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Parenting Center Offers New Parent/Child Classes

The Parenting Center Programs provide weekly parent/child classes for children ages three months to thirty months. Under the guidance of our child development specialist, children interact with each other and the staff. In addition, parents and staff discuss parenting issues. In all of our classes children will participate in hands-on activities such as art, music, and story time as well as free play in the yard. Each session contains a Judaic element with emphasis on cultural aspects of Judaism; as well as an exploration of Jewish holidays and Shabbat through songs and blessings.

Classes & Events:

Grandparent & Me: Moving to the Music
Ages 12 - 30 months. Classes promote motor skills, self esteem, musicality and rhythm. Enjoy instrumental jam sessions, creative movement, and a puppet show featuring special guest Elmo. Min. 6, max 12.
Time:Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Starts:Wednesday, Sep. 10 Add to Outlook
Ends:Wednesday, Oct. 29
Instructor:Reina Rivera
$160 for members, $184 for the general public.
Grandparent & Me: Sunday Morning Storytime in the Sukkah
Sunday, Oct. 12. Meet in the JCC Sukkah or an interactive story, crafts, snacks and special bonding time. Ages 3 - 5.5 years.
Date:Sunday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. Add to Outlook
$5 for members, $7 for the general public.
Parent & Me: Fairytale Ballet
Ages 12 - 36 months. Students will learn ballet steps and French terminology, while dancing to favorite princess songs. Ballet/Jazz shoes, tights and leotard are recommended but not required. Min. 6, max 12
Time:Monday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Starts:Monday, Sep. 8 Add to Outlook
Ends:Monday, Oct. 27
Instructor:Reina Rivera
$160 for members, $184 for the general public.
Parent & Me: Mommy and Baby Fitness
Ages: up to 8 months. With clearance from your doctor, bring your new little one and learn self-care techniques, regain your strength and energy, and stretch tight nick and shoulder muscles. Min. 6, max 12.
Time:Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Starts:Thursday, Sep. 11 Add to Outlook
Ends:Thursday, Oct. 9
Instructor:Yvette Casal
$105 for members, $131 for the general public.
Parent & Me: Moving to the Music
Ages 12 - 30 months. Classes promote motor skills, self esteem, musicality and rhythm. Enjoy instrumental jam sessions, creative movement, and a puppet show featuring special guest Elmo. Min. 6, max 12.
Time:Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Starts:Friday, Sep. 12 Add to Outlook
Ends:Friday, Oct. 31
Instructor:Reina Rivera
$140 for members, $161 for the general public.
Parent & Me: Sunday Library Storytime and More!
Ages 0 - 6 years. On the first Sunday of each month (starting Oct. 5), come enjoy the love of reading in our beautiful library. Through story time, interactive crafts, free time in the library as well as outside time, you will be able to spend some special time with your child. (Monthly, ongoing)
Time:Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Instructor:Lindsay Brownstein
$5 for members, $7 for the general public.
Parent & Me: Up and Running...
Ages: 12 - 18 Months. Each class explores children's inquiry including movement, shapes and sizes, water exploration, and the senses. Min. 6, max 12.
Time:Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Starts:Tuesday, Sep. 9 Add to Outlook
Ends:Tuesday, Oct. 28
Instructor:Lisa Monette and Tracy Zieve
$120 for members, $150 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp Series
Join fellow parents and learn from experts as well as peers on a variety of parenting topics. Register here for the entire series or see below to register for individual classes and descriptions.
Time:Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Starts:Wednesday, Sep. 10 Add to Outlook
Ends:Wednesday, Oct. 29
Instructor:Lauren Gavshon, PsyD, Allison Johnson, LMFT, Hayley Goldberg, MF
$120 for members, $150 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp's Developmental Milestones
Is Your Child "Advanced"? Explore physical and psychological developmental milestones and different themes as children age.
Date:Wednesday, Sep. 24, 11 a.m. Add to Outlook
$20 for members, $25 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp's Love Languages of Children
What is your child's "love language"? Find out how children express and receive love through five communication styles.
Date:Wednesday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. Add to Outlook
$20 for members, $25 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp's Mindful Parenting: Getting to Calm
How do we make sense of ALL the articles, books and advice available on parenting? Learn how to make your own sense of calm and focus.
Date:Wednesday, Sep. 10 Add to Outlook
$20 for members, $25 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp's Nutrition: Avoiding Food Fights
How much do children really need to eat at different ages? Learn tricks to avoid food fights.
Date:Wednesday, Sep. 17, 11 a.m. Add to Outlook
$20 for members, $25 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp's Over-Reacting/Under-Reacting
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly... How do we parent our children through the tough topics? Learn how to parent through changes such as new babies, schools, homes, friends and loss.
Date:Wednesday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. Add to Outlook
$20 for members, $25 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp's Problem Solving
Discuss with our experts the language of discipline.
Date:Wednesday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. Add to Outlook
$20 for members, $25 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp's Social Skills and the Importance of Play
Good social skills are critical to success in life. Explore social skills and why some children find it difficult performing these skills.
Date:Wednesday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. Add to Outlook
$20 for members, $25 for the general public.
Parenting Bootcamp's Transition and Separations
Uh oh, how are we going to survive another change? Transitions are inevitable. How could your child react when you start a new job, move to a new house, start in a new classroom? Gain knowledge on transition success.
Date:Wednesday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. Add to Outlook
$20 for members, $25 for the general public.
Parents: Book Club
Monthly meeting to discuss books about parenting and family. Get together for a nosh and lively conversation. Book will be announced a month in advance. Meeting dates: Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1
Time:Monday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Instructor:Lisa Monette
Parents: Pre-Natal Fitness
Using Pilates-based principles, maintain the strength in your legs and core for delivery while preparing your upper body for the demands of infant care.
Time:Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Starts:Tuesday, Sep. 9 Add to Outlook
Ends:Tuesday, Oct. 28
Instructor:Yvette Casal
$120 for members, $150 for the general public.
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