Baby and Toddler Programs

Toddler Group - Perachim (Flowers)
An engaging toddler and parent group (12-30 months old

How can I help my toddler’s world expand? Excite their senses? Motivate their curiosity? Develop their motor skills? Learn and explore with your child through play, art, music, stories and Jewish rituals. 

Fridays, 9:30 – 11:00am

Location: Berkeley Branch

$150 General | $130 Member

Register online!

Spring Session: April 8th - June 17th (closed April 29th for Passover) 

Summer Session: July 8th - August 5th 

Join us for a free trial class!

Led by: Monika Clark has been a beloved preschool teacher at the JCC East Bay for eight years. She has worked professionally with children from infancy through kindergarten. A mother of a high school student, she is a great resource for parents.

View Perachim Toddler Group Flyer

All backgrounds are welcome: All faiths, single parents, LGBTQ parents, adoptive parents


Baby Group - Nitzanim (Buds) 

An intimate group for parents and infants to grow and learn together (0-12 months old)

Looking for connections with other families with young babies? Has your life with a baby changed your relationships and sense of self? 

Location: Berkeley Branch

$75 Member | $85 Non-Member, per 6 week session

Register online!

Spring Sessions: 

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, May 10 - June 14 

Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, May 12-  June 16

Summer Session: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, July 12 - August 16

Facilitated by: Stacia Biltekoff, who is committed to providing unconditional support to pregnant, postpartum and parenting women and their families through her work as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Support Group Facilitator. She is the president of the Board of Directors of BirthWays, a Certified Doula and has a BA in Early Childhood Education. Of course, her most important role is being a mama!

On a monthly basis, an infant/toddler specialist from Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay to discuss topics like how babies learn and self-care with a baby. 

All backgrounds are welcome: All faiths, single parents, LGBTQ parents, adoptive parents

For more information, contact:
Kaiya Shepard at
Ruth Peterson Shorer at 510-848-0237 x122

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

These programs are part of the JCC East Bay’s TIPS for Families Program: Toddler, Infant and Parenting Series

This program generously supported by
Jewish Federation of the East Bay’s Sprout Initiative: Helping Families Grow Together

Co-sponsors: Congregation Netivot Shalom, Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, Jewish Federation of the East Bay, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Temple Sinai, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth El, Temple Beth Torah and Tehiyah Day School