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JCC programs and services in communities north of Boston (Arlington/Cambridge/Somerville and beyond). For information about JCC activities in the Metro North area, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or call 617-841-8009.

Classes and Programs

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Welcome Baby! Meetups

Panera Bread, First Wednesday of every month from 11am-12:30pm

For children ages 0-1 year, 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.

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

PJ Library Books and Blocks Weekly Drop-In

Ready, Set, Kids!, Fridays from 9:30-11am

For children ages 0-4 years, with adult
Join in a fun, weekly playtime. Enjoy stories, songs, activities and free play with other families. Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat.

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

Little Explorers

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/18/2016, End Date: 12/04/2016, Time: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

For ages 6-9 mos, with adult
Focus on playtime for your baby. Regular routines with songs, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are just some of the activities. Gain insight into how your baby learns while helping foster your child’s self confidence and curiosity. Learn about child development and connect with others.

For more information, or to use discount coupon, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Sibling cost: additional $50

Instructor: Kimbell DiCero

Jitterbugs Music

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/19/2016, End Date: 12/05/2016, Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

For ages 0-5 yrs, with adult

Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with the Jitterbugs, a joyful introduction to music. Jittterbugs’ age-appropriate activities include vocal play, rhythm training, instrument exploration, musical games, movement and more. Includes a Karen K & the Jitterbugs CD.

Please note: fee is for one child plus an adult. Additional siblings are $100/session. For more information, or to receive sibling discount, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Free Demo classes at Ready, Set, Kids! at 10am:
Monday, August 29, Thursday, September 1, Thursday, Septemeber 8 & Monday, September 12. Please RSVP to jitterbugsnyc@gmail.com or 617-922-3839.

New Additions (Second Time Parents)

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 11/02/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

For ages 0-6 mos, with adult
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

Little Movers

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 12/07/2016, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

For ages: 10-15 mos, with adult
As your baby becomes more confident in mobility and exploration, a variety of activity stations will engage babies and help develop 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.

For more information, or to use discount coupon, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Sibling cost: additional $50

Instructor: Jill Vetstein

New Arrivals

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 11/02/2016, Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

For ages 0-3 mos, with adult
Share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. 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, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Instructor: Liz Katzman

StagePLAY

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 10/13/2016, End Date: 12/08/2016, Time: 3:30 PM-4:15 PM

For ages: 3-5 yrs, drop-off
Each StagePLAY class marks the beginning of a new adventure – incorporating live music, song, dance, storytelling, props, theater games, and ensemble skits. StagePLAY classes provide a play-based imaginative workout that
develops skills in problem solving, working together and what it means to be imaginative thinkers.

Instructor: Kimberly Fife

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

Infant CPR

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 10/13/2016, End Date: 10/13/2016, Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

For Adults
Come learn basic infant CPR, safety skills and how to care for an infant in various life threatening emergency situations. Choking, cardiac arrest, injury prevention strategies, safe sleep and how to access the emergency response and health care systems will be covered. This is not a certification course, but is based on the American Heart Association
Friends and Family Curriculum.

Cost: $62 per couple. Cost per Individual: $37.
To register as a couple, click below. To register as an individual, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Instructor: Jonathan Epstein

Upcycled Sukkah!

Jason Russell House Lawn, Start Date: 10/16/2016, End Date: 10/16/2016, Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

A program of  PJ Library and the JCC For families with children 2+ yrs
The Jews built Sukkot or (temporary dwellings) as they journeyed through the desert on their way to the promised land. Enjoy a special storytime to learn about how recycled plastic bottles can be used as building materials, and then try them out to help create the walls of a communal sukkah. The JCC partners with the Housing Corporation of Arlington, to build a sukkah that recalls the ancient Jews as well as others around the world, and in our own communities today, who are looking for a safe place to call home. Enjoy snack together and make a craft to take home.

In case of inclement weather, call 617-841-8009, ext. 2 for program update.

Cost: Suggested donation to benefit the Housing Corporation of Arlington $10/family to be paid at the door.

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

Walk-ins welcome if space allows. Registration strongly encouraged.

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NEW LOCATION

Early Parenting classes now offered at
Ready, Set, Kids!
A Family Enrichment Center
284 Broadway, Arlington
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