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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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Welcome Baby! Meetups

Panera Bread, First Wednesday of each month (year round), (11am-12:30pm)

Geared for ages 0-1 yr, with adult
Meet other parents with babies over coffee in a relaxed setting the first Wednesday of each month. Staff from the JCC and Jewish Family & Children’s Service will welcome you and tell you about resources and upcoming programs.

Check out Welcome Baby! on Facebook at facebook.com/welcomebabyboston

PJ Books and Blocks Drop-in Playgroup

In three locations!

In multiple locations, Tuesdays (11am-1pm) beginning Sept 8, Wednesdays (11am-1pm) beginning Sept 9, and Thursdays (9:30-11:30am) beginning Sept 10

In three locations! (See Play and Lunch Bunch programs below)

Geared for ages 0-4 yrs, with adult
A great opportunity for young children up to age four to play in a safe and fun environment while adults can meet and connect. A light snack will be provided for the kids. Bring your own lunch and enjoy play time.

Play and Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays (11am-1pm) beginning Sept 8
Medway Library Cole Room
26 High Street, Medway
        
For more information, contact ddoucettekaplan@jfsmw.org

Wednesdays (11am-1pm) beginning Sept 9
The Children's Room
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest
475 Franklin Street, Framingham
        
For more information, contact kyaari@jfsmw.org

Thursdays (9:30-11:30am) beginning Sept 10
Temple Shir Tikva Pre-School
141 Boston Post Road (Rt 20), Wayland
        
For more information, contact aglynn@jfsmw.org

New Additions - Second Time Moms Support Group - Ages 0-6 months, with adult - Fall

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/09/2015, End Date: 10/28/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other moms adjusting to this new role. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Liz Katzman

Bizzy Bees - Child Development class - Ages 16-24 months, with adult - Fall 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/09/2015, End Date: 12/02/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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.P> For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Rachel Oliveri

New Arrivals - New Moms Support Group - Ages 0-3 months, with adult - Fall 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/09/2015, End Date: 10/28/2015, Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. This 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, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Liz Katzman

JCC Preschool Open House in Newton

at Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, September 10, 2015 9-10am

Geared for families with infants, toddlers and preschool age children
Parents can meet the educators and the school’s director, tour the classrooms and register for the Fall 2016 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. Everyone welcome.

For more information, contact 617-558-6420 or newton-elc@jccgb.org or visit bostonjcc.org/earlylearning

Getting to Know You - New Moms Support Group - Ages 3-6 months, with adult - Fall 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/10/2015, End Date: 10/22/2015, Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Your baby is now more alert and interactive! Experience new ways to engage your baby through songs, parachute play and other developmentally appropriate activities. The class covers topics such as getting out and about, feeding the family, safety and babyproofing, sleep, and wellness. For more information, or to use discount coupon, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Liz Katzman

Ready, Set, Kids! Open House

Ready, Set, Kids!, Thursday, September 10, 2015 (5-7pm)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to…Ready, Set, Kids! Open House
Featuring Karen K from Karen K and the Jitterbugs and an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Arlington Chamber of Commerce at 5:30pm

For families with young children

Pump your HEART with Zumba and Kickboxing
Find your COURAGE with prenatal and new moms support 
and grow your BRAIN with language, music and enrichment classes
 

*Drawings for prizes and discounts
*Demo classes
*Sing-a-longs
*Rainbow crafts & science
*Lego simple machines
*Refreshments
*Face painting
*More!
 
View a full schedule of events and activities.
To RSVP for open house demo classes, visit ready-set-kids.com.

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

Rock-A-Baby Music Class - Ages 0-3 years, with adult - Fall 15

Sharon Community Center, Start Date: 09/11/2015, End Date: 11/13/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-10:15 AM

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. Classes held at Sharon Community Center, 219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon. Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional siblings are $132/session. For more information, or to receive sibling discount, please contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

Getting to Know You - New Moms Support Group - Ages 3-6 months, with adult - Fall 15

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/11/2015, End Date: 10/23/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Your baby is now more alert and interactive. Experience new ways to engage and interact with your baby. This class will cover topics such as getting out and about, feeding the family, safety and baby proofing, sleep, health and wellness. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485. Instructor: Rachel Garber

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Spotlight

Fall arts and fitness classes for children and adults begin September 6. Member registration is now open. General registration opens August 14.  Search easy-to-use digital catalog for children's classes and register online >> Or, search classes and programs page for Adult classes. 

Leventhal-Sidman JCC