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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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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 3 locations, Ongoing Mondays (9:30am), Thursdays (10am), and Fridays (10am)

Geared for children ages 0-5 years with adult
Join JFN every Monday, Thursday, and Friday 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 (9:30am)
Contact: vsalesgeary@jfsmw.org
 
The Children’s Room at Jewish Family Services
475 Franklin Street, Framingham
Thursdays (10am)
Contact: nweiss@jfsmw.org

Medway Library Cole Room
26 High Street, Medway
Fridays (10am)
Contact: ddoucettekaplan@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.
 

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.
 

Getting To Know You

For Moms and babies ages 3-6 months

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Thursdays, September 11-November 6 (10-11:30am)

Designed for moms and babies ages 3-6 months
Continue to share the journey of motherhood with your growing, giggly, wiggly baby! Now that your baby is more alert and interactive, come experience new ways to engage and interact with them through songs, parachute play and other developmentally appropriate activities and toys. Led by a former Isis Parenting instructor, this class will also cover topics such as getting out and about with baby, feeding the family, safety and baby proofing, sleep, health and wellness. You will have the opportunity to learn more about your baby and how they are growing and developing while still receiving the support and friendship with other moms. Moms who have not participated in New Arrivals are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Led by 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!

* Class does not meet September 25, October 9 and 16.
 
For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. For information on all JCC Early Parenting offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.

Getting To Know You

Ages: 3-6 months, with adult

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Sundays, September 14 - October 19 (10:30am-12pm)

Designed for moms and babies ages 3-6 months
Now that your baby is more alert, come experience new ways to engage and interact with baby through songs, toys, parachute play and other developmentally appropriate activities. Led by a former Isis Parenting instructor, this class will cover topics such as getting out and about with baby, feeding the family, safety and baby proofing, sleep, health and wellness. You will have the opportunity to learn more about how your baby is growing and developing while still receiving the support and friendship of other moms. Moms who have not participated in New Arrivals are welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. For information on all JCC Early Parenting offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.

Little Explorers

Ages: 6-9 months, with adult

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Sundays, September 14-November 16 (12:30-1:30pm)

For caregivers with babies ages 6-9 months 
This fun class will focus on play time for baby while incorporating education and support for the parent/caregiver. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are combined with varied weekly activities that highlight development. Each baby’s unique pace is considered and caregivers gain insights as to how their baby learns. The babies’ self confidence and curiosity are fostered as caregivers learn about child development while connecting with others. 
 
*Class does not meet on October 13
 
For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. For information on all JCC Early Parenting offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.

Little Explorers

Ages: 6-9 months, with adult

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Mondays, September 15 - November 24 (12:30-1:30pm)

For caregivers with babies ages 6-9 months 
This fun class will focus on play time for baby while incorporating education and support for the parent/caregiver. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are combined with varied weekly activities that highlight development. Each baby’s unique pace is considered and caregivers gain insights as to how their baby learns. The babies’ self confidence and curiosity are fostered as caregivers learn about child development while connecting with others. 

Instructor: Kristen Carhart - Kristen is a former Isis Parenting instructor, with fifteen years’ experience working with young families. She has worked as a Preschool Teacher, Child Development Educator, and Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She holds degrees in Education and Psychology and has EEC teaching certification and is the parent of two children. 

*Class does not meet on October 13

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

Little Movers

Ages: 9-12 months, with adult

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Monday, September 15-November 24 (2-3pm)

For babies ages 9-12 months, with adult
This class focuses on play and developmental growth as baby becomes more confident in mobility and exploration. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, a variety of activity stations are intentionally designed to engage babies while developing fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids.

Instructor: Kristen Carhart- Kristen comes to the JCC from Isis Parenting, with fifteen years’ experience working with young families. She has worked as a Preschool Teacher, Child Development Educator, and a Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She holds degrees in Education and Psychology, and has EEC teaching certification. She is the parent of 2 young children. 

*This class does not meet on October 13

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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