBMS also offers a full Preschool for 3 and 4 year-olds.  Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY, 914-723-1169, hb@hbms.org, www.hbms.org

Fairytale Theater. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Play, pretend, move, imagine and more! Children will enhance imagination, coordination, and creativity by learning fun and fanciful theater games. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington. For more information, call 914.591.6602 or visit  www.IrvingtonTheater.com.  Creative Dramatics. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Creativity is the key as children learn basic theater skills through theater games, story telling, songs, and movement.  Improvisational Acting. For grades 3-6. We will be using our props and our own bodies to act out scenarios to develop characters and original scenes and stories. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington, 914.591.6602, www.IrvingtonTheater.com.

Jewish Family Congregation Early Childhood Center is a warm community school in beautiful surroundings offering Creation Station for 12+ months and classes for ages 2-5.  Your child will achieve a love of learning by investigating through hands-on play and interacting with children and our nurturing professional teachers. Our curriculum delves into interest areas using language, literacy, science & math materials, creative arts and cooking. Our beautiful large playground offers many opportunities for riding bikes, climbing, running and exploring. Jewish culture is enjoyed while celebrating Shabbat and Jewish Holidays through stories, songs and foods. Weekly enrichment includes Music, Yoga, Storytelling and Nature.  Please call Fern Tannenbaum for information and to schedule a tour at 914-763-3028 or visit www.jewishfamilycongregation.org.

The Jewish Family Congregation is now forming a group for toddlers and parents called the Creation Station, beginning late January. Weekly program to include play, art activities, music, movement, and discussion of child development issues. The Early Childhood Center also has a nursery program for children ages 2, 3, and 4 years. For information, call 914.763.3028, X15.

Jodi`s Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 29 years!  Their step-by-step, no fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 months-12 years old), there is something for everyone. They offer Mommy & Me Gym and Gym + Music classes, preschool gymnastics, school-aged gymnastics, Motion Evolution, summer and holiday break camps, free monthly perks, free open playtime, play groups, private lessons, Super Soccer Stars, Krazy Kool Creation Lego class, and the best birthday parties ever.  For more information, visit www.jodisgym.com.

Under New Ownership – Committed to eco-friendly practices and child development.  Open Play Everyday!  Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5.  Two level play structure, bounce house, imaginative play area, toddler area, story & craft days.  We offer a variety of party packages – let us do the work!  Playgroups forming soon!  Upcoming events – call for details.  Jumpin’ Jeepers, 926 US rte 6, Mahopac NY 10541.  Phone: 845-621-4922.  Visit www.jumpin-jeepers.com!