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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

PJ Books and Blocks Drop-in

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.
 

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.

Bizzy Bees

Ages: 1-2 years, with adult

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Tuesdays, September 16 - December 2 (9:30-10:30am)

For children ages 1-2 years, with adult
As your toddler begins to move/walk and talk more, this class will have a variety of activity stations designed to help continue to develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more. 

*Class does not run on Novermber 11 and 25
 
For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. For information on all JCC Early Parenting offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting.

Jitterbugs Music with Karen K

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Mondays, September 22-December 1, 2014 (10:00-10:45am and 11-11:45am) and Thursdays, October 23-December 18, 2014 (10-10:45am and 11-11:45am)

For children ages 0-5 years, with adult
Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music for kids ages Newborn to 5 years and their grown up! 
 
Jitterbugs classes are packed with live music from a songbook that adults recognize and kids love:  folk/roots, early rock and roll, disco, and kid friendly music made popular through the 1970s.   Classes also feature original songs by Karen K, of the Parents Choice Award-winning band for families and kids, Karen K & the Jitterbugs.

4 classes offered
Mondays, Sept 22 - Dec 1 (except Oct 13) (10wks), 10-10:45am (This class is full)
Cost: $200, sibling, additional $75
 
Mondays, Sept 22 - Dec 1 (except Oct 13)(10wks), 11-11:45am (This class is full)
Cost: $200, sibling, additional $75
 
Thursdays, Oct 23- Dec 18 (except Nov 27), 10-10:45am (This class is full)
Cost: $160, sibling, additional $75

Thursdays, Oct 23- Dec 18 (except Nov 27), 11-11:45am
Cost: $160, sibling, additional $75
 
Free Demo classes Thurs, Sept 11, at 10am and Mon, Sept 15 at 10am and 11am.
 
More about  Karen K & the Jitterbugs 
Jitterbugs’ age-appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and pretend play, all of which improve a child’s ability to think, reason, create and express.  Children also enjoy exploring all kinds of instruments in Jitterbugs classes, including egg shakers and assorted drums, as well as BPA-free rubber duckies, scarves, and a giant parachute!  A Jitterbugs class wouldn’t be complete without movement - a great way for kids to express themselves, learn basic musical concepts, and get their boogie on!  
 
Registrants receive a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD to continue the learning and fun at home.  For more information about the Jitterbugs program, visit www.karenkjitterbugs.com

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Rock-A-Baby

Geared for children ages 0-3 years with adult

Sharon Community Center, Fridays, October 24 - December 19, 2 Classes: (9:30-10:15am or 10:30-11:15am)

BOTH ROCK-A-BABY CLASSES ARE FULL
check back for more class offereings this winter

Geared for children ages 0-3 years with adult
Your child has a chance to be “in the band” with Rock-A-Baby. With a trio of musicians, three zany puppets, dancing, instruments and music ranging from classical to jazz to children’s songs to rock ‘n roll, Rock-A-Baby gives your child a stimulating and educational musical experience.  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.

PJ Library® Books and Blocks

Weekly Drop-in Play

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Fridays, October 24, 2014-April 24, 2015 (10-11:30am)

For children ages 6 months to 5 years with adult
Join in a fun weekly playtime. Meet other families over stories, songs, activities and plenty of free play.  Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat. Starts Oct 24 through April.

*This drop-in does not meet on November 28 or December 26.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-481-8009. To learn about all JCC events in the Metro North, visit bostonjcc.org/metronorth.

Baby Signs®

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Sundays, October 26 - December 14, 2014 (11-11:45am)

For children ages 6-18 months, with adult
Engage baby through song and finger play while learning simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with your babies. A fun activity for the whole family with research-proven benefits.

Class does not meet on November 23 and 30.

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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