PARENTING CENTER WINTER AND SPRING 2018

In registering for our classes, you agree to our policies regarding refunds, make-ups, safety, illness, participation, and more.  Read them here.

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GENERAL INFORMATION
CHECK YOUR ENROLLMENT AND FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
CLASS DATES, DESCRIPTIONS, PRICES AND REGISTRATION

SUNDAYS:                                      
Power Tots Gymnastics 
Power Tots Level II 
Power Tots for Older Tots 
Baby Signs: Sign, Say and Play 

MONDAYS:
Getting Ready for Preschool on Mondays 
Music with Mister Dave

TUESDAYS:
Music Time with Ari at 10:40
Music Time with Ari at 11:30
Musical Infants

WEDNESDAYS: 
Art for Tots
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tykes 
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tots  
Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies
Pre-Ballet Level I 
Pre-Ballet Level II 

THURSDAYS: 
Makin’ Music with Ms. Michelle 
Makin’ Music with Ms. Michelle for Babies and Younger Tots  
 
FRIDAYS:
Getting Ready for Preschool on Fridays  
Kick and Play  
Super Soccer Stars


General Information:
•    Registration for our Winter and Spring 2018 Sessions will open soon after Thanksgiving.  Our Winter 2018 Session will run from January through late February/early March.  Our Spring 2018 Session will run from mid-March through May. 
•    Once registration opens, you may register for one or both sessions at the same time.  Please be aware that our Spring Session classes often full up early, since many people register for both Winter and Spring sessions at the same time.
•    By registering for a class, you agree to our policies.  Read them here.
•    If you'd like to receive an email when registration opens, please email mszubin@edcjcc.org to request to be added to the mailing list.  Please be aware that signing up for this mailing list means that you will receive periodic emails from the EDCJCC.  If you unsubscribe from the general mailing, you will not receive the email about registration.  Also, if you've taken a Parenting Center class or workshop before, you are automatically already on the mailing list.
•    We do not accept walk-in registrations—a child must be registered before attending the class. All prices include the non-refundable $2 processing fee. If you encounter a problem with our online registration system, please email the Director of the Parenting Center at mszubin@edcjcc.org.
•    Please note that unless specifically designated as a "DROP-OFF CLASS," all classes require that children be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.  
•    If registering siblings for the same class, please register both children separately.  The 10% sibling discount will be applied before your credit card is charged.
•    If a class listed below does not appear as an option in our online registration system, it means that the class is sold out. Email Miriam to be put on a waitlist for any sold out class.  There is frequently movement from the waitlist, so it's always worth sending the email! 

 
Checking on Your Enrollment and Financial Transactions
To see what you've already registered for and/or check financial transactions, follow these steps:
1. Log into your CampMinder Account
2. Choose "Financial Management."
3. Be sure that the drop-down menu is set to the calendar year in which you took the classes (e.g. "2017" for November 2017 classes or "2018" for January 2018 classes)
4. Click "View Statement."  This will open up a PDF that lists all enrolled classes and all financial transactions for that calendar year.  You can adjust the year to see transactions from previous years.     
 
Class Dates, Descriptions, Prices, and Registration     
    
SUNDAYS

POWER TOTS GYMNASTICS (for 18-36 months) 
Sundays, 8:50 to 9:20am OR 9:30-10:00am OR 10:05-10:35am OR 11:15-11:45am
WINTER SESSION: 8 Sundays, Jan. 7—Feb. 25; make-up date if needed: March 4*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130|
SPRING SESSION: 9 Sundays, March 11—May 13 (no class April 1); make-up date if needed: May 27*
Spring Session Price: $200; Discounted Member Rate $146
Teacher: Kyanna Andrews

The Power Tots program combines the "Power of a Positive Attitude!" with the world of gymnastics, taught in a positive, fun, and safe environment.  For more information check us out at www.powertotsinc.com.


