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The 2016 Back to School Guide

backpackThe heat wave has broken – and summer is quickly coming to a close. Some pre-season sports have already begun with the official opening of the Scarsdale Schools on September 6. The race is on to buy a backpack, school supplies, fall clothes and sign up for classes, enrichment, tutoring, college counseling, religious school, afterschool sports and fun. If your child has a fall birthday, you may also be planning a party. Below are just a few of the wonderful places and programs with activities for kids and families within driving distance of Scarsdale.

Breakaway script logo april 2014 11Breakaway Prep is a Westchester-based company that helps high school students with college admissions test preparation (ACT, SAT, PSAT, etc.) and the college application process. We understand that every student, family, and college dream is different. Our approach is to work closely with students to help them explore their testing and college options, stay organized, develop a balanced college list, write powerful essays, and understand each step of the application process. We aim to take some of the mystery and fear out of the process, keeping your family prepared, confident, and excited about applying to college. Please visit our website or call (914) 715-3997 for more information

MathZone Westchester is an after-school math enrichment program started last year by Lian Wang, Ph.D. and Jennifer Liang, Ph.D. We provide an advanced and stimulating program for students who are looking for greater challenges than that offered at school, helping them to reach their full potential in math and related fields. Last year we offered 4th-8th grade classes as well as the math competition class MathCounts, and received encouraging feedback from both students and parents. Starting this Fall we will add two high school classes: 9th grade Geometry and 10th grade Algebra 2, to help the students navigate the difficult transition from middle school to high school math. If you are interested in our program, please visit our website, email us at mathzone2015@gmail.com, or call 914-874-3591.

Backyard Sports Prep Basketball is now accepting registrations for all 3rd-9th graders to participate in our Fall Basketball League. The program takes place at Purchase College on Sundays. For more information click here or call Danny Bernstein at 914-304-4052.

Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: Feeding the Minds and Bodies. Pre-school learners all benefit from the full service nursery schools, fitness and sports facilities and professional teaching staff throughout the JCC .... A year round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs and Special needs programs. JCCSteamAdAll under one roof! Early drop off late pick up available. The JCC's Summer Art Center (SAC), a one of a kind program that provides a non-competitive, nurturing and flexible environment for all children with a passion for the Arts, continues throughout the year! Classes are all taught by professional artists and teachers and offers high quality instruction in Fine Arts, Dance, Theatre and Music. The Dance School provides extensive programs for pre-schoolers, teens, and adults. The Academic Center offers everything you need to prepare your kids for college entrance. One of the best things about having more than 250 programs for the whole family is that we can offer discounts to our members and patrons. For example, Nursery school families get significant discounts on the fitness packages, camps, and even pre-registration priority for programs that sell out like gymnastics. Contact the JCC for more information or to schedule a tour: 914-472-3300, www.jccmw.org.

SSTTE TogetherWeGrow color-1Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El Religious and Hebrew School welcomes you to join our exciting, innovative, and joyous community. Our program is designed for Pre-K to Grade 12 and each grade has its unique educational focus (i.e. Bible, Life Cycle, Jewish Ethics and Social Action) and will enjoy exploring that theme through dramatic arts. visual art, music and more. Through these themes, we strive to instill a love of Jewish learning and Hebrew and sense of Jewish self among our students and families. Using 21st century technology to teach the relevance of the texts and traditions of Judaism, our programs are engaging, meaningful, and fun for learners of all ages. Our school strongly reflects Scarsdale Synagogue's warm and welcoming approach to creating a Covenant Community of Shared Lives and Real Relationships. In addition, we offer an inclusive program, serving students in 4th-6th Grades who benefit from small class sizes and specialized resources, and accommodating a range of learning and social challenges such as language-based learning disabilities and ADHD. We invite members of the wider Westchester Jewish community, of all ages, to stop by and learn more about our commitment to lifelong Jewish learning. For more information, please contact Rabbi Ilyse Glickman, Director of Congregational Learning, at 914.725.5175 or rabbiglickman@sstte.org. You can also visit their website here

tennisSportime Tennis at Harbor Island and Lake Isle: There are many reasons to choose SPORTIME clubs to provide your child's pathway to tennis, which is often called the "sport for a lifetime", or the "sport of opportunity". Our NEW tennis pathways are designed to get kids in the game as early as preschool age, and to progress them through high school, college and beyond. Whether your child is looking for recreational or competitive play, SPORTIME has a fun and effective pathway for him/her.

SPORTIME offers the best tennis programs in Westchester. From TennisWhizz for preschoolers to John McEnroe Tennis Academy for the highest rank junior players. Classes run every day after school and on the weekend. We also offer classes for Adults of all levels, from beginners (2.5 USTA rating) to advanced players (5.0). Adult classes run during the day while kids are in school, at nights, and on the weekends.

SPORTIME offers 16 beautiful indoor/outdoor soft surface tennis courts between our two clubs in lower Westchester. One low-priced membership provides access and member benefits to both facilities at Harbor Island and Lake Isle. Get started today! For more info for Harbor Island, call 914-777-5050 or email gripoll@sportimeny.com and for Lake Isle, call 914-777-5151 or email bgivens@sportimeny.com.

Steffi Nossen School of Dance (White Plains) offers classes for dancers of all abilities in a nurturing environment. Though the discipline and joy of dance, students develop grace and physical fitness, build confidence and poise, and experience the creative process. Our new Dancing Tots (from 12 months) Boys Movement and Musical Theater classes join a full roster of Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Composition, and Moving Wheels and Heels – an adaptive class for dancers with special needs at its main site in White Plains and in Chappaqua. Visit our website for more information, www.steffinossen.org or contact us at info@steffinossen.org or (914) 328-1900.

Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating Learn to Skate 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/holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction, and much more. Visit us online for more information at www.skatewsa.com. Or contact us via email at: skateinfo@skatewsa.com, or (914) 347-8232 for more information.

For the Younger Set:

jcckolamiCongregation Kol Ami: The Early Childhood Program at Kol Ami is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum teaching and modeling Jewish values. We believe that children learn best through experiential play and provide for these rich experiences within warm, accepting, and nurturing surroundings. All of our Head Teachers have Masters Degrees in Early Childhood or N-6 or related educational fields. We offer a wide range of programs for children (from 1 to 5 years old) and their families. Our A Step Ahead! program for Fall 5 year olds provides full day Pre-K learning. For more information, contact: Nan Blank, ECP Director at nanblank@nykolami.org or call her 914-949-4717 x107.

KIDS Base/Little School: Open enrollment for the 2017-2018 littleschool21school year begins on October 1st at the Little School. We offer Half-Day Two's program in the morning and in the afternoon; Half-Day and Full Day Three's and Full Day Four's as well as early drop-off at 7:00am and Extended Day Child Care until 6:30pm. We are excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Janice Barnes. Janice comes to us with a wealth of experience in the early childhood field. She has been teaching and supervising in Port Chester, Edgemont, and White Plains for over 25 years. She is also an adjunct professor in the early childhood department at Nyack College.

Our facility includes 8 large classrooms and a newly renovated enclosed playground. We focus on cognitive, linguistic and social-emotional competencies in our efforts to educate the whole child. We strive to make each child's first school experience a positive one that inspires a lifelong love of learning. We are proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) meeting rigorous standards for health, safety, teacher qualifications, curriculum and ongoing training. We work closely with Scarsdale Schools to ensure that our children are well prepared for kindergarten and future years.

The Little School is located at 307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale in front of the Pool Complex. For further information or to request an application, please call 914-472-5409, email office@kbls.org or visit our website at www.kbls.org.

