Baby and Toddler Programs

The following programs are designed for babies and toddlers and their parents or caregivers.

Perachim (Flowers)

For children 12–30 months

With Monika Clark

This play-based group offers toddlers a chance to explore, expanding their large motor skills through physical activities and using fine motor skills for art and projects including painting, pegboards and puzzles. Parents and caregivers have time to get to know each other while toddlers play. Sharing and kindness are modeled and facilitated by Monika Clark, a former JCC East Bay Preschool teacher. Each week includes a toddler-friendly Shabbat celebration. 

Fall Session: Fridays, Sep 8–Dec 1 (no class Sep 22, Nov 10, Nov 24) 

Time: 9:30-11 AM

Location: Berkeley Branch

Fees: $195 Member/$220 Non-Member (10 weeks)

Register online! 

Free trial class available.

Nitzanim (Buds)

For babies newborn to 12 months

With Stacia Biltekoff

Are you a parent with a new baby? Join us to meet other parents and share connection, community, and support. Each week will feature a short presentation from a variety of child development experts on topics like sleep, nutrition, developmental milestones, and massage and discussion of how to connect more with the Jewish community. Stacia Biltekoff, president of the Board of Directors of Birthways, Doula and Educator facilitates this group. There will be plenty of time to learn from and bond with each other, too!

Stacia Biltekoff is a Doula, Support Group Facilitator, and president of the Board of Directors of BirthWays with a BA in Early Childhood Education.

 

Fall Session: Tuesdays, Sep 19–Nov 11

Time: 10:30 AM-12 PM

Location: Berkeley Branch

Fees: $160 Member/$185 Non-Member

Register online! 

Pre-registration required.

 

All backgrounds welcome: single parents, LGBTQ parents, adoptive parents.

*Cost is for full session, we are unable to offer make-up sessions or refunds for missed sessions. 

**Financial assistance may be available.

For more information, please contact Kaiya Shepard at kaiyas@jcceastbay.org or Early Childhood Education Director, Ruth Petersen Shorer at 510.848.0237, ext. 122 or ruths@jcceastbay.org