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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.

SPRING: April 12 - June 14
SUMMER: July 12 - August 9

Time: 9:30-11 AM
Location: Berkeley Branch
Fees: $195 Member/$220 Non-Member (10 weeks)

Register online! 
Free trial class available
Scholarships may be available


Parent with Babies Support Group

For babies 0-4 months

With Stacia Biltekoff

Join us for these informative and facilitated sessions to meet other parents, gain confidence and learn helpful skills. Build community with new friends while bonding with your baby. Weekly topics are culled from the group, and range from green poop (is that normal?!) to lack of sleep to the evolving relationship with our partner and ourselves. All parents are welcome.

Stacia Biltekoff is on the Board of Directors of BirthWays, a doula, and an educator that has facilitated support groups since 2002.



Three 6-week facilitated groups for parents and their babies (0-4 months old)

TUE, 10:30 AM-12 PM 
Fall: SEP 3–OCT 8
Cost: $180 


Register online! 
Pre-registration required

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 or Early Childhood Education Director, Ruth Petersen Shorer at 510.848.0237, ext. 122 or

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