New York Kids Club: 15 Years Of Trend-Setting Children’s Enrichment

New York City has no shortage of activity centers for children, but New York Kids Club has been one of the best for over a decade. Join the NYKC and watch your child play, learn and grow, with locations all over the city.

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Representatives of the New York Kids Club will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14 and 15, at Pier 92.

The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!

Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.


We spoke to Crystal McKinsey, VP of Sales and Business Development for the New York Kids Club, to learn more.

For someone unfamiliar with New York Kids Club, how would you describe the company’s core offerings?

The NY Kids Club is New York’s premier children’s enrichment center, best known for its variety of educational and experiential classes – think everything from classic school subjects to tennis, chess, gymnastics and dance – as well as camps, birthday parties and special events (including Friday and Saturday evening drop-off PJ Parties!). Each NY Kids Club is co-located with its NY Preschool counterpart. The NY Preschool, fully accredited by the NAEYC and licensed by the NYC Departments of Health and Education, provides children with the opportunity to build confidence and express their individuality through artistically enriching, intellectually stimulating and physically challenging activities.

What is the background of New York Kids Club? When did it start, and how has it evolved since then?

The story begins in 2001 when Pam Wolf, an entrepreneurial Upper West Side mother of four, saw an opportunity to transform the children’s enrichment market by creating a place where children could participate in a wide range of activities and events under one roof. It was more than the classes themselves that disrupted the market, however. It was Ms. Wolf’s eye for detail and customer service panache that put the NY Kids Club on the map as the most fastidiously clean, welcoming and hospitable place to learn, grow and build lasting friendships for parents and children alike.

The NY Kids Club has since grown into a fifteen location enterprise with clubs and schools in Manhattan, Long Island City and Brooklyn. Three of the locations are opening in the coming months: 345 East 94th (Upper East Side), 11 5th Avenue (Greenwich Village) and 135 Plymouth Street (Dumbo). The club is also in the process of a national expansion with plans to open locations in both Chicago and Washington, D.C. next year!

What are the most popular and/or newest services from New York Kids Club?

Special weekend events like drop-off PJ Parties and adult participation Family Fun Events as well as enriching classes including gymnastics, music, dance, sports, tennis, chess, art, science, and Spanish are our most sought-after programs. Among our new offerings are chess and Spanish in our preschool curriculum, and, based on demand from our current families, a kindergarten offering in Williamsburg. We also have an Olympics-themed summer camp program at our Kids Clubs this year, where children learn about different countries and celebrate their cultures as part of their daily camp activities. We think it will be a wonderful way to connect with the Olympics that goes beyond admiring the athletes for what they do and gets into a bit about who they are and where they come from.

What sets New York Kids Club apart from other children’s programs?

The NY Kids Club is known for its warm, energetic educators, original curriculum, fastidiously clean and vibrant locations and five-star customer service. We take great pride in our instructors’ diverse backgrounds; we have educators with early childhood education degrees as well as many with experience in the arts and music. This well-rounded approach is one of our primary differentiators, as we want to be more than “just another place that teaches children.”  We strive to be the premier all-around choice for children’s classes, camps, birthday parties and special events. Our award-winning NY Preschool program offers a rolling admission process. Our families choose us – we don’t choose them – and for most, if not all, they later reflect on it as being one of the best early education decisions they made for their child.

What can parents expect to see from New York Kids Club at the New York Baby Show? 

The NY Kids Club is thrilled to be participating in the 2016 New York Baby Show. Families are encouraged to stop by our exhibit area to learn more about our exciting offerings for children ages 2 months and up, meet some of our top-notch instructors and enter a drawing for a chance to win a complimentary class or birthday party!

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