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Enjoy special time together, connect with other parents, and learn skills and techniques to enhance your family's goals and create lifelong memories.

Classes and Programs

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Metrowest Playground Meet-ups

Parks West of Boston, Fridays, June 20-August 22 (10am)

Geared for children ages 0-5 years with adult
Everyone welcome • snack included
 
Make friends for you and your kids at local playgrounds

June 20 .......... Walnut Hill (Natick)
June 27 .......... SMILE Tot Lot (Sudbury)
July 11 ........... Choate Park (Medway)
July 18 ........... Kidspot (Ashland)
July 25*.......... Hannah Williams Park (Wayland)
Have little one under one year? Join Welcome Baby!
Bring a blanket, toys and snacks to play in the shade.
August 1 ........ No meet-up ~ Shabbat in the Park
(Village Green in Framingham Centre)
5:30-7pm • Bring a picnic dinner
August 8 ........ EMC Park (Hopkinton)
August 15...... Cushing Memorial Park (Framingham)
August 22...... Goodwill Park (Holliston)
 
Look for the blue flag at all parks to find JFN at the playgrounds. 

In case of inclement weather, meet at JFS Children’s Room, 475 Franklin Street, Framingham. Visit facebook.com/jewishfamilynetwork after 9am on Fridays for weather updates.

For more information, contact metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.
 
Address of each location
Walnut Hill • Intersection of Bacon Street, Walnut Street and Belvedere Street, Natick
SMILE Tot Lot • 12 Fairbank Road, Sudbury
Choate Park • Rte. 109/Main Street, Medway
Kidspot • Summer Street, between Rte. 135 and Main Street, Ashland
Hannah Williams Park • Cochituate Road, Rte. 27 and Rte. 30, Wayland
EMC Park • 131 Massachusetts 85, Hopkinton
Cushing Memorial Park • Dudley Road, Framingham
Goodwill Park • 416 Green Street, Holliston
 

Happiest Baby On The Block Workshop

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 (6:30-8pm)

This event has been cancelled 
For expectant and new parents with children ages 0-4 months

Discover soothing techniques to calm your crying or fussy baby and get longer stretches of sleep (for you and baby!) Based on methods developed by best-selling author and pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp. The workshop follows a step-by-step approach to soothe and calm your baby including:

• The missing 4th trimester
• The calming reflex
• The 5 S's
• The cuddle cure

**Please bring your own baby doll or stuffed animal if you are not coming with your baby!**

Instructor: Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC, CHBE
Melanie has been working in the maternal and child health field for many years beginning in pediatric nutrition where she developed a passion for breastfeeding support and parental education. Her focus is breastfeeding consultations, prenatal breastfeeding education, and family support. She is also a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator, teaching the soothing techniques of Dr. Harvey Karp.
 

To view our full listing of early parenting programs, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting. For more information contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

PJ Library Bagels and Books Drop-in Group

Geared for children ages 0-4 years with adult

Temple Sinai, Starts September 3 -ongoing through April 2015 (except school vacation weeks and holidays) Wednesdays (9:30-11am)

Geared for children ages 0-4 years with adult
Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Grab a bagel, hear a story and meet other parents while your children socialize and have fun.  All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

JCC New Mom’s Meetup

Congregation Sha’aray Shalom , Wednesdays, September 3, 2014 - May 27, 2015 (9:30-10:30am)

For adults with infants (babies welcome)
Do you have a new baby? Would you like to meet other moms and get some support to manage the changes in your life? Come with your infant to share experiences and hear about area resources. In collaboration with Jewish Family and Children’s Service.

Meet-up will take place on Wednesdays (9:30-10:30am) starting September 3, except for school vacation weeks and holidays

For more informataion, contact south1@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510. To learn more about the JCCs Early Parenting programs, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting. To learm more about other programs in the South, visit bostonjcc.org/south

Weekly Playtime Meetup

Geared for children ages 0-5 years with adult

Now in 2 locations, Ongoing Mondays (9:30am) and Thursdays (10am)

Geared for children ages 0-5 years with adult
Join JFN every Monday and Thursday morning for our FREE Playtime Meet-up. Kids can play in a safe, stimulating environment while adults socialize and relax with new friends and old. A light snack and drink will be provided for the kids. Choose one or come to all. 

JCC Early Learning Center, Wayland at Temple Shir Tikva
141 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Wayland
Mondays (10am)
Contact: vsalesgeary@jfsmw.org
 
The Children’s Room at Jewish Family Services
475 Franklin Street, Framingham
Thursdays (9:30am)
Contact: nweiss@jfsmw.org

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 

For more information, contact: metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.
 

Early Parenting Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, September 7, 2014 (10am-12pm)

Early Parenting Open House
 
For expectant parents, familes with young children, and the entire community

Meet JCC instructors and try demo classes for children

0-3 months
3-6 months
6-9 months
9-12 months
 
See Product Demos and learn about the latest baby gear from the experts at Magic Beans featuring:
Stroller School
Car Seats
Baby Wearing
 
Work with artist Sylvia Quiroga of The Art Bar @ Sylvia’s in Needham
create a one of a kind baby foot print on canvas. (While supplies last)
 
Light refreshments
 
Register below for a chance to win Great Gifts for Baby and Mom!

For more information, contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485. To learn about our Early Parenting Program, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.
 
This event is cosponsored by PJ Library®.

Open to the entire community

New Arrivals

For Moms with babies 0-3 months

Sharon Community Center, Monday, September 8-October 20, 2014 (1-2:30pm)

For Moms with babies 0-3 months
Come together with other new moms and their babies to share support, ideas and resources. The class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and includes interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510. For information on all JCC Early Parenting offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.

New Additions

For second time moms with babies 0-6 months

Sharon Community Center, Tuesday, September 9-October 14, 2014 (1-2:30pm)

For second time moms with babies 0-6 months
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children. Learn fun ways to have your children engage with each other and help foster their growing sibling relationship with enjoying the company of other moms adjusting to this new role.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510. For information on all JCC Early Parenting offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.

New Additions

For Second Time moms with babies 0-6 months

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Wednesdays, September 10-October 15, 2014 (10-11:30am)

For second time moms with babies 0-6 moths.
You were already a mom but now you have a new addition! Come enjoy some precious one on one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children. Led by a former Isis Parenting instructor, you will discuss strategies to juggle each family members' needs from sleep to feeding to childcare options to developmentally appropriate activities. Learn fun ways to have your children engage with each other and help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other moms adjusting to this new role.

Instructor: Liz Katzman - Liz has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and has worked in all types of settings with families and young children. Liz taught classes at Isis Parenting and led mom’s groups for Jewish Family and Children’s Services for the last six years. She also works as a NICU social worker at a local hospital. Liz has two elementary school age boys who teach her something new every day about being a mom!

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. For information on all JCC Early Parenting offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.

New Arrivals:

For moms and babies ages 0-3 months

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Wednesdays, September 10-October 15, 2014 (12-1:30pm)

 Designed for moms with children ages 0-3 months. 
Come share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. Led a former Isis Parenting Instructor, the class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and includes interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs. Spend quality time with your baby and build a community of support and friendship to sustain you along your way!

Instructor: Liz Katzman - Liz has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and has worked in all types of settings with families and young children. Liz taught classes at Isis Parenting and led mom’s groups for Jewish Family and Children’s Services for the last six years. She also works as a NICU social worker at a local hospital. Liz has two elementary school age boys who teach her something new every day about being a mom!
 
For more information, contact: metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. For information on all JCC Early Parenting offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.
 

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