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Tiny brainiacs bust a move: Kids celebrate debut of new W’burg learning center with dance party • Brooklyn Paper

Tiny brainiacs bust a move: Kids celebrate debut of new W’burg learning center with dance party

Happy little feet: Excited youngsters grooved to a guitar player’s tunes at the Saturday grand opening of learning center Kiddie Academy’s Williamsburg outpost.
Photo by Zoe Freilich

These growing minds got their groove on!

Dozens of tots cut a rug, tapped their creative sides, and struck a pose on Saturday at the grand-opening party for a new private learning center in Williamsburg that serves some of Brooklyn’s youngest, according to its head honcho.

“They enjoyed every minute of dancing, craft-making, and playing games with one of our teachers,” said Howard Chen, the chief of Kiddie Academy, which offers a range of educational child-care programs for children aged less than 1-year-old through 12-years-old. “A fun addition to the event was the photo booth, where families used handmade props to capture memorable moments.”

A crowd of roughly 60 parents and kids attended the event welcoming the nationally recognized company’s first Kings County outpost on S. Fifth Street near Marcy Avenue to the nabe — which Chen, a self-proclaimed former resident, chose because of its growing number of discerning moms and dads, he said.

“Williamsburg is a place where I lived and love,” he said. “In this neighborhood, parents are looking for the highest quality of childcare and education for their children.”

The center offers before- and after-school programs as well as summer camps, all of which give youngsters a head start on learning skills they’ll need throughout their lives, Chen said.

“Kiddie Academy’s programs and activities help prepare children for life,” he said.

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