Registration for Power Tots Gymnastics will open by the end of November  
See Classes Listed By Age     


POWER TOTS GYMNASTICS LEVEL II (for 2-3 years) 

Sundays, 10:40-11:10am
WINTER SESSION: 8 Sundays, Jan. 7—Feb. 25; make-up date if needed: March 4*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
SPRING SESSION: 9 Sundays, March 11—May 13 (no class April 1); make-up date if needed: May 27*
Spring Session Price: $200; Discounted Member Rate $146
Teacher: Kyanna Andrews

This fun-filled class is open to children ages 2 through early 3's who have participated in at least one prior session of Power Tots at the Edlavitch DCJCC.  The class will offer more advanced and independent skills, based on the child's comfort level.  For more information visit www.powertotsinc.com.


Registration for Power Tots Level II will open by the end of November
See Classes Listed By Age     


POWER TOTS GYMNASTICS FOR OLDER TOTS (for 3-4 years) 

Sundays, 11:50am-12:20pm
WINTER SESSION: 8 Sundays, Jan. 7—Feb. 25; make-up date if needed: March 4*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130|
SPRING SESSION: 9 Sundays, March 11—May 13 (no class April 1); make-up date if needed: May 27*
Spring Session Price: $200; Discounted Member Rate $146
Teacher: Kyanna Andrews

This drop-off class is designed to introduce older children (ages 3-4 years old) to the world of gymnastics in a positive, safe, and fun environment.  For more information visit www.powertotsinc.com. No prior Power Tots experience necessary!

NOTE: This is a drop-off class.  Parents and caregivers may observe from the viewing area, but will remain outside the squash court where the class takes place.

Registration for Power Tots for Older Tots will open by the end of November
See Classes Listed By Age       


BABY SIGNS: SIGN, SAY, AND PLAY (for 6-24 months) 

Sundays, 10:15am-11:00am OR 11:25am-12:10pm
WINTER SESSION: 6 Sundays, Jan. 7—Feb 18 (no class Feb. 4); make-up date if needed: Feb. 25*
Winter Session Price: $134; Discounted Member Rate $98
SPRING SESSION: 6 Sundays, March 11—April 29 (no class March 25 or April 1); make-up date if needed: May 6*
Spring Session Price: $134; Discounted Member Rate $98
Teacher: Michelle Brady

The Baby Signs Program teaches babies to use simple, easy-to-do gestures for communicating with their parents and caregivers, long before they have mastered verbal speaking skills. The Sign, Say and Play classes are a series of six theme-based classes designed for parents and babies to attend together. A total of 37 useful signs are taught through fun songs, books, and activities. In addition, parents learn simple ways to support their baby's intellectual development-tips drawn from Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn's parenting book, Baby Minds: Brain Building Games Your Baby Will Love.    

Registration for Baby Signs will open by the end of November
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MONDAYS

GETTING READY FOR PRESCHOOL ON MONDAYS (for 15 months through 3 years) 
Mondays, 9:15-10:45am OR 11:00am-12:30pm
WINTER SESSION: 8 Mondays, Jan. 8—Feb. 26; make-up date if needed: March 5*
Winter Session Price: $218; Discounted Member Rate $152
SPRING SESSION: 8 Mondays, March 12—May 7 (no class April 2); make-up date if needed: May 14*
Spring Session Price: $218; Discounted Member Rate $152
Teacher: Tanya Rowley

This program for toddlers and their grownups includes Circle Time, music, gross motor play, snack, crafts, and free choice play, just like a typical preschool day.  Children have fun while developing their social, emotional, and cognitive skills.

Registration for Getting Ready for Preschool on Mondays will open by the end of November
See Classes Listed By Age      


MUSIC WITH MISTER DAVE (for 6 months through 4 years)

Mondays, 10:40-11:20am OR 11:30am-12:10pm
WINTER SESSION: 6 Mondays, Jan. 8—Feb. 26 (no class Jan.15 or Feb. 19); make-up date if needed: March 5*
Winter Session Price: $134; Discounted Member Rate $98
SPRING SESSION: 7 Mondays, March 12—May 7 (no class March 26 or April 16); make-up date if needed: May 14*
Spring Session Price: $156; Discounted Member Rate $114
Teacher: Dave Greenfieldboyce

Dave Greenfieldboyce shares his love of singing and making music with kids and their caregivers in an entertaining and interactive class for babies and children of all ages. Come prepared to sing, move, play and have fun your child.   