MazeltotslogoMazel Tots® at Scarsdale Synagogue provides a warm and stimulating environment, which encourages children's curiosity and helps them to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our warm and nurturing staff will guide the children through a curriculum filled with a variety of child-centered and developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun and friendly. The children's spiritual SSTTENurserygrowth will be enriched by the study of Jewish holidays, traditions and family values. We also offer a group of special activities such as sports and games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, art and more! We have two beautiful new playgrounds and gardens, plus a newly equipped indoor play space featuring ride-on toys, gym equipment, giant blocks, stepping stones and the like! Our Early Childhood Program serves children from 18 months until Kindergarten-bound! We also have afternoon Enrichment Programs and a Parenting Program! For more information please contact Jody Glassman, Early Childhood Program Director at 914-723-3001 or mazeltots@sstte.org. You can also visit our website. Scarsdale Synagogue is located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. 914.725.5175.

The Scarsdale Congregational Church Nursery School (SCCNS) has long tradition of nurturing the hearts and minds of children in the Scarsdale community for more than 50 years. We are a play-based, non-sectarian preschool whose goal is to promote social development, instill a desire to learn, encourage verbal expression and improve coordination and motor skills. Our safe, diverse and nurturing classrooms are located in a bright, ground-floor building on the grounds of the philosophyScarsdale Congregational Church, within walking distance of Scarsdale Village. As we foster young children's growth, we are committed to building a strong sense of community between parents, teachers and children. We have a few spots open for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on October 19th. Open Houses will be held Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, October 13th from 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. For more information, visit us at www.sccnurseryschool.com. Please contact Melissa DiCostanzo, School Director, 1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 by phone at 914-723-2440 or email: sccnschool@gmail.com.

The Early Childhood Center of Westchester Reform Temple is dedicated to guiding, supporting and enriching young children's lives spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Our warm staff of experienced educators, along with Temple clergy and specialists, work in partnership to implement our academic program. Using developmentally appropriate best practices, and lots of love and support, we prepare our students for the demands of kindergarten readiness. Our pre-school curriculum reflects continuity of content and skills, subsequent growth at each age level, and is responsive to children's interests and individuality in the creation of emergent curriculum. Our LEED certified facility offers beautiful indoor classrooms, play spaces and two age-appropriate outdoor playgrounds, filled with light and surrounded by nature. We encourage children's pride, knowledge and joy of Judaism, as we join together with parents to provide an environment where children love to learn and enjoy celebrating Jewish family life. Classes are offered for ages toddler to four-year-olds, and we offer half day and full day options for older children. For information, and to schedule a visit to our pre-school, please contact ECC Director Sue.tolchin@wrtemple.org or call us at 914 723-5493.

Starlight Starbright Music – right here in Scarsdale - starlightmusicoffers the Music Together® program. Music Together is an international early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them®. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. At Starlight Starbright Music, we also offer Uke U., a parent-child beginner ukulele program for children 3 to 6 years of age written by Jackie Freimor in 2013. For more information and to register for class, please visit us at www.slsbmusic.com or call (914) 924-0995. 78 Garth Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Also keep in mind:

Kids Activities/Birthday Parties

Artistree Arts
www.artistreearts.com
114 East Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
914-835-2200
info@artistreearts.com

Bach to Rock
www.mamaroneck.b2music.com
130 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck
914-341-1457
mamaroneck@bachtorock.com

Boulder Brookhorse
www.boulderbrookequestrian.com
291 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-725-3912
boulderbrookeq@gmail.com

Bounce U
www.bounceu.com
150 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford
914-874-5200

Crestwood Music Center
www.crestwoodmusic.com
452 White Plains Rd, Eastchester
914-961-3497
info@crestwoodmusic.com

Dance Cavise
www.dancecavise.com
273 Halstead Ave, Mamaroneck
914-381-5222
joe@dancecavise.com

Funcraft
www.funcraftparties.com
590 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
914-472-1748
funcraftparties

Great PlayGreatPlay
www.greatplay.com/scarsdale
969 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
914-713-3470
info@scarsdale.greatplay.com

Gymcats
www.gymcats.net
1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers
914-965-7676
info@gymcats.net

Hoff-Barthelson
www.hbms.org
25 School Lane, Scarsdale
914-723-1169
hb@hbms.org

Music Conservatory Westchester
www.musicconservatory.com
216 Central Ave, White Plains
914-761-3900
info@musiced.org

Musical Munchkins
www.musicalmunchkins.com
914-771-7000
info@musicalmunchkins.com

The Playgroup Theater
www.playgroup.org
1 N. Broadway, White Plains
914-946-4433
rachel@playgroup.org

Random Farms Kids' Theater
77 Executive Blvd, Elmsford
914-740-1010
registrationsupport@randomfarms.com

School of Rock
www.schoolofrock.com/mamaroneck
1 Depot Plaza, Mamaroneck
914-777-1500
mamaroneck@schoolofrock.com

Sportime USA
www.sportimeusa.com
Route 9A, Elmsford
914-592-2111

Star Kidz
www.starkidzonline.com
914-921-0006
alyson@starkidzonline.com

Steffi Nossen Dance
www.steffinossen.org
216 Central Ave, White Plains
914-328-1900
shelley@steffinossen.org

Westchester Gymnastics
www.westchestergymnastics.net
5 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne
914-592-2324
tara@westchestergymnastics.net

Westchester Sandbox Theater
www.wstshows.com
931 W. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
914-630-0804
info@wstshows.com

Young at Art
www.youngatartworkshop.com
1088 Central park Ave, Scarsdale
914-723-9229
info@youngatartworkshop.com

Tutors

Advantage Testing
www.advantagetesting.com
350 Theodore Fremd Ave, Rye
914-921-6700
westchester@advantagetesting.com

Bespoke
www.bespokeeducation.com
1 Bridge Street, Irvington
914-231-7309

Eye Level
www.eyelevelscarsdale.com
62 Garth Rd, Scarsdale
914-713-3965
scarsdale@myeyelevel.com

Kumon
www.kumon.com/scarsdale-east
1477 Weaver St, Scarsdale
914-980-7916
kosakunakamura51@ikumon.com

TutorPro
www.thetutorpro.com
35 Kingsbury Road New Rochelle
914-834-2053
nyc@thetutorpro.com

Meal Delivery Services

Organic Pharmer
www.organicpharmer.com
28 Garth Road, Scarsdale
914-481-4300

Plated
www.plated.com
delivery services only
855-525-2399
help@plated.com

Temra's Table
www.temrastable.com
914-723-7776
temrastable@gmail.com

Scarsdale10583 Summer Camp and Activity Guide

hudsoncountryOh to be a kid in Scarsdale. Once school is out, local summer camps open their doors and offer fun for all types. In addition to the Village-sponsored Scarsdale Recreation Day Camps, there are a host of other general and specialty camps all within driving distance. Whatever your child's passion, there's sure to be a program where he/she can develop skills, make new friends and enjoy the summer months. Check out information from the following programs that opted to participate in our guide and see a listing from a summer camp consultant to help you sort it all out. Happy planning!

Concordia Summer Camp offers exceptional summer programs for children ages 3 to 18. Programs include Enrichment, General Sports and Slam Dunk Basketball Camp. The Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art offers summer programs in Musical Theatre, Band Bash, Piano, Suzuki Guitar and Violin, Chamber Music, Vocal, Songwriting and Composition and Art. All camp facilities are air-conditioned. Concordia Summer Camp, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY, 914/395-4848, www.concordiasummercamp.org

Chelsea Piers Connecticut Summer Sports Camps provide world-class facilities, expert instruction and the most exciting squashchelseasports available – all under one roof! Campers can choose Soccer, Hockey, Synchro Skating, Squash, Tennis, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Swimming, Multi-Sport and Two-Sport Combo Camps. In addition to full-day camps, Chelsea Piers offers half-day preschool camps for its younger athletes. Camps start June 16th and run through August 29th, 2014. Sign up for one, two or more weeks. Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902, 203.989.1000, camps@chelseapiersct.com, http://www.chelseapiersct.com/camp/overview.cfm

Gate Hill: Connecting friends in Rockland, Westchester, Manhattan, Bergen and Orange Counties. Discover the ultimate day camp experience for children ages 3-15! Family owned and operated for two generations by Josh, Bob, and Jennifer Male, Gate Hill offers 33 acres of outdoor adventure, athletic fields, GateHill Logocreative and performing arts, wet and wacky fun at the Splash Park, and a heated, 4-pool complex, home to their proven learn-to-swim program. Start the conversation; Call to schedule your own private tour! (845) 947- 3223 www.gatehilldaycamp.com.

