Is a local preschool or daycare program licensed?
The New York City Health Department and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services regulate most child care settings. The Health Department inspects and issues permits, licenses and annual reports for New York City sites. The licenses for daycares and preschools regulate below amongst other things: Maximum amount of children [...]
Ample Hills to replace Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in 2019
Brooklyn Bridge Park has announced that Ample Hills Ice Cream will replace Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory at Fulton Ferry Landing next summer. Ample Hills was awarded the 2-story building space and will offer an ice cream scoop shop on the ground floor. They will also transform the second floor of the building by working with the [...]
Winter indoor soccer with Soccer Shots starts in January (sponsored)
Soccer Shots is the official two to five program of United States Youth Soccer and is excited to announce its 11 week Winter season!  The season will kick off January 5th, 2019 and the cost is 3 monthly payments of 140.  Classes are filling up quickly, so enroll TODAY for weekend classes inside  [...]
Kindergarten applications for public schools are open
You can now apply online to Kindergarten through January 14, 2019. All children who live in NYC and were born in 2014 can submit an application for the 2019-2020 school year at local public schools. It is not a first come first serve process, just apply by January 14, 2019. Until then, you can change your [...]
Pictures with Santa in our neighborhood
Our overview of for-fee and free options for pictures with Santa in DUMBO, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn and Park Slope: Free Santa pictures: The Brooklyn Heights Garden Club will sponsor the holiday tree-lighting, on December 12 at 5:30 PM. Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, an 85-member adult choir, will sing holiday songs while Santa and [...]
New preschool opening on Atlantic Avenue
CHALK Preschool of Cobble Hill located on the ground floor of a residential building at the corner of Henry Street and Atlantic Avenue will open in Fall 2019. The new preschool at 112 Atlantic Avenue features over 5700 square feet with 5 classrooms and an indoor gross motor room. The program will offer 2, 3 or 5 [...]
Open house at the DUMBO Gan preschool 12/12 (sponsored)
The DUMBO Gan is a play-based preschool in the heart of DUMBO focusing on creating a warm and nurturing environment for ages 12 months to 4 years. Enrollment for January 2018 and Sept 2019 is now open. They are hosting an open house on Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30 pm for parents interested in the school’s curriculum and program. Secular and Judaic [...]
Split of PS 8 and MS 8 approved
The split of PS 8 lower school and MS 8 middle school has been approved. The new District 13 middle school in Downtown Brooklyn with a new name and new principal will open in the space previously occupied by MS 8 next school year 2019/2020. Current P.S. 8 students in grades 4 and 5 will receive priority to [...]
Apply to International School of Brooklyn now! (sponsored)
International School of Brooklyn (ISB) is an independent PK 3’s to 8th Grade French and Spanish language immersion IB school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Their inquiry-based program combines the best features of curricula from around the world, sparking the students’ curiosity, feeding their creativity, and broadening their perspective. Teachers are native speakers in their languages of [...]


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