List of Preschools in Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, and Red HookFor more information, come to our Annual Preschool Forum held in September. And if you encounter information that is not on this list, please let us know!
For more information, come to our Annual Kindergarten Forum held in January.
A comprehensive list of all New York City schools that have Pre-K programs.
Local Web ResourcesA Child Grows in Brooklyn.com is an in-depth and comprehensive resource for Brooklyn parents. Along with an excellent blog on parenting issues, it links to a vast collection of everything kid-related. From birthing and post-partum support to childcare and schools, activities, shopping, events, and book reviews, this site is a great first place to check and explore.groups.yahoo.com/group/bococa_parents
Bococa Parents is a network of parents residing in BOerum Hill, CObble Hill, and CArroll Gardens (and the surrounding) neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The group's mission is to establish community and communication among Bococaï¿½s families and to provide children with opportunities in which to play, cultivate friendships, and establish their roots. The group is a forum for the exchange of information about parenting and community issues. Parents actively discuss hot topics, arrange playgroups, share activity ideas, find and sell items, discuss childcareï¿½and more. The group offers free online support and information low cost social events and activities for infants, toddlers and their families.parkslopeparents.comPark Slope Parents is a fairly extensive guide to parenting resources in Park Slope and environs. Its Yahoo Groups (groups.yahoo.com/group/parkslopeparents and groups.yahoo.com/group/parkslopeparents_classifieds) with over 5,000 members, are open to parents in the neighborhoods surrounding Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York with children of all ages. They exchange information about nearby activities and parenting issues such as "where's the best place to get shoes that fit?," "does anyone have an idea of how to get a baby to take a bottle?" The group is "gently" moderated.
Loads of family activities throughout New York City - a must!
Carroll Park is located at the crossroads of Carroll Gardens, on an entire city block between Smith and Court Streets, President and Carroll Streets. It is the vital center of the neighborhood and contains 2 playgrounds; basketball, baseball and Bocce courts; a sprinkler and plenty of picnic tables and benches.
Back To School
National PTA Back To school resources...
With the new school year swiftly approaching, parents are seeking information about how they can ensure a great year for their children. To make getting ready for school easier for parents, students, and PTA leaders, National PTA has compiled resources and information in an expanded website. Parents can find articles on helping with homework, promoting good test-taking skills, keeping kids healthy, enhancing parent-teacher communication, and much more.
PTA leaders planning back-to-school events will find tips, timelines, fliers, posters, and membership materials to get the 2004-2005 school year off to a great start. Whether you're looking for expert advice on encouraging academic success or in need of easily downloadable materials to promote back-to-school events, National PTA can help you get the school year going in the right direction.
True North Wellness
Ellynne Skove, MA, LCAT,NCC, RPP and Roger Gilchrist, MA, RPP, RCST, fffers counseling for pregnancy related and post partum issues, bonding and attachment work for parents and baby, conscious parenting guidance, new parent support groups, pre-natal yoga,and craniosacral and polarity therapies to assist pregnancy and heal birth stress for mother and baby as well as address sleep, nursing, and colic issues.
Enriching The Parent-Child Relationship In The Comfort
Of Your Home
Judith Wides MA, M.Ed., a professional Infant Development Specialist, brings Infant Insights into your home to support you in building the best relationship with your new baby from the beginning.
The Big Apple Parent
NYMetroParents.com is the number one source of information for parents
in New York. Our comprehensive calendar of events, health, education and
parenting articles, culled from Big Apple Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Queens
Parent and Westchester Parent magazines, offer the best of New York City and surrounding areas.
The Parenting Center
Parenting news, Children's Health a fun newsletter and more...http://parentcenter.babycenter.com/
Pregnancy, Parenthood, Family, Community and more may be found on this extensive site.
Ladiesï¿½ Home Journal Online
An excellent resource for expert parenting and health advice.
American Baby Online
Great advice, tips, and information for expectant parents, new parents, adoptive parents, etc.
Healthy Kids Online
From toddlers to tweens, a robust collection of ideas to keep kids healthy, active, well-behaved, entertained and so much more.
Practical Parent Guides
Amy Flynn, M. Ed MS currently the director of the Bank Street Family Center.
Janet Filemyr, MS currently special education teacher in inclusion classroom.
Practical Parent Guides offers support for parents through individual consultation. We address family concerns: Child Development, Special Needs, New Babies, Siblings, Adoption, Child Care, School Related Issues and other Famly Questions.