Hudson Country Day Camp provides campers with an opportunity to engage in a host of academic, artistic and athletic pursuits that new interests and increase self-esteem. Each summer we offer a new theme to children ages 15 months through 12 years that allows them to explore the world in a safe, structured, joyful environment. Themes are supported by an array of fun, creative activities, interesting guests, field trips and related music, food, crafts and games. Intertwined is a strong athletic program where children develop skills and tone muscle while learning to swim, play tennis, practice gymnastics and karate under the watchful eyes of certified, experienced instructors. Our dedicated summer staff is largely comprised of the teachers who possess an in-depth knowledge of the social, emotional, and psychomotor development of early childhood and elementary aged children. For more information or a tour, call Hudson Country Day Camp at 636-6202 or email us at mrs.horan@hudsoncountry.org.

At the JCC of Mid-Westchester, campers have big fun, big laughs and make big memories. The JCC offers unique programs, led by educators and seasoned professionals in their field. Unlike other camps, here campers choose from a variety of offerings. Camp Gadol is the traditional day camp for 2yrs–grade 4 where children enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor activities including art, music, sports, swimming, nature, gymnastics, and special events. The highly regarded Summer Arts Center (SAC) provides artists, actors and dancers entering grades 3-8 the joy of creative expression and campers customize their schedules with a variety of classes which they can combine with swim, gymnastics and teen fitness options. Camp Xtreme offers campers grades 5-8 an activity-filled summer close to home – a combination of traditional camp activities coupled with special weekly enhancements such as science and technology and weekly trips. Toward Tomorrow provides a nurturing, learning and recreational summer experience for children with developmental needs, 3-12 years leveraging the JCC's renowned programs with highly qualified experts and inclusion options. Dance Intensive provides serious dancers entering grades 7-12 the opportunity to take their training to a new level through a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes. Contact the JCC for more information or to take a tour. JCC of Mid-Westchester Summer Camps, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY, 914-472-3300, www.jccmw.org. 

Founded in 1991, the mission of Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School is to assure the highest quality of educational and social experiences for Scarsdale children. The Little School encourages early childhood social, emotional and academic growth through developmentally appropriate experiences. Kids' B.A.S.E supports elementary school children before and after school in a nurturing and stimulating environment with opportunities for socialization, relaxation and enrichment. The Little School is housed in a modern facility at 307 Mamaroneck Road and the program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, and licensed by the NYS Department of Social Services.

The Little School Summer Enrichment Program provides a pre-school experience for three and four-year-olds. We create a climate of learning and fun which will further the development of each child socially, physically and creatively. We strive to help each child to adjust easily, to strengthen values of cooperation and have a positive group experience. Our Little School children receive swim instruction during the week at the Scarsdale Pool. In everything we do, we promote each child's positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities. We provide delicious and nutritious snacks and lunch by our wonderful in-house dietary staff. Our Summer Enrichment Program will run from July 1, 2014 through August 15, 2014. For information about Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School call 914-472-5409 or visit our website at: www.kbls.org

Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club Day Camp: "Big Camp" for Little Campers. You'll love the warm and intimate program that tailors a full camp experience especially for younger campers age 2 - 8. Small group sizes, outstanding facilities! Activities include twice daily swim with certified swim instruction, tennis, field sports, Mad Science, music, kayaking, and much, much, more-- all on our expansive facility. Not ready for Family Membership? Call today to learn about pricing that includes membership for your camper. MBYC, 555 S. Barry Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, Phone: (914) 698-1130, www.mamaroneckbeachandyacht.com.

ramaquoisboysCamp Ramaquois, is located in Rockland County, only 15 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge. Boys and girls, ages 3-15, from Westchester, Manhattan, Bergen and Rockland experience "a day camp as complete as sleep-away camp", rich in fun, friendship, learning and adventure. Traditional day camp offerings. Exciting optional adventure trip program, combined with a regular day camp program for campers grades 3-10. Leadership CIT program for campers entering 10th grade.
Call to set up an appointment at (845) 354-1600 or visit www.ramaquois.com.

Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry is celebrating its 41st anniversary of operation. An open house is scheduled for Saturday March 15th from 11am to 3pm. Instructors and coaches will showcase their courses and tours of the campus will be given. Courses are taught in air-conditioned classrooms by certified teachers. Hot lunch is included and transportation is available.
Squire Advantage Primary (grades K-3) and Advantage Choice (grades 4-9) is created for campers who wish to custom design their own schedule by choosing five courses in the fields of swimming, computers, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, music and more. Squire Sports Camps are divided into 3 different sports programs.
 Squire Baseball Academy (Ages 6-15) is an all-encompassing and top-notch baseball instructional program with campers grouped according to age and ability.
Squire All Sports Academy (Ages 6-15) allows for instructing and playing of many different types of sports throughout the day. Sports include tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, etc.
Squire Tennis Academy (Ages 6-15) is a fun and challenging tennis experience designed for beginners to experienced players. Squire Camps programs run from June 30th until August 15th 2014. Visit their website at www.squiarecamps.com or call (914) 328-3798 for more information.

St. James the Less offers a fun in the sun summer camp program for 3, 4, and 5 year-old children. The six week camp runs Monday thru Thursday from 9 :00 to 11:45 am from June 30 to August 7. The camp offers weekly themes, arts and crafts, outdoor play, story time, music and movement with Miss Gigi, Gym with Jeannine Palermo and Yoga with Miss Char and more. All of this in a safe and age appropriate environment staffed by our very own teachers. To register or for more information call 914-723-1018 or stjamesnursery1@verizon.net.

The YWCA on North Street in White Plains offers an array of summer day camps and programs: Camp Funkist (ages 5-13) provides non-competitive relaxing days of sports, swimming, arts and crafts, music, nature, trips, specials, and other age-appropriate summer activities. Travel Camp for youth 12-15 provides a unique experience off-site each day offering the older camper more independence. New for 2014 is Creative Adventures Camp, which is tailored for the young camper and combines summer fun with academic enrichment for children preschool through first grade. Intensive full day Summer Gymnastics co-ed classes are taught by experienced instructors and coaches. Finally, the YWCA offers Summer Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities, which is designed to complement extended school-year programs.
The YWCA has well-equipped indoor and outdoor facilities. Red Cross-certified staff lead recreational and instructional swimming.
Camp Funkist & Travel Camp (914) 949-6227 x168
Creative Adventures Camp (914) 949-6227 x142
Gymnastics Program ((14) 949-6227 x135
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities (914) 949-6227 x108
The YWCA is located at 515 North Street in White Plains, New York.

Spectacular Summers: Are you starting to think about sleepaway camp for your child for next summer? Or perhaps you have not yet made summer plans for your child/teen for this year. In either case, Ellen Wylie of Spectacular Summers would be happy to help you. Based in the Scarsdale/Edgemont area, Ellen knows the camps and teen programs well and will share her knowledge and expertise with you. By spending her summers visiting camps and programs and the rest of the year speaking with directors and obtaining feedback from families, Ellen has the up-to-date personal knowledge to make the right recommendations for each child. Ellen gets to know the individual child and provides each family with a few (and not too many) well-thought out suggestions. The service she provides is free of charge to parents. Ellen is highly respected by camp directors and parents alike. To find that spectacular summer program for 2014 or 2015, call Ellen Wylie at (914) 722-2644 or email ellen@spectacularsummers.com. Visit their website at www.spectacularsummers.com.

