Back to School Resources: Fall 2020 - Cleveland East Side Moms
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Sep 21, 2020

With most schools going virtual for the first few weeks of the new school year, there are many businesses and education centers in the area that are open for in-person or virtual business!!  If you are looking for early childhood school, learning pods as an alternative to virtual school, after-school care, dance/music lessons, or tutors, we have the list for you!!


Our list is listed alphabetically, so make sure you scroll through all of these wonderful businesses and find out what they are offering your kids this year, as some are in-person, virtual, or a combo of the two (your choice)!  To find out more about each business, click on their name or picture in the listing itself!!  It will take you directly to their website!! 


We know finding a great fit for your kid this year can be tough, so we put together a Cleveland East Side Mom’s Back to School Resources for you!


I hope this guide helps you!  As always, please let me know if I missed your favorite school or after-school activity by submitting it to me at [email protected] – I’ll make sure to update this as time permits & new resources become known to me.

Adrenaline Monkey


In addition to being a great place to bring the family for a fun and sweaty time, Adrenaline Monkey is now offering both Adventure School and an After-School Program sure to keep the kids engaged and moving!!  Not only are they offering learning pods during the day, but if you need a few hours after school to work or get things done, Adrenaline Monkey is also offering after-school adventures!  Your kids will be able to work on their homework and also have a blast completely obstacles, rock climbing and so much more!!  Contact Adrenaline Money today to reserve your spot!!  216-282-3100 x1030

The Children’s Museum of Cleveland



The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is a wonderful place to supplement your childs education!  But when you cannot get to the Museum, a little piece of the Museum can come to you!


Whether your child is doing remote learning, home schooling, or headed back to the classroom this fall, it is always great to have extra activities on hand to keep learning fun at home.


The Children’s Museum of Cleveland is here to help! Their new Let’s Learn activity boxes are packed full of engaging experiments, crafts, and activities designed for young minds. Each box comes with 5 activities, with all lessons and materials included. All boxes are designed to align with State of Ohio Learning Standards, so they will complement the curriculum that your child is learning in school.


Let’s Learn boxes ship for free anywhere in the contiguous United States, so you can order them for your family, for a friend, or even for out of town relatives as a fun surprise.

Class 101 Cleveland


Planning for college is hard enough as it is, but planning for college during a global pandemic is another story.  Things are changing rapidly and schools are having to change everything!!  But luckily, Class 101 Cleveland has been speaking to Colleges around the country and cant help you navigate the college admissions process.


Class 101 Cleveland is the areas premeire College-Prep advisors!!  Offering in-person or virtual ACT/SAT Prep, guidance in the college search, admissions, and financial aid process. Their dedicated counselors help high school studentsregardless of grade level,  identify their college goals, as well as support them in the steps necessary to achieve those goals!  Class 101 Cleveland 2019 students had over a 90% success rate in acceptance to colleges and received over $4 million in merit scholarships. 


Contact Andrew and Jackie today to set up your FREE consultation  (216) 404-7777!

Classroom Antics

Class Antics is an educational enrickment company, specialiizing in youth-oriented STEM-themed programs for kids ages 6-18, virtually and in-person.  Their virtual programs include weeklong camps offered in the evening, coding club, and private tutoring.  Their virtual camps are offered to kids ages 7-13 in games design, stop motion animation, and Minecraft.  In Coding Club, kids ages 9-18 learn how to code JavaScript, it is available as a self-led course, a small group club, or as a private tutoring session.  They are also currently enrolling for in-person camps for the summer of 2021 which are available for kids 6-13 in game design, stop-motion animation, LEGO Robotics, video production, Minecraft, engineering, and coding.


Their STEAM programs are led by professional educators and help kids learn what they love.  They encourage kids to make new friends, apply their knowledge, and develop their creativity.  It is their mission to empower every child to discover their passion and purpose.


Space is limited, register today!


Phone: 800-595-3776

Email:  [email protected]

Galvin Therapy Center

At the Galvin Therapy Center, they provide a broad range of pediatric therapy evaluations and treatment services for infants, children and young adults throughout Northeast Ohio. Their facilities are equipped to provide your child with everything they’ll need to succeed.


