Parenting Center

The Parenting Center provides families with the support, guidance, and enrichment needed to raise young children in the city.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and single parents, Jewish and non-Jewish, biological and adoptive -- all families and all abilities all warmly welcomed.  Classes and programs are designed to meet the developmental and social needs of infants and toddlers (newborns through age 4), to create meaningful bonding experiences for caregivers, and to provide practical skills and solutions, advice, and community-building opportunities for parents and parents-to-be.

We offer workshops and programs for for parents, parents-to-be, and folks who want to be parents, and a wide variety of Sunday and weekday classes for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is undergoing major renovation of our building, from September 2018 through the summer of 2019.  The renovation will enhance the Center as a whole and will bring some very exciting changes and improvements to our early childhood programs.  During the renovation period, our entire building is closed.  While our programming calendar will be more limited than usual, we will be running some child-and-caregiver classes at the Foundry Church across the street, at the corner of 16th and P, and we will be offering a few parent workshops in other locations around the neighborhood. 

We can't wait to resume all of our programming in the fall of 2019 once we are back in our beautifully renovated building!

Check out our child-and-caregiver classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers  

Check out our workshops for parents and parents-to-be 

Check out our programs for folks who want to be parents

Check out our Family Programs!

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If you have any questions about our classes and programs, please contact the Director of our Parenting Center, Miriam Szubin.

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Miriam Szubin
Director of the Parenting Center
p. (202) 777-3263
f. (202) 518-9420