Registration for Music with Mister Dave will open by the end of November
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TUESDAYS

MUSIC TIME WITH ARI! AT 10:40 (for 15 months through 3 years)
Tuesdays, 10:40-11:20am
WINTER SESSION: 8 Tuesdays, Jan. 9—Feb. 27; make-up date if needed: March 6*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
SPRING SESSION: 9 Tuesdays, March 13—May 15 (no class April 3); make-up date if needed: May 22*
Spring Session Price: $200; Discounted Member Rate $146
Teacher: Ari Jacobson

Come gather round the guitar for a fun, playful, and interactive musical adventure with children's entertainer Ari Jacobson. Children are ready to respond to rhythm and melody from day one, and your little ones will have so much fun clapping, stomping, jumping and giggling that they might not even notice the language, motor, and social skills they are developing! Through classic music from Baa Baa Black Sheep to the Beatles, infants and toddlers (not to mention their grownups) will learn and grow together as cognitive enrichment meets plain old musical good times. 

Registration for Music Time with Ari will open by the end of November
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MUSIC TIME WITH ARI! AT 11:30 (for 6-20 months) 

Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:10pm
WINTER SESSION: 8 Tuesdays, Jan. 9—Feb. 27; make-up date if needed: March 6*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
SPRING SESSION: 9 Tuesdays, March 13—May 15 (no class April 3); make-up date if needed: May 22*
Spring Session Price: $200; Discounted Member Rate $146
Teacher: Ari Jacobson

Come gather ‘round the guitar for a fun, playful, and interactive musical adventure with children's entertainer Ari Jacobson. Children are ready to respond to rhythm and melody from day one, and your little ones will have so much fun clapping, wriggling, jumping and giggling that they might not even notice the language, motor, and social skills they are developing! Through classic music from Baa Baa Black Sheep to the Beatles, infants and toddlers (not to mention their grownups) will learn and grow together as cognitive enrichment meets plain old musical good times.

Registration for Music Time with Ari will open by the end of November
See Classes Listed By Age       


MUSICAL INFANTS (for newborns through almost crawling) 

Tuesdays, 2:00-2:45pm
WINTER SESSION: 8 Tuesdays, Jan. 9—Feb. 27; make-up date if needed: March 6*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
SPRING SESSION: 8 Tuesdays, March 13—May 8 (no class April 3); make-up date if needed: May 15*
Spring Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
Teacher: Miriam Szubin

Bond with your baby through music in this class for infants and their grownups.  We will use age-appropriate songs, movements, games, and instruments to encourage development and attachment and to share ideas about how to stimulate your baby at home.   

Registration for Musical Infants will open by the end of November
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WEDNESDAYS

ART FOR TOTS (for 18 months through 4 years)
Wednesdays, 9:45-10:30 OR 10:45-11:30am
WINTER SESSION: 7 Wednesdays, Jan. 17—Feb. 28; make-up date if needed: March 7*
Winter Session Price: $156; Discounted Member Rate $114
SPRING SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, March 14—May 2; make-up date if needed: May 9*
Spring Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
Teacher: Kimberly Tanner

Explore art with your toddler!  Each class begins with a story time that connects to the day’s art exploration.  Your child will learn about colors, shapes, and textures through activities including finger- and brush-painting, collage, print-making, and drawing.

Registration for Art for Tots will open by the end of November
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ITSY BITSY YOGA FOR TYKES (21 months through 4 years)

Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30am
WINTER SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, Jan. 10—Feb. 28; make-up date if needed: March 7*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
SPRING SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, March 14—May 9 (no class April 4); make-up date if needed: May 16*
Spring Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
Teacher: Rebecca Gitter   

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tykes combines unique toddler-friendly yoga poses with songs, stories, and games to create an enriching caregiver/child activity. Each class is personalized around tyke’s curiosities as they learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play.  In Itsy Bitsy Yoga, toddlers and preschoolers learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills, and increase attention span by actively following directions. Help your tyke build the foundation for a healthy and fit lifestyle while having fun!

