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At-home education for little ones

This fall, there’s a new option for early childhood education in the City: Kids World NY. Founded by Ann Obsatz (a Central Synagogue and 92nd Street Y teaching alum) and Jill Lawton (a family mediator who also pairs kids with private sport coaches), Kids World is kinda like a playgroup-preschool hybrid. Best part? The classes come to you.
 
The 60 to 90-minute at-home classes will have all the fixings of an accredited parenting or preschool program, including art, music, movement, story time, snack, socialization, and yes, separation (for older toddlers). There will also be discussion topics and social time for parents or caregivers, plus parents-only workshops that address issues like potty training or the nursery school admission process.
 
Parents can form their own groups (2-10 kids per class), or Kids World NY will assemble a group of children with similar ages and needs. FYI, the host family gets free enrollment—a nice incentive to open up your living room. Classes come as singles or multi-week sessions; from $75.
 
The Kids World NY website will be launching in September, until then call 212.861.6522 or email annobsatz@aol.com for details.