NY Kids Club will open three new enrichment centers and three more of its accredited NY Preschools in January 2017, bringing to 15 the number of locations across NYC. These new tot learning spots will be situated in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Dumbo and Cobble Hill, as well as Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Each will be equipped with state-of-the-art gymnasiums for ongoing enrichment classes and open play for members, as well as classroom space for the preschoolers.
The Dumbo location at 135 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn will house five classrooms contained within an 8,400-square-foot floor plan, while the two-story Cobble Hill location at 299 Court Street comes in at 6,000-square-feet with five classrooms. Greenwich Village's 11 Fifth Avenue location will be cozier at less than half that size and three classrooms.
All are slated to open in January 2017 with initial preschool classes limited to a pre-2s' program (ages 18 months - 23 months), and a 2s' session for 2-3-year-olds. Other NY Preschool locations around the city also offer 3-year-old and 4-year-old programs and NYC universal pre-K. Registration for the new locations opens in the fall of 2016.
The NY Preschool embraces the philosophy that "children learn best through meaningful play" and programs feature a diverse educational experience. Kids will dabble in artistic subjects, but also social studies, math, sports, creative movement, chess, and even cooking, depending on the age group. The school caps class size at 18 kids with three to four teachers in the classroom. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the NYC Departments of Health and Education.
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Like its other locations, these new NY Kids Clubs will offer a full slate of classes for kids ages 2 months to 12 years in addition to its NY Preschool sessions. Offerings include baby music class, gymnastics, Spanish, dance, science, art, tennis, and chess. In addition to regular classes, the new locations will be available for birthday parties, special events, and day camps.
Kids enrolled in a class or preschool can also partake in the open play sessions at the gym for a fee. There is no membership fee to join.
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NY Kids Club was founded in 2001 by Pam Wolf, a mom to four children who said in a statement that she wanted to create a "high-quality preschool education" that builds on a child's natural strengths. "We’re excited to introduce our unique, industry-leading programs to these wonderful communities," she said.
The organization previously announced it will open a second Upper East Side gym, classes, and preschool later this summer at 345 East 94th Street.
Interested parents can reach out via email at email@example.com.
Top image: Art class. All photos courtesy of NY Kids Club.