Registration for Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tykes will open by the end of November
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ITSY BITSY YOGA FOR TOTS (for babies who can crawl and tots up to 24 months) 

Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:30pm
WINTER SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, Jan. 10—Feb. 28; make-up date if needed: March 7*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
SPRING SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, March 14—May 9 (no class April 4); make-up date if needed: May 16*
Spring Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
Teacher: Rebecca Gitter   

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tots is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class filled with dozens of Itsy Bitsy Yoga poses especially for tots. As tot’s mobility increases, classes offer tot-centric poses that encourage and support their physical explorations and build the parent/child bond. Tots become more confident in their moving bodies as they practice yoga both in and out of class. Classes are designed for children to participate with a caregiver.

Registration for Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tots will open by the end of November
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ITSY BITSY YOGA FOR BABIES (for 8 weeks to almost crawling)

Wednesdays, 12:45-1:30pm
WINTER SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, Jan. 10—Feb. 28; make-up date if needed: March 7*
Winter Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
SPRING SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, March 14—May 9 (no class April 4); make-up date if needed: May 16*
Spring Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
Teacher: Rebecca Gitter   

Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies contains dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each week is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. Babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For caregivers, this is a special opportunity to meet other caregivers, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. Most of the yoga is for baby, but you will also learn breathing and relaxation techniques as you practice a bit of yoga yourself. No yoga experience necessary.

Registration for Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies will open by the end of November
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PRE-BALLET LEVEL I (for ages 3-early 4 years)

Wednesdays, 4:00-4:40pm
WINTER SESSION: 6 Wednesdays, Feb. 7—March 14; make-up date if needed: March 21*
Winter Session Price: $134; Discounted Member Rate $98
SPRING SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, March 28—May 16; make-up date if needed: May 23*
Spring Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
Teacher: Carrie Haynes

This class is a delightful introduction to ballet for children ages 3 to early 4 who are ready for a drop-off class. Children will learn basic ballet steps including demi plié, chassé and grand jeté. Children will also be introduced to classic ballet stories and will develop rhythm, musicality and coordination through imaginative exercises, activities and songs. Self-expression and creative movement will be woven into the class curriculum.
NOTE: This is a drop-off class, but we ask that caregivers remain in the area just outside the Dance Studio for the duration of the class.  There will be a Grown-Up Watch Day on the last day of each session.

Registration for Pre-Ballet Level I will open by the end of November
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PRE-BALLET LEVEL II (for ages 4-5 years)

Wednesdays, 4:50-5:30pm
WINTER SESSION: 6 Wednesdays, Feb. 7—March 14; make-up date if needed: March 21*
Winter Session Price: $134; Discounted Member Rate $98
SPRING SESSION: 8 Wednesdays, March 28—May 16; make-up date if needed: May 23*
Spring Session Price: $178; Discounted Member Rate $130
Teacher: Carrie Haynes

This class is a continued exploration of ballet for children ages 4-5. It will incorporate all of the foundational tenants of Pre-Ballet Level I, but with an expanded emphasis on vocabulary and execution. Children will further develop rhythm, musicality and coordination while increasing focus and spacial awareness. The class curriculum will incorporate engaging exercises, activities and songs plus self-expression and creative movement.  
NOTE: This is a drop-off class, but we ask that caregivers remain in the area just outside the Dance Studio for the duration of the class.  There will be a Grown-Up Watch Day on the last day of each session.    

Registration for Pre-Ballet Level II will open by the end of November
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THURSDAYS

MAKIN' MUSIC WITH MS. MICHELLE (for 15 months through 3 years)
Thursdays, 10:40-11:20am
WINTER SESSION: 7 Thursdays, Jan. 18—March 1; make-up date if needed: March 8*
Winter Session Price: $156; Discounted Member Rate $114
SPRING SESSION: 9 Thursdays, March 15—May 17; make-up date if needed: May 24*
Spring Session Price: $200; Discounted Member Rate $146
Teacher: Michelle Hessel

Ms. Michelle's energetic and engaging classes combine music, movement, and creative play, which are all building blocks for self-confidence in physical and social development. Using a variety of different rhythm instruments and props as well as a broad repertoire of music, this class teaches age-appropriate musical concepts and basic gross motor skills through a dynamic, creative and interactive program. 