Scarsdale10583 Summer Camp and Activities Guide

JCCCampPhotoThough it's hard to imagine that summer will ever come, now's the time to plan you child's summer experience -- and below are some programs you should consider. We reached out to many local day camps and specialized programs and here are some programs for you to review for your child or teen:

Westchester Reform Temple/Summer Play Place Dates: June 24th-August 2nd
The ECC Summer Play Place offers a six-week program for two, three and four year-olds. This is a wonderful summer session with our experienced staff, plus teen C.I.T.s. Our age specific programs operate with a low child-to-teacher ratio. All indoor play spaces and classrooms are air-conditioned. Children also enjoy outdoor playground time. For children entering the 2s in September 2013 we offer: 2 or 3 day options a week from 9:15AM-11:15AM (drop off or stay with your child). There is a low child-to-teacher ratio. Music, snack, arts and crafts, playground, sand and water-play, physical fitness and nursery rhymes are all included. Three and Four Year-Old Programs – meets Monday through Friday, 9AM-1:00PM. The three and four year-olds enjoy special theme days, Nature, Dance, Music and Singing, Arts/Crafts, Movement/Yoga, Playground, Soccer program, Water play, Physical Fitness/Sports and other special projects. Snack is included. Children bring their lunch.

For information call 914 723-5493 or email Ellen.rosenberg@wrtemple.org.

Camp Hillard is Westchester's first day camp. Since 1929 the Libman family has been providing children with active, safe, and memorable camphillardsummers. Impeccably maintained and constantly improved, Camp Hillard offers a complete program that combines spirit, tradition, and fun with first-class modern facilities. Camp Hillard is a place where each child feels special and succeeds. In addition, they learn skills while having fun. The quality of the counselors, the variety of activities, and small groups are the keys to enthusiastic and happy campers. Over the years we have developed a total program which is carefully scheduled so that campers have the full benefit of outstanding swimming and sports, balanced with high-quality creative and performing arts, specialty activities, as well as exciting special events.

For more information about Camp Hillard, please call us at 914-949-8857 or visit our website, www.camphillard.com.

Founded in 1991, the mission of Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School is to assure the highest quality of educational and social experiences for Scarsdale children. The Little School encourages early childhood social, emotional and academic growth through developmentally appropriate experiences. Kids' B.A.S.E supports elementary school children before and after school in a nurturing and stimulating environment with opportunities for socialization, relaxation and enrichment. The Little School is housed in a modern facility at 307 Mamaroneck Road and the program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, and licensed by the NYS Department of Social Services. The Little School Summer Enrichment Program provides a pre-school experience for three and four-year-olds. We create a climate of learning and fun which will further the development of each child socially, physically and creatively. We strive to help each child to adjust easily, to strengthen values of cooperation and have a positive group experience. Little School children swim and receive instruction during the week at the Scarsdale Pool. In everything we do, we promote each child's positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities. These objectives are pursued in a low-key and spirited way. For information about Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School call 914-472-5409 or visit our website at: www.kbls.org

Chinese Language Program is conveniently located beside Scarsdale Village. Going into their 4th successful year of camp, children aged pre-school to 13 years will be immersed in Mandarin Chinese all while having a great camp experience!  The camp includes activities in arts/crafts, sports, cooking, singing, dancing, drama, yoga, and Chinese culture.

The camp runs Monday-Friday beginning with a 2 week pre-school mini-camp June 10-21st 9-12pm. Regular camp begins June 24th-August 30th 9-3pm. Campers can sign up for 2 week increments, conveniently allowing families to cater their camp weeks around holiday/vacation schedules. Check out their website for more information on their free open house on March 2, 2013 that will include a 1/2 day of camp experiences for all ages.

Chinese Language Program, 51 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NW location during the school year: 300 East Main St, Mt. Kisco, www.clpchildren.com, chineselanguageprogram@gmail.com, 914.907.6075

Hoff-Barthelson Music School has provided the ideal setting for students in grades 2-10 for a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable summer for over 36 years! Exceptional faculty provides a quality summer experience of music, arts and crafts, musical theatre. Choose among instrumental classes, chamber music, ensembles, visual arts, jazz, World Drumming, Composers Corner, HB Rocks! guitar ensemble, Advanced Jazz Workshop, Music Technology Lab. Students may enroll in the basic Morning Program and several extended day options. June 24 – July 26. To learn more, email hb@hbms.org, visit www.hbms.org or call 914-723-1169. Hofff-Barthelson, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale.

Hudson Country Day Camp provides campers with an opportunity to engage in a host of academic, artistic and athletic pursuits that hudsoncountrydevelop new interests and increase self-esteem. Each summer we offer a new theme to children ages 15 months through 12 years that allows them to explore the world in a safe, structured, joyful environment. Themes are supported by an array of fun, creative activities, interesting guests, field trips and related music, food, crafts and games. Intertwined is a strong athletic program where children develop skills and tone muscle while learning to swim, play tennis, practice gymnastics and karate under the watchful eyes of certified, experienced instructors. Our dedicated summer staff is largely comprised of the teachers who possess an in-depth knowledge of the social, emotional, and psychomotor development of early childhood and elementary aged children. For more information or a tour, call Hudson Country Day Camp at 636-6202 or email us at paulcasey@hudsoncountry.org.

At the JCC of Mid-Westchester, campers have Big Fun, Big Laughs and make Big Memories. The JCC offers unique programs, led by professionals in their field, that celebrate camper individuality. Choose from a variety of offerings for children 2-17 years old. Camp Gadol is the JCC's traditional day camp for 2yrs – grade 4 where children enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor activities including art, music, sports, swimming, nature, gymnastics, special events and more. The JCC's Summer Arts Center (SAC) provides artists, actors and dancers entering grades 3-8 the joy of creative expression where campers customize their schedule by choosing a combination of classes in visual arts, theatre, dance and music. Swim, gymnastics and teen fitness options are also available. Camp Xtreme offers older campers entering grades 5-8 an activity-filled summer close to home – a combination of traditional camp activities coupled with special weekly enhancements such as science and technology and weekly trips. Toward Tomorrow provides a nurturing, learning and recreational summer experience for children with developmental needs, 3-12 years, including half day, full day and inclusion options. Dance Intensive provides serious dancers entering grades 7-12 the opportunity to take their training to a new level through a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes. The CIT/LIT Experience, for teens 14-15yrs, combines hands-on counselor training with social action initiatives and weekly trips.

JCC of Mid-Westchester Summer Camps, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY, 914-472-3300, www.jccmw.org

Concordia Summer Camp offers exceptional summer programs for children ages 3 to 18. Programs include Enrichment, General Sports and Slam Dunk Basketball Camp. The Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art offers summer programs in Musical Theatre, Band Bash, Piano, Suzuki Guitar and Violin, Chamber Music, Vocal, Songwriting and Composition and Art. And we end the summer with our wildly popular 2-week Day Trip Adventures Camp where the children go on exciting trips around the metropolitan area.

Concordia Summer Camp 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY, 914/395-4848, www.concordiasummercamp.org

Squire Pool Jump 2Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry is celebrating its 40th anniversary of operation! An open house is scheduled for Saturday February 9th and March 16th from 11am to 3pm. Instructors and coaches will showcase their courses and tours of the campus will be given. Courses are taught by certified teachers in air-conditioned classrooms. Hot lunch is included and transportation is available.
Squire Advantage Primary (grades K-3) and Advantage Choice (grades 4-9) is created for campers who wish to custom design their own schedule by choosing five courses in the fields of swimming, computers, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, music and more. Squire Sports Camps are divided into 3 different sports programs.
Squire Baseball Academy (Ages 6-15) is an all-encompassing and top-notch baseball instructional program with campers grouped according to age and ability.
Squire All Sports Academy (Ages 6-14) allows for instructing and playing of many different types of sports throughout the day. Sports include tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, etc.
Squire Tennis Academy (Ages 6-15) is a fun and challenging tennis experience designed for beginners to experienced players.