We are professional educators with over 20 years of experience working with families and children. We offer practical solutions and guidance that are individualized to each family's needs and concerns.
Parenting information customized to the age of your child. Online advice from experts, chats, polls and more...
The National Parenting Center
Magazine format concerning medical and behavior issues. Check out their chat room....
National Parent Information Network
A virtual gold mine: news, book reviews, as well as discussions. Professional emphasis on child development...
Comprehensive resource to enhance your child's development. Receive a free development profile...
Parenting On The Go
Techniques for effective parenting and discipline available in "bite-size" packages.
What To Do With Your Kids...
GoCityKids is your guide to the city at its best. Loads of family-friendly activities, afterschool fun, and outdoor adventures...
Urban Baby NYC...
Ask the experts; message boards: Moms about town: garage sales; children's activities and more...The below link takes you to thier New York City section.
Local Family Theater
A parents writes: "My kids and I have been to this theatre a few times - they're terrific! Not appropriate for toddlers because they do full-length shows, but they would be a great link for older families."
The Best On-line Visual Stimulation Baby Site
Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking. Things to cook with kids.
Holidays Information and links about every holiday written just for kids
Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
An independent, not-for-profit organization that provides information and referral, case management and support, individual and systemic advocacy, parent and professional training, library and information services to New York City parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and special needs and to the professionals who work with them.
116 E. 16th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 677-4650
FAX: (212) 254-4070
Music Therapy and the Power of Music
Description: Examines the power of using popular music, something
people already listen to, as a way for people to express their
feelings. Includes examples of therapeutic messages in popular music
as well as original music by Freudian Slip, therapeutic rock band
Of Interest To Expectant Or New Parents
Baby Names and Meanings, Origins, Popularity
BabyNameTrain has thousands of baby names for boys and girls, name meanings, name origins, current popularity trends and more. Check out our name lists, name variations, and suggested sibling names. It's everything you'll need to find a unique baby name or a popular baby name. http://www.babynametrain.com
Zero To Three...
Focus exclusively on the first three years of life through the fields of medicine, child development, research science and human behavior.
Nanny Agency Locater...
Agency listings for NYC area...
Nanny Network ...
Find agencies: nanny insurance; background checks; nothing specific for Brooklyn but give it a shot.
Child Care Connection...
By zipcode. Child Care Resource and Referral organizations (CCR&Rs) are your local experts on child care and provide parents with many services, including referrals to local child care providers.
Pregnancy Stories: Real Women Share the Joys, Fears, Thrills, and Anxieties of Pregnancy from Conception to Birth
by Cecelia Cancellaro.
New Harbinger Publications
The only book that lets women speak for themselves about pregnancy and in it, 38 women tell their stories of the ups and downs of pregnancy. Many of the contributors are Brooklyn women. Of special interest to women who participate in expectant parents programs.
More Info: www.pregnancystories.net
New York City Government and offices at a glance
- Brooklyn Community Board #6
CraigHammerman - District Manager
250 Baltic Street
Phone 718 643 3027
Who does CB6 Brooklyn represent? CB6 represents the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Street District, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook. From the Buttermilk Channel to Prospect Park, over 102,000 people (1990 Census figure) choose to call CB6 their home. CB6 also hosts some of the most vibrant commercial shopping areas in Brooklyn including Court and Smith Streets and 5th, 7th and Flatbush Avenues.
Community Board #6
Another great source for pediatricians, movie listings, babysitting services, etc.
Kid's Product Recalls
Want to know what's lurking out there? Up to date info + additional links
Complete resource for pregnancy and baby: current articles and weekly updates as well as answers to a thousand questions. More links...
Interactive Sand Art
A delightful site: Just click on any color, then put your cursor where you want that color of sand on the canvas. Hold down the mouse button to make the sand fall. The longer you hold the button down, the more sand will fall. If you move your mouse around the canvas, sand will spread out. If you hold the cursor in one place, sand will pile up in mounds. Click on a different color to add layers.
Explore the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Public Library all in one fantastic website!
Education/ special projects/ and best of all, the " All Time Great Parent Test"...
Check out the changing nature of families and the work place...
The Carlon Family homepage. Check out their classic homepage picture...
A family resource center for helping children with special needs...
Children's Defense Fund site: essays, news reports, as well as articles of interest to the black community...