Our in-person “Play Pods” are interactive ways for kids to get the much-needed camaraderie, gross motor play and artistic satisfaction. Classes take place outside in a park or in private homes in NYC.
In custom online groups, kids can reunite with friends, cousins or classmates for a social, physical and artistic experience that taps into what they love.
Choose from a menu of classes and themes, or create your own.
In an effort to reduce our teachers’ commute, we are making every effort to have in-person classes be in neighborhoods local to them. We can generally accommodate outdoor classes in Prospect Park, Fort Greene Park, Cadman Plaza Park and Central Park.
Please reach out to ascertain whether your neighborhood can be served.
We can accommodate sliding-scale pricing in these groups if families are interested in sponsoring other students.
For online classes: we charge a per child rate, which depends on the class type and duration, ranging from $27-$40/class. We cap classes at 10 kids and will let you know the minimum to run depending on the style of class you select.
Please reach out if you would like to create a group and need financial assistance.
For both in person and online, session duration is a minimum of 5 classes. Depending on our availability, we can meet daily, weekly or on a schedule that works for your group.
In person: Classes meet for a minimum of 1 hour, or can run up to 90 minutes if your group prefers.
Online: We can meet for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your need.
You’ll gather the group and have a quick phone call with our Executive Director. From there, we’ll send you the introductory email to share with them. We’ll handle registration and payment. Should we have any questions, you’ll serve as the point-person for the group and make sure the minimum number of students are registered by the deadline.
Please refer to our COVID-19 safety guidelines for the most up to date information.
If your child has been exposed to Covid, we do ask that you wait to return to class until you have received a negative test after a 5 day waiting period.
In the event of inclement weather, class will move to Zoom or to an indoor space provided by a member of the class.
Our classes are designed to be drop-off with minimal need for care-giver support.
For children under 5 we ask that an adult from the group stay present or nearby for the duration of the class.
Child’s Play NY is a gem for New York City families! Jocelyn is nothing short of a genius in her capacity to unleash a child’s imagination and to develop capacities for self-confidence, social skills, and creative expression. As a parent, professional actor, and NJ licensed social worker, I highly recommend the Child’s Play NY experience for any child. Whether it’s a superheroes birthday party, a musical theater workshop, or an introduction to Shakespeare, you will be amazed by the joy your child discovers in these early artistic endeavors. Through storytelling, music, and dramatic play, Child’s Play NY promotes early literacy, empathy, and group cooperation skills that serve as a foundation for future learning. This is a must for any pre-schooler or elementary school child! Katharine Roman LSW, Comprehensive Mental Health Services
Our son has really enjoyed the various Child's Play programs - private classes, day-long and week-long camps. The teachers have all been wonderfully creative, connected, and inspiring. It seems like one of those programs where the theoretical/abstract side of what they're trying to do is really working. I love the ways that imagination is integrated into games, storytelling, and art-making - he really comes away with richer, sillier (in a good way), broader ideas for how to express himself. Cate LaFarge Summers