The entire team at Galvin Therapy Center is ready to provide your child with individualized therapy and offer evidence-based treatment methods in a safe environment. Their therapists are fully licensed and work together to create powerful treatment strategies for each child. This unique trans-disciplinary team approach allows them to provide children with the skills they need to succeed!


Contact Galvin Therapy Center today by calling 216-514-1600!


Goldenrod Montessori

Goldenrod Montessori, located in Shaker Square,  provides an authentic Montessori education for children ages 3-6.   The vision at Goldenrod Montessori is to provide a rich engaging learning environment full of daily explorations with independent decision making for each child. Children will follow their own developmental path with cognitive freedom that produces a solid academic foundation. Our environment is a healthy, safe, peaceful, and life affirming for all children.


They are a member of the Wildflower Network of schools. Wildflower is an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey.


Following all CDC guidelines, Goldenrod Montessori is accepting children for their Pre-K/Kindergarden class.  They accept vouchers and have a limited number of scholarships available.


Contact them today at [email protected]

Heights Cooperative Preschool

Heights Cooperative Preschool (formally St. Paul’s Cooperative Preschool) has been serving the Heights communities for over 50 years.  Their classroom spaces are part of Church of the Redeemer.  While we have many ties with the church community, we are a secular preschool. Offering classes for 2.5 year old-5 year olds, Heights Cooperative offers both full and half day Pre-Kindergarten, as well as an optional extended day for those in half day preschool! 


The extended day will run as our Lunch Bunch Program has in years past..  At 11:30 a.m. the students will enjoy a packed lunch followed by additional activities with a teacher or parent volunteer. This is a good option for parents who are managing busy schedules and a great way for students to prepare for the longer school day they will have in Kindergarten. 


They believe in a child-centered approach to learning, and are dedicated to developing a positive sense of self through caring relationships with others. The school is open to all children who may benefit from our programs regardless of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


As a cooperative preschool, we are parent-owned and operated. Parents play a vital role in the continued existence and excellence of our school.  


For more information or to register your child, please call or email:   216-932-0002    [email protected]

Mandel JCC of Cleveland

To support families who need assistance while their children are engaged in virtual learning, the Mandel JCC staff has created a new program for school-age children.  If virtual learning is your child’s reality this fall, the Mandel Jewish Community Center is here to help. The new School Days at The J program provides a safe, structured, enriching and socially engaging environment to help your child navigate distance learning.


School Days at The J starts September 8, 2020. The program is open to kindergarten through sixth grade students weekdays from 7:45 AM – 3:45 PM. The J’s professional staff will guide your child on the path to success for their distance learning experience. Our experienced staff will oversee students to ensure they are on task and connected to their school’s distance learning sessions and academic curriculum.


Beyond this guiding supervision, School Days at The J offers structured activities, outdoor recreation, science, art and math electives, as well as vital peer social connections.

  • Professional staff
  • Structured activities
  • STEAM electives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Snacks
  • Physically distanced social interaction with peers
  • Exceeding safety and health mandates and guidelines


Questions? Contact [email protected] or Rachel Hildebrandt at (216) 593-6249.

Jump Start! Gymnastics


This year, Jump Start! Gymnastics is offering more than gymnastics classes. In their Hybrid Virtual School & Not! Just Jump Start Gymnastics program, children will receive structured and supervised care. This program offers a safe place for students to complete their synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning while being guided by coaches and teachers with an educational background. In addition to completing schoolwork, the program will include lesson planned physical activity throughout the “school” day. Jump Start will provide personal, socially distanced desk seating that will be sanitized after each use. Their staff has and will continue to take all CDC recommendations and mandates seriously and adhere to them completely.


To sign up for gymnastics classes, adult classes or Viritual School, contact Jump Start! Gymnastics today!!  216-896-0295 or [email protected]

Mathnasium of Beachwood

Learning and comprehending math can be difficult!! With so much emphasis on tests, things can get missed and moving to more difficult math can be hard if you don’t know the basic principles of prior lessons. Your child could be struggling, because the teacher moved on before he/she grasped the current lesson.
This makes everything harder, class time & homework. But luckily, Mathnasium is here to help!!  They offer personalized plans for each child and work 1-1 with them, so they can get back or track!  Mathnasium of Beachwood is offering 1-1 tutoring sessions, as well as the following:


[email protected]


Whether your kids are going to school in-person or virtual, don’t let them fall behind in Math!  [email protected] is live, face-to-face learning, with expert instructors and customized learning plans, just like in their centers. The Mathnasium Method strengthens math and critical thinking skills and builds confidence — right from home.


