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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.

PJ Library’s Community Shabbat Dinner

Inside Playground, Start Date: 11/04/2016, End Date: 11/04/2016, Time: 5:45 PM-7:45 PM

For families with young children

Celebrate Shabbat with families living in your area. Meet new friends and reconnect with old. Join our musical surprise guest as we welcome Shabbat and take a break from the work we do all week. Enjoy a pizza dinner as your kids climb, jump and discover at the Inside Playground.

Questions? Contact akirsch@jccgb.org

PJ Library Hip Hopping Dance Party

The Green Room, Start Date: 01/08/2017, End Date: 01/08/2017, Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

For families with young children
Get moving and dance the morning away with your little ones. Parents can schmooze or join in on the fun and work up an appetite before lunch. This program is geared for kids ages 0-3 with their parents and siblings.

No cost
Questions? Contact celebrateshabbat@jccgb.org

Big Dreams for MLK Day

Beth El Temple Center, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 01/15/2017, Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Recommended for families with children 3-6yrs
Join the JCC and Beth El Temple Center in this MLK musical celebration and community service event designed just for young children! Bring toothbrushes, toddler wipes, and any travel size toiletries to donate to Horizons for Homeless Children. We'll provide toiletry bags for kids to decorate and pack. Playing guitar, harmonica and percussion, Scott Kepnes will lead us in a foot-stomping, funky rock and roll blend of interactive songs and stories about MLK and big dreams for a better world. Take-home craft and milk and cookies snack included.

No cost. Space is limited. Register by January 12th.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009, ext 2

Little Cruisers Family

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/26/2017, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Ages: 6-14 mos, with adult
Experience family play time. This class offers regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play, story time and more. Discover how your baby learns, help build your baby’s confidence, and connect with other families.

Early bird pricing through December 31: $170
Cost as of January 1: $200

Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Kimbell DiCero

Bizzy Bees

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/29/2017, Time: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Ages: 16-24 mos, 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.

Early bird pricing through December 31: $170
Cost as of January 1: $200
Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact
mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Jill Vetstein

New Additions (Second Time Parents)

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/01/2017, Time: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

(Ages: 0-6 mos, with adult)
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having more than one child. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other parents adjusting to this new role.

Early bird pricing through December 31: $153
Cost as of January 1: $180
For more information or sibling discount, please contact
mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Liz Katzman

Little Movers

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/29/2017, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Ages: 10-15 mos, with adult
As your baby becomes more confident in mobility and exploration, 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.

Early bird pricing through December 31: $170
Cost as of January 1: $200
Sibling cost: additional $50.
For more information or sibling discount, please contact mnearlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009

Instructor: Jill Vetstein

New Arrivals

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/01/2017, Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Ages: 0-4 mos, with adult
Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. This class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, and new roles and relationships. Includes interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs. Early bird pricing through December 31: $153
Cost as of January 1: $180

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

Instructor: Liz Katzman

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