Registration for Makin’ Music with Ms. Michelle at 10:40 will open by the end of November
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MAKIN' MUSIC WITH MS. MICHELLE FOR BABIES AND YOUNGER TOTS (for 6-20 months) 

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:10pm
WINTER SESSION: 7 Thursdays, Jan. 18—March 1; make-up date if needed: March 8*
Winter Session Price: $156; Discounted Member Rate $114
SPRING SESSION: 9 Thursdays, March 15—May 17; make-up date if needed: May 24*
Spring Session Price: $200; Discounted Member Rate $146
Teacher: Michelle Hessel

Ms. Michelle's energetic and engaging classes combine music, movement, and creative play, which are all building blocks for self-confidence in physical and social development. Using a variety of different rhythm instruments and props as well as a broad repertoire of music, this class teaches age-appropriate musical concepts and basic gross motor skills through a dynamic, creative and interactive program. 

Registration for Makin’ Music with Ms. Michelle at 11:30 will open by the end of November
See Classes Listed By Age     


FRIDAYS

GETTING READY FOR PRESCHOOL ON FRIDAYS (for ages 15 months through 3 years)
Fridays, 9:30-11:00am
WINTER SESSION: 8 Fridays, Jan. 19—March 16 (no class Feb. 16); make-up date if needed: March 23*
Winter Session Price: $218; Discounted Member Rate $152
SPRING SESSION: 7 Fridays, April 13—May 25; make-up date if needed: June 1*
Spring Session Price: $191; Discounted Member Rate $135
Teacher:  Miriam Szubin

This program for toddlers and their grownups includes Circle Time, music, gross motor play, snack, crafts, and free choice play, just like a typical preschool day.  Because it’s on Friday, we will also celebrate Shabbat through songs and snack.  Children have fun while developing their social, emotional, and cognitive skills!

Registration for Getting Ready for Preschool on Fridays will open by the end of November
See Classes Listed By Age         


KICK & PLAY (for 12-24 months) 

Fridays, 10:40-11:20am
WINTER SESSION: 8 Fridays, Jan. 12—March 2; make-up date if needed: March 9*
Winter Session Price: $186; Discounted Member Rate $146
SPRING SESSION: 9 Fridays, March 16—May 18 (no class April 6); make-up date if needed: May 25*
Spring Session Price: $209; Discounted Member Rate $164
Teacher: Super Soccer Stars

Kick & Play, brought to you by the creators of Super Soccer Stars, is a caregiver-child pre-soccer and movement program designed specifically for ages 12-24 months.  Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity.  Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer mobility skills that will have your crawling baby or walking toddler learn to balance, kick, and play – all while having a blast!  For more info, visit supersoccerstars.com
NOTE: We ask that one caregiver accompanies each child to class. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate twins or nanny shares in this class unless they come with two adults. 

Registration for Kick and Play will open by the end of November
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SUPER SOCCER STARS (for 2-4 years)

Fridays, 11:30am-12:10pm
WINTER SESSION: 8 Fridays, Jan. 12—March 2; make-up date if needed: March 9*
Winter Session Price: $186; Discounted Member Rate $146
SPRING SESSION: 9 Fridays, March 16—May 18 (no class April 6); make-up date if needed: May 25*
Spring Session Price: $209; Discounted Member Rate $164
Teacher: Super Soccer Stars

Super Soccer Stars classes are based on an age-specific curriculum and are created to guarantee that each child is learning and having a blast from the moment the whistle blows.  Dynamic coaches use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence, and develop teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment.  Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratios ensure that each child will improve his or her soccer skills through engaging warm-ups, activities, and games—all while having endless fun!   For more info, visit supersoccerstars.com
NOTE: This is a drop-off class, but we ask that caregivers remain in the area just outside the Dance Studio for the duration of the class.  

Registration for Super Soccer Stars will open by the end of November
See Classes Listed By Age


By registering for a class, you agree to our policies.  Read them here.


Please note that unless specifically designated as a "Drop-Off Class," all classes require that children be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.    
  


*MAKE-UP DATES: A make-up class will be held only if the teacher needs to cancel a class within a session.  See our Policies Page for more information about make-ups.

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Contact:

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