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

Join us to explore with your child! This is an exciting, play-based program for toddlers (12-30 months) and caregivers. Through play, art, music, stories, and Jewish rituals, we build community.

All families are welcome at the JCC. Together we create an environment in which families from diverse backgrounds feel comfortable exploring the beauty of early childhood and of our Jewish heritage. We grow together in a supportive community that enriches all of our lives.

Monika Clark, former preschool teacher at the JCC East Bay, lovingly works with children from infancy through kindergarten and their parents. As a mother, she is a great resource for parents. Her warmth and enthusiasm are inspiring.

Scholarships may be available.

Spring Session: Fridays, April 13 - June 22 (no class 4/27)

Time: 9:30-11 AM

Location: Berkeley Branch

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

Register online! 

Summer Session: Fridays, July 6 - August 3

Free trial class available.

Nitzanim (Buds)

For babies newborn to 12 months

With Stacia Biltekoff

Are you a parent with a newborn baby? Join us to meet other parents and share connection, community and support. Each session will feature short presentations from a variety of child development experts on topics like sleep, nutrition, developmental milestones, and massage, as well as discussion of how to connect more with the Jewish community.

All families are welcome at the JCC. Together we create an environment in which families from diverse backgrounds feel comfortable exploring the beauty of early childhood and of our Jewish heritage. We grow together in a supportive community that enriches all of our lives.

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!

Scholarships may be available.

 

Spring Session: Tuesdays, April 17 - May 22

Time: 10:30 AM-12 PM

Location: Berkeley Branch

Fees: $120 Member/$140 Non-Member

Register online! 

Pre-registration required.

Speaker Schedule:

April 24: Julie Johnson
May 1: Liora Brosbe
May 15: Dahlia Frydman
May 22: Amy Griffith
 

Summer Session: Tuesdays, July 10 through August 14

JCC East Bay is an inclusive community; all backgrounds welcome - ALL parents welcome!

*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

Presented in Collaboration with Sprout East Bay and PJ Library East Bay