Our Classes (Spring Program)

The PAA offers a wide variety of discounted early childhood education enrichment classes for member children and classes for adults. you can check the classes offered for Fall under each of the sections below and read the registration procedure and policies here.

Classes are held in the following locations:

  • Payson House Classroom – 435 E. 70th Street, 2nd floor, room #202
  • Payson House Playroom – 435 E. 70th Street, indoor playroom to the left of the doors off the lobby.
In general, spring semester classes will be held weekly from February 4, 2019 through June 26, 2019. The PAA will send out a notification when registration opens up for Spring classes.

The PAA art classes use a variety of materials and techniques designed to aid developmental skill acquisition in young children by engaging them in stimulating and challenging art projects. Basic shapes and colors are combined to create exciting works of art that encourage young children to develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills. The classes use many techniques such as paint, crayons, collage, cutting, gluing, and building. We also have a special emphasis on developing early literacy skills along the way, with letter recognition and vocabulary building.

The PAA is excited to offer dance and movement classes for 2.5-5 year olds. Both boys and girls are welcome. The classes strive to provide quality dance and movement experiences for each student, and the curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of each class.


The PAA is pleased to offer music classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Music and More will feature an interactive, age-appropriate introduction to music and musical instruments with a guitar and storytelling combo. Activities will encourage participation through call-and-response songs, and will develop the children’s sense of rhythm through words and music further enhanced by interactive demonstrations of percussion instruments.

PAA science classes help our kids see their everyday world and beyond through the eyes of young scientists. Our curricula are tailored to enhance our children’s observation, comprehension, apprehension, expressive language, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills in a fun learning environment using creative activities and at least one field trip to the American Museum of Natural History. Our curricula combine the International Reading Association’s “Read, Write, Think” lesson plans with the National Science Standards, while using the American Museum of Natural History’s “Young Naturalist” classes as a practical guide. The first course, “The Moon and Beyond”, started in 2008 and was a great success!

We offer sports classes to both kids and adults. Kids over 3 can register for chess classes where they can acquire problem solving skills and grow their confidence. We also offer an adults evening yoga class that offer our members an opportunity to relax and build more strength!

The Play-and-Learn (PAL) co-op is a year-round program designed for children ages 2–4 years, providing a warm, nurturing and fun place for children to have their first socialization and school experience. lasses are grouped by age and skill and focus on socialization, separation, and age appropriate learning.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about a class? Please feel free to contact the corresponding class chair volunteer. 

PAA Enrichment Contact Information


PAA Board Contact Information







Play and Learn (PAL)


Rugrat Sports




Sports (Enrichment)


Get Involved!

In addition to these enrichment classes, the PAA organizes community-building events, field trips and parties for member families throughout the year; stay tuned to the PAA listserv for information on these. If you are interested in planning PAA classes or events, please join us on the board!

Contact execboard@paanyc.org to find out more

Spring Holidays


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Memorial Day Weekend


Eid al-Fitr


Anniversary Day