Call or email them today to reserve your childs spot: 216-765-3551 or [email protected]

Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym


If you are looking for something different and want to support an awesome nonprofit, Nosotros Rock Climbing Gym is a good, clean, fun 501c3 nonprofit that melts your stress and gives others charity!  They have two gyms (downtown Cleveland and Lakewood) with easy climbs for beginners and everyone is super nice!   Nosotros is giving Cleveland East Side Moms 20% off Climbing and lessons!  This deal is only available with online purchases using promo code- MOM.  Offer expires December 1, 2020!!  

Outschool with Dhanya-Liz Korah


Preschool Circle Time Class


Are you looking for a fall activity for your preschooler? I am offering WEEKLY Circle Time classes for families that are keeping their 2.5-4 year olds home this school year. Classes are offered at 9am, 10am, 11am, and 12pm (EST) MWF starting in mid September. New material every week!
This is the perfect opportunity for friends who are in different states, cities, schools or neighborhoods to be in the same ‘class.’

School of Rock

Working toward and experiencing live performance is the core of our curriculum. School of Rocks students grow as individuals by taking the stage with others. While their students work with bandmates, they learn broader life skills like collaboration, compromise and courage. 
At School of Rock, the health and safety of their students is top priority. Our virtual, one-on-one music education program allows students to take music lessons remotely. School of Rock Remote furthers your child’s musical journey in a way that prioritizes well-being through social distancing. Weekly one-on-one online instruction is conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room. We are now also offering limited in-person drum lessons!
NOW ENROLLING FOR IN-PERSON REHEARSALS: Students involved in the performance program come to the school once a week to our covid-adjusted rehearsal space with a separate vocal room, plexiglass dividers for vocalists and drummers, required mask-wearing, and limited spaces within each show. We offer performance groups for ages 6-adult!
Call or email for more information or to schedule a free trial lesson!

Shaker Dance Academy

Shaker Dance Academy is now enrolling for their Fall semester of dance classes!


Shaker Dance Academy is an award-winning dance studio where we believe that dance speaks more than words or pictures. We have been in operation for 18 years, and through the years, we have perfected every dance style. Whether you are a beginner or a master of the game, our dance studio has the right package to perfect your dance skills!


In addition to dance classes, Shaker Dance Academy is offering Learning Pod and Virtual Student Learning Support!!  If you are in need of a place for your child(ren) to go during school hours, Shaker Dance Academy has adult supervisor and tutorings in a safe and socially distanced enviroment!


To sign up for classes or learning pods, call or email Shaker Dance today!  216-591-2300 or [email protected]

Sing & Swing

Music Together Online…until we can Make Music Together again.  Sing & Swing is proud to announce that we will be offering our high quality Music Together classes online for our fall session. They are proud to offer the early childhood music program Music Together. Since 1987, Music Together has introduced millions of children, parents, and teachers around the world to the joys of family music-making and the powerful benefits of having music in their lives.


From babyhood through the early elementary years, Music Together nurtures each child’s natural musicality in a playful, musically rich learning environment. Their research-based music classes are designed to be non-formal and non-performance oriented, so your child can learn at his or her own pace, in a way that’s developmentally appropriate.


By enrolling in the children’s music program, you’ll experience a whole semester of classes led by one of our trained teachers. No matter what music class you take at Sing and Swing, you’re guaranteed to learn new songs and music activities to inspire you to bring music into your family’s everyday life.


Scheduled Demo Classes:


Thursday 8/27 Noon: Music Together Babies Class with Jennifer. Class for Parents of infants under 10 months old. Click here to RSVP.

Saturday, 8/29 10 am: Music Together Online Mixed Ages (0-5) Click here to RSVP.

Monday, 8/31 3pm: Rhythm Kids Online (4-8) Class for older children with a parent coach/tech guide Click here to RSVP.