Visit their website at www.squirecamps.com or call (914) 328-3798 for more information.

LearningBeyondLimitsLearning Beyond Limits is a unique enrichment program for students completing grades 6-8. Through engaging workshops and exciting projects, students learn skills that foster cooperation, creativity and teamwork. Combined with a wide range of recreational experiences, Learning Beyond Limits is fun as well as educational. An exceptional staff allows students to thrive in a nurturing and safe environment. Campers come away with greater knowledge, an enhanced self-esteem and amazing friends. The ideal combination of fantastic trips, extensive activities and a talented staff make this the perfect summer program for middle school students.

Visit their website at www.LearningBeyondLimits.com, or contact Director Filipp Nicolosi at fnicolosi@learningbeyondlimits.com or by phone at (917) 913-0110.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut Summer Sports Camps
provide world-class facilities, expert instruction and the most exciting sports teenlacrossecurriculum available – all under one roof! Campers can choose Soccer, Hockey, Figure Skating, Squash, Tennis, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Multi-Sport and Two-Sport Combo Camps. In addition to full-day camps, Chelsea Piers offers half-day preschool camps for its younger athletes. Camps start June 17th and run through August 30th, 2013. Sign up for one, two or more weeks.

Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902, 203.989.1000, camps@chelseapiersct.comhttp://www.chelseapiersct.com/camp

Spectacular Summers: If you have not yet made summer plans for your child/teen or are thinking about sending your child to sleepaway camp for the first time in 2014, Ellen Wylie of Spectacular Summers would love to help you. Based locally, Ellen knows the programs and will share her knowledge and expertise with you. By spending her summers visiting camps and programs and the rest of the year speaking with directors, Ellen has the up-to-date personal knowledge to make the right recommendations for each child. Ellen gets to know each child and does not inundate families with too many suggestions. The service she provides is free of charge to parents. Ellen is highly respected by camp and teen program directors alike. To find that spectacular summer program for 2013 or 2014, call Ellen Wylie at (914) 722-2644 or email ellen@spectacularsummers.com. Visit their website at www.spectacularsummers.com

Back to School Guide Fall 2013

afterschoolprogramsWith just a few weeks until September, now's the time to consider pre-school, after-school, enrichment, religious, sports and adult learning programs for everyone in your family. Below find a list of quality programs and organizations in our area for your consideration:

Backyard Sports Prep Basketball is now accepting registrations for all 3rd-9th graders to participate in our Fall Basketball League. The program takes place at Purchase College on Sundays. For more information go to: www.byardsports.com or call Danny Bernstein at 914-304-4052.

Birthday Parties at Chelsea Piers Connecticut are action-packed, entertaining and hassle-free. We help plan the party, provide the space, supervise the activities, serve the food and clean up afterward. Available activities include baseball, basketball, batting cages, gymnastics, rock climbing, ice skating, soccer, swimming, tennis, water slides and more. Two-hour party packages are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For children's parties, packages include dynamic coaching and world-class facilities, as well as balloons, paper goods and candles. Packages are also available that include pizza, beverages, invitations, party favors, cake and catering services.
Phone: 203.989.1004
Email: parties@chelseapiersct.com
Chelsea Piers Website:

greatplayGreat Play of Scarsdale is a kids' gym for children ages six months through fifth grade that uses its unique curriculum to help kids build confidence and competence in motor skills. Great Play of Scarsdale is a Best of Westchester 2013 Award Winner and is celebrating its 5th anniversary serving Westchester families. Classes are conducted in a patented Interactive Arena™ that uses computer technology, image projection and directional sound to bring the space to life. The concept has been recognized as one of the most innovative youth programs in the world by the IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association), the global trade association for the fitness industry. Great Play offers five fantastic, age-appropriate programs, each built on the same underlying philosophy and structure for making youth physical development fun and effective! Classes are high energy and interactive and tap into the key developmental windows that open at each stage of a child's growth. They use a broad-based approach to help ensure that each child develops to his or her physical potential -- starting from a broad foundation of introductory motor skills for the younger Players, all the way through complex sport skills for fifth graders. In addition to motor skills and sports skills, they also offer Zumba® Great Play Style, birthday parties and special events such as Camps and Parents' Night Out.
(914) 713-3470
Great Play of Scarsdale website

The House of Sports is now taking registration for its fall Tots Academy Classes. Starting with children as young as 18 months, the House of Sports Tots program is offered for baseball, soccer, basketball, football and tumbling. All Tots classes are taught by House of Sports coaches, and focus non-competitive learning that promotes fun above all else. Call today and ask about the 2 for 1 special, where you can sign up for one Tots class and receive a second class for FREE. Call today at 914-479-5419 or visit www.HouseofSportsNY.com/totsacademy

Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: Feeding the Minds, Bodies, and Souls:
Pre-school learners all benefit from the full service nursery schools, fitness and sports facilities and professional teaching staff throughout the JCC....a year round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs and special needs programs. The JCC's Summer Art Center (SAC), a one of a kind program that provides a non-competitive, nurturing and flexible environment for all children with a passion for the Arts, continues from its success in the summer throughout the year! Classes are all taught by professional artists and teachers and offers high quality instruction in Fine Arts, Dance, Theatre and Music. The Dance School provides extensive programs for pre-schoolers and teens. Theatre School teaches Musical Theatre performance, and Music School this year added two new Klezmer Bands (one for youth and one for teens/adults). Contact Julie Dorfman at the JCC for a tour: dorfmanj@jccmw.org or 914-472-3300 or visit the web at www.jccmw.org for a detailed Program Guide.

Kids' B.A.S.E. and The Little School continues to be an invaluable resource for the families of Scarsdale. This not-for-profit community organization encompasses two programs: a before-and-after school program for school-age children, and a pre-school program for three and four year-olds. Kids' B.A.S.E. provides quality before and after school programming for youngsters in grades Kindergarten through fifth. We offer enrichment programs in the afternoon, such as Musical Theater, Kids R Cooking, Mad Science, Applause Broadway Babies, Scarsdale Strings and Animal Study. Our Sports Clinics and Chess Chums continue to be popular after-school activities. The Little School provides a high quality full day or half day preschool experience, accredited by NAYEC. In addition to our developmentally appropriate program led by highly qualified Head Teachers and Teaching Assistants, we offer weekly music, gym and creative movement classes as well as monthly "Nature of Things" animal programs. Applications are available for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information or to request an application, please call 472 – 5409 or visit their website at www.kbls.org.

Congregation Kol Ami: The Early Childhood Program at Kol Ami is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum teaching and modeling Jewish values. We believe that children learn best through experiential play and provide for these rich experiences within warm, accepting, and nurturing surroundings. All of our Head Teachers have Masters Degrees in Early Childhood or related educational fields. We offer a wide range of programs for children (from 2 months to 5 years old) and their families. Our A Step Ahead! program for Fall 5 year olds provides full day pre-K learning until 4 pm. For more information, contact: Nan Blank, Early Childhood Program Director at
njbtt@aol.com or call her 914-949-4717 x107

LIFE The Place To Be, Westchester's ultimate party destination. 29,000 square feet of fun and excitement, featuring Arcade/Video games, Rock climbing, Laser Tag, Mini Bowling, Huge Soft Play Structure and more! LIFE's Birthday Party Packages are all inclusive. Make LIFE simple, Let LIFE do it all! www.lifetheplacetobe.com.

mathnasiumMathnasium, Scarsdale's new math only learning center for students in Pre-K through Twelfth Grade, helps students keep up, catch up, or get ahead in math! Their 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. Mathnasium uses sophisticated techniques to determine, with great accuracy, what a student knows and does not know. Each student then follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction—and lots of warm encouragement. Mathnasium is open for instruction Monday - Thursday from 3-7pm, and Saturdays from 10:30-1:30pm. Their First Steps program for students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade is currently being offered on Wednesdays from 10-11am, and Sundays from 9-10am. At Mathnasium their mission is simple, "We Make Math Make Sense!" Mention you are a Scarsdale10583.com reader and receive $60 off enrollment. Mathnasium of Scarsdale
747 White Plains Road,
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-725-MATH (6284)
www.mathnasium.com/scarsdale

Over the Moon Music and More: Did you know that all children are musical? Do you wonder what you can do to nurture the musical growth ofmusic your child, regardless of your musical ability? And did you know that there's a location right here in Scarsdale where you and your child can play musically together? Over the Moon Music and More offers the Music Together program for children from birth through age 7: Music Together babies classes, mixed-age classes, Big Kids classes, and even guitar classes for grownups! And check out our new offering this fall: Uke U., a non-Music Together mommy-and-me ukulele class for preschoolers!

