With so many amazing after-school programs on offer in this city, it can be difficult for your youngster to choose just one or two. Luckily, a way-cool, Brooklyn-based startup makes it so they don't have to! The Kid's Passport is virtually ClassPass for kids, allowing families to try out all types of classes (not just at the gym!) in their neighborhood when they pay a flat membership fee. For $99 per month, kids can get in on five classes, ranging from tennis and soccer lessons to theater workshops or music classes—there are even some Mommy and Me classes for parents who want to participate with their little ones. Families can sign up multiple children under one account, so siblings and friends can give it a try, too!
Sign-up is easy through the online schedule, which provides information on the class time and location, appropriate age range and what activities or themes to expect. Parents can register their kids as far as two weeks in advance and if you need to cancel, just make sure to do so at least an hour before class time. Though most Kid's Passport classes are currently offered in Brooklyn (Park Slope, Dumbo, Fort Greene, and everywhere in between) you can find classes at a few Manhattan venues on the schedule. Some of our favorite local learning centers, including Baby DJ School, Carmelo the Science Fellow and Super Soccer Stars are offering classes through the system already—your kiddos will have an endless supply of indoor activities to keep them busy all winter!