Tuesday, 9/1 10am: Muisic Together Online Mixed Ages (0-5) Click here to RSVP


Contact Jennifer at Sing & Swing today to sign up!  [email protected] or 216-321-SING(7464)

Studio J

While Studio J is known for their dance classes, this year, in addition to their regular dance lineup, Studio J is offering onsite supervised Learning Bubbles during this COVID time for children who will be online this year.  They are here to help keep your child engaged, focused and socialized during their school days.  Their bubble has experience through dance in keeping a safe environment while encouraging socialization that can not be obtained at home. They have also successfully adapted our space to accommodate all of the protocols required to keep socially distant along with thorough cleaning routines. Their studios have the space to hold 3 learning bubbles at one time holding up to 5-10 students in each private space.

 Co-Op Info

In order to maintain parent involvement, I would like to invite parents to volunteer to supervise and assist in Co-Op learning bubbles.  Parents will be able to sign up to volunteer as a supervisor to assist kids with homework questions, helping students stay on task with their daily teacher meetings, helping with technology issues, ensuring that all safety protocols are monitored at all times and keeping with the Studio’s Covid-19 Preventions & Precautions. To reserve a space or if you would like to volunteer in exchange for your child to be a part of a learning bubble that day please email [email protected] asap because space is limited for students and Parent Supervisors.

Space is limited!

Dance classes are also available and the new Fall schedule can be found on their website!

The Little Gym of Shaker Heights



The Little Gym of Shaker Heights offers fun, high energy dance, gymnastic, sports skills (and so much more) classes for kids ages 4 months to 12 years old!


At The Little Gym, kids soar. Literally. They hop, they bounce, they leap through the air. But that’s just the half of it. Because as their bodies soar, so do their spirits. And when they master a new skill or make a new friend, their confidence soars too. This is by design. It’s the result of a system based on research and years of experience. A system designed to boost self-esteem while building physical, social, and intellectual skills. It’s why every year families return to The Little Gym. Not just to stretch, but to grow. Not just to run, but to progress. Not just to jump, but to soar. Reaching new milestones. They take a progressiver approach to strengthening skills and helping children discover their talents. Their age-specific curriculum is delivered in weekly lesson plans, with each new skill building on the last. Each semester brings new lessons, new friends, new accomplishments, and many new opportunities to soar


If you are looking for enrichment for your preschooler, check out their WonderKids Club half day preschool enrichment program for the 2020-2021 School Year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30-12:30!


Contact us to reserve your spot! 216-752-9049

The Music Settlement

The Music Settlement Early Childhood is offering In-Person Early Childhood programs for ages 3-5 years at both our University Circle and Ohio City campuses. Programs for both full day or morning only are opening with limited classroom sizes, aligned to current health and safety standards, and dedicated to each child’s growth and development.


UPK and TMS scholarship available to eligible families.


They are also welcoming back students for their Center for Music.  Lessons will begin again in University Circle and Ohio City Campuses.  If you are not ready to come back, remote private lessons are available!


If you are interested in Music Therapy, remote/online programming is being offered to the general public. Click here for options.


Lastly, if you are looking for a way to get out of the house, make sure to check out Read to the Beat at The Music Settlement.  Perfect for kids 3-5 years old, Read to the Beat is an enriching, motivating, and fun environment for learning literacy skills. The program intertwines music and literacy using rhythm, rhyme and storytelling. Because music is a part of every culture and is not limited by age, music-based learning experiences are an exceptional way to increase engagement, social, interaction, and skill retention. Lessons are designed sing research-based methodologies and are multi-modal. Using music, participants explore a new theme each week, while also reviewing key concepts from previous lessons. Books and story-telling, playing of musical instruments, singing, listening, simple composition and movement experiences capture children’s imaginations while aiding in the development and strengthening of important literacy skills. The program utilizes drums, maracas, visual supports, and other manipulatives to help each child stay focused. Each group is one hour in length.


Click HERE to see everything that The Music Settlement has to offer both virtually and in-person!!


Two Times Tutoring

​Two Times Tutoring, LLC provides professional, quality tutoring for all levels of every subject. We specialize math, science and english. Choose from virtual  or in-person tutoring, one-on-one private tutoring, or small group tutoring.


They realize learning is different for everyone. Some subjects come easier to some than they do to others. But there’s one thing that applies to every student: anyone can learn and excel if they’re taught the right way.


Their mission is to build students’ confidence in their own problem-solving abilities, so they can succeed in school and anywhere else in life.


Call or email Allen today to schedule your tutoring session:

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