Over the Moon Music and More, LLC
78 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-722-2025
jackie@overthemoonmusicandmore.com
www.overthemoonmusicandmore.com

sascatalogueBack to school is not just for children! The Scarsdale Adult School is a continuing education program that provides enriching curriculum for lifelong learners. Established in 1938, SAS is an independent, not-for-profit organization charted by the New York State Board of Regents. Peruse the entire Fall/Winter 2013 Course Catalog, register on-line today, or make a tax deductible contribution at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org. The SAS catalog includes courses in history, fine arts, film, literature, music, and religion taught by distinguished faculty from Princeton, NYU, CUNY, and Iona College, among other fine educational institutions. Both day and evening courses have staggered start dates throughout the season. With more than 250 choices this semester, there is something for everyone!

The mission of Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (SSTTE) religious school is to create a sense of ruach or Jewish spirit within the school, foster a love of Jewish learning among our students, and strengthen our children's pride in being Jewish. We seek to utilize 21st century technology to teach the relevance of Jewish texts and traditions. Our youth find religious school fun and engaging, and we have crossover programming with our active youth groups for all ages. The culture of our synagogue is reflected in the SSTTE religious school. SSTTE is a warm, welcoming, and inspirational congregation. Here, at SSTTE, there are many congregants who are willing to get involved and work to create a religious school that reflects the aspirations they have for their children's Jewish education. We welcome you to stop by and learn more about our commitment to lifelong Jewish learning which begins in Mazel Tots (our preschool program) and continues in our SSTTE Religious School. For more information, please contact Jody Glassman, Director, Early Childhood Program at 914-725-5175, ext. 119 (JodyGlassman@sstte.org), or Rabbi Wendy Pein, Director of Congregational Learning, 914-725-5175, ext. 121 (RabbiPein@sstte.org).

Shaarei Tikvah: If you are looking for a warm, creative environment where you and your children can all grow Jewishly, come to Shaarei Tikvah's Anna and Louis Shereff Religious School. Our weekday only, K-7 program provides a strong foundation in Hebrew language and prayer, with hands-on, experiential learning and innovative, 21st century programs that highlight Jewish values, holidays, Shabbat and Israel. Plus, families with their oldest child in pre-school are invited to attend High Holidays at Shaarei Tikvah free of charge. There will be warm and nurturing children's services on both days of
Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur.

Telephone: 472-2013
Email: synagogue@shaareitikvah.org
Web: www.shaareitikvah.org

YWCA Children's Learning Center offers a continuum of early care and education that fosters active learners who graduate ready for Kindergarten. Find high-quality, diverse early care and education programs that create a strong foundation for life-long learning. Families and staff work together to ensure a strong and positive sense of self for each child. The emphasis on an anti-bias curriculum helps children explore similarities and differences, which broaden understanding and celebrate the richness of diversity. In addition to the general classroom experience, children may participate in special programs including music, science, recreational/instructional swim, and gymnastics. Call today for a tour and enrollment information.
(914) 949-6227 x133 or x142
Email: membership@ywcawpcw.org
www.ywcawpcw.org
YWCA: 515 North Street, White Plains, NYyoungatart

At Young At Art Workshop, which began in Scarsdale in 1980, children are immersed in a multi sensory experience that appeals to all interests and abilities. This experience includes painting, collage, three dimensional construction, creative movement, storytelling and sketching with advanced projects for older children. Children explore color, line, shape, texture and size. They learn to mix paint colors, cut, string shapes, sew, wrap, and draw and model clay. Children ages 1 through high school attend Young At Art Workshop.

For information call 723-9229 or email Donna@Youngatartworkshop.com or visit Youngatartworkshop.com.

Program Guide for Kids and Adults Too!

greatplayHere is a list of local programs for kids and adults too! Also finds links to local organizations below; Kids can do everything in the Scarsdale area: learn digital skills and design, expand their vocabulary in Chinese and Hebrew, practice karate or yoga, develop a musical ear and play baseball, softball, and soccer. For the youngest children, there are still some openings in several pre-schools – review your options below. If you’re planning a fall birthday party, consider the new Chelsea Piers in Stamford, Great Play in Scarsdale and BounceU which opens on October 20 in Elmsford. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for on our list, let us know in the comments section below.

Pre School

Creative Playtime at Grace Lutheran Church provides morning and afternoon programs for children ages 2 to 5 years old, with several extended day options. Creative Playtime's curriculum is developmental and age-appropriate. It is designed to foster children's growth by stimulating their curiosity. We promote language and social skills and the building of self-esteem, while respecting each child's uniqueness as individuals. Their development is enriched through books, music, cooking and dramatic play. Kindergarten readiness is achieved in a playful and nurturing setting. Creative Playtime is staffed with highly qualified, caring and dedicated teachers committed to providing a quality program for the children. The school year runs from September to June. Our classrooms are bright and cheery, and air-conditioned. Our outdoor playground is fenced and boasts a recent renewal of its cushy surface. Rates are very competitive.

Extended day options include: Lunch Bunch + Extended Day #1 (12:15pm-2:45pm), and Extended Day #2 (2:45pm-5:15pm). Extended Day #2 is available as a stand-alone drop off afternoon program. This year, Extended Day programs will have a literacy theme. For more information, please contact Director Gigi Aronoff at 914,472,4777, email info@creativeplaytimescarsdale.org, or visit their website : www.creativeplaytimescarsdale.org

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is one of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources and HoffGuppies1has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. Don’t miss the Open House for HBMS’s Programs for Young Children and Preschool on Thursday, September 6, 10 am – noon! Music exerts a profound impact on children’s lives! Young Children being their music education at Hoff-Barthelson helped and encouraged by experienced, dedicated teachers. Our Music Programs for Young Children offer a range of choices for preschoolers, all of which help them acquire many skills through music and music activities. Children learn to focus, observe keenly, concentrate and learn to watch and take turns with their peers. Music and Movement Classes; Recorder Classes; Suzuki Instruction. HBMS also offers a full Preschool for 3 and 4 year-olds.

The School’s educational approach for older students centers on quality individualized instruction, a comprehensive, broad musicianship program, and numerous performance opportunities for students. Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY. Call 914-723-1169, email: hb@hbms.org, or visit www.hbms.org

Kol Ami: The Early Childhood Program at Kol Ami is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum teaching and modeling Jewish values. We believe that children learn best through experiential play and provide for these rich experiences within warm, accepting, and nurturing surroundings. All of our Head Teachers have Masters Degrees in Early Childhood or related educational fields. Our teacher-student ratios are 1:5. We offer programs for children and families. Starting with the very young Mommy Talk, a drop-in playgroup for infants 2 to 9 month olds, and First Friends, a non-separated playgroup especially tailored for children 13 months to 21 months. Our 2’s can choose from two to five day experiences, 3’s programming choices include three, four, and five day morning opportunities with additional programming every afternoon until 2 pm. Our 4’s can choose between morning programming and full day programming until 4 pm. Our A Step Ahead! program for Fall 5 year olds provides full day pre-k learning until 4 pm. School day specialists include Gym, Music, Israeli Dance and Movement, Nature, Gardening, Torah Alive!. Afternoon fun includes Soccer, Art, Yoga, Nature, Literacy, Math Magic, Cooking, Karate, and Ballet.

