TRUSTED FOR TRAININGSince 2009 we have offered high-quality programming to children. We are hired by dozens of top-tier schools and trusted by parents throughout New York. Mt Sinai Parenting Center uses our game-based curriculums to support families. See why Time Out New York, Red Tricycle, and others rank us as a top theater program.
TOP NOTCH TEACHERSOur faculty are professional performers with years of experience bringing their artistry to kids. All classes are staffed with a minimum of 2 teachers so students get tons of care and attention. Our production classes feature specialists from stage combat to costume design who inspire the players with their expertise.
TODDLERS TO TEENSOur curriculum is designed to inspire at every stage of development. Whether pre-k kids are adapting their own fairy tale or high schoolers are rehearsing a production of Shakespeare, our students are joyfully challenged and compassionately engaged. Most importantly of all, we have a blast in our classes.
Nothing lights up the brain like play.
-Stuart Brown, MD
In SchoolsDozens of schools choose Child’s Play NY as their theater provider for after-school or for customized residencies.
Summer CampWeek-long intensives in joyful theater creation for ages 3-11
What Parents Say About Us
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
Child’s Play is hands down the most amazing extracurricular activity our kid has ever done. Jocelyn and her team create a magical combo of deep artistry, combined with warm/friendly community. The kids achieve great heights, and become dear friends because of their shared creative endeavor. Exceptional, amazing, fabulous. My daughter wants to be a Shakespearean actress, and reads Shakespeare for pleasure. Joy Nolan
Jocelyn and team put an enormous amount of energy, enthusiasm and joy into every production and it shows! As parents who have worked in theater for years, we couldn’t have asked for a better introduction for our kids to the commitment, collaboration and fun of putting on a show. Our kids love going to Child’s Play and have gained new confidence and skills with each production. It’s the one activity they always want to go to and sign up for again and again. Ian and Caroline
Our 6 yr old daughter has loved this program, having attended mini-musical and Shakespeare in the summer and two semesters of musical theater during the year. The teachers, gifted professionals and gifted with children, are exceptional: they know how to motivate the cast, get them working and playing together, and bring out everyone’s talent, no matter what age or ability. It’s really something to see. Lucy sings and practices lines on the subway in the mornings, and comes home crooning “N – Y – C” Rebecca Walkowitz