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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.


Summer 2019: JUL 12-AUG 1
Fall 2019: SEP 13-NOV 15
Winter 2020: JAN 10-MAR 20 (No Class 2/14 – Closed for ECE Conference)
Spring 2020: APR 10-JUN 19 (No Class 5/29- Closed for Shavuot)
Summer 2020: JUL 10-AUG 7 (5 weeks)

Time: 9:30-11 AM
Location: Berkeley Branch
Cost: $210 Member/$235 General (10 weeks)

Register online! 
Free trial class available
Scholarships may be available



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