Call oDirector, Nan Blank at 914-949-4717 x107, to schedule a mutually convenient time when you can come by. You will meet our staff and observe first hand the programs that will nurture your child and begin their journey into the world of school and community. Feel free to visit our website at nykolami.org .

Over the Moon Music and More: Did you know that all children are musical? Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? And did you know that there’s a storefront location where you and your child can play musically together, right here in Scarsdale? Over the Moon Music and More offers Music Together®, the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program, in a beautiful and comfortable space at 78 Garth Road, as well as in 6 other convenient locations in Westchester. Our classes--for children from birth through kindergarten age accompanied by an adult caregiver, as well as for children from 5 through 7 years, with or without a caregiver--are research based and experiential, not performance oriented, but most of all, they’re fun! Free demo classes are available. For class and demo class schedules, please visit www.overthemoonmusicandmore.com or call 914-722-2025.

WRT Center for Early Childhood: The Early Childhood Center at Westchester Reform Temple (WRT/ECC) is a state licensed preschool offering programs for infants through pre-K. We offer a comprehensive, top-notch educational program in a warm and nurturing environment. We are dedicated to enriching young children’s lives socially, emotionally, academically, spiritually and physically. We strive to be inclusive, welcoming every child regardless of cultural background or affiliation. The ECC is a family-centered community where parents are encouraged to become involved in both the classroom and other school activities. Parents are included in holiday parties, weekly Shabbat celebrations, regular newsletters and e-mails, social functions and teacher conferences. Families are also invited to many activities open to the greater temple community like Sharing Shabbat, children’s High Holy Day services, charitable activities, and holiday carnivals and festivities. The ECC seeks to create a stimulating environment for children and their families so that they may grow and explore the world together. We see the preschool experience as a critical first step in a child’s journey of developing values, self-esteem and lifelong learning —planting the seeds from which a child will eventually grow into adulthood. Free, drop-in morning groups, including an Infant Class on Wednesdays and a Bagels and Babies Playgroup on Fridays, are offered throughout the year.

Contact Susan Tolchin, Director Westchester Reform Temple Early Childhood Center, 255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, New York 10583 by phone at 914-723-5493, ext. 8620 or email: Sue.Tolchin@wrtemple.org.

Enrichment

Chinese Language Program: With Mandarin Language being one of the most important languages for your children to learn, consider CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM for all children (CLP) located next to Scarsdale Village at 51 Popham Road. Each child is placed in the appropriate age and level to learn mandarin through fun interactive methods that will keep your child engaged while having fun learning the language of their future! Moving into its' 4th year, CLP has a proven success record teaching heritage and non-heritage children through distinct specialized curriculums catered to each student's Mandarin language learning track.

To learn more about our program, please visit www.clpchidren.com or call: 914.907.6075. FALL SESSION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2012. Check out the new northern Westchester location opening in Mt. Kisco September 2012.

Digital Arts

The Digital Arts Experience is proud to announce the recent opening of our 8,000 square foot facility in downtown White Plains. Including 8 state of the art computer labs, a full recording studio, a photo/video studio, and a multi-purpose room capable of handling large events, the facility offers a truly unique opportunity for the community. The Digital Arts Experience is a non-traditional enrichment program that focuses on computers, personal technology, and the digital arts. Offering after school programs for teens in Digital Photo, Video Production, Animation, Graphic Design, Audio Production and Web Design, and programs for adults ranging from the absolute computer basics to Digital Photo and Video Production, The DAE provides a unique learning environment that centers around hands on experience and real world application. We feel that by surrounding our students with like minded individuals that share similar goals we can establish a non-competitive, inclusive environment allowing our students to get the most from themselves and each other. Call (914) 644-8100, email info@thedae.com, or visit www.thedae.com to register your teen or yourself for a truly unique experience!

Sports and Activities

Backyard Sports Home Field Advantage: Bring a sport right to your own backyard. We'll send the coach and equipment to your home for your very own BYS group session. Flexible, convenient, and fun. 2012 BYS Fall Prep Basketball League: Open to boys and girls in grades 3rd - 9th grade. Sign up as team or individually and we will place you on a team. Runs Sept. 9 - November 18. Games played at Purchase College on Sundays from 2 -5pm. League fee includes optional Sunday pick up games and weekly skill sessions.

Backyard Sports in conjunction with the Greenwich Stars will be launching a new Fall Basketball League. The league is for boys and girls going into third through ninth grades. The games will prepare players for their travel, school, and recreational teams. Players can sign up with a previously organized team or register individually and will be placed on a squad. All teams are helmed by the outstanding Backyard Sport Coaches led by Vin Minotti, the boys Varsity Coach at Rye Country Day School. Vin led his teams to New York State Championships in 2010 and 2012. For additional information go to the Backyard Sports website at www.byardsports.com or call Danny Bernstein at 914-304-4052.

Chelsea Piers: CHELSEA PIERS CONNECTICUT NOW OPEN: Our 400,000 square foot state-of-the-art sports LacrosseatChelseaPierscomplex provides world-class facilities, expert instruction and the most exciting sports curriculum available -- all under one roof! Sports facilities include: 2 ice rinks, an Olympic-sized pool, the Splash Zone water play park, a 12-court Squash Club, a 7-court Tennis Club, baseball/softball and gymnastics training centers, a Field House with a 100-yard indoor turf field for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, basketball/volleyball courts, a childcare center and preschool, pro shops and food service. Fall programs include: classes, competitive teams and leagues for children ages 6 months to 17 years. Optional Squash, Tennis and Club (swimming/tennis)family memberships available. CPCT also offers a wide range of birthday party options, including Splash Zone and Adventure Center (Trampoline/Rock Climbing) parties.

Contact By phone at 203.989.1000, email at: info@chelseapiersct.com or visit: chelseapiersct.com

Fox Meadow Tennis Club: Fall 2012 Junior Tennis Program: Building on the success of the Spring 2012 Junior foxmeadowtcTennis Program, the Fox Meadow Tennis Club on Wayside Lane in Scarsdale is pleased to announce their Fall 2012 Junior Tennis Program. The program is open to all area residents.

Junior Tennis Clinic: Thursdays, September 6-October 25; 5-8 year olds 3:30-4:30, 9-12 year olds 4:30-5:30, 13 & over 5:30-6:30

Cost: $210 (includes 7 weeks and one rain date)
Clinics will include drills and games to develop strokes, footwork and strategy.

Contact Gary Squires at 914 384-0336 or garysquires3@gmail.com to sign up your children or grandchildren.

Great Play of Scarsdale - (pictured at top) is a kids’ gym for children ages six months through fifth grade that uses its unique curriculum to help kids build confidence and competence in motor skills. Classes are conducted in a patented Interactive Arena™ that uses computer technology, image projection and directional sound to bring the space to life. The concept has been recognized as one of the most innovative youth programs in the world by the IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association), the global trade association for the fitness industry. Great Play offers five fantastic, age-appropriate programs, each built on the same underlying philosophy and structure for making youth physical development fun and effective! Classes are high energy and interactive and tap into the key developmental windows that open at each stage of a child's growth. They use a broad-based approach to help ensure that each child develops to his or her physical potential -- starting from a broad foundation of introductory motor skills for the younger Players, all the way through complex sport skills for fifth graders. In addition to motor skills and sports skills, they also offer Zumbatomic® Great Play Style, Fit-n-Fun (New!), birthday parties and special events such as Parents’ Night Out.

For more information on classes, events and birthday parties, visit: www.greatplay.com/scarsdale , email: scarsdale@greatplay.com or call at (914) 713-3470.

