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Classes and Programs

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Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center Preschool Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, December 15, 2016 9-10am

Parents of infants, toddlers and preschool age children are invited to join us at the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center in Newton for an open house.

Parents can meet the educators and the school’s director, tour the classrooms and register for the fall 2017 school year.
Operated by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, the school welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Flexible hours and days with full week or part week options, full year and school year programs, early drop-off and extended day, swim lessons for four and five year olds and optional in-house afternoon enrichment classes. Family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC included in tuition. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact 617-558-6420 or newton-elc@jccgb.org or visit bostonjcc.org/earlylearning.

Dance Combo

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/08/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

(Ages: 4-6 yrs) Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

Pre-Engineering: Mine, Craft, Build - Grades: K-2

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/08/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

(Grades: K-2) Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO. Build engineer-designed projects like a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether and a moving Minecart. Create Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be hooked. Play Well TEKnologies staff

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Levnethal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 8, 2017 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community. Bus transportation from more than 40 communities throughout Greater Boston. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Engineering FUNdamentals: Mine, Craft, Build - Grades: 3-6

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/08/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

(Grades: 3-6) Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO. Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast and a motorized Minecart. This project-based class combines the basic format of engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Play Well TEKnologies staff

Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes - Ages: 3-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/09/2017, End Date: 03/13/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 3-5 yrs) Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Little Carpenters: A Child's Introduction to Wood Construction - Ages 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/09/2017, End Date: 03/13/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Under close supervision, little carpenters will use real hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and vises to create various projects. Children will also learn about the properties of various kinds of wood. Self confidence with tools, hand-eye coordination and safety awareness are among the life skills taught. Kris Krok Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

New! Woodworking II - Ages: 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/09/2017, End Date: 03/13/2017, Time: 2:15 PM-3:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Children who have taken Little Carpenters or who have prior experience will expand their skills by learning how to use a saw, hand drill and square to create wood projects. They will learn how to use different finishes to accent their work. Emphasis on safety awareness, comfort with tool use and the pleasure of creating. Kris Krok Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes - Ages: 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/09/2017, End Date: 03/13/2017, Time: 2:15 PM-3:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Lego Engineering - Ages: 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/10/2017, End Date: 03/14/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Levers and wheels and axles, oh my! Young learners get a hands-on introduction to simple machines. Children will construct devices from LEGO DUPLO® kits and experience simple machines in action. LEGO models will not be taken home, but photos from the class will be available for download. Empow Studios instructor Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

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