Registration is open for new parents support classes and baby classes at the JCC in Newton! click the link or browse some of our offerings in the descriptions below. We also offer parenting seminars, pediatric sleep support, lactation consultations, CPR training and so much more. Email me if you have any questions! -Ande Schoenfeld, Early Parenting Hub Connector [email protected]
New ArrivalsFor parents with babies ages 0-3 months
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.
Getting to Know YouFor parents with babies ages 3-6 months
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.
New AdditionsFor second time parents with babies ages 0-6 months
Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two or more children. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other moms adjusting to this new role.
Little ExplorersFor babies ages 6-9 months, with an adult
Focus now on play time for baby! Regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are just some of the activities. Gain insights as to how your baby learns while self confidence and curiosity is fostered -all while learning about child development and connecting with others.
Little MoversFor babies ages 10-15 months, 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.
NewtonThursdays, April 7 - June 16 | 11:30am-12:30pm
Bizzy BeesFor toddlers ages 16-24 months, 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.
Baby Sign and PlayFor children ages 0-2 years, with adult
Baby Signs® is a program based on American Sign Language with a few “baby friendly” modifications to enhance your child’s language development, whether or not they use words yet. This fun and interactive class will focus on animal, food, bath time and playtime themes.Wednesdays, April 6 - May 11 | 3:45-4:30pm
For new parents with babies ages 0-6 months
Share the journey of parenthood in a safe and supportive environment. Topics will include soothing, sleep, infant development, feeding, relationships, and health and wellness. Each class will include lively discussions and hands-on activities, infant massage, songs, and play to encourage your growing relationship with your baby.Sundays, March 13 - May 8 | 12:30-2pm