Written by Joy Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
Roslyn children 6 years and under are finding a new way to have fun. That’s due to the mid-summer opening of the dreamy play space and learning center called Kidville at 250 South Service Rd., Roslyn Heights, a place easily accessible from nearby towns and villages.
“We have more than 250 members who not only come from all areas of Roslyn, but also Williston Park, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Jericho, Merrick, Long Beach, Oceanside and Forest Hills,” said Kidville Manager Brittany Sage.
Kidville is not just for kids, but has also been designed with families in mind. The idea is to make the lives of families with young children better and easier by offering a stimulating environment of early childhood development programs (each class is 16-weeks long), birthday parties, a clothing boutique and more. There are a host of classes for every kid including music, art, dance, gym, enrichment and the popular Kidville University, which is a pre-school alternative program that offers a gradual separation approach.
Many parents are talking about the great new highlight of the community.
“We were thrilled that Kidville came to Roslyn,” said Jessica Jackson of Roslyn Heights. “Emily, our two-year-old daughter has so much fun jumping, singing and playing. Her favorite class is ballet tea party where she gets to wear her tutu.”
“People come from all over for our classes, open play time, birthday parties,” added Sage. “This is home and we know every kid by name.”
Sage is in charge of all the operations of this first Kidville Long Island franchise, which seems like a child’s dream from the second you walk through the door. There’s an array of toys and play tables steps away from the entrance and adjacent to a cool boutique of clothes by Splendid and other brands for those mini fashionistas. The colorful, inviting gym is equipped with ample running space for navigating through obstacle courses and giant blocks.
“As a parent, it’s great to have somewhere to go where our daughter can just be silly and get to be a kid with less restrictions. The teachers and staff are amazing and make every kid feel special. I can’t say enough about Kidville,” said Jackson.
Moms and caretakers are addicted to the classes for their children and don’t stop at just one. “My son Jack has been coming to Kidville since they opened and every class he has truly enjoyed,” said Michelle Cavallaro of East Williston. “We’ve taken Rockin’ Railroad, Wee Wiggle and the Big Muscles gym class. Both of us have made many friends here.”
Birthday parties are a big hit at Kidville, who includes everything from soup to nuts: Online invitations, 90 fun-filled minutes tailored to the birthday boys or girls theme of choice, a take-home art project, customizable birthday cake, pizza, juice and party favors. All of this is a nice perk for parents who prefer to be hands off when planning a party.
“Kidville parties are very well run,” said Brooke Miller of Roslyn Heights. “The cost truly encompasses everything from the invitation, the cake, party favors and more. The staff takes the extra step to make everyone smile and that means so much.”