July 3, 2015 By Michael Florio
A new child care center opened earlier this week in Woodside.
Sabrina’s Play Studio, which offers summer camp, birthday parties and play space, opened on Monday at 52-07 Queens Blvd.
The opening is a significant step for Sabrina Samuels, the owner, who has been operating a daycare center out of her 40th Street home in Sunnyside for the past decade, according to store manager Evelyn Valentine.
“She wanted to expand her business,” Valentine said. “So she decided to take over this storefront.”
The center is currently providing summer camp–for children aged four through eight. Participating children will get to explore many parts of New York City including Rockaway Beach, the New York Hall of Science and the Museum of Moving Image, Valentine said.
“They have gone on a trip everyday this week,” she added.
So far nine kids have registered for summer camp, although Valentine is hopeful this number will increase as summer goes on.
The center will host birthday parties, offering party packages that include invitations, pizza, beverages, balloons, cupcakes and two games of the child’s choice. Face painting and balloon twisting can be added into the package.
The center plans to add children’s yoga as well as story telling sessions in coming months.
In fall, the center is likely to introduce an afterschool program, Valentine said, where counselors help children complete their homework and then allow the children to play games.
The center has a bounce house, a jungle gym, and a play area stocked with toys.
“The younger kids love to play house and dress up,” Valentine said.