Kinderkickers introduces soccer to boys and girls ages 3, 4, 5 and 6. Soccer is taught in such a way that children will develop a love for the game and have fun. The program is instructional. Emphasis is on individual skills, dribbling, passing, ball control, and shooting. Each session culminates with a small-sided game. The program features and outstanding instructional staff, snacks and T-shirts and a weekly game. Fall progam dates in Scarsdale are Saturdays from 9am-10 am on September 8,15,22,29 and October 6, 13 and 20. The program is held at St. Pius School, 85 Palmer Avenue in Scarsdale. From information, contact Kinderkickers at (914) 833-2024 or visit http://summitsoccer.net/kinderkickers.html

The Scarsdale Youth Softball Association is a volunteer organization run by Scarsdale parents. The mission of our club is to provide Scarsdale girls interested in fast pitch softball a competitive experience that stresses skill development, game knowledge, and sportsmanship. Our players will receive professional coaching from members of the Scarsdale High School coaching staff. Our programs are designed for girls who live in or go to school in Scarsdale. All players who register during the enrollment period are offered positions on teams. During the fall the SYSA will field travel teams in U-10 and U-12. These teams will be placed in a competitive league where they will play local travel teams from within the surrounding area. The SYSA will also field highly competitive U-14 & U-16 Tournament Teams. These Teams will play in fastpitch softball tournaments within the metropolitan area. Additionally girls who are entering the 3rd grade in the fall will be offered the opportunity to participate in a skill development program run by the same professional coaches that work with our teams. For more information on SYSA programs and registration, please visit us at www.scarsdaleyouthsoftball.com or contact Anthony Ruggeri at Anthony@scarsdaleyouthsoftball.com.

Karate

World Seido Karate: Founded in 1976, World Seido Karate has opened its newest location in Westchester. Our traditional Japanese karate style was founded by world-renowned ninth degree black belt, Kaicho T. Nakamura, and incorporates the development of the mind, body, and spirit. Our newly renovated school provides high-quality adult and children¹s programs (including a Mommy/Daddy & Me class) that develop better physical fitness, but also aim to develop individuals of the highest moral character. No previous experience is necessary. Come see what over 20,000 students have already embraced.

World Seido Karate - Johshin Honzan
1 Parkway Plaza (Exit 21 off the Saw Mill River Parkway),
Elmsford
(914) 909-5000
honzan@seido.comwww.seido.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johshin-Honzan/114353115252374

Yoga Station: No matter what our age, a consistent yoga practice can help us learn to breathe through life’s more trying times, whether we are navigating the playground or studying for finals. For the young athlete, the benefits of yoga are increased flexibility and strength, while cultivating a quiet peaceful mind. Yoga helps the young artist get out of her head and into her body, which translates to a freer and more confident performance. At Yoga Station, our kids’ classes are filled with laughter. We are a judgement-free zone, which allows us to have fun and not take ourselves too seriously, while focussing on the fundamentals of yoga.

Classes are available for children of all ages, from Toddlers to Teens. The next Ten-Class Series begins in September. Tuition is $200, and siblings enjoy a 10% discount. To learn more about dates and times, visit our website at www.theyogastation.com and look under "Children's Classes" or call us at (914) 874-6295. Yoga Station is located at 221 East Hartsdale Avenue, Second Floor, steps from the Hartsdale Train Station.

YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester: The Y's vision for childhood development incorporates fun, safe, child-centered environments in classrooms that celebrate diversity and foster respect for all. They offer childcare, nursery school, before- and after-school programs along with an array of aquatics, fitness and gymnastics activities.

YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester
515 North St., White Plains
(914) 949-6227
www.ywcawhiteplains.com

Religious School

Shaarei Tikvah, the Scarsdale Conservative Congregation, is offering a special promotion for families whose oldest child is starting Kindergarten, First, or Second Grade. With enrollment in our dynamic religious school, the entire family gets free synagogue membership for one year, which includes High Holiday tickets! Shaarei Tikvah – large enough to offer everything you want in a synagogue yet small enough to feel like home - is two minutes from the Scarsdale train station and eight minutes from Ardsley Middle School! Contact the office 914-472-2013 Ext 300 or email synagogue@shaareitikah.org.

Birthday Parties

 

At BounceU of Elmsford, we specialize in perfect party ideas. With our amazing inflatable structures, unbeatable customer service, and clean, climate-controlled environment, all you really have to do is show up and take pictures. Throwing a private party here couldn't be easier - just give us a call, choose one of our popular packages, and let us take care of the food, the cleanup, and everything else. Kids flip for our unbelievably cool bounce stadiums (imagine the ultimate children's playground experience in a safe, indoor setting), but they also can't get enough of the games, the food, and sharing the spotlight with family and friends. Incredible kids' birthday parties are only the beginning at BounceU. From Programs and classes, to fundraisers and team parties, we're excited to host just about any group that wants to get its bounce on. Also contact us and reserve a spot at one of our famously fun Open Bounce sessions, we typically have a Preschool playdate open session Monday - Friday at 10am for kids 7 and younger, and don't miss our after school All Ages Open Bounce from 4pm - 5:30pm, Monday thru Thursday. The whole family can enjoy our Tuesday night Family Night Bounce from 6pm - 8pm

 

BounceU of Elmsford
150 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford, NY. 10523
Tel. 914 874 5200
www.bounceu.com/elmsford

 

Adult Learning:

 

The Scarsdale Adult School is a continuing education program that provides enriching curriculum for lifelong learners. Day and evening courses are offered at convenient local venues with staggered start dates throughout the season. With more than 230 choices this semester, there is something for everyone!

 

SAS is pleased to introduce brand new classes in SAT preparation, speed reading, how to get a push button memory, parent and child cooking, playing the sitar, Bollywood dance, Nia technique, Alexander technique, tarot readings, and crossword puzzles. Expanding the computer offerings, the catalog now includes courses on making sense of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr, professional networking on LinkedIn, and improving productivity and collaboration with the Google Suite of free applications. The adult school continues to offer digital photography, games galore such as bridge, mah jongg, and canasta, fitness instruction in yoga, body sculpting, qigong, belly dancing, and zumba, as well as many great courses in history, fine arts, architecture, film, literature, foreign languages, and more.

 

For additional information on all of the course offerings, visit the website at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org or call (914) 723-2325 with any questions.

 

Camp and Teen Program Advisor

 

Ellen Wylie of Spectacular Summers, your local camp and teen program advisory service, knows the camps and teen programs and is happy to share her knowledge and expertise with you. A former camper, counselor and practicing attorney, this mother of three has been advising families on camp and teen programs for over a decade. Ellen spends her summers visiting camps and summer programs and the rest of the year speaking with directors. Her broad knowledge enables Ellen to make the right recommendation for each child. Ellen takes a warm and personal approach to the camp advisory business. She spends time getting to know each child/family she is works with and carefully tailors her recommendations so as to not inundate families. The service she provides is free of charge to parents. Ellen loves what she does and it shows. To find that spectacular summer camp or teen program for 2013 or 2013, call Ellen Wylie at (914) 722-2644 or email Ellen@spectacularsummers.com or visit www.spectacularsummers.com.

 

Local Links

Village of Scarsdale : http://www.scarsdale.com/

Scarsdale Library: http://scarsdalelibrary.org/

Scarsdale Public Schools: www.scarsdaleschools.org

Scarsdale High School PTA: http://shspta.org/

Fox Meadow Neighborhood Association: http://foxmeadowna.org/

Friends of Scarsdale Parks:
http://www.friendsofscarsdaleparks.org

Heathcote Five Corners Coaltion:
http://www.heathcotefivecorners.com/

Scarsdale Little League: www.scarsdalelittleleague.com

Scarsdale Youth Soccer: www.scarsdalesoccer.org

Scarsdale-Edgemont Family Counseling: www.sfcsinc.org

Scarsdale Friends of Music and the Arts: http://www.scarsdalearts.org

Edgemont Association: http://blog.edgemontassociation.org/links.html

White Plains Hospital: www.wphospital.org.

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